Resources for Women’s History Month: Exploring Historical Voices

March is Women’s History Month, and the GSU Library has a wealth of resources that will give you access to the voices of women history, reflected in diaries, letters, magazines, and a range of other formats.

The GSU Library has several databases including women’s history primary source material, including:

Mary Church Terrell (1863-1954), the daughter of two slaves, was one of the first African-American women to earn a college degree, and worked for civil rights and the vote. Learn more in the Gerritsen Collection. Image from Wikimedia Commons.

You can also access these databases from the GSU Library’s website by clicking on “Articles / Databases.” If you are off campus, you will be asked to sign in with your CampusID and password.

These women’s history databases are freely available to the public and don’t require a login:

The Digital Library of Georgia, a GALILEO project based at the University of Georgia, has compiled a fabulous list of primary sources showcasing Georgia women’s voices and history. Click here to check it out!

You can also find primary sources like diaries, published collections of letters, and other materials in GIL or GIL-Find. Some examples are:

And last but certainly not least, check out GSU Special Collections’ Women’s Collection, for a wide range of sources for recent women’s history in Georgia and the South, including the Georgia Women’s Movement Oral History Project.
Georgia Women's Movement Oral History Project

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