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African Diaspora focuses on communities in the Caribbean, Brazil, India, United Kingdom, and France, and offers personal papers, organizational papers, journals, newsletters, court documents, letters, and ephemera.
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Amateur Newspapers offers nineteenth-century newspapers written and published mainly by juvenile enthusiasts expressing views and opinions in the United States and Canada from the time of their first appearance until the year 1900.
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American Fiction, contains more than 17,800 titles and is comprised of prose fiction written by Americans from the political beginnings of the United States through World War I.
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Anthropological Fieldwork Online is focused around each scholar’s prominent expedition field experience, with comprehensive inclusion of fieldwork, documents from the same time period, including correspondence, and subsequent writings that led to publications, such as draft manuscripts, lectures, and articles.
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Anthropology Online brings together a wide range of written ethnographies, field notes, seminal texts, memoirs, and contemporary studies, covering human behavior the world over.
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Archives of Sexuality and Gender provides primary sources for the historical study of sex, sexuality, and gender with material dating back to the sixteenth century,
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Archives Unbound includes 70 topically-focused collections of historical documents covering a broad range of topics from the Middle Ages to the twentieth-century. Particular strengths include U.S. foreign policy; U.S. civil rights; global affairs and colonial studies; and modern history.
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Art Song Transpositions offers scores of art songs, arias, and musical theatre titles in any key.
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Asian American Drama contains 252 plays by 42 playwrights, together with detailed, fielded information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more.
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AP Collections Online offers decades' worth of wire copy, correspondence, memos, internal publications, and more.
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Audio Drama: The L.A. Theatre Works Collection contains dramatic works in streaming audio. The plays include dramatic literature of the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries.
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Behavioral and Mental Health Online provides video and text covering clinical mental health demonstrations, actual therapy sessions, compelling documentaries on the human condition, psychotherapy transcripts, as well client narratives and reference works.
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Black Drama contains the full text of more than 1,700 plays written from the mid-1800s to the present by more than 200 playwrights from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African diaspora countries.
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Border and Migration Studies Online is a collection that explores and provides historical background on key worldwide border areas, including: U.S. and Mexico; the European Union; Afghanistan; Israel; Turkey; The Congo; Argentina; China; Thailand; and others.
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Brazilian and Portuguese History and Culture offers access to The Oliveira Lima Library collection of Luso-Brazillian pamphlets and monographs.
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Letters and Diaries includes the immediate experiences of approximately 500 women, as revealed in over 300 years of diaries and letters.
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Chatham House Online Archive contains the publications and archives of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), the world-leading independent international affairs policy institute founded in 1920 following the Paris Peace Conference.
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China and the Modern World is a series of digital archive collections covering a period of about 180 years (1800s to 1980s) and consists of monographs, manuscripts, periodicals, correspondence and letters, historical photos, ephemera, and other kinds of historical documents.
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Classical Scores Library contains classical music scores, manuscripts, and previously unpublished material. Temple has access to Volumes I, II, III, IV, and V. This collection covers classical musical genres and time periods from medieval to contemporary.
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Contemporary World Drama brings together new work from existing playwright partners alongside work from up-and-coming playwrights from around the world, including recently produced world premieres, previously unpublished works, and more.
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Counseling and Psychotherapy Transcripts, Volume II follows the progress and setbacks of clients over the course of multiple therapy sessions. All content was recorded in 2012 or later.
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Crime, Punishment, and Popular Culture is an archive containing manuscripts, books, broadsheets, and periodicals from across Europe, North America, India, and the Antipodes. Material is in English, Spanish, French, Italian, and German language, and covers several disciplines including law, criminology, history, popular culture, fiction.
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The Daily Mail Historical Archive includes more than one hundred years of this major UK national newspaper, viewable in full digital facsimile form, including advertisements, news stories, and images that capture twentieth-century culture and society.
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Dance Online: Dance Studies Collection presents the historical context of 20th and 21st century dance through photographs, correspondence, magazines, dance notation, and reference material.
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Disability in the Modern World includes primary sources, supporting materials, and archives, along with 125 hours of video on disability history and disability studies across various disciplines.
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Early Arabic Printed Books offers full-text of books printed in Arabic script, English, European and Asian translations (1475–1900) in all subjects.
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Early Experiences in Australasia: Primary Sources and Personal Narratives 1788–1901 provides a view of events in the region from the arrival of the first settlers through to Australian Federation at the close of the nineteenth century.
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Engineering Case Studies Online offers video and text material focusing on engineering failures and successes, including documentaries, accident reports, experiments, visualizations, case studies, lectures and interviews from leading engineering institutions around the world.
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Environmental Issues Online brings together multimedia materials (text, archival, primary sources, video and audio) around key environmental challenges, including climate change, water/air pollution, biodiversity, conservation, agriculture, deforestation and more from the 20th and 21st centuries.
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Ethnographic Sound Archives Online brings together 2,000 hours of audio recordings from field expeditions around the world, particularly from the 1960s through the 1980s—the dawn of ethnomusicology as a codified discipline.
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Royal Anthropological Institute is a curriculum-aligned collection of videos and segments curated to support the teaching of introductory anthropology courses. Each video and segment within this collection are accompanied by a teaching guide providing background information, lesson plans, and classroom exercises and activities.
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American Film Scripts Online (AFSO) contains film scripts and many previously unpublished screenplays. It provides searching of both bibliographic and the full-text elements within the database.
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The Financial Times Historical Archive is a fully searchable facsimile, and delivers the complete run of the London edition from its first issue through 2016.
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Food Studies Online provides archival content, visual ephemera, monographs, and videos that explore how food shapes the world around us.
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Gale Digital Scholar Lab is designed to analyze Gale primary source materials by integrating popular digital humanities tools. Digital Scholar Lab Learning Center
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The South Asian Newspapers collection covers several countries, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh (formerly East Pakistan), India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, and features multiple languages such as Bengali, Dari, English, Nepali, and more. Articles date from the 1850s to 2010.
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Human Rights Studies Online provides comparative documentation, analysis, and interpretation of major human rights violations and atrocity crimes worldwide from 1900 to 2010.
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International Business Online includes textbooks, book chapters, cases from well-known case providers like the Kellogg School of Management, corporate training videos, sample business documents and research reports.
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The International Herald Tribune Historical Archive features the complete run of the International Herald Tribune from its origins as the European Edition of The New York Herald and later the European Edition of the New York Herald Tribune.
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Latin American Drama offers plays written by Latin American playwrights in the 19th-21st centuries.
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LGBT Thought and Culture offers books, periodicals, and archival materials documenting LGBT political, social and cultural movements throughout the twentieth century and into the present day.
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Liberty Magazine provides content conveying moods, attitudes, lifestyles, fads, and fortunes of middle-class America from 1924 through 1950.
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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) records covering free speech, citizenship, race, discrimination, and other topics.
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Foreign Primary Sources offers access to four centuries of historic legal codes from northern, central, and eastern Europe.
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Foreign, Comparative and International Law offers four centuries of full-text legal history from a global, interdisciplinary perspective.
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Primary Sources offers state and municipal codes, documents relating to constitutional conventions, and other American legal history resources.
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Making of the Modern World offers a history of the dynamics of Western trade, including the Industrial Revolution in Great Britain, encompassing the coal, iron, and steel industries, the railway industry, the cotton industry, banking and finance, and the emergence of the modern corporation.
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Manuscript Women's Letters and Diaries brings together the personal writings of women of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, displayed as high-quality images of the original manuscripts.
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Mass Incarceration and Prison Studies is organized around a selection of key historical and contemporary events and themes, bringing together archival and reference materials, court cases, first-hand accounts, videos, Supreme Court audio files, research on rehabilitation, training materials and artistic works.
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Mirror Historical Archive offers full-text of the UK's only mainstream left-wing tabloid, and includes the complete run of the Mirror and Sunday Mirror beginning in 1903.
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Classical Music Reference Library brings together a variety of essential reference materials, including Baker's Dictionary of Music, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, and Baker's Student Encyclopedia of Music.
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Music Periodicals of the 19th Century is a collection of full-text periodicals depicting American musical life from 1838 to the early 1900s through local and international news, reviews, editorials, sheet music, and advertisements.
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National Geographic Virtual Library offers full reproductions of the magazine from 1888 to 2015.
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National Theatre Collection offers access to high definition streaming video of world-class productions and unique archival material offering significant insight into theatre and performance studies.
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The New York Times digital edition is available to current students, staff, and faculty after they create an account using their @temple.edu email address. Full details are available at https://guides.temple.edu/nyt.
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Nineteenth Century Collections Online offers online access to a wide range of primary source materials from the 19th century. Collections currently available are: Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange, British Politics and Society, British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture, the Corvey Collection of European Literature, 1790-1840, Europe and Africa, Photography, Science, Technology, and Medicine, and Women.
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19th Century U.S. Newspapers covers events, culture, and daily life in nineteenth-century America and features publications of all kinds, including major newspapers as well as those published by African Americans, Native Americans, women's rights groups, labor groups, the Confederacy, and other groups and interests.
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19th Century UK Periodicals offers content related to nineteenth-century literature and culture, empire, feminism, the history of the book, the creative and performing arts, sport and leisure, science and medicine, and the professions.
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North American Indian Drama contains 244 plays by 48 playwrights representing the stories and creative energies of American Indian and First Nation playwrights of the twentieth century.
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North American Women's Drama contains plays written from Colonial times to the present by more than 100 women from the United States and Canada.
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Performance Design Archive Online covers all aspects of international theater production design, from the 17th century through to the present day, including scenic and set design, lighting design, sound design, costume design, and makeup.
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Picture Post Historical Archive offers every issue of the photojournalism newspaper, covering international social and political issues.
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TDM Studio is a text and data mining solution for research, teaching and learning. TDM Studio Workbench is designed for experienced researchers who use their own coding methodologies, and TDM Studio Visualization is designed for users of all levels to quickly spot trends and generate insights. TDM Studio User Guide
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Psychological Experiments Online is a multimedia collection that synthesizes the most important psychological experiments of the 20th and 21st centuries.
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Public Health in Modern America examines the history of public health and the policy debates that ensued in the delivery of services at the national, state, and local levels during pivotal times in history.
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Punch Historical Archive contains all issues of the magazine from 1841 to 1992, including Almanacks and other special numbers (issues), as well as prefaces, epilogues, indexes, and other specially produced material from the bound volumes.
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Refugees, Relief and Resettlement chronicles the plight of refugees and displaced persons across Europe, North Africa, and Asia from 1935 to 1950, bringing together pamphlets, ephemera, government documents, relief organization publications, and refugee reports.
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Religions of America traces the history and unique character of religious movements that originated in or were re-shaped by the United States during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
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Revolution and Protest Online is a research database providing comprehensive, comparative documentation, analysis, and interpretation of political processes through the lens of revolutions, protests, resistance and social movements.
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Rock's Backpages is a database of music journalism, featuring almost 50,000 articles on thousands of artists from Aaliyah to ZZ Top.
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Royal Shakespeare Company Collection offers high-definition, surround-sound recordings of William Shakespeare’s plays featuring the world’s best Shakespearean actors, from the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Stratford-upon-Avon theater.
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Sabin Americana offers books, pamphlets, serials and other works about the Americas, from the time of their discovery to the early 1900s. The collection includes original accounts of discovery and exploration, pioneering and westward expansion, the U.S. Civil War and other military actions, Native Americans, slavery and abolition, and religious history.
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Security Issues Online delves into conflicts, policies, and relationships that have impacted the global arena throughout modern history. This collection includes video and printed materials (personal papers, organizations, government documents, journals, reports, monographs, and speeches).
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Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Nichols Newspapers Collection features the newspapers, periodicals, pamphlets, and broadsheets covering the period 1672-1737.
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Slavery and Anti-Slavery consists of cross-searchable pages sourced from books, pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, legal documents, court records, monographs, manuscripts, and maps from many different countries covering the history of the slave trade.
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Smithsonian Collections Online offers rare nineteenth and twentieth-century archives on topics like the evolving modes of flight, World's Fairs, and more.
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Social Work Online pairs recently published social work textbooks along with compelling documentaries clinical demonstration videos, and engaging lectures that illustrate the complex and challenging realities social work students will face as practitioners.
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Springer Nature Experiments contains procedural methods in the design and implementation of experiments, including the safety, bias, procedures, equipment, statistical methods, reporting, and troubleshooting standards.
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State Papers Online: Eighteenth Century provides access to British government records during the Age of Enlightenment. It covers the reigns of the Hanover rulers George I (1714-1727), George II (1727-1760) and part of the reign of George III (up to 1782). Part I: Domestic and Privy Council / Part II: State Papers Foreign – Low Countries and Germany.
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The Teaching Channel is a database of over 1,400 teaching videos that demonstrate different classroom techniques and plans. Downloadable resources and materials accompany many of the videos.
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The Economist covers political, business, scientific, technological, and cultural developments, and offers full-color images, multiple search indexes, and browse option.
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The Gilded Age offers a wealth of rare materials, including songs, letters, photographs, cartoons, government documents, and ephemera from the decades between the end of the Civil War and the election of Theodore Roosevelt.
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The Independent Historical Archive offers the full-text all articles published from 1986 to 2016.
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The Listener Historical Archive offers full-text of the weekly magazine that mainly reproduced BBC radio and television broadcasts.
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The Sunday Times offers full coverage of this British newspaper from 1822-2016.
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The Telegraph Historical Archive offers full access to the newspaper from 1855 to 2016.
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Theatre in Context Collection offers O’Dell’s Annals of the New York Stage, the Oxford University Press Companion series, and Greenwood’s American Theatre Companies series alongside thousands of playbills, posters, photographs, and related theatrical ephemera.
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Twentieth Century Religious Thought: Volume I, Christianity includes the complete 17-volume German edition of Dietrich Bonhoeffer Werke (DBW) and English edition of the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works Series (DBWE); an international selection of English-language editions of key authors such as Pope Benedict XVI, Hans Urs von Baltasar, Leonardo Boff, Sergius Bulgakov, Rudolf Bultmann, Helder Camara, James Cone, Mary Daly, Ivone Gebara, Gustavo Gutiérrez, Adolf von Harnack, Bernard Lonergan, Henri de Lubac, Mercy Amba Oduyoye, Wolfhart Pannenberg, Rosemary Radford Ruether, Jon Sobrino, Dorothee Sölle, Ernst Troeltsch, and John Howard Yoder; and a selection of the papers of Reinhold Niebuhr.
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Twentieth Century Religious Thought: Volume II, Islam focuses on modern Islamic theology and tradition and details Islam’s evolution from the late 19th century by examining printed works and rare documents by Muslim writers, both non-Western and Western voices.
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Twentieth Century Religious Thought: Volume III, Judaism focuses on modern Jewish theology and philosophy and details Judaism’s evolution from the late 19th century by examining printed works and rare documents.
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Twentieth Century Religious Thought: Volume IV, Eastern Religions focuses on the various facets of Eastern Religion spanning over two-hundred years. It includes an international selection of English-language editions of key thinkers such as Alan Watts, Sister Nivedita, K. N. Jayatilleke, and Prayadh Payutto, among others.
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Underground and Independent Comics is a scholarly online collection for researchers and students of adult comic books and graphic novels. This collection contains graphic scenes of sex, violence, and drug use that some may find offensive.
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Women and Social Movements in Modern Empires since 1820 explores prominent themes in world history since 1820: conquest, colonization, settlement, resistance, and post-coloniality, as told through women’s voices.
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Women and Social Movements includes conference proceedings, reports of international women's organizations, publications and web pages of women's non-governmental organizations, and letters, diaries, and memoirs of women active internationally since the mid-nineteenth century.
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Development and the Global South covers a century, and highlights and evaluates activism through individual efforts, organizational initiatives, and socio-cultural projects led by or for women in the Global South.
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Women's Studies Archive provides materials on women's political activism, such as suffrage, birth control, pacifism, civil rights, and socialism, and on women's voices, from female-authored literature to women's periodicals.
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