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Gender Studies (Selected resources)
Birth control ephemera
From the British Library of Political and Economic Sciences, covers 1800-1947. Early pioneering works, pamphlets, advertising and instructional materials put out by manufacturers, early historical sketches and polemics against birth control.
Margaret Sanger papers: Collected documents series
Margaret Sanger (1879-1966) was a founder and lifelong leader of the American and the international birth control movements. This collection covers all aspects of the birth control movement, including the movement’s changing ideologies, its campaign for legitimacy, and its internal conflicts and organizational growth.
Masculinity 1560-1918: Men defining men
From the Bodleian Library. Subjects include caricatures and essential types, chivalric and courtly behaviour, education, advice books, masculinity and effeminacy, sermons and homilies on manliness. Also looks at popular boys’ magazines from the 1850s to 1920.
Material published by Dr. Wilhelm Reich
Wilhelm Reich (1897 - 1957) was a psychoanalyst who trained under Sigmund Freud. In the late 1930s he claimed discovery of an energy he named orgone.
Sex & sexuality, 1640-1940: Literary, medical and sociological perspectives
Part 1: 17th-19th century texts covering sexual habits, advice books, medical works, literary works, moral guidance, prostitution and the sociology of sex. Part 2: Romantic friendships and lesbian relationships in literature and history from the classical period to the beginning of the twentieth century. Parts 3 and 4: Erotica, 1650-1900, from the Private Case Collection at the British Library, London.
Gender Studies (selected resources)
Sex and gender: Manuscript sources from the Public Record Office, Parts 1 and 2 Empire and Suffrage
Covers Nationality Law as it affects women; the condition of indigenous women, female colonial subjects and women of colour; the extension of suffrage and other civil and political rights to women at home and in the dominions; the obligations of the United Kingdom as a member of international bodies and as a party to international treaties.
Sexual politics in Britain
Documents the beginnings of movements for liberation of women and homosexuals in the 1970s. Includes journals, memos, press releases, transcripts, manifestos etc.
Guides at: MIC 016.32330941 THOM
MIC 016.32330941 LIPS
MIC 016.32330941 HARR for 1975
MIC 016.32330941 COLW for 1976
Women advising women
Includes early women’s journals, c. 1700-1832; advice books, manuals, almanacs, and journals, c. 1625-1837; The Lady’s Magazine (1770-1832); women’s writing and advice, c. 1450-1720.