I’m pleased to inform Oxford researchers and students that you now have access to the online International Women’s Periodicals, 1786-1933: Social and Political Issues (Archives Unbound).
This Cengage resource provides online access 57 women’s magazine and journal publications covering the late eighteenth century to the 1930s.
The material allows researchers to explore the role of women in society and the development of the public lives of women as the push for women’s rights (woman suffrage, fair pay, better working conditions, etc.) grew in the United States and England.
Some of the titles in this collection were conceived and published by men, for women; others, conceived and published by male editors with strong input from female assistant editors or managers; others were conceived and published by women, for women. It is therefore also useful for the study of the history of women’s publishing.
The strongest suffrage and anti-suffrage writing was done by women for women’s periodicals. Suffrage and anti-suffrage writing, domesticity columns, and literary genres from poetry to serialized novels are included in these periodicals. Thus this resource provides a wide array of views for study.
The collection contains overwhelmingly English and US publications, with 4 German, 1 French periodical and 1 Icelandic periodical.
While you are here, you might find these subscription eresources also useful:
- Bibliography of English Women Writers 1500-1640
- British and Irish Women’s Letters and Diaries 1500-1950 (Alexander Street Press)
- Defining Gender, 1450-1910
- Genesis – Women’s history sources in the British Isles
- Gerritsen Collection–Women’s History Online, 1543-1945
- Mass Observation Online
- Women, War and Society, 1914–1918 (Archives Unbound)