Old Dominion University Libraries -- Women's History Month 2011 -- Perry Library Exhibit

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Works for further study of the YWCA

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YWCA: 1911 - 1961. Norfolk, VA: Young Women's Christian Association, 1961.

2009/2010 Annual Report for YWCA, South Hampton Roads.

The Papers of the YWCA of Hampton Roads. Special Collections and University Archives, Patricia W. and J. Douglas Perry Library, Old Dominion University Libraries, Norfolk, VA 23529.


Robertson, Nancy Marie. Christian Sisterhood, Race Relations, and the Ywca, 1906-46, Women in American History. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2007. BV1340 .R58 2007

Spain, Daphne. How Women Saved the City. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2001. HQ1420 .S64 2001


Gerritsen Collection of Aletta H. Jacobs

Contains full text of books, pamphlets and periodicals reflecting the evolution of a feminist consciousness and the movement for women's rights. This collection was started in the late 1800's by Dutch physician Aletta Jacobs and her husband C.V. Gerritsen, and has since become the greatest single source for the study of women's history in the world. Sample item:

Moor, Lucy M. Girls of yesterday and to-day the romance of the Y.W.C.A. London: S.W. Partridge, [1911?]

Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000

Provides a wide variety of resources relating to the history of women in social movements in the United States. The collection includes the online version of "Notable American Women". [International version is on trial through 3/18/2011]

DATABASES for finding articles:

Gender Studies Database

Combines Women's Studies International and Men's Studies databases with the coverage of sexual diversity issues, providing the full spectrum of gender-engaged scholarship inside and outside academia. 1972 - present

Women's Studies International

Covers the core disciplines in Women's Studies to the latest scholarship in feminist research. Essential sources include: journals, newspapers, newsletters, bulletins, books, book chapters, proceedings, reports, theses, dissertations, NGO studies, Web sites & Web documents, and grey literature. 1972 - present

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