UTSA Libraries Celebrates Women’s History Month

Mar 06, 2017

UTSA Libraries is celebrating Women’s History Month by featuring some of our resources and archival collections on women who have made an impact on war, politics, culture and social reform.

Databases

GenderWatch – features over 175 journals, newspapers, newsletters, books and other materials that provide a historical perspective on the evolution of the women's movement and changes in gender roles.

The Gerritson Collection of Aletta H. Jacobs – primary source material from nearly 4,500 books and 265 journals that trace the evolution of feminism and women's rights in the United States, Britain, Canada, continental Europe, and New Zealand, among other geographic areas.

Kanopy Streaming Service – contains a special featured section for streaming films and documentaries that highlight International Women’s Day.

Latin American Women Writers – an extensive collection of prose, poetry and drama composed by women writers from 19 countries, including Central and South America.

North American Women’s Letters and Diaries – the largest collection of women's diaries and correspondence in existence. It includes 150,000 pages of published and previously unpublished letters and diaries by 1,325 women authors chronicling various aspects of women’s lives in North America from the Colonial times through 1950.

Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000 – books, scholarly essays, commentaries bibliographies and images documenting the history of women in social movements in the U.S. from colonial times through the twentieth century.

Research Guides

Women’s Studies/Women’s History – a UTSA Libraries guide to sources for research in women’s studies and women’s history, created by librarian Shari Salisbury.

Archival Collections

Women's Activism Collections – a compilation of women’s history collections focused on activism by individuals and organizations, documenting women working to educate and improve the lives of people in their community.

Personal Papers of Margaret Duggan and Lucie Petri - get a glimpse into the lives of these two female veterans through awards, photographs, scrapbooks, clippings and correspondence that highlight their contributions to the U.S. military.

Lollie Johnson Papers – Johnson was a successful business entrepreneur who owned many bars and nightclubs in San Antonio that catered to the city's LGBTQ community. Her papers are rich in photographs that document life in the queer social spaces of San Antonio from the early 1970's through the early 1990's. 

Women’s Overseas Service League (WOSL) – is a national organization of women who have served overseas in the armed forces. The collection has received more than 100 donations of archival material from WOSL units all over the country that document the organization on a national, regional and local level.