Follow changing perceptions of gender in “Gender: Identity and Social Change”

The Library’s new online resource “Gender: Identity and Social Change” examines the history of gender in the English-speaking world, beginning with coercive enforcement of gender roles in the nineteenth century and moving through twentieth century activism toward a more inclusive … Continue reading

The eyes have it! Video choices in Clemons Library for National Silent Movie Day

Preservationists have established September 29 as National Silent Movie Day to celebrate an art form without spoken dialogue that once flourished on the world’s movie screens. Before sound, the language of film was universal. Actors spoke with their eyes and … Continue reading

Celebrate Pride in June and all year round!

All year round, but especially in June, we celebrate members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning communities and remember and honor the lives of people who have advanced their human rights. Your Librarian for African American and African … Continue reading

Exhibition: “Sisterhood: Cultural Portraits of African-American Women” in the Small Special Collections Library

“Sisterhood: Cultural Portraits of African-American Women,” is a 2020 Black History Month original exhibition on the 400-year redemptive odyssey of African-American womanhood, 1700s-2000s. From auction blocks to corporate boardrooms, this distinctive exhibition emphasizes the commonality of their praiseworthy lives and … Continue reading

Library resource Archives of Sexuality & Gender documents changing attitudes throughout history

On June 28, 1969 a police morals squad raided Greenwich Village’s Stonewall Inn, meeting resistance from the bar’s LGBT patrons. The spontaneous uprising helped spark the Gay Liberation movement and over time informally established June as LGBT Pride Month. Now, … Continue reading

Learn about Women’s History in Library resource North American Women’s Letters & Diaries

March is Women’s History Month! Celebrate by learning about women’s experiences in America from colonial times to the mid-twentieth century. The Library resource North American Women’s Letters and Diaries has observations of history before it was history, when it was … Continue reading

Library Resource Orlando recovers neglected Feminist Literary History

The Library online resource Orlando: Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present is more than a collection of biographical and critical information on British women writers. Orlando is a born-digital project designed to recover neglected … Continue reading