A robust and significant collection of primary sources for the historical study of sex, sexuality, and gender. With material dating back to the sixteenth century, researchers and scholars can examine how sexual norms have changed over time, health and hygiene, the development of sex education, the rise of sexology, changing gender roles, social movements and activism, erotica, with a primary focus on LGBTQ History since the 1940s.
Nearly 500,000 art images of art, architecture and other forms of visual and material culture. Represents all time periods and cultures. Includes online and offline tools for faculty and students.
Best to begin by searching broadly and then narrow your search. For example, search across all the collections by artist's surname, then limit results by also searching for a primary word in the title.
Digital magazine archives of select popular magazines, including covers and advertisements. Titles include: The Atlantic, Fortune, Life, New Republic, National Review, Nation, People, Sports Illustrated, and Time.
An archival collection comprising the backfiles of 15 major magazines (including the Newsweek archive), spanning areas including current events, international relations, and public policy. Coverage from 1918-2015 (varies by title).
An archival research resource comprising the backfiles of leading women's interest consumer magazines. Coverage ranges from the late-19th century through to 2005 and these key primary sources permit the examination of the events, trends, and attitudes of this period. Among the research fields served by this material are gender studies, social history, economics/marketing, media, fashion, politics, and popular culture. Titles include: Cosmopolitan, Essence, Good Housekeeping and Woman's Day.
This unique collection showcases the development of 'popular' medicine in America during the nineteenth century, through an extensive range of material that was aimed at the general public rather than medical professionals. Explore an array of printed sources, including rare books, pamphlets, trade cards, and visually-rich advertising ephemera.