In the United States March is Women’s History Month, a time to remember and celebrate women’s contributions to history, culture, and society. And thanks to our contributing partners, JSTOR has an abundance of women-focused primary source collections that are free for everyone to access and use.
Last year we compiled a selection of Artstor and JSTOR collections that mostly centered on the achievement of individual women. This year we’re sharing collections that cover women’s group efforts in fighting for equal rights, making the workplace more fair, and advancing their roles in religion.
Edinburgh Ladies’ Debating Society
The complete runs of two journals, The Attempt (1865-74) and The Ladies’ Edinburgh Magazine (1875-80), featuring contributions from women who became prominent figures in education, suffrage, and welfare.
Hope College: Beyond the Women’s & Gender Studies Classroom (Artstor Public Collection)
The work of students in Hope College’s Introduction to Women’s & Gender Studies class—including digital zines, pamphlets, posters, poetry, and art—addressing topics such as feminism’s definition and political goals, reproductive justice, women’s spirituality, sexual assault prevention and recovery, and body image.
Reveal Digital Feminist Collection (Part of Independent Voices)
More than 75 magazines, newsletters, and newspapers created by activists and collectives that helped propel the second wave of feminism from the late sixties and early seventies through the end of the 20th century.