Guide to searching the History of Women collection on microfilm
What is the HoW's collection?
History of Women microfilm collection
The History of Women Collection is a comprehensive collection of literature by and about American and European women from the 18th century through 1920.
The microfilm collection consists of books, pamphlets, periodicals, manuscripts and photographs. Topics include:
beauty, birth control, education, the professions, women's rights, women's organizations, social reform,
the role of women in the settling of the American West, plus literally hundreds more!
Where are they?
Microfilms are located on the ground floor of the library in large metal cases across from the movable shelves. The History of Women collection is at the end of the metal cases (near the two study carrels in the ground floor study area).
The History of Women collection is based primarily on works found in the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, located at Radcliffe College, and the Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College.