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Where to Start - Women's Studies Research

This guide provides you with a list of databases, journals, and more to support your women's studies research. 

Article Databases

Women's rights: people and perspectives

Featured Resource

Women's Rights: People and perspectives, by Crista DeLuzio

For more focused research, use one of the recommended databases listed below.

MORE: A to Z Database List, Guide to Databases

Books and Periodicals

Find Books on the Shelf with LC Call Numbers

  • [HQ] — The Family. Marriage. Women
  • [HQ1101-2030] — Feminism
  • [PR111-116] — English Literature. Women authors
  • [PS147-152] — American Literature. Women authors

Research and Writing Assistance

Women at Tarleton: Primary Sources

  • Mary Anne Foreman Photograph Collection  - photographs and negatives that were used in projects that Mary Anne Foreman worked on as a communication specialist for Tarleton State University.
  • Mary Anne Foreman Papers  - The collection consists of press releases and supporting materials that were used in projects that Mary Anne Foreman worked on as a communication specialist for Tarleton State University.
  • Flora Clarke scrapbook, 1924-1926  - scrapbook was created by Flora Marguerite Clarke while attending John Tarleton Agricultural College from 1924 to 1926. The book contains memorabilia and photographs of Clarke, her friends, and her family that show her activities while at Tarleton.
  • Lena Lewis Manuscripts  - correspondence, assignments, notes, and manuscripts created by Lena Lewis as she worked on the Works Progress Administration (WPA) American Guide Book Project in 1936. The major portion of the correspondence is between Lewis and Ada Davis, the local supervisor in Waco, Texas. Davis sent assignments in outline form to Lewis. The notes and manuscripts are both handwritten and typed.
  • Lillie Ruth White Laird Collection of Mary L. Johnson Letters, 1884-1887  - Transcriptions of letters from 1884 to 1887 written from Mary L. Johnson to her ex-husband John Tarleton as well as three original letters comprise the bulk of the collection. Other items include the transcription of a letter dated September 20, 1885 from H.C.A. Crawford to “Dear Friend” and correspondence between Laird and J. Thomas Davis about the donation of the material.
  • Thirty-four years in Tarleton, by Dollie Marie Glover  - essay written by Dollie Marie Glover when she retired from Tarleton State College in 1960. The six-page work briefly describes the Tarleton campus and faculty as well as student life between 1926 and 1960.
  • Roberta Clay Collection, 1925-1973  - documents the activities of Roberta Louise Clay, an educator, writer, and supporter of civil rights and social justice. In addition to education related materials, notes for writing projects, and copies of manuscripts, it also contains personal materials such as travel logs and scrapbooks.
  • Marie Meisel Cedars Papers, 1952-2006  - Almost half the collection consists of files of research Marie M. Cedars conducted on Albert Camus and Elie Wiesel. Several files include research on the Holocaust. Other files contain supplemental materials and correspondence related to Cedars research, correspondence with other authors including Elie Wiesel, draft copies of papers Cedars wrote, and some personal records.
  • The Tarleton Campus Club Press Books, 1955-1983 - documents the activities of the Tarleton Campus Club through the press articles included in the Press Books along with the Yearbook and scattered items related to special events conducted by the club. The Campus Club joined The Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs in 1922. It was part of the Federation’s First District, which became known as the Pioneer District by the 1960s. The Federation was organized in 1897 to not only promote literary study but also to encourage cooperation between the literary clubs and other women’s clubs throughout the state of Texas. The Federation encouraged interest in and activities supporting improvements in education, home life, public affairs, the arts, and Texas heritage among other issues. Much of the work and activity of the Federation was part of the national Progressive Era of the early twentieth century.

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