Answered By: Staff Special Collections
Last Updated: May 04, 2017     Views: 31

Special Collections has a growing collection of digitized images relating to women's history dating from the early nineteenth century to the present. But these digitized images are only a fraction of the tens of thousands of original photographs, slides, negatives, postcards, scrapbooks, and artwork, as well as images in print sources such as women's periodicals and ephemera (broadsides, fliers, pamphlets, posters) that are preserved within the Sophia Smith Collection. Major subject areas include women's activism in suffrage movements, women's liberation, civil rights, peace, and reproductive rights movements, plus women in international work, the arts and professions, U.S. social history and family life.

If possible, visit Special Collections so you can browse the collections for images. There is also a searchable image database available to researchers in Special Collections. Reference archivists can suggest images relating to specific topics if you are unable to visit.

To get an idea of the types of images in Special Collections, view the online exhibits.

To order high resolution reproductions see Rights & Reproductions.

For more image resources, see the Libraries Find Images research guide.

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