In the late 1800's, Dutch physician and feminist Aletta Jacobs and her husband C.V. Gerritsen began collecting books, pamphlets and periodicals reflecting the revolution of a feminist consciousness and the movement for women's rights. By the time their successors finished their work in 1945, the Gerritsen Collection was the greatest single source for the study of women's history in the world, with materials spanning four centuries and 15 languages.
The Gerritsen curators gathered more than 4,700 publications from continental Europe, the U.S., the United Kingdom, Canada, and New Zealand, dating from 1543-1945. The anti-feminist case is presented as well as the pro-feminist; many other titles present a purely objective record of the condition of women at a given time.
Gerritsen Collection - Women's History Online (ProQuest)
|Provider:||ProQuest, Chadwyck Healey|
|Subject Category:||Social Sci. + Humanities|
|Subject:||Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, History, Education|
|Keyword:||Journalism, Modern philologies, Cultural studies, Literary criticism, General and comparative linguistics, Gender studies|
|Resource Type:||Book Collection, Journal Collection|
|Scope:||Max Planck Society|
|Funding:||Advanced by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG): Germany-wide access |
The Germany-wide access to this database is enabled by the advancement of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and organized by the Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg (in Frankfurt a.M.)