On April 5 the library will sponsor its premiere event in a series of ongoing lectures related to the Greenwood Library’s archival and special collections. This first event will feature Dr. James Jordan, professor of Anthropology at Longwood University. Dr. Jordan will speak in the Library Atrium at 3:30 p.m. on a topic that relates to the history of the University — “The Longwood Revolution of 76: The History of the Male Student at Longwood.” Following this presentation, refreshments will be served outside the Special Collections Room on the second floor which will be open for all to visit. This will be an opportunity for you to learn more about the history of Longwood and to visit the Greenwood Library’s new Special Collections Room.
The Greenwood Library has free access to three full-text collections of primary sources related to women’s studies from Alexander Street Press during the month of March. These may be accessed from on-campus locations through March 31:
- British and Irish Women’s Letters and Diaries contain the personal writings, many of them previously unpublished, of women from England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales from 1500 through the 1950s, including recently acquired items from the Imperial War Museum in London.
- North American Women’s Letters and Diaries draws from more than 1,000 sources to document the views of women in the U.S. and Canada on personal experiences and historical events from colonial times to the 1950s.
- Women and Social Movements in the U.S. examines perspectives on women’s social activism from colonial times to the present by combining primary documents and images with scholarly essays.
Other resources available on the Women’s Studies Databases page include three full-text databases: Contemporary Women’s Issues, Women Working 1870-1930, and the Women’s Studies Encyclopedia.