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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Geographic coverage: Global, with an Anglo-American bias.
Temporal coverage: 1850-1950.
Document types: Addresses; Clinical Notes; Correspondence; Diaries; Ephemera; Financial Documents; Government Documents; Hospital Records; Illustrations; Interview Transcripts; Manuals and Text Books; Maps; Medical Studies; Memoirs; Military Records; Realia; Official Records; Pamphlets; Periodicals; Photographs and Slides; Plans; Postcards; Printed Books; and Statistics.
Topical coverage: Ambulance Systems; Disability; Hospital Care; Medical Developments and Equipment; Mental Health; Nursing; Personal Experience; Public Health, Welfare, and Reform; Rehabilitation; Sanitation; and Women at War.
Books, pamphlets, broadsides, advertisements, trade cards, catalogs, business records, posters, and ephemera documenting the 19th century trade in popular medical remedies. Sources taken from the Library Company of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Browse the collections by broad thematic areas--General Cures, Health and Hygiene, Sexual Health, Women's Health, Children's Health, Surgery and General Practice, Dentistry, Production and Trade, Satire and Parody, Education and Research, Physiology, Medical Devices, Homeopathy, and Botanic Medicine--or perform keyword searches. No subject index.
Organized into thirteen thematic sub-collections: Women's Suffrage; Feminism; The Men's Movement; Education and Training; Employment and Labor; The Body; Conduct and Politeness; Domesticity and the Family; Government and Politics; Legislation and Legal Cases; Leisure and Entertainment; Organizations, Associations, and Societies; and Sex and Sexuality. Covers United States, Britain, Australia, and Canada, 1800-present. Includes a wide range of document types, including business and financial records, posters and cartoons, personal records, correspondence, postcards, diaries, scrapbooks, notes, ephemera, handbills, pamphlets, leaflets, legal documents, organizational records, meeting minutes, notes, reports, periodicals, newsletters, newspapers, photographs, books, event programs, questionnaires, speeches, and realia.
Roughly 4,500 monographs and pamphlets, and more than 400 periodicals documenting women's history around the world. Books have both Library of Congress Subject Headings, and Gerritsen Subject Terms. Somewhat more than half of the material in the collection is in English, and the remainder is in German, French, and other European languages.