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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Latin American and Caribbean Feminist and Gender Studies: Rare Books and Manuscripts
This guide aims to provide organized access to the main research resources on Latin American and Caribbean Feminist and Gender Studies that are available to students, staff, faculty, and visiting scholars at the University of Illinois Library.
There are a few items at the Rare Book & Manuscript Libraryfrom Latin American authors, writers, educators, and activists that have played a crucial role in the enhancement of feminism, women rights, and political consciousness in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Nísia Floresta Brasileira Augusta is considered one of the pioneer feminists in Brazil in the 19th Century. She was a teacher and a writer and she published several works advocating for educating women and girls.
Publication Date: Urbana, Ill. : Urbana City Council of Parent-Teacher Associations, 1927
Bertha Lutz was the principal leader of the Brazilian woman's suffrage movement. Lutz was educated first in Brazil and then in the Sorbonne, in France, in 1918. Later, in 1933, she earned a degree from the Faculty of Law in Rio de Janeiro. She was also a prominent figure in Pan American feminism.
Publication Date: Buenos Aires : [s.n.], 1830-1831.
La Aljaba is considered the first feminine magazine edited in Agentina. It was founded by the writer Petrona Rosende de Sierra and it has contributed to expand the cultural and social life of women in the independence's afterwards. The Rare Book & Manuscript Library at the UIUC has several volumes of the magazine edited in 1830.
Assistant Professor and Librarian of Latin American and Caribbean Studies