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Women and Gender in U.S. History II: 1830 to the Present: Douglass Early Years

This research guide points to select resources for the course Women and Gender in U.S. History II: 1830 to Present. Professor Jennifer Mittelstadt. Spring 2013.

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Mabel Smith Douglass 

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Sample Subject Headings

Douglass College

New Jersey State Federation of Women's Clubs

Women's colleges


Education (Higher)


Social aspects



Douglass Residential College

Associate Alumnae of Douglass College

New Jersey State Federation of Women's Clubs

Towards a New History of Douglass College lists essays by students in the Douglass Scholars Program (2003). Includes essays on Mabel S. Douglass and many of the early college traditions. 

Published Primary Sources


Announcement (Includes requirement for admission, description of courses, tuition, etc.) 1956-1981. DOUGLASS REF LD7071.5.A15 and SC/UA.

Caellian. (Douglass College student newspaper). Index available for 1921-1955. SC/UA.

Douglass alumnae magazine. 1926-  Publication of the Douglass Alumnae Association. Bound Periodicals section, Douglass Library. 

Horn book magazine literary quarterly. (Student publication) SC/UA LH1.D6H67

Quair: Yearbook of Douglass College. 1922-2006 . (with gaps) Douglass REF LD6597.Q8 and SC/UA

"Red Book" Handbook of Information for Students. DOUGLASS REF LD7071.5.A32 1928-1943

Twenty-five Years: Two Anniversary Sketches of New Jersey College for Women. Douglass, SC/UA LD7251.N25332M58


Everyday Life of Women in America, c.1800-1920 [Rutgers restricted]. Try a search using "education" as keyword. 

Gerritsen Collection of Aletta H. Jacobs [Rutgers restricted] Click on "Search" on the left side (NOT quick search on top of the page) and do a keyword search for "college."  

New York Times Historical [Rutgers restricted]

Washington Post [Rutgers restricted]


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