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GSF 101S: Gender and Everyday Life

Sallie Bingham Center Librarian

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Kelly Wooten
Research Services Librarian, Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture, Rubenstein Library

Hartman Center Librarian

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Josh Larkin Rowley
Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library

What are primary sources?

Primary sources are first-hand accounts of an event. Primary sources are wide-ranging and include newspaper articles (from the time period that an event took place), letters, diaries, interviews, laws, reports of government commissions, and many other types of documents.

Duke University Libraries has a wealth of primary source databases as well as special collections manuscript materials housed in the Rubenstein Library. The Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History & Culture, housed in the Rubenstein Library, acquires and preserves published and unpublished materials that reflect the public and private lives of women throughout history. The Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History collections promote understanding of the social, cultural and historical impact of advertising, marketing and sales. 


Online Resources



Documents from the Women's Liberation Movement

"There was a young woman who swallowed a lie..."
Illustrated satirical poem by Meredith Tax

From the Documents from the Women's Liberation Movement Digital Collection
Also available in print: Atlanta Lesbian Feminist Alliance Archives, box 12

Freedom Trash Can

Freedom Trash Can

From the Miss America Protests, 1968 and 1969 Digital Collection

Bingham Center Library Guides

These research guides highlight many of the Bingham Center's print, manuscript and multimedia holdings related to these topics but are not comprehensive listings of our collections. All Bingham Center materials are included in the Duke University Libraries online catalog.