The Gerritsen Collection of Aletta H. Jacobs is a cross-cultural resource for information on women's history. The database spans more than four centuries and 15 languages and includes over two million pages in full image. Users can trace the evolution of feminism within a single country, as well as the impact of that country's feminist movement on other countries and their movements. The Gerritsen Collection also provides immediate access to many primary sources from around the world that were previously available only in a limited number of rare book rooms.
Aletta Jacobs was a Dutch physician and feminist who, along with her husband C.V. Gerritsen, began collecting information on women's issues in the late 1800s. Overall, the collection contains more than 4,500 publications from the U.S., the U.K., Canada, New Zealand, and continental Europe.
The database consists of two segments:
Periodical Series: This segment comprises 265 titles, including The Suffragist (1913-21) and The Women's Protest Against Woman Suffrage (1912-18).
Monograph Language Series: This segment contains nearly 4,500 monographs and pamphlets. Included are over 2,300 titles tracing suffragism in the English-speaking world.