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Organized around the history of women in social movements in the U.S. between 1600 and 2000, Women and Social Movements in the United States seeks to advance scholarly debates and understanding about U.S. women’s history. The collection currently includes 124 document projects and archives with more than 5,100 documents and 175,000 pages of additional full-text documents, written by 2,800 primary authors. It also includes book, film, and website reviews.

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It’s time for the Fifth Annual Lucy Scribner Library Altered Book Contest! The winning entrant(s) will be presented with the coveted Lucy Scribner Trophy. Once the entries are in, come vote for your favorites.

Contest details:

  • Contest is open to Skidmore students, staff, and faculty. Entrants may be individuals or teams. Limit one entry per person/team. To register, fill out this brief form:
  • We can supply you with a book or you are welcome to use your own. Just stop by the Circulation Desk in Scribner Library anytime to request a book to alter if you need one. (Rest assured these books are not from our current library collections!)
  • Completed books will be accepted at the Circulation Desk in Scribner Library through 12:00 p.m. on Friday, April 10.
  • Entries will be on display for voting in Scribner Library from Friday, April 10 through noon on Friday, April 17. Everyone on campus is invited to vote for their favorite altered books. The entry with the most votes wins.

For more information about altered books, see our Altered Books guide at:

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With over 13,000 plays, Drama Texts Collection spans nearly a millennium of dramatic writing, covering the core works of the Western canon alongside their important yet forgotten contemporaries—works that are necessary to any literary or theatrical education.

Drama Texts provides access to plays in the following resources:

•    American Drama
•    Asian American Drama
•    Black Drama, 3rd Edition
•    Contemporary World Drama
•    English Drama
•    Latin American Drama
•    North American Indian Drama, 2nd Edition
•    North American Women’s Drama, 2nd Edition
•    Twentieth Century Drama
•    Twentieth Century North American Drama, 2nd Edition

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Black Studies in Video brings together seminal documentaries, powerful interviews, and previously unavailable archival footage surveying the black experience. The collection contains 500 hours of film covering African American history, politics, art and culture, family structure, gender relationships, and social and economic issues.

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