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Special Collections: Women's History Resources: Rare Books

This guide will help you navigate the women's history collections in the Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation (RBSCP)
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Searching for Rare Books

Use this box to search within all of Rare Books' collections. 

Rare Books on Women's History

RBSCP holds many books by and about women and women's history. Our areas of strength include publications by Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and the organizations they were affiliated with, print matters about social customs, women and the law, and education, and children's and young adult books about gender, etiquette, and social engagement.

Selected Rare Books Titles

This list represents just a few of our many rare books related to women's history. 

Assistant Director, Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation

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Autumn Haag

Areas of Expertise

  • 19th Century Social Justice and Activism
  • Black History and Culture
  • Rochester and Monroe County History
  • Women’s History
  • Political Collections - William Henry Seward, Thurlow Weed, and Midge Costanza
Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation
Rush Rhees Library
Room 225
755 Library Road
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY 14627