This book, first published in 1986, analyses women's collections in institutional and private establishments in the United States. It focuses on the development of the collections as a result of feminist advances in activism and scholarship, and the need for collections to reflect the shift to a necessary woman-centredness in their holdings.
1. Foreword Lee Ash, General Editor 2. Introduction: Women's Collections Today Suzanne Hildenbrand, Guest Editor 3. Library of Congress Resources for the Study of Women Sarah Pritchard 4. Women for Peace: The Schwimmer-Lloyd Collection of the New York Public Library Suzanne Hildenbrand, with Edyth Wynner 5. Towards Black Feminism: The Creation of the Bethune Museum-Archives Bettye Collier-Thomas 6. Exploring Women's Lives: Historical and Contemporary Resources in the College Archives and the Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College Mary-Elizabeth Murdock 7. Forty Years of Collecting on Women: The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe College Patricia Miller King 8. The Women's Collection, The Texas Women's University Library Elizabeth Snapp 9. Women's Studies Collections in the University of Waterloo Library Susan Bellingham 10. From Tradition to Trend: Small but Noteworthy Collections Suzanne Hildenbrand 11. Feminist Library Services: The Women's Studies Librarian-at-Large, University of Wisconsin System Susan E. Searing 12. Issues of Access to Information About Women Ellen Gay Detlefsen 13. Best Reference Works for the Study of Minority and Third World Women Beth Stafford 14. Representative Women’s Collections Suzanne Hildenbrand