Trial access to Gale Primary Sources : Archives of Sexuality and Gender and extension of the trial to Picture Post Historical Archive
By Sarah Gilmore, on 24 March 2021
Archives of Sexuality and Gender is a collection of primary sources for the historical study of sex, sexuality, and gender. With material dating back to the sixteenth century users can examine how sexual norms have changed over time, health and hygiene, the development of sex education, the rise of sexology, changing gender roles, social movements and activism, erotica, and many other related topical areas.
Archives of Sexuality and Gender collection consists of five archives:
- LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940, Part I
- LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940, Part II
- Sex and Sexuality, Sixteenth to Twentieth Century
- International Perspectives on LGBTQ Activism and Culture
- L’Enfer de la Bibliothèque nationale de France
The Picture Post Historical Archive, 1938-1957 comprises the complete archive from its first issue in 1938 to its last in 1957—all digitized from originals in full colour. Picture Post’s use of photo-journalism captured the imagination of the British people, with readership at its peak estimated at 80% of the population. In the era before television, it became the window on the world for ordinary people, bringing the major social and political issues of the day into popular consciousness and providing a snapshot of British life from the 1930s.
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