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Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program - Oakland Campus

A guide to resources and library services related to the field of gender, sexuality, and women's studies.

Local Publications

Allegheny Feminist (Network News)

  • Created by the Pittsburgh Feminist Network in 1976
  • Provided a communications medium for feminist activists


  • Monthly newsletter of the Slippery Rock Women's Studies Program


  • Attempted to connect various feminist news outlets
  • Provided lists of feminist publications and how to obtain them

The Lily

  • Newsletter of Bloomer's, a feminist bar in Pittsburgh's Southside

Motheroot Journal

  • Reviewed independently published feminist books


  • Newsletter of Pittsburgh Action Against Rape
  • First published in the mid 1970s

Pennsylvania NOW Times

  • Official state-level newsletter of the National Organization for Women in Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh Woman

  • Pittsburgh women's newspaper
  • Dedicated to Jane Grey Cannon Swisshelm, a Pittsburgh native and one of the nation's first female political journalists

Successful Women

  • A lifestyle newspaper dedicated to women's empowerment


  • Newsletter of the University of Pittsburgh's Women's Studies Program, Women's Center, and Undergraduate Women's Union

Woman Becoming

  • Feminist literary magazine
  • First published in 1972

Archives & Special Collections

These periodicals are all currently housed within the Archives & Special Collections Department in Hillman Library.  The Archives & Special Collections Department is the general designation for rare books, general manuscripts, and special collections which belong to the University of Pittsburgh. Established in 1966, the collections consists of over 52,000 physical volumes, 560 linear feet of manuscripts and archives, 13,000 photographs, 500,000 theatre programs, and various slides, microfilms, posters, recordings, ephemera, and memorabilia.

See tumblr posts about this collection below.

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