Exhibit Featuring History of Women On Display In UB's Lockwood Library

By Mara McGinnis

Release Date: April 7, 1998 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- An exhibit of materials documenting the experiences of women past and present from around the world titled "An Abundance of Riches: Resources on Women in Lockwood Library," is on display through April 30 in Lockwood Library in Baldy Hall on the University at Buffalo (North) Amherst Campus.

The library hours are 8 a.m. to 10:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

The exhibit, which went up in celebration of Women's History Month, is a collection strong in historical materials and includes several major microform collections. It also demonstrates the unlimited material relating to women's issues available on the Internet.

The most notable is the History of Women Collection that covers topics from suffrage to child rearing and a full spectrum of 19th-century American periodicals drawn from several special collections, including the comprehensive American Periodicals Series.

Among 19th century periodicals held on microform are The Ladies' Garland, The Ladies' Museum and The Lowell Offering. Issues of other periodicals, such as Time and Newsweek, demonstrate women's changing roles and society's evolving perceptions of women through advertisements and news coverage.

The wealth of print and microform material highlighted in the exhibit is accessible through UB's online catalog. It includes links to databases such as "Contemporary Women's Issues," which provides access to full-text articles from more than 600 publications worldwide covering health, human rights, the workplace and legal issues as they apply to women.

For more information, call 645-2816.