Defining Gender is an amazing database that has wide-ranging application across disciplines at Bucknell. The collection is wide range of original sources (dating from 1450-1910), including ephemera, pamphlets, commonplace books, diaries, periodicals, letters, ledgers, manuscript journals, poetry, receipt books and conduct and advice literature. All of the material has been indexed to provide ready accessibility for students by person and subject.
The broad range of thematically organized documents from 21 libraries provides an excellent opportunity for comparative study and research. Manuscripts, printed works and illustrations combine to address the key issues from both masculine and feminine perspectives.