This compilation of more than two-dozen collections documents the growing role of women in politics and economic development in the latter half of the 20th Century. While some of the earlier women's materials are part of their husband's papers, the majority detail the remarkable pioneering careers of women who distinguished themselves in government service, diplomacy, the United Nations, or civil liberties. Economic development is also well represented, anchored by the Women’s World Banking records and a number of collections focusing on Africa.
In addition, organizations that have a focus on women’s issues are also listed. There are many collections within the Public Policy Papers that touch on topics related to women, but only those with a significant amount of records are listed here. However, a search on the words women and woman on our finding aids site will provide a comprehensive list.
All of the collections in this guide have been cataloged and are listed according to their creator as given in the Princeton University online catalog and the Princeton University Library Finding Aids website. All of the collections listed have finding aids that provide additional detail about the scope and content of the collections, as well as complete folder listings. All finding aids available online are linked from their entries in this online guide.
The Mudd Library is the principal repository for the Princeton University Library's Public Policy Papers, which include important collections representing individuals and organizations in the areas of 20th-century American foreign policy, jurisprudence, journalism, public policy formation, and international development.
If you are interested in browsing through the Public Policy collections, a complete alphabetical list by collection title is available via the Finiding Aids website. If you would like to search for a particular collection by name or topic, you may search by keyword in the search field. You may also narrow your search by repository, online access, language and collection title.