Scope and Content of Collection
The Women in Development collection contains a wide range of material covering the period from 1944 to 1990 with the bulk of the material dating from 1978 to 1983. This pamphlet collection consists of items written predominantly in English but including documents written in French, Spanish, Italian, German, Norwegian, Portuguese and Indonesian. The collection contains "working or "occasional" papers sponsored by organizations in countries, unpublished papers and speeches, and journal offprints. Also included are published conference papers, monographs, annual reports, bibliographies, brochures, news clippings, newsletters and journal issues.
This collection is designed to facilitate research on women and women's issues internationally; included are extensive files arranged by country or region of the world. Among the major topics addressed are agriculture; education; employment; project design and evaluation; and water, health and sanitation. The collection also offers a historical view of the operations of an agency dedicated to international development.