Gender and Sexuality Studies
North Country Prism is a Canton-based organization advocating for the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender community in Northern New York. The organization formed in the early 1990s and produces a monthly newsletter, Prism. The group’s website describes North Country Prism as a member organization for LGBT people that meets monthly and provides community members with a place to meet, communicate and promote self-identity and awareness. It notes that meetings of the group are confidential.
This collection contains information about the contemporary issues of the Akwesasne Mohawk Territory. There are a variety of pamphlets, informational packets, articles, newsletters, newspapers and handouts all with information that pertains to the Mohawk reservation. The issues these resources cover span from environmental initiatives to public school education to the annual powwow.
Women Together: The Journal of North Country Women was a bi-monthly, then quarterly, then bi-annual, newsletter for women in northern New York produced by a group of women who referred to themselves as North Country Women or The North Country Women’s Collective. North Country Women began meeting as a group in 1974 to discuss feminism and raise consciousness. The Women Together newsletter was born from these meetings and discussions as a tool to circulate ideas and increase consciousness.
ODY has a new tool for collaboration. The Mediascape is a LCD panel that allows multiple laptop connections and easy switching between displays.
Women’s Writers Project is 358 complete texts written between 1526-1850. These texts bring together nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and plays. There is a timeline so that texts can be chosen by date of composition, and texts can be browsed by genre. An attractive reader opens to the right of the screen and can be expanded to full screen.
There is no print or download capability. We do have some of these texts in our print collection, and many titles can be accessed in print through ConnectNY.