Applications to the Women's History program are accepted on a rolling basis.
The Esther Raushenbush Library at Sarah Lawrence houses a strong collection in women’s studies and numerous bibliographic and research aids for women’s historians. Microform holdings include a large number of US women’s journals from the 19th and 20th centuries. Because the College is located just north of New York City, it also offers students proximity to nationally prominent research collections with substantial resources in women’s history. These include: the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the Oral History Collections at Columbia University, the Tamiment Labor History Archives at New York University, many collections at the New York Public Library’s Research Division, and the Lesbian Herstory Archives. Substantial collections of women’s history documents are also available within a few hours’ drive of Sarah Lawrence at Vassar College, Rutgers University, Swarthmore College, Yale University, Smith College (the Sophia Smith Collection), and Radcliffe College (the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America).