The Sophie Project

A Digital Library of Works by German-Speaking Women

What's New?

Honoring our Scholars!

In addition to recently adding over 1000 new volumes, we have also dedicated several of our collections to scholars in honor of their pioneering work and in appreciation of their generous donations:

The Classen Early (Pre-1750) Collection
The Wildenthal Colonial Literature Collection
The Brinker-Gabler Poetry Literature Collection
The Joeres Biography Collection
The Kord Drama Collection
The Herminghouse Translation Collection
The Christensen Music Library
The Goodman Reference Library
The Blackwell Travel Collection
The Maierhofer Women's Movement Collection

We are working hard to update the library as often as we can. Please contact us if you have anything you'd like to add!

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Sophie Digital Library

The Sophie Mentored Student Research project aims to incorporate mentored research into undergraduate education. In doing so, students acquire proficiency in library research, document collection, editing, analytical writing as well as expanding their subject knowledge.
In doing this, the Sophie Digital Library preserves a number of early German-language creative works which might otherwise be lost, making them easily available from a single source, at no cost to users.

  • Bring undergraduates into active participation in significant research as they work with faculty mentors
  • Maintain the Sophie Digital Library as a cost-free source of texts and resources
  • Assist students and scholars of early women's work
  • Foster the establishment of similar projects in other fields