In the 1970s, the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center at the University of Connecticut acquired the vast collection of Spanish periodicals accumulated by the bibliophile, Juan Perez de Guzman y Boza (1852-1934), Duque de T'Serclaes in the Spanish province of Badajoz. The periodicals and newspapers, mainly from southern Spain, date from the eighteenth to the early twentieth century, with a majority of the materials from the nineteenth century. The collection as a whole covers a wide variety of topics including politics, literature, science, business, art, and music; as such, it aptly reflects the complex history of Spain of this period. Of interest in the present review is that portion of the Duke's collection comprised of a selection of women's magazines "written by men to appeal to an elite female audience," as stated on the website's home page. An ongoing e-mail communication with Marisol Ramos, Library Liaison to Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Spanish Studies, and Curator of the Latin American and Caribbean Collections at University of Connecticut Libraries and the person charged with maintenance of the present archive, explains that this particular subset of the entire collection came about through a desire to support the research of various scholars with a particular interest in periodical literature directed to a female audience, but who were unable to access this material directly in Spain.
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/joan_hoffman/7/