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March is Women's History Month
March is Women's History Month, a time to reflect on and celebrate the contributions of women, who through the course of time have been underrepresented. The library has put together this guide to showcase just a few of the many resources available in the library and online.
Events and Studies in U.S. Women's History
Biographies, Autobiographies, Memoirs
Fiction, Poetry and Folktales
Arts, Sports, and Entertainment
Women's History - Media
Great Speeches: Today's Women
This seven-part series, Great Speeches: Today's Women, offers important yet often impossible-to-find speeches by contemporary and historically influential women: from Barbara Jordan to Elizabeth Edwards; Margaret Thatcher to Michelle Obama; Sarah Weddington to Lilly Ledbetter; and Condoleezza Rice to Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Learn about the beginnings of the Women's Movement
Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony—A Film by Ken Burns and Paul Barnes
The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: Revolution
"The first installment in Ken Burns’s remarkable documentary on the women’s suffrage movement, this program depicts the early years of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. With the help of rarely seen archival materials and voice-over portrayals by well-known actors, viewers learn how the ideas of both women came to maturity and ho..."
The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: Failure Is Impossible
"The second installment in Ken Burns’s eye-opening profile of the women’s suffrage movement, this program depicts the later years of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. With the help of rarely seen archival materials and voice-over portrayals by well-known actors, viewers learn how the struggle for women’s rights gained momentum i..."
GRAMMY.com Women's History Month, 2021
"massive playlist featuring nominees from the 2021 GRAMMY Awards show, including Beyoncé, Lido Pimienta, Doja Cat, Mickey Guyton, Grace Potter, and many others. The playlist also includes women participating in 2021 GRAMMY Week events."
Pelaton's Women's History Month Spotify Playlist
If you don't already have an account, you'll need to create one (free) and log in to play the full songs.
Women's History - NARA
"Learn about the history of women in the United States by exploring their stories through letters, photographs, film, and other primary sources."
Because of Her Story - Smithsonian Institution
"To create a more equitable and just American society, the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative will create, disseminate, and amplify the historical record of the accomplishments of American women."
Women's History Month
"The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history."
Women's Hall of Fame
Link to "the Inductees of the National Women’s Hall of Fame. Select any of the women to discover their stories and learn how they have influenced other women and this country."
Women Inventors - Smithsonian
Throughout history, women have contributed to the quality of many aspects of life, from every day to unique, with their inventions. Learn more about them here!
Take part in helping to preserve women's history resources by transcribing documents from the past. Attention Nursing students!! The National Archives needs you!
National Archives and Records Adminstration
"Help us transcribe records relating to the service of hospital attendants, matrons and nurses. They list the name, hospital muster roll and date of original record, when attached, capacity in which employed, by whom and to what date last paid, whether present or absent, and remarks."
Smithsonian Institution Records
From naturalists to astronauts and educators to artists, we are celebrating the wide-ranging achievements of women throughout history this month. Help us transcribe their correspondences, research notes, scrapbooks, and more.