Women’s History Month
March is Women’s History Month. Traditionally hidden or unexamined in historical record and study, Women’s History Month recognizes the contributions of women. This celebration has been approved yearly by Congress since 1987. This year’s theme is “Writing Women Back into History,” which additionally pays tribute to the 30th anniversary of the National Women’s History Project.
In honor of Women’s History Month, I recommend the accompanying government website. The website brings together selected resources from 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. Resources include images, audio and video clips, and links to exhibits and collections of both renowned and ordinary women. For example, the online exhibit “Breeches, Blouses and Skirts: 1918-1991” showcases women’s National Park Service uniforms over the years.
The Monroe Library has many additional materials pertaining to the study of women’s history. Try browsing the HQ shelves for books on women, or talk with one of our librarians if you are interested in a particular topic.
Malia Willey, Information Literacy/Learning Commons Librarian