Women’s History Month

March 10th, 2014

March is Women’s History Month, and the National Women’s History Project has chosen the theme for 2014 to be “Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment.”  So now is a great time to learn about history-changing women, either for class assignments or your own interest.

womens-day-rally-2006-by-Tim-Boyle-photo-via-ImageQuest

womens-day-rally-2006-by-Tim-Boyle-photo-via-ImageQuest

The Campus Library can support your research needs.  Scholarly databases like American Women’s History Online, Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000, Contemporary Women’s Issues, GenderWatch, and Daily Life Through History cover women’s history and women’s issues from a number of perspectives, from primary sources such as letters and diaries to scholarly secondary sources like encyclopedias and journal articles.

databases

We also have lots of print books and e-books.  Titles like Telling Tales: Essays in Western Women’s History by Catherine Cavanaugh, Practice of U. S. Women’s History: Narratives, Intersections, and Dialogues by S. Jay Kleinberg, Boundaries of Her Body: A History of Women’s Rights in America by Debran Rowland, Making Women Count: A History of the Women’s Electoral Lobby by Marian Sawer, and Traveling Heritages: New Perspectives on Collecting, Preserving and Sharing Women’s History by Annelou Ypeij explore the challenges and triumphs or furthering women’s status in numerous arenas.  For more information, we also have a libguide showcasing all the resources we have that support the study of women’s history.

boundaries of her body

boundaries of her body

Need any help?  Have questions?  Don’t hesitate to ask us at iueref@iue.edu!

BETTY FRIEDAN AT WOMENS MARCH by Eric Kroll photo via ImageQuest

BETTY FRIEDAN AT WOMENS MARCH by Eric Kroll photo via ImageQuest