Women’s History Month
As some of you may know, March is Women’s History Month. Every year as we honor women and their accomplishments in history, new innovations are surfacing and being recorded in that history. This year’s theme for Women’s History Month is “Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination.”
Women throughout American history have shown innovation not just in the arts, but also in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Shown in the image to the left, Rachel Carson (1907-1964), an American marine biologist and conservationist, made a significant impact on the global environmental movement with her research and creative writing which advocated for protection of ocean life and national legislation to promote safer pesticide policy.
Visit a Virtual Museum
You’ll be surprised what you find on a virtual trip to the National Women’s History Museum in Virginia, early women filmmakers and daredevils, women spies and presidential candidates, and many other women you didn’t learn about in your history books!
Books in our Library!
Stop by and see the library’s Women’s History Month book display.
Explore the catalog about women’s history and women’s studies, some of which are shown below:
Notable American Women, 1607-1950; A Biographical Dictionary
by Edward T. James, Janet Wilson James, Paul S. Boyer, and Radcliffe College
Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History
by Laurel Ulrich
No Turning Back: The History of Feminism and The Future of Women
by Estelle B. Freedman
Dig Deeper on Your Own!
You also have access to several databases through the library, some of which are particularly useful for learning more about women’s studies and gender: