Celebrating Women’s History Month at the Library

March is National Women's History Month. Check out our Library display featuring women's history materials from our collection.

March is National Women’s History Month. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter designated the week of March 8th to be National Women’s History Week to coincide with International Women’s Day. International Women’s Day, now celebrated on March 8th, has been observed around the world since the early 1900’s. In 1987, Congress passed a law designating March as “Women’s History Month.” Each year, the National Women’s History Alliance chooses a theme for the month. The theme for March 2024 is “Women Who Advocate for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.” 

You can access many resources about women’s history, including books, articles, and films, through our Library catalog. In addition to new titles like American Women: a Concise History by Susan Ware, you’ll find seminal titles like A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf. We have both physical books and e-books, accessible from anywhere. For documentary and feature films, browse the Kanopy database. Our Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Research Guide is a great place to start if you’re not sure where to begin your research.

This month, we’re featuring two Women’s History Month book displays in the Library. Check out our display on the Main Level for a variety of academic titles on women’s history. Our Upper Level display includes titles from our Curriculum Collection.


History of International Women’s Day. (2024). International Women’s Day. Retrieved March 8, 2024, from https://www.internationalwomensday.com/Activity/15586/The-history-of-IWD

National Women’s History Alliance. (2024). National Women’s History Alliance. Retrieved March 8, 2024, from https://nationalwomenshistoryalliance.org/

Women’s History Month. (2024). National Women’s History Museum. Retrieved March 8, 2024, from https://www.womenshistory.org/womens-history/womens-history-month