Library resources for Women’s History Month

Written by Toné Mendoza, Lecturer/Diversity Specialist Librarian

Since 1987, National Women’s History Month has been observed in the United States during the month of March.  Listed below are just a few of the informative and helpful print and online resources on this subject, available through the Calvin T. Ryan Library.


Breaking the wave : women, their organizations, and feminism, 1945-1985 / edited by Kathleen A. Laughlin and Jacqueline L. Castledine
Book Collection –  HQ1426 .B728 2011

Handbook of American women’s history
Reference Collection – * HQ1410. H36 2000
Book Collection –  HQ1410 .H36 1990

Notable women in U.S. history / Schell, Karen D
Lower Lvl Curriculum –  Curr E178.3.C6 N67 1992 vols.1 – 10

A short history of women’s rights from the days of Augustus to the present time. With special reference to England and the United States / Hecker, Eugene A. (Eugene Arthur), b. 1884
Book Collection –  HQ1121 .H4 1914

Votes for women : the struggle for suffrage revisited / edited by Jean H. Baker
Book Collection –  JK1896 .V67 2002

The women’s desk reference / Franck, Irene M & David Brownstone
Book Collection –  HQ1236.5.U6 F73 1993


Encyclopedia of women social reformers [electronic resource] / Rappaport, Helen
Electronic Book via Credo Reference –  HQ1236 .R29 2001eb

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper [electronic resource] : African American reform rhetoric and the rise of a modern nation state / Stancliff, Michael
Electronic Book via NetLibrary-  PS1799.H7 Z87 2011eb
France Ellen Watkins Harper reflects American women’s history in terms of women’s social reforms and feminism in 19th Century American literature.

The reader’s companion to U.S. women’s history [electronic resource] / editors, Wilma Mankiller … [et al.]
Electronic Book via Credo Reference –  HQ1410 .R43 1998eb

Women’s history as scientists [electronic resource] : a guide to the debates / Leigh Ann Whaley
Electronic Book via Credo Reference –  Q130 .W46 2003eb

Government Documents

American women : a Library of Congress guide for the study of women’s history and culture in the United States / edited by Sheridan Harvey … [et al.] ; introduction by Susan Ware
Government Documents –  Gov Doc LC 2.8:W 84

Women’s history is everywhere: 10 ideas for celebrating in communities: a how to community handbook / prepared by the President’s Commission on the Celebration of Women in American History
Government Documents –  Gov Doc PR 42.8:W 84/3

Other Media

A history of women’s achievement in America [videorecording] / produced by Centre Communications for Ambrose Video Publishing ; produced by Ron Meyer and Kayann Short ; directed by Ron Meyer ; written by Tom Henwood, Ron Meyer and Mark Reeder
Lower Lvl Curriculum –  DVD 298 v.1 – 4

Struggle for Women’s rights in America [kit] / adapted by Dubois, Muriel L
Lower Lvl Curriculum –  Kit 813