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Women's History Month: About

Recommended resources for reading and viewing in celebration of National Women's History Month.

About Women's History Month

Each year in the month of March, Trexler Library takes the time to recognize and celebrate women—past, present, and future—who have and continue to leave lasting impacts and significant contributions in American history. Although Women's History Month wasn't officially observed until 1982, women of all demographics have fought for themselves and their rights long before significant changes took place within legislature. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Sojourner Truth, Elizabeth Blackwell, Sandra Day O'Connor and so many more women have pioneered in the face of adversity and paved pathways for future generations of women to stand, advocate, and fight for equal rights. 

In this guide, you will find dozens of books, movies, and resources that display the determination, strength, and courage of women throughout history and women today. 

Women's History Month Display, March 2021

This month's display highlights women throughout history that may not have been recognized for the outstanding accomplishments and contributions to American history and society. Some notable women featured on this display are: 

  • Sybil Ludington, a Revolutionary War Heroine
  • Elizabeth Magie Phillips, a stenographer, feminist, and game designer
  • Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu, a nuclear physicist
  • Rosalind Franklin, a physical chemist and x-ray crystallographer
  • Anna Arnold Hedgeman, a Civil and Women's Right's activist

You can also find title covers of books we own within our collection about these women and many others and the legacies they left on display as well.

Three panel display titled National Women's History Month March 2021. It includes images and descriptions of women who weren't always recognized for their accomplishments, including Hedy Lamarr, Sybil Ludington, and Rosalind Franklin. A few select relevant book covers are displayed in front of the panel.

This display was created by Trexler Library's Day Circulation Supervisor, Gloria Biser.

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