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Women's History Month

This guide serves as an introduction to library resources and information in celebration of Women's History Month.

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Women's History Month

 March is Women's History Month, an annual celebration that highlights the struggles and achievements of American women throughout the history of the United States. Women's History Month had its origins in 1981 as "Women's History Week." In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women's History Project, Congress designated March 1987 as "Women's History Month." Since then Congress has authorized the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month.

This guide provides a sampling of the wide variety of materials the Consortium Library has on women's history. For more information or for help in locating materials, please contact a librarian.

Be sure to check out the UAA Diversity website for all the events planned for Womxn's History Month!

*A note on the word WOMXN
"Coming out of intersectional feminist circles and first used in 2010, the word womxn was added to many dictionaries in 2019.  Womxn is intended to be a more inclusive term that acknowledges and indicates welcome for individuals who identify as women, including non-binary and trans women."

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