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!
Celebrating the YOU in UAA!
The National Women’s History Alliance, which spearheaded the movement for March being declared National Women’s History Month, has announced the women’s history theme for 2023, “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories.”
"Throughout 2023, the NWHA will encourage recognition of women, past and present, who have been active in all forms of media and storytelling including print, radio, TV, stage, screen, blogs, podcasts, and more. The timely theme honors women in every community who have devoted their lives and talents to producing art, pursuing truth, and reflecting the human condition decade after decade.
From the earliest storytellers through pioneering journalists, our experiences have been captured by a wide variety of artists and teachers. These include authors, songwriters, scholars, playwrights, performers, and grandmothers throughout time. Women have long been instrumental in passing on our heritage in word and in print to communicate the lessons of those who came before us. Women’s stories, and the larger human story, expand our understanding and strengthen our connections with each other."