Saturday, March 3, 2012

Women's History Month

"I would like to go back to school so that I can become economically independent, support myself, and if need be, support those dependent upon me. I want a wife who will work and send me to school. And while I am going to school I want a wife to take care of my children."
From "Why I Want a Wife" by Judy Syfers, entire text available online here:

March is National Women's History Month. This year's theme is Women's Education - Women's Empowerment. You can read more about this year's theme, and the history of Women's History Month at the National women's History Project's website.

On March 22nd at six p.m. the League of Women Voters and Carnegie-Stout will be showing "Iron Jawed Angels" in the Aigler Auditorium, followed by a discussion. This film dramatizes of the suffragettes efforts to pass the 19th amendment which gave women the right to vote. Click here to read more about this event.

We encourage you to stop by the display of books and movies on the new fiction shelves on the First Floor, and to check out the links to online resources below.

The Library of Congress, Women’s History Month: Provides links to online exhibits, profiles, and other resources of the Library of Congress.
The Library of Congress, International Women’s Day Photo Set: One of several Flickr sets of images from the Library of Congress, and the location from where the photo in this post originates.
Iowa Pathways, Women’s Suffrage: Iowa Pathways are resources put together by Iowa Public Television for teachers and students. This link provides an introduction to the history of women's suffrage and women's rights in Iowa.
Iowa Women’s Hall of Fame: The Iowa Women's Hall of Fame is a function of the Iowa Commission on the Status of Women, and their website has recently been updated to include short biographies of the members of the Hall of Fame.
The Carrie Chapman Catt Girlhood Home and Museum: Carrie Chapman Catt is one of the best known Iowa Women's Suffragists, and this museum is a two-hour drive from Dubuque.
Discovering American Women’s History Online Database: Walker Library of Middle Tennessee State University has created this database which allows users to search the contents of many different digital collections.
The National Women’s History Project Quiz: This quiz was created by the National Women's History Project, the organization behind the development of Women's History Month.

1 comment:

  1. The State Data Center of Iowa and the Iowa Commission on the Status of Women have put together statistical information on Women in Iowa: 2012 found here