March is Women's History Month, so this post will take a look at NU Library's new display and our resources on the topic.
On the 2nd floor, next to the Rare Book Room, you'll find our "We Can Do It!" display. Books include Bossypants by Tina Fey, and The Secret History of Wonder Woman. DVDs include A League of Their Own, which stars Tom Hanks and tells the story of the first professional women's baseball team. The display includes quotes from women of different eras, such as Eleanor Roosevelt and Maya Angelou.
We also have a selfie spot, where you can re-create the classic image of Rosie the Riveter saying "We Can Do It!"
We have many databases that cover women's history, from primary source documents to more recent magazine/journal articles. (Note: You will be asked for your PurplePass login if accessing these links from off-campus.)
Women and the Law
Includes biographies, periodicals and legal cases dealing with women’s roles in society and the law over the past 200 years.
Women's Magazine Archive, late-19th century to 2005
A full-text archive of women's interest magazines, including Ladies Home Journal and Chatelaine.
Our Accessible Archives database includes primary sources such as:
- The Women's Suffrage Collection - includes suffragist newspapers from the 19th and 20th centuries
- The History of Woman Suffrage Volume 3 - a book containing first-hand accounts of the suffrage movement and was edited by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony and Matilda Joslyn Gage
- The Woman's Tribune - includes the complete run of this historical suffragist newspaper
- Godey's Ladys Book - a 19th century women's magazine created to entertain, inform, and educate
Our Opposing Viewpoints database contains articles and essays related to current issues. These are just some of the available topics: