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March is Women’s History Month

The Library celebrates Women’s History Month with three displays featuring women’s accomplishments in history, literature, and art.

The first display, near the Reference Desk, hosts eclectic works of women’s history, produced over recent decades, researched, compiled, and written by well-known feminist scholars/historians such as Gerda Lerner, Sarah Hughes, Marilyn French, and Laurel Thatcher Ulrich.  

The second display, on the table near the reference desk, focuses on dystopian literature and science fiction written by women. Popular contemporary titles like Suzanne CollinsHunger Games and Veronica Roth’s Divergent sit next to classics such as Marge Piercy’s Woman on the Edge of Time and the late Ursula Le Guin’s Left Hand of Darkness. Collectively these books offer fully realized imaginative and alternative visions of women’s history.

The third display, in the second floor Reading Room, showcases scholarly studies of women artists. Of different geographies, eras, and ethnicities, representative women artists and their contributions to and endeavors within global and regional movements, in contemporary and classical art, are recognized and celebrated. Notable recent titles include Global Feminisms, The Female Gaze: Women Artists Making Their World, and Women, the Arts and Globalization: Eccentric Experience.

All films and books on display are available to be checked out.

Celebrate Women’s History Month with us at the Fifth Annual Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Saturday, March 10, 11am-4pm in Library Labs 1004C & 1004D!