University Libraries at The University of Akron is celebrating Women's History Month by highlighting select print books, streaming videos, eBooks, and streaming audio from our collections. In the spirit of acknowledging and celebrating inclusive stories, we invite you to learn about the lives and experiences of Women authors, composers, characters, and historical figures by exploring the resources we've highlighted on this guide. If you're on campus during March please stop by and visit our display at Bierce Library.
Women's History Month celebrates the contributions women have made to the United States and recognize the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields. In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.” Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, presidents have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.”*
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