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Library Celebrates Women’s History Month

March 07, 2016

The Library highlights valuable resources in honor of Women’s History Month. “The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of women whose commitment to nature and the planet have proved invaluable to society.” (For more information about this celebratory month, see

 A number of resources for use during this month can be found on the Women’s History Month web site. These include the Rosa Parks Collection, Afro-Pop Worldwide, Tupperware!, and The Women of Four Wars. The Porter Henderson Library also has a number of resources available, including the streaming videos below, from Ambrose Digital and Films on Demand, and an entry from the database Issues & Controversies.

 Ambrose Digital makes the series “History of Women’s Achievement in America” available to ASU users. The series examines the 400-year history of American women’s inspiring accomplishments and victories, and includes the following 8 episodes:

  1. The Making of a new world
  2. The Era of women’s firsts
  3. Women speak out
  4. America enters the world of nations
  5. Women begin to transform themselves
  6. America becomes a super power
  7. American women find their voice
  8. A New age of equality

 In this presidential election year, both parties are courting the “women’s vote.” These two videos from Films on Demand provide information on how women won the right to vote.

 View these two videos, also from Films on Demand, to see how women, and girls, prepare for leadership.

 “Women’s Rights” is also a continuing hot topic in the election year. The following resources can help you explore this topic further.

 Women’s Rights as Human Rights

“In a modern, post-industrial economy that some believe is better suited to women than men, many are wondering if men have been permanently left behind. Education and employment statistics point to a clear and growing dominance in women’s status at home and in the workplace. Are men primed for a comeback, or have the old rules changed for good?”