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Women’s History Month 2021 Celebrated in ARL Member Libraries

Last Updated on July 9, 2022, 10:02 am ET

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The following list includes events, news stories, and resources at ARL member libraries in celebration of Women’s History Month.

Events | News and Blog Posts | Resources and Exhibits


Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
Transcription Challenge: Papers of Doris Holmes Blake

Boston Public Library
The Woman’s Era Club: A Story of Black Women’s Activism
March 2, 6:00–7:00 p.m. EST

Georgetown University Library
Writing Women Back into History: Profiles in Peace
March 5, 10:00–11:15 a.m. EST

University of Arizona Libraries
UA Women’s + Hackathon 2021
March 8–13

Cornell University Library
Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
March 8, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. EST

University of Rochester River Campus Libraries
Women at UR: The First 50 Years
March 9, 3:30–4:00 p.m. EST

University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library
Wake Up with the Woman’s Exponent
March 10, 9:00 a.m. MST

UC Berkeley Library
Art+Feminism+Race+Justice Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
March 10, 1:00–5:00 p.m. PST

Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
Wonderful Women Creating Change
March 10, 5:00 p.m. EST

University of Texas Libraries
2 in 1 Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon: Art + Feminism and Queering the Record
March 11, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. CST

University of Kentucky Libraries
Donovan Forum—Our Rightful Place: Women at the University of Kentucky, 1880-1945
March 11, 2:00–3:00 p.m. EST

NC State University Libraries
State of Sound Stories: Ruby Ibarra
March 11, 4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m. EST

Emory University Libraries
Raymond Danowski Poetry Library Reading Series Presents Joy Harjo
March 20, 4:00 p.m. EDT

NC State University Libraries
NC Tomato Club History and Transcribathon
March 22, 12:00–3:00 p.m. EDT

NC State University Libraries
Women Writers and Historical Fiction
March 23, 12:00–1:00 p.m. EDT

Indiana University Bloomington Libraries
Whose History? Marginalized Voices in Rare Books and ManuscriptsThe Lilly Library Women’s History
March 24, 3–4:15 p.m. EDT

Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
Wikipedia & Women in Science: Smithsonian Groundbreakers Edit-a-thon
March 25, 1:00–3:00 p.m. EDT

Vanderbilt University Jean & Alexander Heard Libraries
ART+FEMINISM Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon: The Torture of Mothers: Black Reproductive Justice in Elizabeth Catlett’s Prints
March 25, 1:00–2:00 p.m. CDT

Ohio University Libraries
Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
March 31, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. EDT

University of Maryland Libraries
A Century of the 19th Amendment: Perspectives on Women’s Rights in the U.S.
March 31, 12:00–1:00 p.m. EDT


News and Blog Posts

Arizona State University Library
Introducing the Black Women Composers Project

University at Buffalo, SUNY, Libraries
UB Libraries Celebrate Women’s History Month 2021

University of Guelph Library
International Women’s Day Films: Choose to Challenge

University of Kentucky Libraries

National Archives and Records Administration
Celebrating Women’s History Month: Pathbreaking Women in Politics

NC State University Libraries
The Libraries’ Jill Sexton Wins Equity for Women Award

Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies
Recommended Reads for Women’s History Month

Rutgers University Libraries
10 Resources from Special Collections and University Archives’ Women Artists Collections to Explore for Women’s History Month

University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library

Vanderbilt University Jean & Alexander Heard Libraries
March is Women’s History Month

University of Virginia Library
Kick off Women’s History Month with Some Great Reads


Resources and Exhibits

Women’s History Month website combining resources from 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

Boston Public Library

Duke University Libraries
Beyond Supply & Demand: Duke Economics Students Present 100 Years of American Women’s Suffrage

University of Kentucky Libraries
Kentucky Writers: Authors of the Bluegrass State: Women’s History Month

University of Louisville Libraries

National Archives and Records Administration
Women’s History Month

New York Public Library
Women’s History Month at NYPL

UNC University Libraries

University of Oregon Libraries
Women’s History Resources at UO Libraries

Penn Libraries
Featured Books: Women’s History Month

The University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library
Databases for Women’s History Month


To add your library’s resources or events to this list, please email amy@arl.org.