Supporting the University’s ongoing efforts to raise awareness about, respond to, and address sexual and relationship violence, the Chancellor’s Task Force on Sexual and Relationship Violence conducts the Sexual and Relationship Violence Survey, with the support of the Office of…
Syracuse University Libraries Features Variety of Materials to Celebrate Women’s History Month
Syracuse University Libraries is featuring a variety of source materials to celebrate the contributions women have made throughout history. The Libraries has curated materials from our collections on display in Bird Library’s Learning Commons, including biographies, memoirs, novels, musical scores and much more. An online curation of materials is available through the Women’s History Month Research Guide.
Women’s History Month is an annual celebration of contributions women have made throughout history in the United States. The observance of Women’s History Month originates from a weeklong celebration organized by school districts in Sonoma, California, in 1978.
As the celebration became widespread, the National Women’s History Project campaigned for the national recognition of women. This proved to be successful: to correspond with International Women’s Day, the week of March 8th was declared Women’s History Week by President Jimmy Carter in 1980. Seven years later, congress passed an additional law, designating March as “Women’s History Month.”
Visit the Syracuse University Libraries for more information and collection highlights.