Resources on Women’s History

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Through our library research guides, we feature resources to celebrate commemorative months and days. You will learn about our recommendations on books, eBooks, films, and many more including online resources that may be of interest to the Loyola University Chicago community. For any questions please contact Annette Alvarado, Research & Learning Librarian, at

Check out this month’s library research guide: Women’s History Month
Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as “Women’s History Week.” 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, US presidents have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.”

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