Each month, the Special Collections displays rare, unique items from our collection that resonate with present-day events. On March 1st through March 31, 2013, visit the Maryland Room on the 1st floor of Hornbake Library and delve deeper into women’s history. We’ll also provide online tools, resources, and information about our displays and women’s history every Wednesday and Sunday this month.
Our display honors International Women’s Day on March 8th.
The exhibit “Taking a Leading Role” offers a sampling of items drawn from Library of American Broadcasting collections. The photo depicts Martha Brooks.
University of Maryland Libraries Resources for the student or researcher of women’s history
Women’s history and the struggle for equality covers a broad spectrum of issues, events, and individuals. To support International Women’s Day and students or researchers of women’s history, here is a list of some online resources (exhibits, collections, and subject guides) available from the Special Collections and other University of Maryland Libraries. If you run into a resource only accessible to University of Maryland researchers, and you need access to something in these guides, we welcome you to contact us for more information.
Taking a Leading Role: Women in Broadcasting History
Women on the Border: Maryland Perspectives of the Civil War
Nancy Drew and Friends: Girls’ Series Books Rediscovered
The Maryland Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) campaigning for the Equal Rights Amendment, May 1986. Image may be under copyright.
Are you interested in the individual voices of women? Are you searching for organizations in history that represented women’s communities or rights?
Here is a list of finding aids for materials at the Special Collections. Some of these items are digitized and available online through Digital Collections (online items will be noted in the finding aids).
You can also search Digital Collections using the terms “woman,” “women,” “women’s rights,” and similar key terms for images and finding aids from our collections.
These guides provide tips and resources for researching women’s history. Some guides relate to a specific class, but may also have useful resources for your studies.
Women & the American Civil War
Women in Maryland
Women’s Studies Research Guide
Women in the Media
Introduction to Women’s Studies: Women and Society
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies