International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month
For International Women’s Day on March 8, library video streaming service Kanopy has created a collection of films that document women and women’s achievements and challenges in a variety of contexts. Films on Demand has curated video from its collection for Women’s History Month. And you may have already noticed that Google’s International Women’s Day doodle has interesting video footage of women from around the world.
Learn more about International Women’s Day at the United Nations website, or via articles accessible through library databases (a few are listed below; log in with your Whitman ID and password to view). Also check out the Women Working, 1800-1930 digital collection available through Harvard University Library Open Collections Program, for a wide range of digitized primary source materials related to women’s work in the United States in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Curthoys, Barbara. 1994. “International Women’s Day in Newcastle in the Fifties and Sixties: A Personal Account.” Labour History, no. 66. Australian Society for the Study of Labour History, Inc.: 122–28. doi:10.2307/27509241.
Kaplan, Temma. 1985. “On the Socialist Origins of International Women’s Day.” Feminist Studies 11 (1). Feminist Studies, Inc.: 163–71. doi:10.2307/3180144.
Klemesrud, Judy. 1975. “March and Rally Celebrate First International Women’s Day.” New York Times (1923-Current File), Mar 09, 1.