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Resources surrounding women's history that can be found within the collection or accessed online

Great Quotes from Great Women


The following titles are items that can be found in the SCLENDS catalog and are housed at the South Carolina State Library.

About Women's History Month

Suffragettes casting ballots
Three suffragists casting votes in New York City(?) from National Photo Company Collection (Library of Congress)

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, Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.” 

From the Law Library of Congress' guide to the legislative history of Women's History Month.

Discus Resources

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