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  • Women's History Library Resource Guide: Library Resources


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    Women's History Month Library Resource Guide


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    Women’s History Month Resource Guide

    The Women’s History Month Resource Guide was designed to provide valuable resources to those interested in learning and thinking critically about the experiences of women. In keeping with our Women’s History Month theme, “Empowerment, Voice, Visibility,” this guide is meant to highlight the vibrant and dynamic histories of women while celebrating the important contributions of women in the present. We are using an inclusive definition of woman, recognizing that gender is not a simple binary. We have provided collections of books, e-books, streaming videos, podcasts, music, and other accessible online resources and the lists will evolve as new scholarship and resources become available. We hope that this guide will facilitate important and necessary conversations about gender inequality, sexism, misogyny, transphobia, xenophobia, and racism, but we also hope that it will empower folks to strive for a more just and equitable society.

    The Women’s History Month Resource Guide was created through the collaborative efforts of librarians and faculty. Those who worked to bring this resource to you include: Fabiola Archila (Library), Vanessa Crispin-Peralta (History), Nicole Glick (English), David Goto (Library), Alison Hoffman-Han (Film Studies), Dele Ladejobi (Library), Kathryn McMurray (English), Melissa Ramirez Noss (Philosophy), Lisette Rodriguez (Social Sciences), Jeffrey Sabol (Library), Shamika Simpson (Library), Sarah Vure (Art History).



    Dig: A History Podcast
    And Nothing Less
    Dolly Parton's America
    Intersectionality Matters
    Sexing History
    The Agitators
    What's Her Name
    Unobscured: Season 1
    Uncivil Podcast: The Soldiers
    Civics 101: 19th Amendment: Part 1
    Reading Women
    Stuff Mom Never Told You
    Fierce: Stories of Women Who Changed the World
    Women Belong in the White House
    Zora's Daughters
    The Waves (Slate Magazine)
    Backstory: The Many Lives of Roe v. Wade
    The Thread: Season 2
    Sidedoor: Episode 15, Singing the Gender-Bending Blues

    STREAMING VIDEOS - Women in History

    Iron Jawed Angels
    Free Angela and All Political Prisoners
    Erin Brockovich
    Anita: Speaking Truth to Power
    Painted Nails: A Vietnamese Salon Worker Fights for Justice
    Union Maids
    Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton's Cafeteria
    Jane: An Abortion Service
    Standing on My Sisters Shoulders: Women of the Civil Rights Movement
    A Place of Rage: African American Women Who Revolutionized Society
    Howard Zinn's Emma: A Play About Anarchist Emma Goldman
    Voices of Muslim Women from the U.S. South
    First Lady of the Revolution
    Badass Beauty Queen: Fighting for Human Rights in China
    Ida B. Wells: Crusader for Human Rights
    Learning to Skateboard in a War Zone (If You're a Girl)
    White Right: Meeting the Enemy
    Senorita Extraviada: Crimes Against Women in Juarez Mexico
    Defiant Lives: The Rise of the Disability Rights Movement
    Yours in Sisterhood
    Last Call at Maud's
    Southwest of Salem: Lesbian Latinas Fight for Justice
    Daughters of the Dust


    History of Women in STEM
    Smithsonian Magazine: 100 Years of Suffrage
    Library of Congress: Shall Not Be Denied
    National Park Services: Women's History
    Bitch Media
    Guerrilla Girls
    Because of Her Story
    Stanford: !Women Art Revolution
    SAAM: Women Artists
    Women and Art - Tate
    MoMA Virtual Views: Surrealist Women
    Otis College: Woman's Building
    National Museum of Women in the Arts
    UCLA Hammer: Radical Women Latin American Art 1960-1985
    AAWAA Asian American Women Artists Association
    Mujeres Muralistas - Found SF
    Brooklyn Museum: We Want a Revolution, Black Radical Women 1965-85
    Brooklyn Museum: Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art
    The Legacy Project
    Everyday Feminism
    Take Back the Night
    Planned Parenthood
    Girl Rising
    National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
    PMS Clan for Competitive Female Gamers

    STREAMING VIDEOS - Feminisms & Gender Studies

    She's Beautiful When She's Angry
    Feminist: What Were They Thinking?
    The Purity Myth
    Miss Representation
    Killling Us Softly 4
    Out in the Night
    Playing Unfair: The Media Image of the Female Athlete
    #Female Pleasure
    The Souls of Black Girls
    LA Woman Rising
    Wrestling Ghosts: One Young Mother's Journey of Recovery
    What Happened to Her
    Wonder Women!
    Brave Miss World
    I Was a Teenage Feminist
    La Yuma
    Framing Lesbian Fashion
    Venus Boyz
    Generation M: Misogyny in Media & Culture
    Some Girls: A Journey of Discovery for Latina Girls
    Sexy Baby: Sexiness in the Cyber Age
    Gap-Toothed Women
    The Mask You Live In


    Surrealist women an international anthology book cover
    Seeing America : Women Photographers Between the Wars book cover
    Westerns : A Women's History : A Women's History
    Sex and Class in Women's History : Essays from Feminist Studies
    Clio in the Classroom : A Guide for Teaching U. S. Women's History
    Women, work and protest a century of U.S. women's labor history
    History of women in the Americas.
    A history of women's boxing 
    Southern Womanhood and Slavery: A Biography of Louisa S. McCord, 1810-1879 
    Lucretia Mott's Heresy Abolition and Women's Rights in Nineteenth-Century America 
    Rose Henderson: A Woman for the People 
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Feminist as Thinker: A Reader in Documents and Essays 
    Ladies for Liberty Women Who Made a Difference in American History
    The Madame Curie Complex the Hidden History of Women in Science 
    Eighteenth-Century Women: An Anthology 
    Cold War Cosmopolitanism
    Female Beauty in Art: History, Feminism, Women Artists
    Women's Literary Networks and Romanticism:
    Women Drummers : A History from Rock and Jazz to Blues and Country 
    England in Europe: English Royal Women and Literary Patronage, c.1000-c.1150
    Women and Comedy: History, Theory, Practice
    Clever Maids: The Secret History of the Grimm Fairy Tales 
    Women's Work Making Dance in Europe Before 1800 
    Women in Daoism 
    Heroines of the Qing: Exemplary Women Tell Their Stories
    Women's Roles in Asia
    Masculinities in Chinese History
    Gender in South Asia: Social Imagination and Constructed Realities 
    Social Activism in Southeast Asia
    Rights Remembered: A Salish grandmother Speaks on American Indian History and the Future 
    Before They Could Vote American Women's Autobiographical Writing, 1819-1919 
    Alva Vanderbilt Belmont: Unlikely Champion of Women's Rights 
    Betsy Mix Cowles: Champion of Equality
    Lucy Stone: An Unapologetic Life 
    Twenty Thousand Roads Women, Movement, and the West 
    Kentucky Women: Their Lives and Times 
    The True Story of Pocahontas: The Other Side of History
    Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail 
    Indigenous Women, Work, and History: 1940-1980
    Feminism and Gender Equality
    Fuck Happiness
    Great Exit Projects on the Women's Rights Movement
    Inside the Women's Rights Movement
    Reshaping Women's History : Voices of Nontraditional Women Historians
    Sisterhood of the Squared Circle : The History and Rise of Women's Wrestling
    The Most Powerful Words about Women's Rights
    Women's Suffrage :
    Women's Voices in Psychiatry : A Collection of Essays
    Female Monarchs and merchant queens in Africa
    Tortilleras negotiating intimacy: Love, friendship, and sex in queer Mexico city
    Passing the baton: Black women track stars and American identity
    It Never Goes Away : Gender Transition at a Mature Age
    The Youth of Early Modern Women
    Recasting the Vote : How Women of Color Transformed the Suffrage Movement
    Junctures in Women's Leadership : Higher Education
    Liberating Hollywood : Women Directors and the Feminist Reform of 1970s American Cinema
    Cultivating Femininity : Women and Tea Culture in Edo and Meiji Japan
    Beyoncé in Formation : Remixing Black Feminism
    Dolly Parton, Gender, and Country Music
    Archives of Dispossession : Recovering the Testimonios of Mexican American Herederas, 1848–1960

    STREAMING VIDEOS - Women in Politics

    On the Basis of Sex
    Knock Down The House
    Chisholm '72
    Young Lakota: A Native American Leader Fights for Reproductive Rights
    Women's March
    Councilwoman: Rhode Island Councilwoman Carmen Castillo
    The Squad
    And She Could Be Next
    Getting Back to Abnormal
    Geraldine Ferraro: Paving the Way


    Example: Lost Knowledge: Confronting the Threat of an Aging Workforce book cover
    Black Venus, 2010 : they called her
    Women, Art, and Power: and other essays book cover
    Becoming book cover
    Feminism and Art History: Questioning the Litany book cover
    The Power of Feminist Art: the American movement of the 1970s, history and impact book cover
    We should all be feminists book cover
    Creating their own image : the history of African-American women artists book cover
    Hidden figures : the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race book cover
    Bad feminist : essays book cover
    Women & Art: A History of Women Painters and Sculptors book cover
    Never caught : the Washingtons' relentless pursuit of their runaway slave, Ona Judge book cover
    Women Artists: 1550-1950 book cover
    The second sex book cover
    The female eunuch book cover
    The color purple book cover
    My brilliant friend book cover
    The story of a new name book cover
    Orlando : a biography book cover
    Feminism is for everybody : passionate politics book cover
    He, she, and it : a novel  book cover
    Borderlands = La frontera : the new mestiza book cover
    The handmaid's tale book cover
    The diary of Frida Kahlo : an intimate self-portrait book cover
    She said : breaking the sexual harassment story that helped ignite a movement book cover
    The beauty myth : how images of beauty are used against women book cover
    Sánchez, Erika L. I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
    Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center by bell hooks
    Lead from the Outside: How to Build Your Future and Make Real Change by Stacey Abrams
    Underserved Women: Claiming a Seat at the Table by Sonja Brown, et. al.
    Modern HERstory: Stories of Women and Non-Binary People Rewriting History by Blair Imani
    Broadband: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet by Claire Lisa Evans
    Fanny Lou Hamer: America's Freedom Fighting Woman by  Maegan Parker Brooks

    STREAMING VIDEOS - Women in the Arts

    Half the Picture
    Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
    Eve's Bayou
    For Colored Girls
    The Piano
    Bright Star
    Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blache
    Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present
    This Changes Everything: An Analysis of Gender Disparity in Hollywood
    Regarding Susan Sontag
    The Girls in the Band: Female Jazz Musicians
    Louise Bourgeois
    GTFO: Women in Gaming
    WAR: Women Art Revolution
    Girls Rock!
    Deaf Jam
    Finding Kukan
    Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band
    The Grace Lee Project
    From the Back of the Room: Women in the DIY Music Movement
    Women Behind the Camera
    In the Mirror of Maya Deren
    Golden Gate Girls
    A Classy Broad: The First Woman Vice President at United Artists
    Sonita: An Afghan Feminist Rapper
    Nobody Knows My Name: Women and Hip-hop
    Early Women Filmmakers: An International Anthology
    Makers: Women Who Make America (Season 1)
    Seeing is Believing: Women Direct
    In the Mirror of Maya Deren
    Bombshell-The Hedy Lamarr Story
    The Story of Women and Art
    Double Dare
    The Beaches of Agnes: Exploring the Memories of a Legendary Filmmaker
    Reel Herstory
    Rita Dove: An American Poet
    Faces Places
    Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes, Feeling Heart
    Eva Hesse: Portrait of a Groundbreaking Artist
    Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
    Jane Fonda in Five Acts
    The Rest I Make Up: The Mother of Avant-Garde Theater
    Mosquita & Mari
    Perfect 36: When Women Won the Vote
    Josephine Baker: Black Diva in a Man's World
    Reclaiming the Body: Feminist Art in America
    Mirrors to Windows: The Artist as Woman
    Seeking Asian Female