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Women's History Month

library and online resources for research on women's history, feminism, women's studies, and other related topics. Highlights St. Mary's University annual programming for Women's History Month.

Women's History Month Guide Overview

Blessing of the Women - Feast of the Annunciation - Friday, March 24, 2023

This guide includes information about the Women's History Month observances at St. Mary's University. These events occur every March. The guide also includes tips to finding research materials on gender and women's studies topics.

Visit the Blume Library, check out materials, and use tools on this guide to learn more about the women's studies and Women's History Month.

The St. Mary's University Women's History Month facebook group provides planning information and additional details about Women's History Month activities and related events. 

(image: Blessing of the Women [and men], March 24, 2023, St. Mary's University)

Women's History Month Established

From the National Women's History Month website:

"By 1986, 14 states had already declared March as Women's History Month. This momentum and state-by-state action was used as the rational to lobby Congress to declare the entire month of March 1987 as National Women's History Month. In 1987, Congress declared March as National Women's History Month in perpetuity. A special Presidential Proclamation is issued every year which honors the extraordinary achievements of American women."