Welcome to the Pratt Institute Libraries' Women's History Resources guide! March is Women's History Month, first nationally celebrated in 1982 as "Women's History Week," it has gradually evolved into a month-long celebration of women's contributions to history, culture, and society. This annual event creates a space of reflection for often over-looked influential figures in United States history, and looks to the struggles and achievements of women throughout history, both in the United States and around the world, to uplift and celebrate their voices.
This guide seeks to commemorate the history of all women, of all races, sexualities, and backgrounds, and to recognize the constant erasure of women with marginalized identities. Womanhood rejects any single representation, and celebrating the contributions of all women in all forms is an important step in shaping a better future. To achieve this, we have curated lists of eBooks, print books, streaming videos, and special collection materials. We hope you enjoy exploring this guide!