On February 27, President Bush issued a Proclamation celebrating Women’s History Month (March). Want to know more about the origins of this annual event? Take a look at the National Women’s History Month Project website.
Many government agencies have created websites and online exhibits celebrating the contributions women have made to our society. Here are some selected sites:
- Air Force Link: Women’s History Month
This site includes articles about active-duty personnel and veterans, plus a photo gallery and multimedia persentation.
- American Women: A Library of Congress Guide for the Study of Women’s History and Culture in the United States
This is the online version of a Library Congress guide that was first printed in 2001. It includes information on how to use the physical collection in D.C. and provides guidance on using the online collections.
- Celebrating Women’s History Month (U. S. Senate)
This site includes biographies on the 33 women who have served as Senators (including the 14 serving now) and a photo gallery.
- Department of Defense – Women’s History Month Homepage
From the Website: “Join the Department of Defense as it observes National Women’s History Month and salutes the many contributions of American Women to our country.” Includes links to other Women’s History Month websites.
- Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE): Women’s History Month Resources
This Department of Education site has an annotated list of online exhibits from various universities and government agencies.
- National Register of Historic Places – Celebrate Women’s American History Month 2006
From the website: “This site showcases historic properties listed in the National Register, National Register publications, and National Park units commemorating the events and people, the designs and achievements that help illustrate the contribution of women to the Nation’s history.”
- National Women’s History Month – U.S. Department of State
The State Department’s webpage includes a copy of Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions (1848), as well as an online publication entitled Women of Influence.
- U.S. Census Press Release: Women’s History Month
This annual release contains lots of interesting facts about women in the U.S.
Posted by Tami Smith to gov docs at 3/19/2006 12:20:00 PM