Women's History

​Women's History

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The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history. 


The resources provided below can also be accessed on the Library of Congress' website.

 

Because of Her Story

The American Women's History Initiative will amplify women's voices to honor the past, inform the present and inspire the future.The stories we tell deepen our understanding of women's contributions to America and the world, showing how far women have advanced and how we as a country value equality and the contributions of all our citizens. (Smithsonian Institution)

From the lives of young, immigrant women who worked the textile mills at Lowell National Historical Park to those of the female shipyard workers who were essential to the home front during World War II at Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historic Park, women's history can be found at every park. If you want to understand our nation's history, explore the remarkable legacies of American women. 

The National Archives celebrates Women's History Month, recognizing the great contributions that women have made to our nation. Learn about the history of women in the United States by exploring their stories through letters, photographs, film, and other primary sources. 

The limited but important roles women played in Korea and Vietnam paved the path to more expanded -- and in some cases more dangerous -- specialties in recent wars.

Put the power of primary sources to work in the classroom. Browse ready-to-use lesson plans, student activities, collection guides and research aids.