March 3rd, 2013 marks 100 years since suffragists marched on Washington. The Equal Rights Amendment was introduced in Congress in 1923, and the first woman was appointed to a U.S. presidential cabinet in 1933. Fast forward to the Equal Pay Act of 1963, the first American woman in space in 1983, and the Family Leave Act in 1993—the same year women were allowed to fly into combat. And this year, the ban has been lifted on women in combat.
Women’s History and Heritage Month celebrates the contributions that women have made in all aspects of society. Learn more about their accomplishments with some of Albright College Library’s resources…
Vogue magazine is an essential primary source for the study of fashion, gender, and social history from 1892 to the present day. Researchers in cultural studies and gender studies will be able to explore themes such as body image, roles, and social tastes from the 1890s to the present. Albright College has issues of Vogue beginning in 1938 right up to the present. Current issues are shelved on first floor browsing shelves and older issues are shelved on third floor.
Be sure to also check out our list of Women’s History ebooks. The books listed at the link are a small sample of the books available. You can access ebooks and read them online on any internet computer with no additional software. Remote users will be required to enter their network username and password.