And by the way, as of this writing, Obama has not signed any presidential proclamation for the month. Hey, you are running behind dude.
- National Women's History Project. A nonprofit organization with mission "to recognize and celebrate the diverse and historic accomplishments of women by providing information and educational materials and programs."
- Feature on Women's History from Infoplease.com. They have all sorts of timelines, trivia, biographies, and some quizzes to test your knowledge.
- Gale, the reference books publisher, has a small section on Women's History. They do put out a nice calendar for the month that can be printed out.
- The History Channel has a site for Women's History Month too.
- The Library of Congress has a Women's History site as well.
- The Feminist Majority Foundation has Women's History Month section on their website. It will feature a daily trivia question during the month of March.
- The Department of Defense has a website for the month as well. Not as up-to-date, but they do have historical items of interest.
- And here is the site from the Smithsonian.
- The FREE (Federal Resources for Educational Excellence) website has a site for Women's History. Good resource for teachers.
- Julie Foudy, ESPN's Soccer Analyst and Olympian, discusses women in soccer and sports (video clip).
- Site of the National Women's History Museum. Right now, they are looking for a permanent site in D.C. You can visit the site, see virtual exhibits, and learn about their campaign to have a presence in the nation's capital.
- The 2009 U.S. Census Bureau Facts for Figures Release for Women's History Month.
- The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History is featuring a virtual exhibit on Julia Child, where you can explore her kitchen, which she donated to the Smithsonian.
Update Note (3/4/09):
Some Organizations with resources:
- The ACLU has a section for Women's History Month. I remembered to go check them out when I found the nice Timeline of Major Supreme Court decisions on Women's Rights, which I got last year and used on a display; apparently, they have it as an interactive feature now as well. They also have a Women's Rights Project and other useful resources on this and other topics.
- In 1909, Alice Ramsey became the first woman to drive across the United States from New York to California. Now a group is preparing to do the drive once more in 2009. Learn about it at their site, Alice's Drive.
- And the United Nations has a feature on International Women's Day, which is on March 8.
- You can also learn more about women's rights around the world from Amnesty International USA (page on Violence Against Women) and Human Rights Watch (page on Women's Rights). In other words, be informed about the issues and keep up the fight for women's rights.
- And since I am including various organizations, I would be remiss if I did not link to the National Organization for Women (NOW).
- The American Antiquarian Society has a small virtual exhibition on "A Woman's Work is Never Done."
- From Yale University's Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, a virtual exhibit on "Intimate Circles: Women in the Arts."
- The University of Nottingham has a virtual exhibit on "War, Women & Survival."
- The American Foundation for the Blind has a virtual exhibit on Anne Sullivan Macy, Helen Keller's teacher.
- Purdue University Libraries' Archives and Special Collections, my alma mater, has an online collection of Amelia Earhart papers and materials.
- The Getty Museum has an online exhibit on Maria Sybilla Merian and her daughters, German artists and naturalists.
- Case Western University's Dittrick Medical History Center has an online exhibit on "Women Graduates of the Cleveland Medical College, 1852-1856." Did you know that in the 18th century women were banned from medical schools because they were considered too frail for it?
- And you can learn about Women in Science at the Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole).
- Smith College's Sophia Smith Collection has a "Voices of Feminism Oral History Project." You can view some of the transcripts online. From the site, "documents the persistence and diversity of organizing for women in the United States in the latter half of the 20th century. Narrators include labor, peace, and anti-racism activists; artists and writers; lesbian rights advocates; grassroots anti-violence and anti-poverty organizers; and women of color reproductive justice leaders. Interviews average 5-6 hours and cover childhood, personal life, and political work."
- The University of Michigan's William L. Clements Library has a virtual exhibit on "Women's Education Evolves, 1790-1890." From the site, "This exhibit presents digitized selections of key primary source materials, such as letters from students and women teachers, diaries of missionary teachers, various schoolbooks, sermons, and catalogs."
Update note (3/7/09):