This month Gottesman Library is highlighting Government and Education databases. This is a great list of resources that approach school policies, practices, and administration from different disciplines such as economics, political science, health and more.
Columbia’s library is highlighting the Women’s Magazine Archive which allows you to search women’s magazines from the 19th century to today. I had fun doing a search for “Dinner” and “Fast” to see how recipes and advice changed over the years. I searched for images of dresses to see how styles and modeling have changed.
And if you are into fashion, you may also want to check out the Berg Fashion Library. They have a nifty interactive timeline that showcases different styles of clothing starting around 2000 BCE, as well as developments in politics, religion, technology and decorative arts to compare how fashion changed with different issues.
The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum joined together in celebration of Women’s History Month with the creation of http://womenshistorymonth.gov. This site brings together various resources relating to the recognition and study of women in American History. There are amazing photos, videos and audio as well as Teacher’s Guides and activities for kids.
The image of Dr. Mead used in this post came for the Library of Congress from its collection that it believes is free available for use. Check out their other images!
Amelia Bloomer Project
The Amelia Bloomer Project releases a recommended list of feminist literature for ages birth to 18 if you are looking for books to encourage young feminists! The list covers fiction and non-fiction for early readers, middle school and young adults. The site also has previous recommendation lists.
[Dr. Margaret Mead, half-length portrait, facing right, reading book / World-Telegram photo by Edward Lynch]. , None. [Between 1930 and 1950] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/98503240/