National Women's History Month Resources

National Women’s History Month traces its origins back to March 8, 1857, when women from New York City factories staged a protest over working conditions. International Women’s Day was later observed in 1909.  In 1981, the U.S. Congress designated the second week of March National Women's History Week, and in 1987 Congress expanded it to a month-long observance.

 

This page was prepared under the direction of the ALA Committee on the Status of  Women in Librarianship (COSWL)

For additional assistance and comments, please contact, Lorelle R. Swader, Director of the Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR) at lswader@ala.org.