Women's History Month
During the month of March, the library recognizes the contributions and impact women have made throughout history--in the political arena, in the arts and sciences, in sports and in social reform. Extraordinary women have fought hard for women's equal rights and have added value and dimension to our lives. Martha Carey Thomas, suffragist and president of Bryn Mawr College sums it up nicely when she says, "Women are one-half of the world, but until a century ago it was a man's world. Now women have a right to higher education and economic independence."
Current books in PCC Library
- Grace and grit: my fight for equal pay and fairness at Goodyear and beyond
- by Lilly M. Ledbetter & Lanier Scott Isom (2012)
- Half the sky: turning oppression into opportunity for women worldwide
- Nicholas D. Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn (2009)
- My beloved world
- by Sonia Sotomayor (2013)
- Voices: the pioneering spirit of women in Jordan
- by Jacky Sawalha (2012)
- Pushback: how smart women ask -- and stand up – for what they want
- by Selena Rezvani
- The richer sex: how the new majority of female breadwinners is transforming sex, love, and family
- by Liza Mundy (2012)
- War of the sexes: how conflict and cooperation have shaped men and women from prehistory to the present
- by Paul Seabright (2012)
- The Woman in the mirror: how to stop confusing what you look like with who you are
- by Cynthia M. Bulik (2012)
Current videos in PCC Library
- The invisible war (2012)
- An investigative documentary about the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military.
- Miss representation (2012)
- Discusses ways in which the media openly degrades women, featuring commentary from many influential women in media and politics.
- W.A.R.: !women art revolution (2012)
- Illuminates the history of feminist art through conversations, observations, archival footage, and works of visionary artists, historians, curators, and critics.
Oregon related websites
- Century of Action: Oregon Women Vote 1912-2012
- This page celebrates 100 years of Oregon women’s right to vote and advances the understanding of women’s citizenship in Oregon’s history. Interviews, essays, and historical documents are linked to this site.
- Women’s History in Oregon
- Published by the Oregon Historical Society, this page contains links to primary documents and summaries of important issues, events and people in the history of women in Oregon.
- American Memory - American Women
- This Library of Congress page contains documents and images related to U.S. women's history and special exhibits including "Women of Protest" and "Women Come to the Front: Journalists, Photographers, and Broadcasters During WWII."
- Gifts of Speech
- Selected women's speeches from around the world, 1848 to the present.
- National Women's History Museum
- This site’s cyber museum presents online exhibits about U.S. women's history including women reform leaders, women who ran for President, Chinese American women, early Jewish American women, and African American women.
- Women at War
- Hosted by the Library of Congress, this digital collection includes photographs, interviews, letters, and personal recollections from women who served in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and the Persian Gulf.
- WomenWatch: The UN Gateway to the Advancement and Empowerment of Women
- Information and resources on gender equality and empowerment of women.