Women's History Month

Steinem Sisters Collection

Steinem Sisters Collection

at Main Library

The Steinem Sisters Collection is a feminist collection that explores the lives and achievements of women. Created to honor Gloria Steinem, the collection champions the historical, cultural and political contribution of women; and strives to provide a welcoming space for women of all walks of life to share their truths.

The types of materials we collect are first and foremost “feminist materials”- which are those materials that uphold women’s rights and interests in defining and promoting political, economic, personal and social equality of the sexes. This collection was made possible due to a generous donation by The Steinem’s Sisters Collective.

Steinem Sisters Collection

A sample of works in the Steinem Sisters Collection, which includes more than 400 materials.

Blogs

Edwin J. Tippett, a 1911 graduate of Toledo Central High School, put forth his proposal to determine the fate of Women's Suffrage once and for all in the Almanac's Class Novel.

Continue Reading: Women's Suffrage and Baseball in 1911 Toledo

Now that I’ve seen the biopic Harriet and have a taste for who this incredible woman was - I’ve begun searching for more information about her life, and wanted to share some recommended reading (and viewing).

Continue Reading: Feed Your Harriet Need

What does knowledge of car maintenance and repair have to do with the women's movement? Check out this blog post to learn more about this fascinating topic.

Continue Reading: Suffrage, Liberation and Checking your Engine

Voter Registration

Voter Registration

Quick-Stops

Uncertain about your voter registration status or don't remember your polling location? Stop by and get it all sorted out before the 2020 Presidential Election!

We will have voter registration forms ready and also information on how you can vote early and avoid the election day time crunch.

More Women's History

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Women's History Month

Women’s History Month began as a national celebration in 1981 which proclaimed the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” Over the next five years, Congress continued dedicating a week in March as “Women’s History Week.” In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.” Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.”

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