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Featured Books: Women's History Month

Painting of an elegantly dressed woman looking off to the side.
Sepia-toned illustration of a group of large group of women in a 19th century courtroom.
Clipping from the periodical Harper's Weekly, with an image of a meeting in support of the Women's Disabilities Act in England, June 22, 1872

This March marks the 35th Women’s History Month commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history. The Penn Libraries’ collections include rich holdings that document the stories of women in the United States; for example, we’re proud to be the main repository for the papers of singer and activist Marian Anderson and the home of the Caroline F. Schimmel Fiction Collection of Women in the American Wilderness .

In celebration of Women’s History Month, our librarians put together a selection of books, films, and audio recordings available through the Penn Libraries.

Print and E-Books 


  • My Tehran for sale , Granaz Moussavi, director
         In a drama that was furtively filmed in Iran, a struggling woman artist and her friends take risks to create art and enjoy life on the fringes of a repressive society.    
  • A League of Their Own , Penny Marshall, director
         This star-studded 90's hit explores the origin of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, telling the story of the women who stepped up to bat while the men were away at war.