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Celebrating Women's History Month (March) with resources and items from the Library of Congress collections.

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Blog post: "The Magic Moment" by Caitlin Rizzo, October 18, 2012. Photograph: Gwendolyn Brooks, the 29th Consultant in Poetry at the Library of Congress. Poetry and Literature Center at the Library of Congress.
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That Magic Moment | From the Catbird Seat

That Magic Moment. A blog post at "From the Catbird Seat: Poetry & Literature at the Library of Congress" on 2012-10-18.

First lady breaks precedent in speaking to members of nation press club, September 28, 1938. Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt broke a rule of many year's standing. She is the first woman to have addressed the newsmen at a regular luncheon meeting since the organization of the club in 1905. Harris & Ewing Collection, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

FIRST LADY BREAKS PRECEDENT IN SPEAKING TO MEMBERS OF NATION PRESS CLUB. WASHINGTON, D.C. SEPTEMBER 28. ADDRESSING MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUB AT A LUNCHEON MEETING TODAY, MRS. FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT BROKE A RULE OF MANY YEAR'S STANDING. SHE IS THE FIRST WOMAN TO HAVE ADDRESSED THE NEWSMEN AT A REGULAR LUNCHEON MEETING SINCE THE ORGANIZATION OF THE CLUB IN 1905. SHE SPOKE ON RESETTLEMENT BUT THE TALK WAS OFF-THE-RECORD

1 negative : glass ; 4 x 5 in. or smaller

"Ladies of 75th Congress. Washington, D.C., March 4. A rare picture is this one of the women members of the 75th congress who were photographed today following an informal luncheon in the Speaker's dining room at the Capitol. They are, left to right: Rep. Caroline O'Day of New York; Rep. Edith Nourse Rogers of Massachusetts; Rep. Mary T. Norton of New Jersey; Rep. Nan Honeyman of Oregon; Rep. Virginia E. Jenckes of Indiana; and Senator Hattie W. Caraway of Arkansas, 3/4/38." Harris & Ewing…

Rep. Caroline O'Day of New York; Rep. Edith Nourse Rogers of Massachusetts; Rep. Mary T. Norton of New Jersey; Rep. Nan Honeyman of Oregon; Rep. Virginia E. Jenckes of Indiana; and Senator Hattie W. Caraway of Arkansas, 3/4/38

1 negative : glass ; 4 x 5 in. or smaller

"Women in war. Agricultural workers. With the nation's manpower swelling the ranks of the armed forces, women must step into many new occupations in both urban and rural life. These women harvest hands in Rochelle, Illinois, are helping the national welfare by picking the summer asparagus crop." Photo by Ann Rosener, Sept 1942. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

Women in war. Agricultural workers. With the nation's manpower swelling the ranks of the armed forces, women must step into many new occupations in both urban and rural life. These women harvest hands in Rochelle, Illinois, are helping the national welfare by picking the summer asparagus crop

1 negative : nitrate ; 4 x 5 inches or smaller.

National Women's Defense League, World War I. National Photo Company Collection. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

#18 Nat. Women's Defense League, World War I

1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller

Clara Barton. [186?] Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

[Clara Barton, three-quarter length portrait, seated, facing front]

1 photographic print ; 15.5 x 11.8 cm (photo), 34.6 x 27.9 cm (mount)

[Harriet Tubman, full-length portrait, seated in chair, facing front, probably at her home in Auburn, New York]. 1911. Illus. in: Scrapbooks of Elizabeth Smith Miller and Anne Fitzhugh Miller / Elizabeth Smith Miller. New York : Geneva, 1897-1911, section 16, no. 9, p. 47. National American Woman Suffrage Association Collection, Library of Congress.  Published in: American women : a Library of Congress guide for the study of women's history and culture in the United States / edited by…
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Miller NAWSA Suffrage Scrapbooks, 1897-1911

[Harriet Tubman, full-length portrait, seated in chair, facing front, probably at her home in Auburn, New York]. 1911. Illus. in: Scrapbooks of Elizabeth Smith Miller and Anne Fitzhugh Miller / Elizabeth Smith Miller. New York : Geneva, 1897-1911, section 16, no. 9, p. 47. National American Woman Suffrage Association Collection, Library of Congress. Published in: American women : a Library of Congress guide for the study of women's history and culture in the United States / edited by…

Between 1897 and 1911 Elizabeth Smith Miller and her daughter, Anne Fitzhugh Miller, filled seven large scrapbooks with ephemera and memorabilia related to their work with women's suffrage. Photo: Elizabeth Smith Miller and Anne Fitzhugh Miller at Lochland. Geneva, New York: 1909? Miller National American Woman Suffrage Association Collection (NAWSA) Suffrage Scrapbooks, 1897-1911; Scrapbook 7; page 59. Library of Congress Rare Book and Special Collections.

Miller NAWSA Suffrage Scrapbooks, 1897-1911

Between 1897 and 1911 Elizabeth Smith Miller and her daughter, Anne Fitzhugh Miller, filled seven large scrapbooks with ephemera and memorabilia related to their work with women's suffrage. Photo: Elizabeth Smith Miller and Anne Fitzhugh Miller at Lochland. Geneva, New York: 1909? Miller National American Woman Suffrage Association Collection (NAWSA) Suffrage Scrapbooks, 1897-1911; Scrapbook 7; page 59. Library of Congress Rare Book and Special Collections.

National Association Women Lawyers, asking for United States Plenipotentiaries to the Hague to vote for a World Code of equality between men and women, 1930. Harris & Ewing Collection, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
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National Association Women Lawyers see President Hoover through four representatives, asking for United States Plenipotentiaries to the Hague to vote for a World Code of equality between men and women. Left to right, front row: Mrs. Olive Stott Gabriel, President, Mrs. James Garfield Riley, Dean Washington College of Law, Miss Laura Berrien, and Mrs. Bernita Shelton Matthews, Vice President of the Association [State, War and Navy Building, Washington, D.C.]

1 negative : glass ; 4 x 5 in. or smaller

Blog post: "Two Veterans, Two Wars, Two Remarkable Women" by Lisa Taylor. March 23, 2015. Pictured: Evelyn Martin Johnson during VHP interview, 2012. Evelyn Martin Johnson Collection, AFC/001/2001/82811.
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Two Veterans, Two Wars, Two Remarkable Women | Folklife Today

Two Veterans, Two Wars, Two Remarkable Women. A blog post at "Folklife Today" on 2015-03-23.

[The sky is now her limit]. Illus in: New York times current history; a monthly magazine. New York : New York times company, 1920 October, p. 142.  Published in: American women : a Library of Congress guide for the study of women's history and culture in the United States / edited by Sheridan Harvey ... [et al.]. Washington : Library of Congress, 2001, p. 8.

[The sky is now her limit]

1 photomechanical print : line photoengraving. | Cartoon shows a young woman carrying buckets on a yoke, looking up at ladder ascending up to the sky, bottom rungs labeled "Slavery," "House Drudgery," and "Shop Work." Top rungs labeled "Equal Suffrage," "Wage Equity," and "Presidency."

Wife of Henry A. Modoc- Klamath. Photo by Edward S. Curtis, c1923. Edward S. Curtis Collection, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

Wife of Modoc Henry [A]--Klamath

1 photographic print. | Klamath woman, bust portrait, facing front.

Women in History: Elected Representatives | In Custodia Legis

Who were the first women to be elected to parliaments around the world? Find out in the second of three posts by the Law Library of Congress in celebration of Women's History Month.

War Risk basketball team, 1919 or 1920. National Photo Company Collection, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
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War Risk basketball team

1 negative : glass ; 8 x 6 in.

Mrs. Ellen Hardin Walworth portrait and autograph, a founder of the Daughters of the American Revolution, author,  [April 1898?].  Miller NAWSA Suffrage Scrapbooks, 1897-1911; Scrapbook 3; page 26. Library of Congress Rare Book and Special Collections.

Miller NAWSA Suffrage Scrapbooks, 1897-1911

Mrs. Ellen Hardin Walworth portrait and autograph, a founder of the Daughters of the American Revolution, author, [April 1898?]. Miller NAWSA Suffrage Scrapbooks, 1897-1911; Scrapbook 3; page 26. Library of Congress Rare Book and Special Collections.

Mrs. Susanna Morin Swing [holding banner, "Democracy Should Begin at Home." Harris & Ewing, Washington, D.C., 1917. Women of Protest: Photographs from the Records of the National Woman's Party, Library of Congress Manuscript Division.

Mrs. Susanna Morin Swing [holding banner, "Democracy Should Begin at Home."]

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