Women’s History Month

Female Dayton Wright Company employees work on Liberty Engine

Two female employees work on a Liberty Engine in the Motor Department of the Dayton-Wright Airplane Company Plant 1 July 1, 1918 (Image from MS-152, Special Collections and Archives, Wright State University Libraries)

Celebrate Women’s History Month this March by exploring our resources about women in history!  The national theme this year is Women’s Education – Women’s Empowerment.

Whether you’d like to learn more about women in aviation or women in the Miami Valley region, Special Collections and Archives has materials to help your research. In addition to our regular blog posts following the Patterson brothers through their Civil War adventures, this month we will also be highlighting some of the amazing women’s history collections and books we have in the Archives.

Here are some ideas to get your research started:

  • Browse our manuscript collections on women.  Our collections include materials on women in aviation, women in medicine, women authors, and women from the Miami Valley region, including a number of collections of records from women’s clubs and organizations!
  • Browse our catalog of books in the reading room.  All of our reference collection is cataloged, and you’ll discover a variety of resources on women in aviation and in local history.
  • Check out our exhibits on the 4th floor.  In 2 cases just outside the Archives, we’re showcasing some of our women’s history reference books on aviation and local history, including books written by local women authors.  Inside the reading room, we also have a special exhibit of Amelia Earhart items from our collections.
  • Browse our digital collections available in CORE, the Campus Online Repository, to discover photographs, oral history interviews, and documents on women in history.

We hope you’ll discover some fun and exciting materials this month as you explore women’s history throughout our collections.  And come visit us here again as we introduce you to some of our favorite materials!

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