Library of Congress
Exhibitions and Presentations
Multimedia resources from the Library of Congress that support instruction about women's history. These resources include expert presentations, exhibitions, bibliographies, Webcasts, and other online materials.
- First Ladies of the United States: Selected Images From the Collections of the Library of Congress (Prints and Photographs) Links to images selected from the Prints and Photographs collections.
- Globalization and Women in Muslim Societies (Webcast) Listen to six women’s views on globalization topics from the Library of Congress November, 2000 panel discussion.
- The History of Household Technology With Constance Carter (Webcast) Constance Carter, Head of the Science Reference Section at the Library of Congress, describes the evolution in the technology of washing machines, irons, and stoves and its effect on the work of women in the home.
- Life Lines: The Literature of Women (Webcast) View the March, 2001 International Women’s Day symposium webcast in which participants read from their works about the discrimination faced by women in various parts of the world.
- Margaret Mead: Human Nature and the Power of Culture (Exhibition) Explore the major themes in the life and work of Margaret Mead, noted American anthropologist and writer, through this online exhibition.
- Native American Women Writers Discuss New Book, Sister Nations (Webcast) View the March, 2003 webcast of editors and writers discussing this anthology of fiction, prose and poetry celebrating Native American women.
- The Northern Great Plains: Women Pioneers (Presentation) View photographs documenting the life and activities of women pioneers.
- Pages from Her Story (Online Activity) Read women's perceptions of historic times and events in the reflections, hopes and dreams they recorded in diaries, journals, memoirs, reminiscences, letters, and speeches.
- A Petal From the Rose (Exhibition) Explore the life and work of Elizabeth Shippen Green, early 20th century illustrator.
- The Water-Babies (Exhibition) Discover Jessie Willcox Smith's imaginative illustrations published in Dodd, Mead and Company's 1916 edition of The Water-Babies.
- Women at War: Stories from the Veterans History Project (Presentation) Read first-hand accounts of women who participated in the war effort, from nurses to code-breakers to welders, flight surgeons and officers.
- Women Come to the Front: Journalists, Photographers, and Broadcasters During WWII (Exhibition)
Learn the stories of eight women who served their country "on the front" during World War II.
- Women in the Sciences (Science Reference Services)
Use this tracer bullet and the African-American Women in the Sciences and Related Disciplines guide for helpful research tips.
- Women Pioneers (Presentation) Learn about women who forged ahead to make a better life for themselves, their families, and their societies.
- Women Who Dare (Webcast) View the seven authors of theWomen Who Dare series discussing their books about remarkable women who have shaped American history.
- Women's Activities During the Civil War: A Select List of Photographs (Prints and Photographs) This gallery includes images of women who, individually or as members of organizations, engaged in activities in support of the Union or Confederate war effort.
- Women's Activism and Social Change: Documenting the Lives of Margaret Sanger and Jane Addams (Webcast) Editors Mary Lynn McCree Bryan and Esther Katz discuss the publication of the first two volumes in the Sanger and Addams Papers Projects, both published by the University of Illinois Press.
- Women's History Month (Presentation) Celebrate this March with Library of Congress, National Archives, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian and U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum resources.
- Words and Deeds: Women (Presentation) This selection of primary sources will be useful in women’s history studies.
- Zora Neale Hurston Chronology (Presentation) This chronology accompanies the Zora Neale Hurston Plays collection which features ten recently discovered unpublished plays.