Women's History Resources at UO Libraries

1913 political cartoon,
British poster in support of women's suffrage, 1913. From the Art and Architecture Images Collection, UO Libraries. 2009_VRC_03311.

Every year, March is designated Women’s History Month by Presidential proclamation. The 2021 Women's History Month theme is “Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to be Silenced.” The theme honors "the brave women who fought to win suffrage rights for women, and for the women who continue to fight for the voting rights of others."

Research Guides

A great "first stop" for any research project, these guides contain a wealth of librarian-reccommended primary and secondary sources.

Special Collections and University Archives

The archives hold a variety of materials related to women's history.

Coll 232B, 9.25 linear feet (28 containers)

Abigail Scott Duniway (1834-1915) moved to Oregon from Illinois in 1852 with her family on the Oregon Trail and kept a detailed journal of their travels. Duniway was later a key leader of the Woman's Suffrage Movement in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest, and she aided the national effort. This expansive collection contains her correspondence, published and unpublished literary works, documents pertaining to the suffrage movement, and a considerable amount of newspaper clippings reporting on Duniway's political and social work.

Digital Exhibits

Streaming Video Services

Through Docuseek2 all members of the UO community have free access to hundreds of award-winning documentaries, training films, and theatrical releases -- including a wealth of titles about women's history and experience worldwide.


Recommended recent books on women’s suffrage:

Recommended video:

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Government Documents and Resources