Iron Ladies: International Women's Day

Iron Ladies: International Women's Day

International Women's Day is March 8th

Beginning in the early 1900s, it is a day to acknowledge all the effort and continued effort put into women's struggle for equality. For more information please visit this website:

In honor of the upcoming International Women's Day the Government Documents Department would like to acknowledge the numerous women that play significant roles within today's politics and government. At both a national and international level, they are all inspirational figures who exemplify how far women have come; from the beginning of the American Women's Rights Movement in 1848 when the first women's right convention was held at Seneca Falls in New York, to the 19th amendment in 1920 granting women the right to vote, to present day iconological female leaders.

Apart from the women pictured here, there are countless others who are prime figures of change, success, and development within the political spectrum, both in the United States and on an international level. It is important to not only acknowledge women of today but also the women of the past who contributed to the accomplishments of women's equality.

We hold a wide variety of federal and state government documents, which include many historical records relating to the Women's Rights Movement. You can pick up a document from the 1950s Bulletin of the Women's Bureau regarding women workers, and relate the language and ideals to present day women workers. Such documents allow a view into the past to better understand the present, and can come in handy for research projects in the CRGS, ES, PSCI, WS, and other courses offered at HSU. There are documents in other languages such as Spanish, to open up to a larger variety of women in today's day and age. There are documents on women's accomplishments not only within the workforce, but in the military, in different countries, and those of women from different cultures who live and work in the United States.

Federal and state Documents are located on the 3rd floor of the HSU Library.

Pratibha Patil, India
Helle Thorning-Schmidt
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Liberia
Christina Fernandez de Kirchner, Argentina
Queen Elizabeth II, England
Victoria Woodhull, United States of America

Title: Women at work : a century of industrial change

Publication: [Washington] United States Government Printing Office, 1934.

SuDoc: Docs L 36.103:no.115

Title: Mixed-gender basic training : the U.S. Army experience, 1973-2004.

Publication: Fort Monroe, Va. : U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, 2008.

SuDoc: Docs D 114.2:G 28/2

Title: Women in agriculture : changing roles and current outreach techniques.

Publication: [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Social Sciences Institute, 1998.

SuDoc: Docs A 57.2:W 84/2

Title: Facts on working women : Asian American.

Publication: [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Dept. of Labor, Women's Bureau, 1998.

SuDoc: Docs L 36.114/3:1998 no. 03

Title: Facts on working women : Hispanic.

Publication: [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Dept. of Labor, Women's Bureau, 2004.

SuDoc: Docs L 36.114/3:2004 no. 04

Title: Facts on working women : Black Women

Publication: [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Dept. of Labor, Women's Bureau, 1997.

SuDoc: Docs L 36.114/3:1997 no. 01

Title: Facts on working women : Millennium.

Publication: [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Dept. of Labor, Women's Bureau, 2000.

SuDoc: Docs L 36.114/3: 2000 no. 02