I would like to congratulate all the women for our International Women’s Day. I won’t write any manifesto or any protest about the injuries that we are still suffering, all the prejudice and violence that keep happening against us. I will do something I do much better to celebrate this important day: blog links about it.
– American Women!: A Celebration of Our History. The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum’s exhibit to celebrate 106 female personalities have shaped our American experience
– A Petal from the Rose: Illustrations by Elizabeth Shippen Green. It’s the first exhibition in decades to focus solely on Green’s art, and this and the accompanying essay highlight distinctive features of her illustrations and working methods.
– By Popular Demand: "Votes for Women" Suffrage Pictures, 1850-1920. A pretty nice collection of 38 pictures including portraits related to the campaign for woman suffrage in the United States. Also featured are photographs of suffrage parades, picketing suffragists, and an anti-suffrage display, as well as cartoons commenting on the movement – all evoking the visible and visual way in which the debate over women’s suffrage was carried out.
– Classic Feminist Writings: the on-line archive contains classic feminist writings that helped define Second Wave feminism. (via Plep)
– Humor’s Edge: Cartoons by Ann Telnaes. This exhibition celebrates Ann Telnaes’s generous gift to the Library of Congress of eighty-one original drawings that represent the range of themes that engage this gifted artist who has recently emerged as a leader in American editorial cartooning.
– IdeaFixa, a Brazilian art e-magazine, homages the women’s day in its fifth issue with the theme “woman”. Highlights to the illustrations by Jonathan Weiner, the Jorge Bispo’s portraits of men in wedding dresses, the collages by Kareem Risz and the social critic of Lauren Greenfield’s pictures. In Portuguese and English, with NSFW images.
– International Women’s Day 2007 site: information about IWD events in many countries, news and pictures.
– Pages from Her Story: diaries, journals, memoirs, reminiscences, letters, speeches and interviews of American women divided in nine historical eras.
– Nine nice posters of Women’s day at the Museum of Russian Posters.
– Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture‘s Special Collection Library acquires, preserves and makes available to a large population of researchers published and unpublished materials that reflect the public and private lives of women, past and present.
– The Hannah Arendt Papers at the Library of Congress. The papers span the years 1898 to 1977, with the bulk of the material beginning in 1948, three years before Arendt’s naturalization as an American citizen. The collection is organized in the following series: Family Papers, Correspondence, Adolf Eichmann File, Subject File, Speeches and Writings File, Clippings, Addition I, Addition II, and Addition III.
– The Water-Babies: Illustrations by Jesse Willcox Smith. Her works evoking the innocence of youth and demonstrating the artistry of illustrated books are among the Library’s great graphic treasures.
– The Zora Neale Hurston Plays present a selection of ten plays written by Hurston (1891-1960), author, anthropologist, and folklorist.
– United Nations’ special site: International Women’s Day 2007, which theme is “Ending Impunity for Violence against Women and Girls”.
– Women’s History Month: The Library of Congress recognizes the wisdom and tenacity of women throughout U.S. history, highlighting the 2007 theme, “Generations of Women Moving History Forward.” It isn’t new that the LoC has an impressive archive, but it’s always great when they point to many of the hidden treasures of the site. Explore the sessions of audio and video, images (pictures and illustrations) and the collections. Visit also the National Women’s History Project.
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