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March is Women's History Month


Women’s History Month began as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed a law which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week."  In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed another law which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month."  Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month.  Since 1995, Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.” 

 ~From the Law Library of Congress' guide to the legislative history of Women's History Month.


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Call or visit the MCC libraries during regular hours.

Library at Southern & Dobson

1833 West Southern Avenue
Mesa, AZ 85202
480-461-7680 (Circulation)
                           480-461-7682 (Reference)


Library at Red Mountain

7110 East McKellips Road
Mesa, AZ 85215

480-654-7740 (Reference)


Women's History Month 2013

The theme for National Women's History Month 2013:

Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination:
Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Check out the National Women's History Project for more info.


Women's History Month

Updates from the National Women's History Museum

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