Monthly Archives: March 2020

Celebrate National Women’s History Month!

March is National Women’s History Month! There are lots of ways to celebrate with the UAA/APU Consortium Library.

You can start by picking up books on the women who shaped our nation. Here are some suggestions:

E185.97.T8 G55 1993Narrative of Sojourner Truth by Margaret Washington
E99.T6 B66 2019Fighter in Velvet Gloves: Alaska Native Civil Rights Hero Elizabeth Peratrovich by Annie Boochever
PN4874.H478 M39 1983Witness to War: A Biography of Marguerite Higgins by Antionette May
HV569.B3 P3 1941Clara Barton by Mildred Mastin Pace

Is the book you want to read not at the UAA/APU Consortium Library? Place a hold on it and have it delivered to the Consortium Library. It takes a little time, but you may check out most of the books you see from any library in the catalog (reference books and archival materials excluded).

Too busy to read? No problem! Download an audiobook from the Alaska Digital Library.

If you want to research women’s history, check out this guide of sources your trusty librarians put together.

You could also look at some of the papers of historic Alaskan women in the UAA/APU Archives and Special Collections. They have papers of Lanie Fleischer (the woman largely responsible for Anchorage’s network of trails), Arliss Sturgulewski (the first female candidate for Alaska’s Governor). and Fran Ulmer (the first woman elected to state-wide office in Alaska). Take a look at the Archives and Special Collections’ guide on women’s history or contact the Archives and Special Collections directly.

Let’s celebrate some amazing humans!

Arliss Sturgulewski points a stern finger in Art Hackney's face

Pictured: Arliss Sturgulewski and Art Hackney in stern discussion in the Alaska Senate chambers. UAA-HMC-0467-B39-F5-5, Arliss Sturgulewski papers, UAA/APU Consortium Library, Archives and Special Collections