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Blog Posts by Subject: Women's Studies

Are You Spoken For? An Ad Campaign and A Cultural Stereotype

The Billy Rose Theatre Division at the Library for the Performing Arts has an extensive collection that documents the development of television, including many examples of pitches made by networks to specific companies, like AT&T or Coty Cosmetics, outlining how each network’s programming would be a match for the company’s ideal consumer. Read More ›

Women’s History in Digital Collections

We bring Women’s History Month to a close with this roundup of representations of and works by women in our Digital Collections. Explore and be inspired. Read More ›

Designing Women: The Art of Cloth Bindings

Cloth bindings flourished during the 19th and early 20th centuries, and their designers exercised incredible creativity until the more economical dust jacket took hold as the book's decorative wrapping.Read More ›

Department of Labor: Big Ideas to Help Women Succeed

In honor of Women's History Month, U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez presents a blog post, Big Ideas to Help Women Succeed. Read More ›

Feminist YA Fiction

Novels that feature strong, female characters who either confront sexism, defy the patriarchal order, subvert gender expectations or celebrate female solidarity, or all of the above.Read More ›

International Labour Organization: Women At Work

On International Women's Day, the International Labour Organization, a United Nations agency based in Geneva, published the "Women At Work" report as a part of their Women At Work Centenary Initiative.Read More ›

#FridayReads Reading Roundup: Suffragettes, Feminisms, and Young Womyn Detectives

A big shout-out for Women's History Month from us here at NYPL Recommends!Read More ›

She's Cracking the Case

Young-adult fiction is rich with young women who investigate crimes, solve mysteries, and apprentice in magical archives.Read More ›

Know Your Feminisms

March is women's history month: a time to reflect on the lives and accomplishments of women and their contributions in history and in contemporary society. Who better to honor this March than history's influential feminists? Read More ›

NSF: Celebrating Women in Science and Engineering

In honor of Women's History Month, France Cordova, director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) presents a blog post, Celebrating Women in Science and Engineering.Read More ›

Well Done, Sister Suffragette!

Happy International Women's Day! We've compiled a list of powerful women who helped fight for women's rights.Read More ›

DOL: Black Women in the Labor Force

In the Department of Labor blog post, the author takes a look at progress that has been made toward equality in the workplace for black women and the challenges they still face.Read More ›

Finding Wonder Women at the Library: Online Biographies and Encyclopedias

March is Women’s History Month! Here are some databases that can help with your assignments and projects:Read More ›

Hannah Lawrence Schieffelin's Journey Through Revolutionary America

On September 15, 1780, Hannah Lawrence Schieffelin “abandoned the paternal mansion that so long bounded my wishes,” boarded a “small vessel,” and left her home in New York for Quebec. Her narrative describes events, peoples, and places far removed from the center of the American Revolutionary struggle.Read More ›

The Diary of Elizabeth De Hart Bleecker, 1799-1806

Periodically, for the next year, we will write blog posts featuring a single entry, or a series of entries, from the Bleecker diary: a source from and about New York City in its formative era.Read More ›

January Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan

Last year, the Mid-Manhattan Library hosted distinguished scholars and authors at the Author @ The Library series. Some of the topics presented included photography, education, science and technology, New York City, performing and visual arts, politics and government, religion and sports. Read More ›

Podcast #89: Gloria Steinem on Sex, Justice, and Magazines

Gloria Steinem is a writer, political activist, and the creator of the magazine Ms., and a founder of the Women's Media Center. In 2013, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and this year, she was named a Library Lion. For this week's episode of the New York Public Library podcast, we're proud to present Gloria Steinem discussing sex, justice, and magazines. Read More ›

Podcast #81: Erica Jong on Becoming a Poet and Favorite Authors

The author of over twenty books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, Jong is the author of the United Nations Award for Excellence in Literature. For this week's New York Public Library Podcast, we're proud to present Erica Jong on Becoming a poet and her favorite authors.Read More ›

Readers Den: Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Interview and Wrap Up

Welcome back to the Reader's Den as we wrap up July's book. I hope you have enjoyed Karen Abbott's book Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy as much as I have. I talked to the author about what she likes to read (when she's not busy writing!)Read More ›

Mother's Day for Working Moms

Mother's Day turned 101 this year. While we associate this holiday with cards, gifts, and more, Director of Women's Bureau at the Department of Labor, Latifa Lyles points out that there are other ways we can value mothers. Read More ›
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