Since 1987, when Congress declared the month of March Women’s History Month, there have been events drawing awareness to notable accomplishments by women. The guiding force trailblazing the way is the National Women’s History Project (NWHP), which was founded in 1980 in Santa Rosa, California as a grassroots organization to focus attention on the contributions of women. NWHP provides information and training nationally in educating teachers and organizations about women’s historical achievements.
A vital resource available to the Dickinson Law community is featured in honor of Women’s History Month. Since 2014, HeinOnline has provided an extensive collection, Women and the Law. Subtitled Peggy, the database is an archive of contemporary and historical works devoted to the advancement women’s roles in society and the law for the past 200 years. In a touching preface from Hein’s company president, Kevin Marmion dedicated this specialized database to two women, Ilene N. Hein and Margaret (Peggy) Marmion, who were instrumental and supportive of the company’s success as an invaluable resource for researchers.
This online resource offers more than 685,000 pages of current and historical books, periodicals and biographies pertinent to women’s participation in society and the law. It provides an efficient and constructive platform for users to explore topics such as Women & Education, Famous Women – Biography, Legal Rights & Suffrage, Abortion, Scholarly Articles, Periodicals, and more. If the subject Feminism and Legal Theory Project is chosen, the researcher may browse articles and books by author, title subject and date. If the inception of the Women’s Suffrage Movement is the topic you are researching, this page provides comprehensive resources for research. The Hein materials are available to read online, download as a pdf, or email.