Women’s History Month Resources at the Kathrine R. Everett Law Library

March 28, 2022

March is Women’s History Month, and UNC Libraries, including the Kathrine R. Everett Law Library, have many resources to help students and faculty research women’s history at UNC and in North Carolina, women and the law, gender studies, gender and the law, and many other related topics. Information about events related to women’s history at UNC can be found on the university’s website.

One excellent place to start researching is with library research guides and databases. The libraries provide a list of databases for Women’s and Gender Studies. UNC Libraries has a Guide to Women’s and Gender Studies that gives a broad overview of different resources available through the libraries. We also provide access to a guide on Women at Carolina, which takes a deep dive into the history of women at UNC specifically and directs researchers to many excellent items and collections, mostly housed at Wilson Library. Wilson Library also hosts an online exhibit on Women in the History of UNC.

For legal research, HeinOnline has a curated collection on Women and the Law that includes federal government documents like statutory materials, legislative histories, committee reports and prints, as well as books, biographies, and periodicals. The North Carolina Law Review’s Sesquicentennial History of Carolina Law includes an article on “Women at UNC and in the Practice of Law,” by Laura N. Gasaway and Judith W. Wegner, both groundbreaking women at UNC in their own right.

The University of North Carolina has other resources for researching women’s history both on campus and in the state. The Southern Oral History Program has collected thousands of oral histories, including many focused on women’s history, and has run a UNC Women’s History tour. The Carolina Women’s Center runs programs and supports scholarship on women’s and gender issues. And finally, Women’s and Gender Studies offers courses for both undergraduate and graduate students.