Influential Women at Lawrence and the Creation of Women’s Week
March is Women’s History Month, and in honor of that, this exhibit looks at the history of women who made a strong impact at Lawrence. Items include those documenting the career of Mary Ann Rossi, professor of Classics at Lawrence, who worked actively in the creation of Women’s Week and other campus events honoring equality of women. The tradition of an annual Women’s Week at Lawrence began in April 1974 and is also documenting in the exhibit. Programs, photographs, press releases, and newspaper articles are included.
To learn more about the history of women’s rights and events at Lawrence, visit the University Archives located on Level B of the library.
To learn more about Women’s History Month, visit
Materials are on display in the exhibit cases on the first floor of the library through the beginning of April.