McDowell County Public Library

Women’s History Month

Resources available through your library:

Discover the rich history and accomplishments of women around the world and in our own community.

Explore our NC Live databases where you can find videos, music, scanned letters, and more.

History Student Center

A collection of primary and secondary sources on global women’s history from ancient times to the present day.

North American Women’s Letters and Diaries 

Colonial to 1950

North American Women’s Letters and Diaries contains over 150,000 pages of published letters and diaries plus 4,000 pages of previously unpublished materials depicting the personal experiences of hundreds of women from Colonial times to 1950.

NCPedia- Women
A brief yet informative overview of the gains and accomplishments of women in North Carolina History.


Other Resources:

Women’s History Month

A collaboration with the Library of Congress, National Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution and many more!  They join in commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.  Photos, video, audio, and lesson plans are available to explore.


National Women’s History Museum

Includes lesson plans, biographies, posters, primary sources, and more. You can search by topic, theme, or resource type.

  • Hours

    Marion Library

    Mon, Wed, Fri: 10-5:30
    Tue, Thu: 10-7
    Saturday: 11-5
    Sunday: Closed
    Holiday Hours

    Old Fort Library

    Monday: Closed
    Tues, Wed, Fri: 10-5:30
    Thursday: 10-7
    Saturday: 12:30-5
    Sunday: Closed
    Holiday Hours

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    Marion Library

    Phone 828-652-3858
    Fax 828-652-2098

    Old Fort Library

    Phone 828-668-7111
    Fax 828-668-4013

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    Marion Library

    90 W Court St
    Marion, NC 28752

    Old Fort Library

    65 E Mitchell St
    Old Fort, NC 28762