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Women's History — Highlights

This guide is is just to give a snapshot celebrating just a few of the many momentous events in the history of women.

Women in Politics Contemporary Timeline

For the scope of this timeline, we will focus on formal political appointments, beginning in the 1910s. 

Running for Office

Brochures from the National Women's Political Caucus of Santa Clara County Records, SJSU Special Collections & Archives.


Women Voters

Who Represents Her

Suffrage flyer from the International Museum of Women Records, SJSU Special Collections & Archives.


Women in Congress

2020 Women in Congress

History of Women in Congress


This photo is of Vera Daerr Buchanan, the first woman member to die in office.  See more photos and facts at the United States House of Representatives: History, Art & Archives page, Women in Congress.