05/01/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

COLUMN: The Death Of Women's History Month

The boxes that line the shelves of the Barnard Center for Research on Women's humble library are filled with colorful posters, periodicals, pamphlets, and plenty of unpublished papers.

But even digging through these dusty tombs can be unsatisfying. As useful as these sources are, very few are from before 1970. This archive only accounts for the past 40 years of women's history. What about everything that happened before?

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