Revealing Texas Women: Hidden Voices in Special Collections

Submitted by lcb0080 on Mon, 01/07/2013 - 6:36am
Monday, January 14, 2013 - 2:00am to Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 12:00am

Women’s history is not always easy to find in special collections. For years, women were known only as the wives of accomplished men. Traditional ways in which women contributed to society, as teachers or homemakers, went undocumented. Women writers, dismissed as sentimental and overly romantic, went uncollected in major institutions. The hard-fought struggle of women to emerge in business and politics is largely still an unwritten story.

Revealing Texas Women explores the often disregarded female experience in Texas and the women who forged new spheres of influence for their peers and future generations. This exhibit celebrates pioneering women writers, artists, businesswomen, and leaders, as well as the important role these women played in the history of the state.

Location: 
4th Floor, Willis Library
Event open to: 
Open to the public
Ticket Price: 
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Department or Sponsor: 
UNT Libraries' Archives and Rare Books
Contact Name: 
Courtney Jacobs
Contact Email: 
courtney.jacobs@unt.edu
Contact Phone: 
(940) 565-2689
Expected Attendance: 
Not Applicable