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.