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. And 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.
This exhibit features artwork, photographs, manuscripts and published works from the UNT Archives and Rare Books collections featuring Judge Sarah T. Hughes, Enid Justin, Ann Rice, Katherine Ann Porter, Lexie Dean Roberts and many more. The exhibit is located in the reading room and is open to the public during normal reading room hours.
Archives & Rare Books Reading Room hours: Monday - Wednesday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Thursday - 8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday - closed.
To arrange for a tour or a group visit please contact us in advance.