Event: Women in the Archives

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02/04/19 9:00am  -  05/31/19 5:00pm




Special Collections

About this Event

Looking at history from a female perspective broadens our understanding of culture and societal norms. Individual stories can elaborate on these ideas and allow for a greater understanding of how women have challenged those norms to live out their dreams and change the world for the better.

This exhibit explores materials held by UNT Special Collections focusing on the accomplishments, lives, and work of notable women who were prominent in their chosen fields and offered new ideas and talents to the world.

An informal Coffee & Cookies reception for the exhibit will take place on Tuesday, February 26, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Sarah T. Hughes Reading Room.

Please note: The Sarah T. Hughes Reading Room is open from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. We are closed on Saturday and Sunday.

Some of the women featured in the exhibit are listed below.

Judge Sarah T. Hughes

Lawyer, federal judge and the only woman in United States history to have sworn in a President.

Gloria Contreras

Over 20 student organizations actively operate across the UNT campus today because of her successful initiatives.

Margaret Parx Hays

The first female mayor of Gainesville and a distinguished activist in the North Texas area.

Hermine Tobolowsky

Activist known as the “Mother of the Texas Equal Rights Amendment.”

Vivienne Armstrong & Louise Young

Longtime organizers and activists for LGBTQ and feminist causes in Dallas.

Barbara Rosenberg

Her 1992 win over Jack Hampton for a seat on the Texas Court of Appeals is considered a watershed moment for LGBTQ+ rights in Texas.

Victoria Lisi

American illustrator and artist who specializes in science fiction and fantasy.