Remember the Ladies! Exhibit

Remember the Ladies! Discovering Women’s History at DeGolyer Library

About the exhibit: September 10 – December 14, 2012, DeGolyer Library

Ruth Holloway's Letter

Ruth Holloway photograph and letter to her mother in Dallas about her experiences in the Marine Corps Reserve, 1945. A1989.1613

From writers of recipes to writers of novels, the “Remember the Ladies! Discovering Women’s History at DeGolyer Library” exhibit presents over 100 years of the words and images of women, their families, daily activities, organizations, professions, and pastimes. Letters, diaries, scrapbooks, photographs, newspapers, and other printed and visual materials illuminate women’s roles in society and the manner in which they shaped the culture, arts, education, business, social issues, law, and politics in Texas, the Southwest, and beyond.

The exhibit is free and open to the public and runs from September 10 through December 14, 2012. The DeGolyer Library is located in the Fondren West Building at 6404 Robert S. Hyer Lane, Dallas, Texas, 75205. Hours are 8:30am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. For more information, please visit or call (214) 768-3231.

More examples from the exhibit:

Christina Lettie Amanda Moore Diary, 1901-1902.

Christina Lettie Amanda Moore Diary, 1901-1902
Arkansas girl’s diary includes a handmade cover which reads “Sunshine Diary” and provides a detailed picture of the life of a twelve-year-old girl and her activities, including school, family life, love of food, quilting, fishing, holidays, and singing lessons. A2002.0038c

Scrapbook belonging to Kathryn M. Jefferson, captain of Troop 20, from Silberstein Elementary School in Dallas.1939-1940, Mss 49x









JCP Fashions and Fabrics catalog, 1942 A2004.0007

JCP Fashions and Fabrics catalog, 1942 A2004.0007

Big Tex, photographer Lynn Lennon

“Big Tex, Symbol of the State Fair of Texas,” 1984-1993 by photographer Lynn Lennon Ag2002.1405


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