The first lady of the United States, a U.S. Senator, Dallas civic leaders and memorable moms were among 74 women honored recently through a project of the Archives of Women of the Southwest at SMU.

Their names will be inscribed on plaques in SMU’s DeGolyer Library building, which houses the Archives. Through the Archives’ “Remember the Ladies!” Campaign, donors have made contributions of $5,000 or more each to honor notable women of their choosing. The gifts will help fund an endowment to hire an archivist for the collection, which includes the papers of women who have made a significant impact on the development of the Southwest – among them pioneering African-American journalist Julia Scott Reed, women’s legal advocate Louise B. Raggio and Dallas real estate legend Ebby Halliday.

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