Texas Connects Us: SMU Exhibit Highlights History’s Forgotten Female Voices

NBC 5

Originally Posted: January 27, 2018

In a quiet corner on the Southern Methodist University campus sits a new exhibit that speaks volumes.

Fondren Library is currently home to hundreds of journals, letters and belongings from women who tackled the American wilderness.

Caroline Shimmel collected each item, starting back when few had interest in women’s history.

“All the librarians and historians and dealers were men, and they didn’t care what women did, so [the items] were cheap,” Shimmel said. WATCH

 

By | 2018-01-29T09:50:32-08:00 January 28th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, Faculty News, History|Comments Off on Texas Connects Us: SMU Exhibit Highlights History’s Forgotten Female Voices