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