Special Collections materials are regularly part of various exhibits that are on display in either Honnold/Mudd Library or elsewhere on the campuses.
"Telling Their Own Stories: Women's Manuscripts in Special Collections"
January 22-March 28, 2014
Honnold/Mudd Library, 2nd Floor North Lobby
Women's letters, diaries, literary and creative writings, and other personal documents are the focus of this exhibition for Women's History Month. "No documents, no history" was the motto adopted by Mary Ritter Beard in the 1930s in her quest to establish the short-lived World Center for Women's Archives, through which she hoped to record and preserve the lives and accomplishments of women in order to achieve a truly balanced and inclusive history.
From notable writers to political activists, to actresses, teachers, and mothers, this exhibition offers glimpses into the lives and activities of several women from the 18th to the 20th centuries whose archives are held by the special collections of Honnold/Mudd and Denison libraries. Among the emerging themes in examining the different women's lives are women's rights and feminism; travel; work and family life; and education and the professions. By studying the letters, diaries, photographs, and other documents that they created, the lives of previous generations of women helps us better understand their lives, and ultimately, ourselves and our own times.
For more information about the exhibit, phone 909-607-3977 or email email@example.com
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