“Sharing Her Story” National Women’s History Month Celebration

Blog written by Debbie Davendonis, director of Poage Library and member of the planning team.

The Baylor Libraries (including the W. R. Poage Legislative Library), Institute for Oral History, and Women’s and Gender Studies are excited to announce a new research resource that will soon be available to the Baylor community…and beyond!
We are in the final stages of development on a site that will enable you to quickly search and discover women’s stories held by Baylor University. Using resources from the Baylor Collections of Political Materials, located here in the Poage Library, we’ve aggregated materials related to:
Women’s Rights
League of Women Voters
Equal Rights Amendment
Spouses of Politicians
Women in the Military

Items come from the papers of W. R. Poage, Alan Steelman, Chet Edwards, Jim Dunnam, Jack Hightower, and Bob Bullock.

The Baylor Women’s Collection site will officially launch on March 15, 2018, and will be located at this URL (baylor.edu/genderstudies/womenscollections).

Come to the “Sharing Her Story” event on March 15 at 3:00 p.m. at Armstrong Browning Library for the official unveiling! The event will feature an unveiling of the new site and a panel conversation about the importance of preserving women’s stories. Panel participants include:
• Deirdre Fulton, Department of Religion
• Rachel Risk, University Scholar
• Mattie Mae McKee, Congressional Staff, 1968-1989
• Adrienne Cain, Institute for Oral History

We are delighted that Mattie McKee will be joining the panel. Ms. McKee is a dear friend of the Poage Library and will share her experiences working alongside O.C. Fisher, W. R. Poage, and Marvin Leath. The Poage Library will also be making a very special announcement at the site launch. Make plans TODAY to participate in the launch event on March 15 and experience this new academic resource.

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