skip to content

entrance
Located on 2nd Floor
 


Entrance

Welcome to the Woman's Collection, which is located on the second floor of the Blagg-Huey Library, TWU Denton Campus.


full statue
Located at Entrance


Full Statue

Proudly displayed at the entrance to the Woman's Collection is statue of a WASP sculpted by WASP Jewel Pfeifer Estes. The statue was dedicated April 20, 1995.


in memorium plaque
Located by Statue


In Memorium

To the left of the statue is a bronze plaque inscribed with the names of the 38 Women Airforce Service Pilots who gave their lives in service to their country.


statue
Located at Entrance


Statue

The expression of the upturned face of the statue captures both the love of flying shared by all the WASP and their motto from Avenger Field: "We live in the wind and sand and our eyes are on the stars..."


woman's collection
Second Floor


The Woman's Collection

Ranging from seminal works in women's studies to a large array of reference sources, the Woman's Collection is a rich resource. It includes over 42,000 books.


resources for researchers
Second Floor


Resources for Researchers

The browsing section of the Woman's Collection is open to all patrons during regular library hours. Numerous books, periodicals, and microforms on women in aviation and women in the military are located in the browsing section of the Woman's Collection.


reading room
Second Floor


Welcome to the Reading Room

The Catherine Merchant Reading Room is open from 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Materials from the WASP Collection may be checked out from the vault and viewed in the reading room. The kiosk outside the reading room exhibits items produced by research conducted in the archives.


research in the archives
Second Floor


Research in the Archives

Examples of some of the works produced from research in the archives are displayed in the kiosk outside the reading room and include: The Originals:The Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron of World War II by Sarah Bryn Rickman; Katherine Stinson: The Flying Schoolgirl by Debra l. Winegarten, and Daughter of the Air: The Brief Soaring Life of Cornelia Fort by Rob Simbeck. The PBS documentary, Fly Girls a history of the WASP, was researched and filmed primarily in the Woman's Collection.


reading room interior
Second Floor


Reading Room

The interior of the reading room provides a comfortable area for researchers to view vault materials, and it also houses the WASP exhibit.


Wasp exhibit Located in Reading Room


WASP Exhibit

The WASP Exhibit includes photographs, documents, artifacts, WASP classbook, an A-2 jacket, and a WASP uniform.


collage of artifacts
Located in WASP Exhibit


Collage of Artifacts

Some of the tools of flying, such as a kneeboard used to hold maps and other materials, and a flight computer are on display along with insignia and ephemera.


collage with flight goggles and documents
Located in WASP Exhibit


Collage with Flight Goggles and Documents

Among the documents displayed are original training manuals and notes taken by WASP trainees at Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas.


WASP uniform
Located in WASP Exhibit


Uniform

WASP Ruth Craig Jones's (44-W-1) uniform with insignia completes the WASP Exhibit.


WASP jacket
Located in WASP Exhibit


WASP A-2 Jacket

A leather WASP A-2 jacket and 44-W-7 class-book are the focal points of the exhibit's vertical display.

page last updated 11/12/2014 11:42 AM