At the Libraries
Discover the life and legacy of "The Lady with the Lamp" — a complex woman whose work broke barriers, pushed boundaries and continues to inform nursing to this day.
Claire Myers Owens was a novelist, lecturer and nonfiction author who graduated from the College of Industrial Arts (now TWU) in 1916. Her life spanned the twentieth century and reflected many important themes affecting women’s lives and the spirituality movements of her time.
The stained-glass windows around the central dome of the library include representations of Classical goddesses and muses and of flowers native both to Texas and to Greece and Italy which gave birth to the mythology of the goddesses and muses. View this classic item from our collection and delve into the deep symbology behind beautiful stained glass windows of the library!
Discover TWU’s best kept secret. Home to the largest depository of research material about women in the Southern United States, find out why our Woman’s Collection is a premiere destination for women's history researchers, writers, filmmakers and journalists. Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Read More
Get to Know Us
Our talented staff strive to foster intellectual curiosity and academic excellence. We come from diverse academic backgrounds and specialize in distinct areas of research, library science and library management.
Andy Tucker is a Reference Librarian in the Instruction and Services Department. He supports a number of disciplines in the library including Dance, Drama and Theatre, Fashion and Textiles, Family Sciences, History and Music. In his spare time he reads and enjoys science fiction, mysteries, and alternative time line books.
Shelia is the Records Retention Manager in the Woman’s Collection. She promotes effective records management in keeping with compliance standards, expedites University Archives research support, teaches Archives Orientation classes, facilitates Woman’s Collection programming and conducts Archives tours. Shelia has performed at Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
Tanesa is responsible for cataloging print materials and making sure they are findable. She is also currently working on streamlining processes and creating documentation for cataloging activities. Tanesa loves to catalog, and her favorite materials to work with are children's books and graphic novels. She loves reading them too!
Programs & Services
Oral History Program
We want to hear your story! The Woman’s Collection Oral History Program is dedicated to gathering and showcasing the oral histories of alumni, current students, faculty, staff and administrators of Texas Woman’s University.Contribute an Oral History