About the Women's Collection


The Woman's Collection of the Blagg-Huey Library at Texas Woman's University represents a major research collection on the history of American women. The Library first began collecting the biographies of great women in 1932 at the suggestion of its president, Dr. Louis H. Hubbard, "to serve as role models" to students. The Woman's Collection houses the University Archives, which provide rich research materials on the history of women's education in Texas. An international cookbook collection offers insight into culinary and cultural history.

Special Collections Access & Research

Access is provided by the Woman's Collection Department during the hours listed below. For timely access to the rare books and manuscript collections, or for tours of the collection's materials, we encourage researchers to contact the Department before coming to use the collection. Manuscript listings provide access to collections of personal papers, the University Archives, documents, photographs, and records. The Texas Women's Biofiles can be accessed through the TWUniversal.

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Woman’s Collection Tours

The staff is happy to provide tours of the Woman’s Collection to individuals and groups during the hours the Woman’s Collection is open, Monday-Friday, 8a.m.-5p.m. Special tours on Saturday may be arranged by organizations and groups based on availability of staff for those specific dates. You must call or email to make arrangements. Please let us know if your group wants the tour presented around a specific topic or collection. Contact us at 940-898-3751 or kjohnson27@mail.twu.edu

Support the Woman's Collection

Private financial support is critical to our efforts to preserve women's history, continue the preeminence of this great archive, and acquire space for archival expansion. Unrestricted gifts to the Woman's Collection meet current needs and provide the greatest flexibility.
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