Looking at history through a female perspective broadens our
understanding of culture and societal norms. Individual stories can
elaborate on these ideas and allow for a greater understanding of how
women have challenged those norms in order to live out their dreams and
change the world for the better. UNT Special Collections holds materials
that focus on the lives and work of women during the last century, and
this exhibit explores the accomplishments of these women. Each was
prominent in their chosen field, and offered new ideas and talent to the
This exhibit explores the life and work of a selection of women whose
materials are housed in UNT Special Collections. Taking a closer look at
their lives and accomplishments over the last 100 years helps to tell
the greater story of women in Texas and the United States.
View a Virtual Reality Tour of this exhibit, as it was displayed in
the Sarah T. Hughes Reading Room.