“Texas Women: ‘Gutsy’ and ‘Wise’ ” Collection on Display in the Reference Reading Room

By Taylor Fox, Reference Librarian

The current Featured Collection on display in the Texas State Library and Archives Reference Reading Room highlights books about Texas women.

Our newest featured collection is on display in the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) Reference Reading Room. “Texas Women: ‘Gutsy’ and ‘Wise ” highlights selections from our published holdings on the history of Texas’ trailblazing women. Works on suffragists, fearless pilots, activists and political firsts provide a glimpse into the stories of women who made Texas history. The display complements the new lobby exhibit, “Women’s Power, Women’s Vote.”

June 28, 2019 marks the 100-year anniversary of Texas’ ratification of the 19th Amendment, which made legal a woman’s right to vote. Artifacts, documents, photographs and more publications from our collections on women’s suffrage and women in Texas history are featured in “Women’s Power, Women’s Vote.” The lobby exhibit opened June 17 and will run through March of 2020.

Below is the complete list of titles you’ll find on our featured collection shelf this month. To search for these books and more, visit our catalog at www.tsl.texas.gov/catalog. If you are interested in checking out a title from this display, please visit the Reference Desk in room 109.

The woman movement in America : a short account of the struggle for equal rights
Squire, Belle
301.412 SQ58

Report of the Governor’s Commission on the Status of Women
Texas Governor’s Commission on the Status of Women
305.4 T312R

Women and Texas history : selected essays
Downs, Fane
305.4 W8423

Capitol women : Texas female legislators, 1923-1999
Jones, Nancy Baker
328.764 J722c

Miriam “Ma” Ferguson : first woman governor of Texas
Alter, Judy
920.7 F381m

A woman of Texas : Mrs Percy V. Pennybacker
Richmond, Rebecca
920.7 P385r

Ann Richards : “a woman’s place is in the dome”
Stumpff, April D.
920.7 R390a

Unflinching courage : pioneering women who shaped Texas
Kay Bailey Hutchison
920.72 H973u

Let me tell you what I’ve learned : Texas wisewomen speak
Pierce, Paula Jo
920.72 P611L

We can fly, stories of Katherine Stinson and other gutsy Texas women
Rogers, Mary Beth
920.7209764 R632W

Las Tejanas : 300 years of history
Teresa Palomo Acosta and Ruthe Winegarten
976.40046872 AC72t

Women in Texas : their lives, their experiences, their accomplishments
Crawford, Ann Fears
976.4042 C856W

Texas women, a celebration of history
Rogers, Mary Beth
976.4042 T312

Citizens at last : the woman suffrage movement in Texas
edited by Ruthe Winegarten and Judith N. McArthur
Z TA475.8 C498 c.2

A Texas suffragist : diaries and writings of Jane Y. McCallum
Janet G. Humphrey
Z TA475.8 M124te c.2                                            

Latina legislator: Leticia Van de Putte and the road to leadership
Navarro, Sharon Ann
Z TA475.8 N228La c.2

Southern Black women in the modern civil rights movement
Glasrud, Bruce A. (ed.)
Z TA475.8 So88BL c.2

A love letter to Texas women
Bird, Sarah
Z UA380.8 B532Lo c.2

Texas through women’s eyes : the twentieth-century experience
Judith N. McArthur and Harold L. Smith
Z UA380.8 M118TE c.2                                 

No Mexicans, women, or dogs allowed : the rise of the Mexican American civil rights movement
Orozco, Cynthia
Z UA380.8 OR68NO c.2

Women on the Texas frontier : a cross-cultural perspective
Malone, Ann Patton
Z UA590.7 SO89 NO.70 c.2

Rosie the Riveter / World War II home front
National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
I 29.21: R73

Woman suffrage: argument submitted by the National Antisuffrage Association in opposition to the adoption of the socalled Susan B. Anthony proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States extending the right of suffrage to women (Senate document no. 408)
National Antisuffrage Association
Serial Set 6952

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