The exhibit celebrates the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. Texas ratified the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution on June 28, 1919—the ninth of the required 36 states to do so. This exhibit explores the motivation and evolution of this struggle as documented through the personal collections of Texas women and government records, including original pamphlets, correspondence, photographs, organizational records, legislation, artifacts and audio recordings. The 19th Amendment took effect in August of 1920.
TSLAC will host an exhibit opening event on the afternoon of Tuesday, June 18, featuring a panel discussion on the history of the movement and the role of women in shaping policy. Details will follow.
The exhibit will run through the end of March 2020.
Located in Austin, TSLAC offers ongoing exhibits in the lobby of the Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building located at 1201 Brazos Street, Austin, Texas, and is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and monthly on Second Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For directions and parking information, see https://www.tsl.texas.gov/visit. Exhibits are free and open to the public.
The Texas State Library and Archives Commission provides Texans access to the information they need to be informed, productive citizens by preserving the archival record of Texas; enhancing the service capacity of public, academic, and school libraries; assisting public agencies in the maintenance of their records; and meeting the reading needs of Texans with disabilities. For more information, visit tsl.texas.gov.