Monday, February 17, 2014

Hail to the FLOTUS

Paying homage to the 46 First Ladies of the U.S. and the contributions
they have made, staff members of the TWU Libraries' Woman's
Collection have curated a display featuring photos, books and
trivia on current FLOTUS Michelle Obama and former First Ladies
Eleanor Roosevelt, Jackie Kennedy and more.  Located in the
Blagg-Huey Library on the Denton campus (
on the second floor next
to the 
Library Administration Office), the display is available for viewing 

by all library patrons throughout the month of February during regular
library hours.  Photograph by Sean Spear.
Monday, February 17, 2014 is Presidents Day, an annual American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February.  Its name, purpose and even spelling may be unclear to some (The Washington Post), but one thing is evident.  The role of First Lady of the United States (FLOTUS) is an unelected position which carries no salary or official duties, yet nonetheless comes with numerous and significant opportunities to serve this country alongside the Commander in Chief--as political and social activist, hostess of the White House, and advisor to the President.

Paying homage to the 46 First Ladies of the U.S. and their service, staff members of the TWU Libraries' Woman's Collection have curated a display featuring photos, books and trivia on current FLOTUS Michelle Obama and former First Ladies Eleanor Roosevelt, Jackie Kennedy and more.  Located in the Blagg-Huey Library on the Denton campus on the second floor next to the Library Administration Office, the display is available for viewing by all library patrons during regular library hours throughout the month of February.

The Woman’s Collection is the largest depository in the Southern United States of research material about women.  Established in 1932, it is one of only four collections of its kind in the United States.


~Sandy Cochran

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