Curated by the dedicated staff of the TWU Libraries' Woman's Collection, the largest depository in the Southern United States of research material about women, this series of detailed exhibits was designed for your education and entertainment and includes mementos from the University Archives which provide a rare glimpse of TWU campus life--and the fashion, headlines, pop culture and lifestyles--of bygone days.
As you take part in the 2015 Homecoming/Reunion Weekend at TWU, we hope you will stop by. All exhibits are free and open to the public, and photography is permitted. Questions are welcome and encouraged at our Information Desk, located to the right as you enter the building. For more in-depth information, contact the University Archives at 940-898-3751 or email@example.com.
WELCOME GOLDEN GIRLS CLASS OF 1965
Photographs and ephemera abound on the walls and in display cabinets as you step into the Blagg-Huey Library's first-floor lobby. Look carefully as you move through this exhibit; you don't want to miss the vintage photos of TWU students and the Denton campus, and please--sign our guest book.
As you make your way to the rear of the building, you'll pass through the library's beautiful rotunda. Gaze up--the stained glass windows are full of charm and history--then take a moment to appreciate the pink dresses in front of you. One of the more eye-catching items on display and a favorite with students, the soft tulle evening gown on the left was donated to the Women's Collection in 2005 by Sue Percifield Ball, TWU alumna (the watermelon pink floor-length gown was purchased at Nieman Marcus in Dallas as a present from her grandparents.) Ms. Ball, class of 1960, was a participant in the Redbud Festival for two years and represented TWU at Southern Methodist University's Manada, and Rice University's Rondelet. The dress on the right is another vintage piece from the University Archives.
CELEBRATING 60 YEARS OF NURSING
Just past the dresses, in the wall-mounted display cabinet on the right, are a small portion of the University Archives' photographs depicting the 60-year history of TWU's College of Nursing. Vintage nursing uniforms, also from the archives, are featured alongside the photographs.
Make your way to the living room area at the back of the building and sojourn down memory lane as you explore the 100-year history of the TWU Music Department. Photographs, programs, scrapbooks, artifacts, ephemera and other memorabilia shine a spotlight on a century of faculty, student, musician, performance and special-event musical history. In the back corner of the library, to the left near quilt of The Little Chapel-in-the-Woods, view a collection of photographs celebrating the legacy of the Hubbard family (L. H. Hubbard was named the fifth President of TWU--then the College of Industrial Arts--in 1926). Cap off your tour of our first-floor exhibits, and enjoy the spring greenery, by visiting the balcony area at the rear of the building.
REFLECTING ON 75 YEARS OF THE LITTLE CHAPEL-IN-THE-WOODS
As you step off the elevator on the second floor, vintage wedding dresses, programs, photographs and more await you in an exhibit celebrating the 75-year history of every Pioneer's favorite little chapel.
100 YEARS OF THE LASSO: TWU'S STUDENT NEWSPAPER
From the elevators, turn right. The exhibit on the right, celebrating 100 years of the Lasso, TWU's student newspaper, features clippings, headlines and memorabilia from the paper's century-long history.
After viewing the library's exhibits you may find that you have questions; want to make a donation; or wish to incorporate our resources into your research. Whatever your level of interest, please do not hesitate to contact the University Archives (at 940-898-3751 or firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information. As always, it is our pleasure to assist you.
An enjoyable, rewarding and nostalgic 2015 Homecoming/Reunion Weekend to all.
~Sandy Cochran with Kimberly Johnson