Women's Museum Archive Finds New Home

Museum gifts archive to Texas Woman's University in Denton

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    The Women's Museum gifted its archives to Texas Woman's University in Denton.

    Some important pieces of women's history have found a new home.

    The Women's Museum, which was located in Dallas, closed its doors in October. It handed its archives over to Texas Woman's University in Denton.

    Sherilyn Bird, TWU's dean of libraries, has been unpacking the past.

    Women's Museum Archive Finds New Home

    [DFW] Women's Museum Archive Finds New Home
    The Women's Museum gifted its archives to Texas Woman's University in Denton.

    "When we heard they were closed, we were sorry, and we immediately began talking to them about becoming a home for their artifacts and archives," she said.

    Bird said she's proud that her library will house all of this history. From shoes and jackets to advertisements and photographs, there's a big story to tell.

    "We tell the story of women's contributions," she said. "We also share information about women's issues."

    Bird said the boxes of historical papers tell it the best.

    "Artifacts like this and papers like this make history come alive for young students," she said. "We felt excited as we were going through the boxes and seeing the papers, the photographs, the icons, the artifacts. We knew that we would use these well to preserve the legacy of the museum."