Yesterday, M.D. Anderson Library was buzzing with activity, but it wasn’t the usual group projects, study sessions and casual conversation. Instead students crowded into the front of the library to catch a glimpse of Grammy winning singer and native Houstonian Beyoncé Knowles.
Beyoncé was in the Library’s Rockwell Pavilion to support her mother, Tina Knowles, who was being interviewed for the Women’s Studies “Living Archives” series. These interviews, which celebrate the diverse lives of influential women, are recorded and become a part of Special Collection’s own Carey C. Shuart Women’s Archives & Research Center.
Previous recordings from the “Living Archives” series can be viewed in the Special Collections Reading Room. Women featured include former Houston mayor Kathy Whitmire, Eleanor Tinsley, the first woman elected to the Houston City Council, women’s activist Nikki Van Hightower, and UH Chancellor Dr. Rena Khator. For the full list of interviews and panels, take a look a the catalog record.