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Collective HER-story, A Mosaic Masterpiece: Exploring the Carey C. Shuart Women’s Archives

categories: Carey C. Shuart Women's Archive and Research Collection, Exhibits

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Blanche Espy Chenoweth (left) and Carey Chenoweth Shuart (right)

A new exhibit is now open for viewing on the first and second floors of the M.D. Anderson Library.  Last night, “Collective HER-story, A Mosaic Masterpiece:  Exploring the Carey C. Shuart Women’s Archives” was unveiled to the public in conjunction with the Barbara Karkabi Living Archives Series, “Women’s Activism Then & Now.”

An ambitious exhibition curated by our own Vince Lee and Pat Bozeman, this multimedia Mosaic Masterpiece pulls together over 100 items and artifacts, across the wide scope of the Carey C. Shuart Women’s Archives, showcased via a dozen exhibit cases, an interactive and edifying touchscreen component, the exhibit website and accompanying videos, as well as an online mosaic featuring some items that could not make it into the physical exhibit, linked to the archival finding aids from which they originate.  In addition to providing an introduction for further and deeper study, the exhibition lends insight and context to the history of preserving history and the critical necessity of the work–the stories behind the origins of Shuart Women’s Archive and Women’s Studies here at the University of Houston as told by Carey C. Shuart, Dr. Elizabeth Gregory, Dr. Cynthia Freeland, and Mayor Annise Parker.

The exhibit will run now through March 2, 2014 and is available for viewing during normal library hours. Archival collections are available for viewing in the Special Collections Reading Room during our normal hours of operation.

Please take a moment and view Mayor Parker’s welcome message for Collective HER-story below:

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