The new current exhibit from the Libraries’ Archives and Rare Books celebrates pioneering women writers, artists, businesswomen and leaders and their role in the state of Texas. One of the featured women – novelist Anne Rice, above – has a connection to UNT. What is it?
A. She attended UNT in the 1960s.
B. She taught a creative writing class at UNT.
C. She has donated her letters to Willis Library.
D. Her novel Interview with the Vampire features scenes that take place in Bruce Hall.
The answer is A. Rice, best known for her popular Vampire Chronicles series, briefly attended UNT in the 1960s. Back then, she was known as Anne O’Brien, listened to the lab band in the student union and studied English.
“Revealing Texas Women: Hidden Voices in Special Collections,” on display through May 11 in Willis Library, Room 437, explores the often disregarded female experience in Texas and the women who forged new spheres of influence for their peers and future generations, said Morgan Gieringer, head of Archives and Rare Books.
“From authors and artists to showgirls and club women, the diversity of Texas women is reflected in Revealing Texas Women,” Gieringer said. “This exhibit highlights never before exhibited collections, such as the science fiction art of Victoria Lisi, with rare first edition books by Texas authors and many more surprises.”
Other women featured in the exhibit include:
Learn more: Morgan Davis Gieringer, Archives and Rare Books, 940-369-8657.
-Jessica DeLeon, URCM
Posted on: Tue 12 February 2013