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The title of this exhibit, “From the Past, for the Future,” refers to the historical denigration and dismissal of the achievements of women and women’s reluctance to commit their stories to writing. Biographies and autobiographies represent the acknowledgement of and effort to share women’s stories, which serve as a source of strength for current and future generations. This exhibit features examples of women’s biographies from the print holdings of Special Collections.

This single case exhibition was originally on display in the Morris Library Information Room from March 1-March 31, 2011.

Tags: Women’s History Month; Biographies; Women in literature; Autobiographies