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The Woman's Collection Named in Memory of Lou Halsell Rodenberger in the Blagg-Huey Library at Texas Woman's University represents a major research collection on the history of American women. The Library first began collecting the biographies of great women in 1932 at the suggestion of its president, Dr. Louis H. Hubbard, "to serve as role models" to students. The Woman's Collection also houses the University Archives, which provide rich research materials on the history of women's education in Texas. An international cookbook collection offers insight into culinary and cultural history.

Access & Research

Access is provided by the Woman's Collection Department during the hours listed below. For timely access to the rare books and manuscript collections, or for tours of the collection's materials, we encourage researchers to contact the Department before coming to use the collection. Manuscript listings provide access to collections of personal papers, the University Archives, documents, photographs, and records. The Texas Women's Bio-files can be accessed through TWUniversal.


The Woman's Collection staff is available to help researchers Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Materials housed in the vault are available during staff office hours only. Patrons will find a portion of the TWU Woman's Collection materials available on open stacks whenever the Library is open. Materials with easy access include:
  • Woman's Collection books
  • Woman's current and bound periodicals
  • Woman's microform collection
  • Cook Book collection

Location & Contact Info

The Woman's Collection is located at Blagg-Huey Library on the Texas Woman's University main campus off Bell Avenue in Denton, Texas. We are 35 miles north of Dallas/Ft. Worth.

E-mail address:
Mailing address: P.O. Box 425528
Denton, TX 76204
Phone: (940) 898-3751
Fax: (940) 898-3745


Private financial support it critical to our efforts to preserve women's history, continue the preeminence of this great archive, and acquire space for archival expansion. Unrestricted gifts to the Woman's Collection meet current needs and provide the greatest flexibility.

Restricted gifts may be directed to the following areas:

  • Research fellowships
  • Funded staff positions
  • Funded student positions
  • Endowments for special Woman's Collection projects
  • The WASP Endowment

Donating research materials, photographs or other historically significant artifacts is also a great way to make a tax-deductible contribution to the TWU Woman's Collection. Additional opportunities for giving may be further explored by contacting the Director of Libraries or the Coordinator for Special Collections, P.O. Box 425528, Denton, TX, 76204-5528; 940-898-3751 or email


Kimberly Johnson, Coordinator of Special Collections

Bethany Ross, Digital Curator

Megan Haase, Library Assistant


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