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Women's Archive Collection List

Benge Family Papers (Sharon)

Director of Theater at Texas Women's University; co-host of "Art Matters" on WRR Radio; founding director of Shakespeare in the Park, Fort Worth

Blankenship, Katie Ruth Anderson Papers

Educator, Fort Worth public schools

Buckley, Evelyn Ruth Papers

U. S. District Court career in Fort Worth, 1940s-1974

Burchill Family Papers

Principal of first Fort Worth free school; Fort Worth postmistress, 1881 & 1889; Superintendent, Fort Worth Benevolent Home

Burritt, Ida Calhoun Papers

Reporter, editor, publisher, and columnist for newspapers in Texas, Alabama and Florida

Campbell, Kathryn Papers

Genealogist; historian; author

Carlin, Electra Papers (Carlin Art Gallery)

Carlin Art Gallery owner, 1959-1987; pioneer in Eskimo art presentation

Casstevens, Katie Papers

Historian; newspaper columnist

Clarke, Mary Whatley Papers

Author; civic leader

Daughters of the American Revolution, Fort Worth Chapter

Organizational minute book, 1936-1943

Ferrier, Lona Bryan Papers


Garrett, Julia Kathryn Typescript

Educator; historian; author; civic activist

Gillette, Mildred Pauline Hickman Papers

Genealogist; historian

Hackney, Mary Martha Papers

Fort Worth librarian; genealogist

Hardy, Marian Papers

Community service activist; Executive Director of the Fort Worth and Tarrant County Girl Scout Council, 1945-1979

Harlow, Ruth Murphy

Historian; genealogist

Jackson, Pat Chadwell Papers

Head of Fort Worth Library Southwest Genealogy section, 1963-1987

Johnson, M. Shirley Papers

Fort Worth City Council member; political and social activist; president of League of Women Voters of Tarrant County; Outstanding Woman of Fort Worth, 1993

Lake, Mary Daggett Papers

Wrote "First 100 families in Fort Worth" article series for Star-Telegram; gardening page editor of Star-Telegram; Director of the Garden at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden; President of the Fort Worth Park Board

League of Women Voters of Tarrant County

Educates citizens on workings of local, state and national government; advocates for environment, government policies, social ethics and education

Leigh, Hazel Vaughn Papers

Founder of Fort Worth Boys' Club, 1935; devoted life to improving quality of life for boys in Fort Worth and Tarrant County

Lyons, Mrs. John Photographic Collection

President of Fort Worth Harmony Club, 1904-1924; organized first Goodfellow operation in Fort Worth; President of Texas Federation of Music Clubs

Marsh, Irma Scrapbooks

Superintendent of Castleberry School District, 1958-1972; Texas Classroom Teacher's Association Outstanding Administrator, 1971; Zonta Club Woman of the Year, 1959-1960

Moran, Abby Papers

Head of the Fort Worth Public Library's Southwest History and Genealogy department, 1957-1964

Mowery, Anna Collection

First Tarrant County Republican Party chairwoman, 1975; Texas House Representative, 1988-2007; political advocacy for property owner rights, education finance and property tax reform

Mullins, Marion Day Papers

Genealogist; historian

National Society of Colonial Dames of America, Fort Worth Group

Organizational records, 1919-1993

Naughton, Lynita Martin Papers


P.E.O. Sisterhood Fort Worth Council

Promotes higher education opportunities for women

Peace, Hazel Harvey Collection

Educator; humanitarian; community activist

Puente-Brancato, Gina Family Collection

Winery owner; Enterprising Woman of the Year, 2007; Texas Business Woman of the Year, 2007

Randels, Betty Papers

Advocate of child and youth services; Altrusa Woman of the Year, 1970; First Lady of Fort Worth, 1970; Outstanding Woman of Fort Worth, 1997

Reilly, Virginia Papers

The collection documents the establishment and operation of the Carnegie Public Library; includes correspondence of Mrs. Charles (Jennie S.) Scheuber Fort Worth's first librarian, 1901-1938

Rylander, Lois Papers


Shuman, Mrs. A. L. (Florence)

Civic activist; historian

Smith, Julia

Musician; author

Trigg, Mrs. Harry Papers

Civic activist

Turner, Ida Manuscript


Wilhoit, May Kendall Papers

Local musician and poet; active in Fort Worth Harmony Club, Poetry Society, Music Study Club, and National League of American Pen Women

Wolfe, Jeanette Papers

Collection contains family documents including Cherokee Land Allotment Certificates and occupied Austria travel permits

Women's History Month Collection-Hattitude…Hats Off to Women

Promotes women’s significant accomplishments in Fort Worth and Tarrant County, Texas

Last updated: Oct. 20, 2014