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Women's History Month Collection

 Collection
Identifier: W-0066

Scope and Contents

The Women’s History Month collection currently consists of 18 boxes or 7.2 linear feet of materials organized in five series: proceedings; photographs; portfolios / scrapbooks; proclamations; and memorabilia. Materials included in the collection are correspondence; meeting minutes; programming notes; brochures; press and news releases; newspaper clippings; photographs; portfolios/scrapbooks; proclamations; and exhibit materials. Comprehensive dates for the collection as of May 2014 are 2001-2014.

Series 1, Proceedings, The Hattitude…Hats Off to Women Association proceedings, includes correspondence; meeting minutes; programming notes; public relations documents; press and news releases; and newspaper clippings.

Series II, Photographs, contains photographs; a photograph album; and images burned to CDs.

Series III, Portfolios/Scrapbooks, includes documentation of the events and proceedings of the Hattitude…Hats Off to Women various fiscal years.

Series IV, Proclamations, consists of two wood-mounted proclamations from the City of Fort Worth announcing March as women’s history month.

Series V, Memorabilia, has a women’s history book, 33 things every girl should know about women's history, edited by Tonya Bolden. The front page contains a note from Ms. Bolden to Gleniece Robinson, Director of the Fort Worth Library.

Series VI, Exhibits, is comprised of signage and displays from Women’s History Month events in 2009 and 2010, and a sign-in book from 2010.

Dates

  • 2001-2014

Biographical / Historical

The Hattitude…Hats Off to Women Association began at Fort Worth Public Library in 2001 with the purpose of promoting women’s significant accomplishments. The association is administered by the Women’s History Month Committee and is comprised of women’s organizations in Fort Worth and Tarrant County, Texas. The partners of Hattitude…Hats Off to Women blend special events and programming in March each year to recognize and celebrate the achievements of women. After many successful years of programming under the title of “Hattitude…Hats Off to Women”, the committee decided to choose a new theme for Women’s History Month each year. In 2013, the committee chose the theme, “Women Inspiring Innovation through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics” and “Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment” for 2014.

Extent

7.2 Linear Feet (18 boxes)

Title
Women’s History Month Collection
Subtitle
Hattitude…Hats Off to Women Association
Status
Completed
Author
Betty Shankle, Updates by Kathryn Garvey Cain
Date
December 2009

Repository Details

Part of the Fort Worth Public Library Archives Repository

Contact:
500 West 3rd Street
Fort Worth Texas 76102
817-392-7740