The annual Women’s History Month Exhibit at the Lucy Hargrett Draper Center and Archives for the Study of the Rights of Women in History & Law will be on display throughout March in the exhibit galleries of the Hargrett Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Richard B. Russell building, home of the Special Collections Libraries.
This exhibit examines the changing world of women during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, a period of major social transformation. Throughout this time frame, American and British popular literature reflected the prevailing social expectation that women and men should occupy separate spheres of home and work. The stereotypes of a woman’s proper place seeped into the iconography in postcards, cartoons, and other memorabilia whether for or against women’s rights. Photographs, books, memorabilia, and artifacts document the Women’s Movements from 1840 to 1920, including materials from Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Sojourner Truth.