A Woman’s Place An Exhibit on the History of the Women’s Rights Movement

Mar 29 - Aug 16, 2010

Shields Library Lobby - Entrance

Archives and Special Collections

Exhibit prepared by John Sherlock, Special Collections.

The UC Davis Library invites you to an exhibit in the Shields Library Special Collections display cases held in celebration of the 90th anniversary of women winning the right to vote in America. The exhibit features books, pamphlets, and other documents and ephemera from the Women’s History Collection and other research collections held in the Library’s Special Collections Department. Items on exhibit include 18th, 19th, and 20th century publications documenting the growth and development of the women’s rights movement. The exhibit offers a special tribute to the campaign for women’s suffrage and it provides a wide view of the evolution of social and political views of the “place of women” over the last three centuries. There is a special focus on the period between the emergence of a women’s movement in the United States 19th century and continuing through the emergence in the 1960s and 1970s of a second wave of the movement in the form of a women’s liberation movement.