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Shuart Women's Archive & Research Collection

The Carey C. Shuart Women's Archive and Research Collection at the University of Houston's MD Anderson Library has two main objectives: collection and research. The archive collects the papers of individual women who've made history in Houston and of Houston area women's organizations, a milieu in which women have operated for over a century. Organizations include cultural-development and social-action groups, philanthropic and professional associations, sports and garden clubs, and others. Their records document how women have come together to achieve their goals, the range of their concerns, and the impact they have had on the world around them. The Carey C. Shuart Women's Archive and Research Collection also creates and preserves Texas women's oral histories.

Oral Histories and the Living Archives

  • Our Living Archives series features interviews with Houston women of note, including individual interviews and panels on such topics as 70s feminism, women and religion, women and sports, women and work, women's activism, etc.  These interviews are videotaped and archived.  We welcome suggestions for interview subjects.
  • Our oral history program augments the written archive with in-depth interviews on video.

The Carey C. Shuart Women's Archive in the News

  • Houston Public Media. View the news article here.
  • Winter, 2009 edition of UH Alumni Quarterly.
    • Download the article here.
  • The Houston Review of History and Culture (now Houston History)
    • Read the article on the WARC here.
    • Read "Changing Lives and Making Policy: The Houston Women's Caucus for Art 1978-1988" by MaryRoss Taylor here. The WARC holds the papers of The Houston Women's Caucus for Art.

Carey C. Shuart Women's Archive Collections Since 1996

More than 80 collections of papers are now open to readers:

  • Houston Area Women’s Center (HAWC)
  • Houston Area Women's Center Ephemera Collection
  • Marjorie Randal National Women's Year Collection
  • Nikki Van Hightower (HAWC founder)
  • Debby Tucker and Toby Myers Texas Council on Family Violence Records
  • National Women’s Conference 1977
  • Hazelwitch, a women’s production group
  • Greater Houston Women's Foundation Records
  • Top Ladies of Distinction, an African-American philanthropic group
  • Federation of Houston Professional Women
  • Houston Women’s Caucus for Art
  • Women in the Visual and Literary Arts
  • Texas Council on Family Violence
  • Hispanic Women in Leadership
  • River Oaks Blossom Club
  • Greater Houston Women’s Foundation
  • Brigid’s Place at Christ Church Cathedral
  • Church Women United
  • Women’s Fund for Health Education and Research
  • Carolyn Farb Papers
  • UH Women’s Studies Program
  • River Oaks Business Women’s Exchange Club
  • Josephine Stewart Papers
  • National Organization for Women (Houston branch)
  • Women in Action
  • Betty Barnes NOW Collection
  • Janet Pierce NOW Collection
  • Peggy Hall NOW Collection
  • Association for Women In Science Records
  • Minnie Fisher Cunningham Papers
  • Feminist Credit Union
  • Houston Council of Texas Garden Clubs
  • The Bridge
  • Debra Danburg Papers
  • Association of Women in Science
  • Kathryn J. Whitmire Papers
  • Professor Bette Ann Stead Papers
  • Laura Oren Papers
  • Carey Chenoweth Shuart Papers
  • Mary Elinor Ewing and Family Scrapbook Collection
  • Blanche Espy Chenoweth Papers
  • Houston Heights Woman's Club Records
  • River Oaks Business Women's Exchange Club Records
  • Womynspace Records
  • Lynn Randolph Papers
  • Interfaith Workshop Records
  • Women for Justice
  • Annise Parker Papers
  • Harriett Joan Ehrlich Papers
  • Ann Robinson Feminist Collection
  • Komen Foundation Houston
  • Houston Assembly of Delphian Chapters Records
  • Altrusa International Inc.  Records

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Support the Carey C. Shuart Women's Archive and Research Collection

The Carey C. Shuart Women's Archive and Research Center is supported by the Friends of Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies and by grants from generous donors. If you would like to help and continue the work of the Carey C. Shuart Women's Archive and Research Collection become a Friends of Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies or donate directly to the library.