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Exhibition Opening for Caroline F. Schimmel Collection

The DeGolyer Library invites you to attend an opening reception, panel discussion, and book signing for

OK, I'll Do It Myself:Narratives of Intrepid Women in the American Wilderness, Selections from the Caroline F. Schimmel Collection

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Reception at 7:00 pm in the Hillcrest Foundation Exhibit Hall with panel discussion and book signing to follow at 7:30 pm in the Texana Room, Fondren Library West, SMU

Click the Register button below or RSVP to Terre Heydari at degolyer@smu.edu or 214-768-3637

We welcome book collector and bibliographer Caroline Schimmel and her curated exhibition featuring 144 books, photographs, manuscripts and memorabilia by 101 women, dating from 1682 to 2015. Items include Maria Sibylla Merian's hand-printed and colored copy of Metamorphosis insectorum Surinamensium (1705); Annie Oakley's travel trunk, photos, gloves, and color-printed envelope she shot through the heart; Mary Godfrey's illustrated account of the "horrid massacre" of her family in 1825; and Dale Evans's scruffy rhinestoned pink boots.

A full-color, 96-page catalogue will be available for purchase for $25.


Thursday, January 18, 2018
7:00pm - 9:00pm
DeGolyer Library, Hillcrest Foundation Exhibit Hall, Fondren Library, Texana Room
Registration has closed.