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
RSVP to Terre Heydari at firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-768-3637
We welcome full-time 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.