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Women Writers in Special Collections


Women Writers in Special Collections

This guide provides complementary content to the exhibit Women Writers in Special Collections. This exhibit features materials from UMW Special Collections and University Archives and is currently installed on the second floor of Simpson Library outside of the Special Collections Reading Room.

Please use the links below to access audio narration of context provided about each author featured in our exhibit. We also have a pdf transcript of the author information featuring citations and all source material.

Research and writing by Jamie Van Doren '23 and Kathleen Martin '23
Exhibit installation by Jamie Van Doren '23, Kathleen Martin '23, and SCUA staff
Audio narration by SCUA staff

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Etching of Phillis Wheatley writing at a desk. She is encircled by a frame that reads, Phillis Wheatley, Negro Servant to Mr. John Wheatley of Boston.

Contact UMW Special Collections and University Archives

Angie Kemp, Interim Head & Sarah Appleby, Records Coordinator
Simpson Library, Room 217

Please let us know if you have questions, comments, or would like to visit our Rare Books Room!

Image: Phillis Wheatley, by an unidentified artist. Engraving on paper, 1773. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Audio Narration

Audio Narration

Please click the links below for brief biographical information on each author and a description of their featured work.

Transcript and References

Click the link below to access a full-text searchable PDF transcript of the exhibit narrative and a list of sources.