Archives Nears Goal
Thanks to these recent significant gifts, the Archives of Women of the Southwest endowment is within $20,000 of its $1 million goal:
- Sandy Plowman Kraus '76, '80 of New York City, $125,000. She serves on the Archives' advisory board.
- Becky Schergens '62 of Washington, D.C., $20,000. She serves as vice chair of the Archives' advisory board.
- An anonymous gift, $50,000.
The Archives of Women of the Southwest is one of the special collections of DeGolyer Library. The materials document the historical experience of women in the Southwest, with special emphasis on Dallas and North Texas, as well as a regional focus that includes Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona and the Spanish Borderlands.
The endowment will create an archivist position dedicated solely to supporting the collection.
"It is an honor to align my interest in women's issues with my love of SMU," says Kraus. "I believe by establishing the position of a full-time archivist, the Archives of Women of the Southwest collection will thrive well into the next century. I am proud that SMU is preserving the stories of women for generations to come."
For more information, contact Paulette Mulry '83, Central University Libraries Director of Development, at 214-768-1741 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.