News Release Library
January 29, 2013

Student work featured in photography and oral history exhibit

St. Edward’s University is collaborating with the Bullock Texas State History Museum on Enduring Women, an exhibit that highlights undergraduate creative research in the fields of oral history, art history, and photography.

Enduring Women, a new photography and oral history exhibit at the Bullock Texas State History Museum, features contemporary Texas women who have worked the land as ranchers, farmers, or through other means have struggled to preserve the land. Visitors will hear their stories, in their own words, and witness the daily lives of these remarkable Texas women who have endured -- sometimes for generations -- in their stewardship of the land. The “Enduring Women” hail from DeKalb to San Elizario, from San Isidro to Amarillo, and from Portland to Pecos, covering the wide spectrum of Texas land.

During the 14-week course, Professor of Art History, Mary Brantl, and Professor of History, Charles Porter, worked with students to help guide their research and challenge them to think critically and creatively about expressing how these exemplary women continue to shape the history of our state.

“As part of their course work, students conducted extensive research related to the women’s history, relationship to the land, and individual challenges that ranged from drought to eminent domain,” said Brantl. “They completed this detailed research before ever meeting their interview subject.”

Held in conjunction with the special exhibition Women Shaping Texas in the 20th Century, curated by St. Edward’s University Professor of American Studies Paula Marks, the photography and oral histories of Enduring Women are presented by students of St. Edward's University School of Humanities and School of Behavioral and Social Sciences. Both exhibits will be on view in the Museum’s Albert and Ethel Herzstein Hall from February 2 to May 19, 2013.

For more information, call (512)936-4649 or visit