What a beautiful spring day to visit Texas Woman’s University (TWU) campus! Almost 20 Rockin’ Red Ranchers toured TWU’s historic library and campus. TWU was established by the Texas legislature to ensure the preservation of women’s history. It is now well known for preparing students for health science careers. Our guide was a library curator who was quite knowledgeable about the library’s history and collections. From the beautiful stained-glass three-story rotunda in the library to the rose windows in the college chapel, Red Ranchers were awed by the beauty and history stored here. This wasn’t just any college library.
Did you know that TWU is the primary information repository about women in aviation from military and commercial pilots and astronauts to the “Whirly Girls” who flew helicopters? TWU preserves the second largest cookbook collection in the U.S., second only to Harvard. TWU also maintains an extensive collection of Florence Nightingale artifacts.
After learning so much from the library curator, it was time to walk across campus like college students to grab lunch at the newly opened college food court. Dorm food was never like this! And then we had the chance to visit the Little Chapel in the Woods where TWU students wed their sweethearts.