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Lending Library - Women's Studies Program


Edna Maynard Gott Memorial lending library

The Edna Maynard Gott Memorial Library

Founded in 1995 honoring Dr. Edna Gott, first woman awarded tenure in the Department of Economics. Materials provided by the College of Human Science and Preston F. Gott (1919-2002), Professor Emeritus of Physics.

The Florence Brown En Avant Club Scholarship is endowed by Professor Preston Gott, Physics Department, in memory of Edna Maynard Gott. Edna Maynard Gott was a founding member of the Women's Studies Program.

Over the years the library has grown due to generous donations by former Women's Studies Director, Gwen Sorell, and community supporter Kay Cole.

Our collection covers over 40 different categories ranging in diverse topics covering art, culture, education, feminism, gender, health, history, household, literature (autobiography/biography/fiction/poetry), media, philosophy, psychology, power, politics, race, reproduction, religion, science/technology, sex, sexism, sports, writing, as well as social movements such as the Women's Liberation Movement and the Gay/Lesbian Movement.

We also have a series of Journals including; SIGNS: Women in Culture and Society, National Association of Women Deans, Administrators, and Counselors, Feminist Teacher, Feminist Theory, European Journal of Women's Studies and Feminist Studies.

The library space is open for studying, browsing the book collection and hosting small meetings. It is equipped with a screen for viewing DVDs. Films are available for use in classroom settings.

About Dr. Gott

Edna Maynard Gott was born on March 19, 1920, in Chandler, Texas. After receiving a B.S. in Economics from the University of Texas in 1942 and an M.S. from Texas Tech in 1954, she became an instructor in Economics at Tech. For more than a decade she battled with the department and university administration for equality in teaching rank, promotion, and tenure. In the spring of 1973 she was promoted to the rank of Assistant Professor, and nine years later became the first woman to achieve tenure in the Department of Economics.

Her work focused on the economic status and challenges facing women and minorities. To advance the cause for women's rights she not only unmasked the inequities toward female faculty in academia, but also coordinated the Lubbock Chapter of the National Organization of Women. Gott was also an active member of the International Center for Arid and Semi-Arid Land Studies where she served on the Women in Development committee and was a founding member of the Women's Studies Program.

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Hours of operation

M-F | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

By appointment | Contact Tricia Earl or by phone 742.4335

How do I access the library?

Give to the Library

  • In-kind gifts can include rare books, periodicals, and journals
  • Download a Women's Studies Donation Form

Volunteer Opportunity

Do you need volunteer hours? Do you have a knack for organizing? Have you ever wondered what it's like to work with a collection for a Lending Library? If your answer is yes to any one of these questions, the Women's Studies Program needs your help. A volunteer is needed to assist with the final stages of cataloging and updating the collection for an online web based search system.

For more details visit our Volunteer Opportunity for the Lending Library.

Location

TTU Campus
DOAK HALL RM 123

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Mailing Address

15th & Boston
Box 4-2009
Lubbock, TX 79409-2009

TTU Library

Women's Studies Subject Library

kimberly vardeman
Kimberly Vardeman

Assistant Librarian, Reference, Museum Science & Women's Studies
Office: Library, Mezzanine 111
T 806.834.4156

Contact

T (806) 742.4335

Other Links

Donation Form

Volunteer Opportunity

Annual Volunteer Opportunity

Positions Available

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