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MISSOULA – In honor of Women’s History Month, Archives and Special Collections at the University of Montana’s Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library will present an exhibit of Montana women’s diaries, letters, interviews and drafts of published and unpublished works.

This exhibit, “Women’s Words, Writings and Reminiscences,” will be on display March 6 through July 7.

The library, in conjunction with UM’s Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies program, also will host an opening event for the exhibit from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, March 9, in the Theta Rho Room on the fourth floor. It is free and open to the public.

The event will feature a viewing of the exhibit, an exclusive tour of additional Montana women’s writings and reminiscences not included in the exhibit, as well as presentations about female writers by Caroline Patterson and Elizabeth Hubble.

Patterson is the editor of the anthology “Montana Women Writers: A Geography of the Heart” and director of the Missoula Writing Collaborative. Hubble is the director of the UM WGSS program and an adjunct assistant professor of women’s studies.

To request disability-related modifications or for more information about the event, call archives specialist Hannah Soukup at 406-243-2053 or email library.archives@umontana.edu.

More information about Archives and Special Collections is available at http://www.lib.umt.edu/asc.

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