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About the Collection

The books in this collection were originally published by the Naylor Publishing Company of San Antonio, Texas -- a now defunct publisher specializing in Texana, local, state, and regional history, literature, folklore, cultural studies, and biographies. These books tell the stories of women living in the southwestern United States in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries through a variety of lenses: historical, biographical, autobiographical, and fictional. Most are written by women authors, offering glimpses of experiences ranging from pioneer life on the western frontier to everyday ranch life in the early twentieth century to the lives of circus performers who traveled the country. These materials may have a particular interest for scholars and students who study women's history, women's literature, education, home life, local customs and traditions, or the range of literature produced by women in the first half of the twentieth century.


These books were digitized and made available as ebooks thanks to a Humanities Open Book Program grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence.

At a Glance

Cite This Collection

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Women's Lives in the Southwest in UNT Digital Library. University of North Texas Libraries. accessed July 3, 2022.

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