The University Record, April 8, 2002

Bentley, Clements band together to honor women

By Lesley Harding

(Photo by Paul Jaronski, U-M Photo Services)
Look how times have changed! This advertisement was created by the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) in the early 1900s. The group’s main mission was to ban the sale of liquor. Members also campaigned for women’s suffrage and protective legislation for women and children.

This poster and other materials pertaining to women’s efforts are on display at the Bentley Historical Library. This unique exhibit is called “Discovering and Exploring Women’s Sources at the Bentley and Clements Libraries” and is part of this semester’s theme “Gender Power and Representation.”

Bentley Archivist Kathy Marquis and Barbara DeWolfe from the Clements Library also are hosting a two-part workshop on finding women’s primary sources at the U-M and elsewhere. To find out more about this workshop, visit Bentley’s Web site at

The “Discovering and Exploring Women’s Sources” exhibition is on display through May.