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black and white fashion magazine photo, two women wearing dark coats, hats, gloves

“The Secret Lives of Girls and Women”

Through the examination of rare books, letters, hand-written diaries, and other archival materials, “The Secret Lives of Girls and Women” exposes a wide spectrum of feminine mysteries. The exhibition includes many hidden or concealed aspects of female life found within beauty secrets, secret languages created by women, literary secrets, social taboos, and more, as revealed throughout history. “The Secret Lives of Girls and Women” is scheduled for display through Sunday, Sept. 1, in the Eberly Family Special Collections Library Exhibition Room, 104 Paterno Library, on Penn State’s University Park campus.

Photo: "At night: the floor-length coat," Vogue (October 1, 1962, p. 132). The Eberly Family Special Collections, Penn State University Libraries. 


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 Students, faculty and staff, join Ana Enriquez, scholarly communications outreach librarian, for communications workshops that cover topics such as open access, copyright and fair-use policies.Workshops take place via Zoom and in various locations across Penn State’s campuses. Registration is free but required for all workshops by clicking on the links provided HERE.

Jun 3, 9:00 am to Aug 13, 5:00 pm

 Curated free tours of the Special Collections exhibit "The Secret Lives of Girls and Women" will offer background information and provenance to the books and objects on display, as well discussion about their meaning and importance. Registration requested.

Aug 13, 10:00 am to 11:00 am