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Library Exhibition celebrates the centenary of Trinity Women Graduates.

To celebrate the one hundredth anniversary of its establishment Trinity Women Graduates (formerly Dublin University Women Graduates Association) has partnered with the Library of Trinity College to present an exhibition of photographs, records and other historical documents from the Trinity Women Graduates’ archive and College Records in the Long Room of the Old Library. Trinity Women Graduates (TWG) was founded on the 25th of April 1922 to keep its members in touch with Trinity and each other and with women graduates internationally.

The exhibition will be launched today, April 27th by Provost, Linda Doyle with speeches by Helen Shenton, Librarian, Patricia O’Brien, Ambassador of Ireland to Italy and to San Marino, and a poem read by Paula Meehan, Poet and Playwright. 

Developed in partnership with the Library of Trinity College Dublin, the exhibition features highlights of the Trinity Women Graduates archive. Photographs, letters, administrative records and collected reminiscences trace the long campaign for admission, the achievements of early women graduates and the struggle for equality by female students and staff. It forms part of the wider Trinity Women Graduates Archive Project which involves the cataloguing, conservation, and partial digitisation of the Trinity Women Graduates archive as part of the Virtual Trinity Library project under the theme of Trinity’s Scholarly Contribution to the World: Trinity Icons. 

Trinity College Dublin Archivist Ciara Daly with Centenary of Trinity Women Graduates Exhibition Fennell Photography 2022

The exhibition will be on display in the Long Room of the Old Library as part of the Book of Kells exhibition until the end of May and an online exhibition on Google Cultural Institute will expand on the physical exhibition. 

Further details on the exhibition and the collection is available on the Research Collections blog.