Sarah McClendon Digital Exhibit
The University Archives and Special Collections (UASC) announces a new digital exhibit: Sarah McClendon: An East Texan in Washington. The exhibit showcases materials from the Sarah McClendon collection housed at the UASC, on the library’s first floor. A native East Texan, Sarah McClendon's life in politics and journalism took her far beyond the Piney Woods. This exhibit samples three trajectories of a long, remarkable career that saw her playing the roles of journalist and activist during an extraordinary time in American history. The images in this exhibit are divided into three galleries:
Sarah McClendon stands by the door of her first office as a Washington newswoman, in the National Press building.
- The Media Gallery discusses the evolution of McClendon's career as a journalist.
- The Military Gallery displays her enlistment in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps and follows her through her ongoing interest with the military as an advocate, especially for women in the armed services.
- The White House Gallery illustrates McClendon's high profile as one of the first women in the White House press corps.