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Woman carrying pailA rural Texas woman carries water back
to her house. The Woman's Collection, Texas
Woman's University.

Paleoindian Period – 1835

In the interest of neutrality, we have chosen to use the signifiers BCE and CE
(Before the Common Era and Common Era) in place of BC and AD (Before
Christ and Anno Domini-in the year of our Lord.)

ca. 12,000 BCE – ca. 8,000 BCE

ca. 8,000 BCE – ca. 800 CE

ca. 700

ca. 800

Caddo Pottery Harleton Appliqued Jar, ca. 1430-1680 AD, produced by Caddo Indians, from the collections of the Texas Archaeological Research Laboratory. Photo courtesy of Texas Beyond History.

ca. 1500s

ca. 1600s

ca. 1686

1680 – 1700

ca. 1700s

1700s

1716 – 1721

1716

1717

1718

1731

1738

1745

1749

mid-1700s

1763

1767

1768

1772

1775 – 1790

1783

1783

1785

1787

1788

late 1700s

1790s

1790

1792

1800 – 1865

1800 – 1870

1805 – 1835

1806

1810

1814

1815

1818

1821

1821 – 1822

1823

1824

1827

1828

1829

1830s

1831

1832

1833 – 1836

1833

1834

1835

1836 – 1860

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1836

1837

1840s

1840

1841

1842

1843

1845

1846

1847

1848

1849

1850s

1850

1851

1852

1853

1854

1855

1856

1857

1858

1859

1860s

1860

1861 – 1899

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1861

1862

1863

1865

1866

1866 – 68

1867

1867 – 1869

1868

1868 – 1869

1869

1870s

1870

1871

1872

1873

1874

1875

1876

1877

1878

1879

1870s – 1880s

1870s – 1900

1880s

1880

ca. 1880

1881

1882

1883

1884

Texas Federation of Colored Women Club House, San Antonio, Texas, n.d. The Woman's Collection, Texas Woman's University.Texas Federation of Colored Women Club House, San Antonio, Texas, n.d. The Woman's Collection, Texas Woman's University.

1885

1886

1887

1888

1889

1880s – 1890s

1890s

1890

1891

1892

1893

1894

1895

1895 – 1897

1896

1897

ca. 1897

1898

1899 – 1901

1900 – 1945

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1900

ca. 1900

Original building of the Girls Industrial College, Denton, TX, ca. 1905. The Woman's Collection, Texas Woman's University. Original building of the Girls Industrial College, Denton, TX, ca. 1905. The Woman's Collection, Texas Woman's University.

1900 – 1910

1901

1902

1903

Industrial College faculty Members of the original faculty of the Girls Industrial College, Denton, ca. 1903. The Woman's Collection, Texas Woman's University.

1904

1905

Portrait of Beulah Kincaid. The Woman's Collection, Texas Woman's University.Portrait of Beulah Kincaid. The Woman's Collection, Texas Woman's University.

1906

1907

1908

ca. 1908 – 1909

1909

1910

ca. 1910

1910 – 1920

1911

1912

1912 – 1919

1913

1914

1914 – 1919

1915

ca. 1915

1916

1917

1918

1919

1920s

Daisy Petty Daisy Petty (center) and her fellow teachers at Arcadia School (Galveston County) clown for the camera, circa early 1920s. Photo courtesy of Cynthia Beeman.

1920

1921

1922

1923

1924

Arcadia teacher A 1920s-era teacher at the Arcadia School (Galveston County) strikes an amusing pose for a photograph. Photo courtesy of Cynthia Beeman.

1925 – 1931

1925

ca. 1925

1926

1927

1928

1929

1930s

Rosa Carter Rosa Carter on the front porch of her house in Gilmer (Upshur County). Photo courtesy of Cynthia Beeman.

1930

1931

1932

1933

1934

Sabina Palomo and MarĂ­a Acosta Sabina Palomo and María Acosta in front of the Fall family cotton farm, McGregor, Texas, ca. 1934. Photo courtesy of Teresa Palomo Acosta.

1935

Celia Lewin and friends Celia Lewin, far left, and friends, in a Dallas neighborhood, ca. 1935. Photo courtesy of Debra Winegarten.

1936

1937

1938

1938 – 1945

1939

1940s

1940

1941

1941 – 1945

Maria Sally Salazar At age 19, Maria Sally Salazar of
Laredo signed up for the Women's
Army Corp and served in the Pacific
during World War II, enduring physical
and mental hardships. Courtesy of the
U.S. Latino & Latina World War II Oral
History Project, the University of Texas at Austin.

1942

1942 – 1944

1942 – 1945

1943

Oveta Culp Hobby swears in first African American female WAC officer, Charity Early Adams. The Womans Collection, Texas Womans University. Oveta Culp Hobby swears in first African American female WAC officer, Charity Early Adams. The Woman's Collection, Texas Woman's University.

1944

WASP statue This statue depicting a member of the Women's Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) stands in the WASP Museum in Sweetwater, Texas, to honor the approximately 1,000 women who trained at Avenger Field in Sweetwater and served as pilots of military aircraft during World War II. Photo courtesy of Janelle Dupont.

1945

1946 – 2000

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1946

1946 – 1950s

1947

1948

Maids and Matrons Club of Marlin Members of the Maids and Matrons Club, a member
of the Texas Asociation of Women's Clubs, Marlin,
Texas, 1940s. The Woman's Collection, Texas
Woman's University.

1949

1950s

1950

1951

1952

1953

1954

1955

1956

1957

1958

1959

1960s

1960

1961

1962

1963

1964

1965

1966

Lt. Judith Jones Lt. Judith Allmond Jones, left, an operating room nurse from San Antonio, assists in surgery at the U.S. Army's 93rd Evacuation Hospital at Long Binh, Vietnam, January 1966. After the war Jones, a nursing graduate of Texas Woman's University, served at Brooke Army Medical Center at Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonio. She was promoted to captain before leaving the military. Photo by Ralph Boatright or Andrew Schneider. Photo courtesy of Judith Jones Moore.

1967

1968

Nursing students Delores Neal and Connie Jareki, ca. 1968. The Womans Collection, Texas Womans University. Nursing students Delores Neal and Connie Jareki, ca. 1968. The Womans Collection, Texas Womans University.

1969

Late 1960s

1970s

1970

Athletes in hurdle race, track and field competition. The Woman's Collection, Texas Woman's University. Athletes in hurdle race, track and field competition, ca. 1970. The Woman's Collection, Texas Woman's University.

1971

1972

1972 – 1974

1973

1974

1975

1976

1977

1978

1979

Late 1970s

1980s

1980s – 1990s

1980

1981

1982

1983

1984

1985

1986

1987

1988

1990s

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

Caddo pottery Rattlesnake Bottle, 1996, by Jereldine Redcorn, member of the Caddo Nation. Photo courtesy of Texas Beyond History.

1997

1998

1998 – 2001

1999

2000