Our Work and Our Mission

Our Work

Board Members
Board Members Melissa Hield, Cynthia J. Beeman, Nancy Baker Jones, and Kay Reed Arnold.

Women in Texas History (WITH) is a project of the Ruthe Winegarten Memorial Foundation for Texas Women's History. The foundation was formed in 2006, and our website is dedicated to the memory of Ruthe Winegarten, writer, historian, activist, and persistent advocate for the study of Texas women's history. A tireless researcher and prolific writer, she was the author or co-author of 20 works on women in Texas history. Ruthe’s friend Ann Richards believed "her commitment to having the stories of women's lives be a part of our history was a driving passion in her life." Our vision follows Ruthe’s convictions that stories of unknown women are as important as those of the famous; that women are empowered by knowing their past; and that high-quality historical information should be available and accessible to large audiences.

--Nancy Baker Jones, co-founder and President, 2018

Our Mission

Our mission is to carry on Ruthe Winegarten’s legacy, to encourage the study of women in Texas history, and to foster independent scholarship in Texas women’s history. We address this mission not only through this website, but also by collaborating with like-minded individuals and organizations and by offering an annual research fellowship