Elizabeth “Betty” Boyer was a lawyer, artist, and writer, but above all she was a women’s activist. Throughout her life in the twentieth century, she challenged gender roles and worked hard to become successful in several professions. She faced difficulties as a women in law despite her credentials due to gender prejudice, but still she persisted. Her accomplishments in activism and education are inspirational to not only local communities, but those across the nation.

The Elizabeth “Betty” Boyer Collection MS-1196 contains correspondence, literary works, art, pamphlets, and information regarding the life and accomplishments of BGSU Alumna Betty Boyer, spanning from 1930-2012. Boyer achieved degrees in both education and law that led her to become an artist, author, attorney, and activist. As the founder of the Women’s Equity Action League (W.E.A.L.), Boyer worked to improve women’s status in the workplace and women’s education. 

This exhibit was creating by Center for Archival Collections Graduate Research Assistant Haley Hoffman in the Spring semester of 2022.

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