The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America is a special collections library that documents women’s lives in the past and present, for the future. It is a resource for studying and writing about the historical... Read more
The Schlesinger Library recognizes the importance of developing diversity among archival professionals, and staff members were pleased to be able to host a Mosaic Fellow during 2014-2015.
The Association of Research Libraries and the... Read more
August 12, 2014—The Harvard University Archives and Schlesinger Library opened their doors to a display of food-related items. While recipes abounded, a few items took the cake, including Julia Child’s Emmy award, a sketch of an epic 1818 Harvard... Read more
The Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study announced that historian Susan Ware AM ’73, PhD ’78 will become a senior advisor to the library. Ware, a ... Read more
Beautiful photographs from the Schlesinger Library collection are available to purchase online. Visit the store.
May 13, 2014—A collaborative project of the libraries of the Seven Sisters schools, including the Radcliffe’s Schlesinger Library, received a planning grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support development of a digital portal... Read more
May 13, 2014—The Harvard Library will launch the Pforzheimer Fellows program this summer, which will bring together humanities graduate students who will have the opportunity to learn in-depth about the work of libraries today, especially about... Read more
April 29, 2014—“Women in Medicine” at the Schlesinger Library showcased the struggles and achievements of women doctors, medical activists and health care providers in the 19th and 20th centuries. “We wanted to think of women doing groundbreaking... Read more
April 8, 2014—Feminism is still a hot topic of conversation, but the discourse—and its outlets—has changed dramatically over the last century. Bookstores were frequently a central hub for local and national activity during the height of the... Read more