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Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America

The preeminent research library on the history of women in the United States, the Schlesinger Library documents  women’s lives from the past and present for the future.

Added Names/Aliases: Women's History Library, Radcliffe
 
 
 
 

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CONTACT INFORMATION

 
Contact by Phone
Reference Desk:
(617) 495-8540
Main:
(617) 495-8647
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Official Website
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3 James Street Cambridge, MA 02138
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ABOUT

 

With the finest collection of resources for research on the history of women in America, the library's holdings are strong in:

 

  • Women's rights and feminism;
  • Health and sexuality;
  • Work and family life;
  • Education and the professions; and
  • Culinary history and etiquette.

Open to the public, the library welcomes all researchers who wish to use the collections, view exhibits and attend events. As one of the special libraries within the Harvard Library, specific policies may apply.

We welcome your questions both in person and online. The library offers a range of research services tailored to the needs of students, faculty and visiting researchers. Don't have research project? Come by to see an exhibit or attend and event.

With the finest collection of resources for research on the history of women in America, the library's holdings are strong in:

 

  • Women's rights and feminism;
  • Health and sexuality;
  • Work and family life;
  • Education and the professions; and
  • Culinary history and etiquette.

Open to the public, the library welcomes all researchers who wish to use the collections, view exhibits and attend events. As one of the special libraries within the Harvard Library, specific policies may apply.

We welcome your questions both in person and online. The library offers a range of research services tailored to the needs of students, faculty and visiting researchers. Don't have research project? Come by to see an exhibit or attend and event.

With the finest collection of resources for research on the history of women in America, the library's holdings are strong in:

 

  • Women's rights and feminism;
  • Health and sexuality;
  • Work and family life;
  • Education and the professions; and
  • Culinary history and etiquette.

Open to the public, the library welcomes all researchers who wish to use the collections, view exhibits and attend events. As one of the special libraries within the Harvard Library, specific policies may apply.

We welcome your questions both in person and online. The library offers a range of research services tailored to the needs of students, faculty and visiting researchers. Don't have research project? Come by to see an exhibit or attend and event.

 

Collections

 

The library's holdings illuminate American women's activities at home and abroad and include more than 100,000 volumes of books and periodicals, photographs, audiovisual materials and digital collections.

Manuscript Materials

The library's holdings include more than 3,200 manuscript collections.

 
 

VISITOR POLICIES

 
  • Visitor
  • The library is open to the public but materials do not circulate. Library users are strongly encouraged to read the library's policies, http://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/schlesinger-library/visiting-library/li..., in advance of a visit. No appointment is needed to use the library, but because many of our collections are stored off-site and/or have access restrictions, users are advised to check the availability of materials in advance. Prior arrangements are also required for the use of some materials, such as sound recordings and film or video footage.

 
 

ACCESSIBILITY

 
  • The Schlesinger Library is fully wheelchair accessible.