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Marilyn Morgan, archivist at the Radcliffe Institute's Schlesinger Library, highlights the role of women in advertising since the late 1800s. She comments "The female viewpoint opened a door for early ad women, but in the end it held them back". The nature of the work done by these advertising women proved limiting, as agencies then pigeonholed them as suitable only for certain types of assignments. And the very ads they worked on—projecting an image of women as homemakers—reinforced rather stereotyped views about women that restricted their advancement in the work world.
A bright idea: The Wall Street Journal features Radcliffe's Julia Child Symposium.
The Greenwall Foundation has chosen Harvard Law School Assistant Professor I. Glenn Cohen '03, who is a leading expert on the intersection of bioethics and the law and a Radcliffe Institute fellow, as a recipient of one of three Faculty Scholar Awards in Bioethics. The award allows recipients to conduct extensive independent research to help set public policy and standards of clinical practice.
Before "Iron Chef," before Rachael Ray, before Emeril Lagasse, there was Julia Child. A 6-foot-2 culinary force of nature, Child used her passion for food, her wit, and her charm to demystify French cuisine for the American masses. Child's memory lives on—vividly—at the Radcliffe Insitute's Schlesinger Library at Harvard.
The Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute houses 100,000 volumes tracing the history of women in America, including 20,000 cookbooks and cooking related materials. Stars within that collection are the papers of M.F.K. Fisher, the Rombauer Beck team of "Joy of Cooking," and everything Julia Child, from her cookbook collection to television scripts to private letters.
An in-depth article from The Boston Globe about the impressive harbor neighborhood that never was, featuring Dean Lizabeth Cohen's historical perspective on why it never took shape.
An article that tells the story of the Digital Public Library of America - where things stand today with this effort to provide public access to millions of materials, and how it began at the Radcliffe Institute.