Portrait of Du Bois. Papers of Shirley Graham Du Bois. Courtesy Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe InstitutePortrait of Du Bois. Papers of Shirley Graham Du Bois. Courtesy Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute

The Musical Life of Shirley Graham Du Bois

Radcliffe fellow Tsitsi Jaji says, "one of the most valuable aspects of my time at Radcliffe has been having access to the Schlesinger Library's collection of Shirley Graham Du Bois's papers." 

Photo courtesy of Patty GelfmanPhoto courtesy of Patty Gelfman

Patty Gelfman: Representing Radcliffe College Alumnae

Patty Gelfman ’56 led her Radcliffe class to make a generous gift to the Schlesinger Library for its 50th reunion. That gift has funded the processing of some of the library’s most illustrious collections, including those of Betty Friedan, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Elizabeth Holtzman, and Marge (the creator of Little Lulu cartoons).

Joanna Behrman '13. Photo by Tony RinaldoJoanna Behrman '13. Photo by Tony Rinaldo

Physics Education at Radcliffe and Harvard

Joanna Behrman RI '13 is writing a thesis, even though the Harvard physics department doesn’t require one. Her topic—a comparison of undergraduate physics teaching at Harvard and Radcliffe from 1895 to 1953—led her to the Schlesinger Library.

Portrait of Betty Friedan, ca.1950, from the Papers of Betty Friedan at the Schlesinger LibraryPortrait of Betty Friedan, ca.1950, from the Papers of Betty Friedan at the Schlesinger Library

Films Mine the Archives

Whether airing on your local public television station or playing film festivals around the world, each relies on hours of research and stacks of supporting materials. Where is that research done? Increasingly, the answer is the Schlesinger Library.

Photo by Tony RinaldoPhoto by Tony Rinaldo

Equal Access: From Railcars to Websites

I wanted help learning more about the history of civil rights movements and how separate accommodations were often unequal, and the Schlesinger librarians said, “We can definitely help with that.”