Gerda Lerner in 1981. Photo by Martha NelsonGerda Lerner in 1981. Photo by Martha Nelson

Celebrating the Schlesinger’s First 70 Years, 1943–2013

The Schlesinger Library celebrated its 70th anniversary with a symposium honoring historian Gerda Lerner.

Dan Cohen of the Digital Library of America.Photo by Jon Chase, Harvard Staff PhotographerDan Cohen of the Digital Library of America.Photo by Jon Chase, Harvard Staff Photographer

No New Backlogs

The Schlesinger Library has assembled a wide range of scholars for interdisciplinary collaboration on how to deploy technology to streamline archival processing.

From Indelible LalitaFrom Indelible Lalita

Behind the Scenes: Movie Night at the Schlesinger Library

Movie Night at the Schlesinger Library is what a local NPR affiliate has called “the area’s best under-the-radar film series.”

This photograph by Judith Sedwick of the trade union activist Maida Springer Kemp was part of the Women of Courage exhibit, based on the Black Women Oral History Project. Courtesy of Schlesinger LibraryThis photograph by Judith Sedwick of the trade union activist Maida Springer Kemp was part of the Women of Courage exhibit, based on the Black Women Oral History Project. Courtesy of Schlesinger Library

Falling in Love with a Space

The collections at the Schlesinger offer a unique window onto West African and African American women’s interactions, their political work, and—most interesting to me—their friendships.

Photo by Tony RinaldoPhoto by Tony Rinaldo

Paula Omansky’s Surprising Résumé

The former New York Supreme Court judge Paula Omansky ’56, JD ’62—who has served on the Schlesinger Library Council since 2006—has often found herself at the center of media and public attention, including when she presided over a case against Phil Spector.