Current Exhibition

Until Safety Is Guaranteed

Until Safety Is Guaranteed: Women and the Fight against Violence

April 6, 2015 to August 14, 2015

This exhibition provides historical evidence on the topic of gender violence and documents the experiences of women who have survived domestic abuse and sexual violence.

Inside the Collections

[Alice Hamilton, 1924. Courtesy of Alice Hamilton Papers, Schlesinger Library]

Comets, Asteroids, Poisons, Vertebrates, and More

Collections in the Schlesinger Library about women scientists are many, valuable, and related to the opportunities that women’s colleges—including Radcliffe College—afforded women.

Picks & Finds

[Hershe Michele Kramer and Estelle Coleman, May 8, 2015. Photo by Nancy A. Clover]

A Herstory Happening

It was 1983, the Cold War was in full swing, and concern over the deployment of nuclear weapons in Europe was a chilly reality. In reaction, a group of women established a place—the Women’s Encampment for a Future of Peace and Justice (WEFPJ)—to come together to protest and organize.

[People lined up outside the United States Lines shipping office, hoping for a place on a United States-bound ship. Photo courtesy of Schlesinger Library]

What If War Broke Out While You Were on Vacation?

Nona Baldwin Brown (1918–2014), who became one of the first woman cub reporters for the city section of the New York Times in the 1940s, documented in photographs her ocean voyage from Europe after the outbreak of war.