The Schlesinger Library's collections include published works and papers of an impressive group of American poets, among them Adrienne Rich, Anne Sexton, June Jordan, Jean Valentine, Ruth Whitman, May Sarton, Honor Moore, Jean Lunn, and Eve Merriam.
The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America documents the lives of women of the past and present for the future and furthers the Radcliffe Institute's commitment to women, gender, and society.
From Our Collections
February 26, 2014 to September 30, 2014
Artist Judy Chicago's teaching and use of women’s history and “women's crafts” revolve around her belief that “female experience could be construed to be every bit as central to the larger human condition as is the male.”
Earlier this year, the Schlesinger Library acquired a variety of menstruation education pamphlets ranging in date from 1905 to 1988, with the majority published from the 1940s to the 1960s.
The papers of the arts consultant and playwright Priscilla Dewey Houghton provide a look at the private musings and worldviews of three generations of women.