Current Exhibition

Corita Kent: Footnotes and Headlines exhibition

Corita Kent: Footnotes and Headlines

August 24, 2015 to December 4, 2015

Drawn from the Schlesinger Library’s collection of artist Corita Kent’s papers, letters, and images, this exhibition explores her career, artistic process, teaching, and activism.

Inside the Collections

[Schlesinger Library Blackwell Family Papers Digital Collection]

New Blackwell Family Digital Suite

The Schlesinger Library is pleased to announce the opening of the Blackwell Family Digital Suite for the online delivery of the Blackwell Family Papers.

Picks & Finds

[Cover of Sassy, April 1996. Courtesy of Schlesinger Library]

Getting Sassy at the Schlesinger: Circulating and Censoring Teenage Female Sexuality in the 1990s

Within historical literatures and zine cultures of the feminist third-wave, Sassy occupies an unprecedented and unparalleled position. Created with the primary purpose of providing honest sex education to America's teen girls, the magazine was staffed with women not long out of their own adolescence.

[Excerpt from Lillian Belle Herrick Chapman’s wireless telegraphy journal, 1901–1902. Courtesy of Schlesinger Library]

Science and Spirits

Lillian Belle Herrick Chapman (1872–1965) was a science teacher, ordained Congregational minister, and poet, whose family were ardent believers in spiritualism.