The Schlesinger Library is pleased to announce the opening of the Blackwell Family Digital Suite for the online delivery of the Blackwell Family Papers.
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
December 14, 2015 to February 19, 2016
The cookbook is among the most prolifically published how-to manuals in history. As the examples in this exhibition show, ornate and valuable cookbooks have been produced since the early days of printing. Yet even very humble cookbooks acquire outsized importance when they document lost ways of life.
When Elizabeth Holtzman, a relatively unknown Brooklyn attorney and New York state committeewoman, defeated the incumbent in the Democratic primary in June 1972, it was a notable loss and an important victory for women in politics.
The papers of African American poet, activist, lesbian, feminist Pat Parker—whom feminist scholar and poet Adrian Oktenberg declared “the poet laureate of the Black and Lesbian peoples”—have just arrived at the Schlesinger Library.