Current Exhibition

“A Language to Hear Myself”: Feminist Poets Speak

“A Language to Hear Myself”: Feminist Poets Speak

February 29, 2016 to June 17, 2016

“A Language to Hear Myself”: Feminist Poets Speak celebrates the ways that feminist poets fashioned words and ideas into a powerful form of personal and political expression.

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

 ["My Jolly Chickadee by Agnes S.J. Powers. From the papers of Rebecca Hourwich Reyher, courtesy of Schlesinger Library]

Poet and Postmaster

Agnes Jones served as school teacher, postmaster, and lay preacher during her long life, but perhaps may be remembered most especially for her vivid religious poems.

[Can of plums sealed by H. M. Queen Elizabeth at the Women's Institute canning facility in Reading University, England. December 1942. Courtesy of Schlesinger Library]

A Symbol of a Grateful Nation

More than 70 years after the end of World War II, stories of generosity and community spirit continue to inspire modern audiences. Among Grace E. Frysinger’s papers are materials documenting one such moment featuring networks of women on two continents, a queen, a first lady, and a can of plums.