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.”
Approximately 75,000 photographs from the Schlesinger Library's collections are now available online.
Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party depicts and celebrates the lives of mythical and historical women, each of whom represent a historical period in Western civilization.