Approximately 75,000 photographs from the Schlesinger Library's collections are now available online.
Picks & Finds
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.
The Schlesinger Library has digitized several small collections of Susan B. Anthony papers consisting of correspondence, diaries, and speeches, as well as photographs, inscriptions in books, and memorabilia related to the American icon.
"No Gifts From You I Want This Year": Gifts of Books in the Collection of Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Family
The Schlesinger Library has over 100 books once owned by the family of Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Of all of them, the most fascinating are Christmas gifts from her husbands Charles Walter Stetson and George Houghton Gilman.
In early to mid-2013, I digitized a collection of unedited personal interviews; subjects for the documentary film The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter. I listened to about 40 hours of “Rosie” interviews with the real women who were hired by US industry and manufacturing to help with the war effort during World War II.
My grandmother Justine Wise Polier wore many hats during her 84 years: Pioneering judge. Advocate for children. Foe of discrimination. Supporter of Israel. Daughter of world-famous rabbi. Wife, mother, friend, author, and artist.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the report of the President’s Commission on the Status of Women, the Schlesinger Library is featuring a few women who were members of or staffed the commission.
The archives of the Schlesinger Library include several collections that highlight the women’s club movement and the lives of its founding members. Organized and directed by women, the mission and objectives of the clubs varied, but most provided ample opportunities for self-improvement and voluntary civic work. The earliest clubs were formed shortly after the Civil War, and by the late 19th century, clubs had rapidly spread across the nation.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the Schlesinger Library is highlighting the papers of several women from our collections who fought for civil rights, some of whom participated in the monumental march on August 28, 1963. It was one of the most successful civil rights demonstrations in the history of America.
The Schlesinger Library has recently digitized hundreds of posters from its collections, including dozens of suffrage posters representing the efforts of both the American and British suffrage campaigns. To celebrate the certification of the 19th Amendment, which occurred on August 26, 1920, we’ve put together a few highlights below.