Students and Social Networking – The Old Way

September 9, 2011

Students arriving at Harvard this year with smart phones in hand might not consider how students of yesteryear communicated. In 1914, a Radcliffe student would have read the following in the Red Book (Radcliffe's student handbook).

From One Suffragist to Another

August 9, 2011

The fight for woman suffrage was long and hard-fought by several generations of women. In 1902 Susan B. Anthony inscribed the following to her fellow suffragist Caroline H. Dall in the just completed volume four of The History of Woman Suffrage:

Radcliffe student carrying on in Hopper's footsteps with a later version of the Mark computerRadcliffe student carrying on in Hopper's footsteps with a later version of the Mark computer

Profiles in Sound: Tales from Schlesinger’s Oral Historian

July 20, 2011

Grace Murray Hopper ("Amazing Grace") was interviewed in Schlesinger Library's Women in the Federal Government Oral History Project. Hopper relates in the interview that as a child she loved taking things like clocks apart and trying to put them back together.

Schlesinger Library Conservation Corner

June 22, 2011

One of the most powerful documents to come across the Schlesinger Library conservation bench is this single-leaf manuscript from the recently processed Additional Papers of the Poor Family.

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