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Experimenting in the Archives

October 12, 2012

October 12—the Day of Digital Archives—and every day at the Schlesinger Library is dedicated to finding new ways to use technology in manuscript processing. The library began an Experimental Archives project in 2011 with a team of archivists working collaboratively to brainstorm and then test new approaches.

Celebrating Bastille Day: 18th-century French Culinary Books at the Schlesinger (with Recipes!)

July 13, 2012

French cuisine and French culture are practically synonymous, so we are celebrating Bastille Day (July 14) by highlighting some of Schlesinger’s culinary books from late-18th-century France. Grain shortages and the consequent increase in bread prices were among the causes of the French Revolution, and the food supply was also a problem for the new government.

Lesbian Poetry: An Anthology, edited by Elly Bulkin and Joan Larkin

Persephone Press: Short Time, Long-lasting Impact

July 10, 2012

Persephone Press, founded in 1976 by a lesbian-feminist collective called Pomegranate Productions, aimed to produce innovative material to foster lesbian sensibility and to effect social change. The collection includes audio recordings of Audre Lord and other poets featured in Lesbian Poetry: An Anthology (Persephone Press, 1981).

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New Medical Romance Collection at the Schlesinger

June 28, 2012

The Schlesinger LIbrary’s growing collection of romance fiction now includes the complete works of Missouri writer Elizabeth Seifert (1897–1983), internationally best-selling author of more than 80 medical romances.

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:

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).

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