New books with protective covers, barcodes, and preliminary descriptions waiting for cataloger to create a full description for the HOLLIS catalog.New books with protective covers, barcodes, and preliminary descriptions waiting for cataloger to create a full description for the HOLLIS catalog.

E-books at the Schlesinger Library?

January 17, 2019

The Schlesinger Library is committed to providing access to the materials that document women’s lives, whether those materials are printed on paper or displayed through websites, podcasts, and Twitter feeds.

Collegewomen.orgCollegewomen.org

Collegewomen.org: Documenting the History of Women in Higher Education

September 21, 2017

An update to our exciting collaboration with the former “Seven Sisters” schools, collegewomen.org: We are currently digitizing materials from 12 students covering the period 18921940.

College Equal Suffrage League Education and Progress banner. Courtesy of Schlesinger LibraryCollege Equal Suffrage League Education and Progress banner. Courtesy of Schlesinger Library

The Road to Better Data

July 19, 2017

In December 2016, Harvard Library successfully completed the migration of their finding aid data from a home grown, locally supported system into ArchivesSpace, an open source software that is used world-wide by over 300 archives.

Illustration for the article "Bisexuality" which appeared in the inaugural issue of Bi Women, 1983. Courtesy of Schlesinger LibraryIllustration for the article "Bisexuality" which appeared in the inaugural issue of Bi Women, 1983. Courtesy of Schlesinger Library

Celebrate Bisexuality

October 24, 2016

Boston is home to the longest-lived bisexual women’s periodical in the world. Bi Women Quarterly, a grassroots publication, began in September 1983 as a project of the newly-formed Boston Bisexual Women’s Network. 

Transgender button, 2014. Memorabilia collection. Courtesy of Schlesinger LibraryTransgender button, 2014. Memorabilia collection. Courtesy of Schlesinger Library

What's Your Pronoun?

May 26, 2016

Transgender people and activists, as well as those who feel they don't fit neatly into a gender binary, have questioned the use of gendered pronouns in the English language and shifted public awareness and conversation on the topic.

That Takes Ovaries: Bold Females and Their Brazen Acts book jacket, 2004. Courtesy of Schlesinger LibraryThat Takes Ovaries: Bold Females and Their Brazen Acts book jacket, 2004. Courtesy of Schlesinger Library

Deconstructing That Takes Ovaries

October 2, 2014

That Takes Ovaries: Bold Women and Their Brazen Acts is a book, a play, an "open-mic" movement, a nonprofit organization dedicated to issues of women’s equality and empowerment, and now a digital collection at the Schlesinger Library.

From tintype album of Elizabeth (Almy) Cobb Hall, ca. 1900-1905. Courtesy of Schlesinger LibraryFrom tintype album of Elizabeth (Almy) Cobb Hall, ca. 1900-1905. Courtesy of Schlesinger Library

Bird in Hand: Uncovering Photographic Treasures

March 20, 2014

Approximately 75,000 photographs from the Schlesinger Library's collections are now available online. 

Susan B. Anthony, c.1900. Photo courtesy of Schlesinger LibrarySusan B. Anthony, c.1900. Photo courtesy of Schlesinger Library

Susan B. Anthony Papers Join Our Growing Digital Collections

January 27, 2014

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.

The Hite Report book cover

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.

Poster from the Alice Park Poster collection. A woman in armor on a horse carrying a flag in support of the Stanford Chapter of the Collegiate Woman Equal Suffrage League.Poster from the Alice Park Poster collection. A woman in armor on a horse carrying a flag in support of the Stanford Chapter of the Collegiate Woman Equal Suffrage League.

Suffrage Posters

August 26, 2013

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.

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