Marguerite Stark Bellamy and John Stark Bellamy, 1910. Courtesy of Schlesinger LibraryMarguerite Stark Bellamy and John Stark Bellamy, 1910. Courtesy of Schlesinger Library

A Stark Reminder for Polio Awareness Month

October 17, 2019

One of the aims of the Schlesinger Library is to document the lives of "ordinary" women. Among the thousands of diaries and letters of these women, we find wrenching stories of illnesses striking families and communities, like that of the Stark family afflicted with polio.

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