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.

Marietta Tree, ca.1945. Photo courtesy of Schlesinger LibraryMarietta Tree, ca.1945. Photo courtesy of Schlesinger Library

Marietta Tree: More than Just a Pretty Face

April 18, 2013

A celebrity in her own right among politicians and public figures of the mid-20th century, Mary (Marietta) Endicott Tree’s (1917–1991) life was defined by glamour, public service, and political pursuits. Her life was also characterized by the limitations and opportunities of being a woman in elite and powerful circles.

In Honor of Women's History Month: The Things We Carried

March 14, 2013

In the course of the past 150 years, women’s efforts in behalf of social justice (including suffrage, equal rights, fair labor laws, peace, and civil rights for African Americans and gays and lesbians) have been well documented in diaries, speeches, correspondence, and meeting minutes—some passionate and intimate, others written for a public audience. But what happens to those ephemeral pieces left behind in dresser drawers or rolled up at the back of a closet, forgotten once the march was over or the election won? 

Louise Walker, aboard a ship about to sail for Europe, 1935Louise Walker, aboard a ship about to sail for Europe, 1935

They Call It Love

February 4, 2013

Hundreds of love letters and diary entries about love, heartbreak, marriage, divorce, and family relationships spanning four generations are among the materials in the Louise Walker McCannel Papers, which the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute received between 2008 and 2012.

Miriam Van Waters, ca. 1920Miriam Van Waters, ca. 1920

Celebrating the Quasquicentennial of Miriam Van Waters (October 4, 1887–January 17, 1974)

October 4, 2012

The Schlesinger Library holds the papers of Miriam Van Waters, Massachusetts juvenile court and penal reformist.

Caroline Iverson Ackerman was the first Carol Lane, Women's Travel Director to be hired by Shell Oil Company.

Summer Vacation

August 21, 2012

The Schlesinger Library contains the papers of Caroline Iverson Ackerman, aviator, journalist, and the first “Carol Lane, Women's Travel Director” to be hired by Shell Oil Company.

Happy 100th Birthday Julia Child

August 14, 2012

With generous funding from the Julia Child Foundation, the Schlesinger Library has recently digitized nearly 4,000 images of Julia and Paul Child from the Julia Child Papers.

Jennie Loitman BarronJennie Loitman Barron

Freedom for All

July 4, 2012

Massachusetts Superior Court Justice Jennie Loitman Barron, whose papers may be found at the Schlesinger Library, presented her speech “Freedom for All” at the Independence Day exercises at Faneuil Hall in Boston in 1960.

Lyrics to Woman's AmericaLyrics to Woman's America

New Collection Documents the Years Before and After Women’s Suffrage

October 13, 2011

Out of the blue, in March, came a call from the great-granddaughter of Edna Lamprey Stantial. Stantial was for many years archivist of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. Her name is familiar to those who study that era, but there is no significant collection of her papers anywhere. That made the answer to the question of whether Schlesinger Library would be interested in Stantial's papers easy—yes!

Jane Maud CampbellJane Maud Campbell

Celebrating Librarians

April 10, 2012

To celebrate librarians, we are highlighting the papers of Jane Maud Campbell. This small Schlesinger collection is available entirely online through Harvard's Open Collections Program.

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