First Women's March down Fifth Avenue, August 26, 1970. Photo by Bettye Lane, courtesy of Schlesinger LibraryFirst Women's March down Fifth Avenue, August 26, 1970. Photo by Bettye Lane, courtesy of Schlesinger Library

Hidden Collections: Photographs of the Women’s Movement

November 17, 2016

The Schlesinger Library recently received two years of Hidden Collections grants from the Harvard Library, which allowed us to select, catalog, and digitize a large portion of photographs that document the women’s liberation movement between the late 1960s and 1980s.

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. 

Catharine Stimpson, Barbara Deming, Adrienne Rich, and Gloria Orenstein at The Woman's Salon, May 8, 1976. Copyright: Estate of Freda LeinwandCatharine Stimpson, Barbara Deming, Adrienne Rich, and Gloria Orenstein at The Woman's Salon, May 8, 1976. Copyright: Estate of Freda Leinwand

Freda Leinwand

February 25, 2013

The Schlesinger Library recently acquired the Freda Leinwand Papers and photographs collection, consistenting of over 36,000 image many of which document the activities of the Women's Movement in New York City.

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