Passport of Vera Micheles Dean. Courtesy of Schlesinger LibraryPassport of Vera Micheles Dean. Courtesy of Schlesinger Library

Vera Micheles Dean

October 19, 2017

When people think of the crisis years of the 1930s and 1940s they do not tend to think of Vera Micheles Dean. Yet she has likely influenced how they think about the decade.

Photo of Audrey C. Foote at age 18, sent to her future husband Timothy, 1944. Courtesy of Schlesinger LibraryPhoto of Audrey C. Foote at age 18, sent to her future husband Timothy, 1944. Courtesy of Schlesinger Library

Love Letters and Diaries of Audrey C. Foote, 1928–2012

December 14, 2017

Audrey C. Foote (1926–2012) was a writer, scholar, and college teacher. The majority of her papers at the Schlesinger consists of love letters between her and husband.

Can of plums sealed by H. M. Queen Elizabeth at the Women's Institute canning facility in Reading University, England. December 1942. Courtesy of Schlesinger LibraryCan of plums sealed by H. M. Queen Elizabeth at the Women's Institute canning facility in Reading University, England. December 1942. Courtesy of Schlesinger Library

A Symbol of a Grateful Nation

March 24, 2016

More than 70 years after the end of World War II, stories of generosity and community spirit continue to inspire modern audiences. Among Grace E. Frysinger’s papers are materials documenting one such moment featuring networks of women on two continents, a queen, a first lady, and a can of plums.

People lined up outside the United States Lines shipping office, hoping for a place on a United States-bound ship. Photo courtesy of Schlesinger LibraryPeople lined up outside the United States Lines shipping office, hoping for a place on a United States-bound ship. Photo courtesy of Schlesinger Library

What If War Broke Out While You Were on Vacation?

May 21, 2015

Nona Baldwin Brown (1918–2014), who became one of the first woman cub reporters for the city section of the New York Times in the 1940s, documented in photographs her ocean voyage from Europe after the outbreak of war.

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