News from the
Schlesinger Library Winter 2022
"How are you holding up?"
As we enter the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the question has become obligatory, and with it, the realization that we live in hard, historic times. Like everyplace else on earth, the Schlesinger Library has felt the strains of the pandemic: the burdens carried by our staff and our patrons, researchers whom we’ve labored mightily to support, consistently, through the spikes and valleys of these last two years.
The Library Welcomes a New Executive Director
A Q and A with Petrina D. Jackson
Zooming the Archives
A sudden shift to digital learning challenges teaching from the Library’s collections—and offers opportunities for archival pedagogy.
A Woman's Place Is at the Convention
A Harvard College senior examines feminism within the Republican Party, 1972–1980.
A cocurator of Out for Blood previews the exhibition, which charts the 100-year path from marriage hygiene to menstrual equity.
In Process: Adrienne Kennedy Papers and Dorothy I. Height Papers
A sneak peek at two new collections—one from an acclaimed playwright, the other from a civil rights activist—currently being prepared for research.
Writing from the Library
Three scholars consult the Schlesinger Library archives to write nuanced histories of divorce, African American resilience, and sex education.
Mira Nair Comes Full Circle with Donation of Archive
She credits the University with starting her in filmmaking as she adds to Schlesinger Library’s widening holdings from underrepresented voices.