Susan Ware Appointed Senior Advisor to the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

Susan Ware by Tony RinaldoSusan Ware by Tony Rinaldo
June 26, 2014

Cambridge, Mass.—The Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study announced that historian Susan Ware AM ’73, PhD ’78 will become a senior advisor to the library. Ware, a Schlesinger Library Council member, will serve during the academic year while the Radcliffe Institute conducts a search for a new director of the library.

“The Schlesinger Library has been my professional home for my entire career as a historian,” said Ware of her deep and broad connections. “I am honored to be asked to serve as its senior advisor for the coming year—and an added bonus is the chance to be part of the vibrant Radcliffe Institute community.”

Ware is an independent scholar who specializes in 20th-century American history, American women’s history, and biography. In addition to serving as the editor of Notable American Women: A Biographical Dictionary Completing the Twentieth Century, which was sponsored by the Radcliffe Institute—and the files of which are archived at the Schlesinger Library—she is the author and editor of numerous books, including Game, Set, Match: Billie Jean King and the Revolution in Women’s Sports.

From 1986 to 1995, Ware taught in the history department at New York University.  She has also taught at Harvard, and in 2011 she cotaught a course on feminist biography for the Graduate Consortium of Women’s Studies at MIT. She rejoined the Schlesinger Library Council in 2011 after previously serving on the council from 1990 to 1992 and from 1993 to 1997.

Ware’s 10-month appointment begins September 1, 2014.

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