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Writing from the Library

Scholars continue to flock to the Schlesinger to conduct research for their projects. Here, we highlight three recently published books that relied in part on the library’s holdings—from personal papers to our institutional archives.

Antoinette Brown Blackwell. Courtesy of Schlesinger LibraryAntoinette Brown Blackwell. Courtesy of Schlesinger Library

Meet the Blackwells

I sat at a table in the Pforzheimer Reading Room and grinned. A whole week ahead to time travel. I had come to spend a week with the Blackwells.

Courtesy of Schlesinger LibraryCourtesy of Schlesinger Library

Grand Old Women

A woman would never become a senator or president, the early suffragists argued, until Americans learned to respect women for mature wisdom and experience. How, then, did the women’s suffrage movement in the United States come to be associated with youth?

Honor Moody, a cataloger, handles posters made by her fourth-grade class, housed in the Schlesinger's collection. Her own contribution, about Mary Queen of Scots, is on the left. Photo by Kevin Grady, Radcliffe Staff PhotographerHonor Moody, a cataloger, handles posters made by her fourth-grade class, housed in the Schlesinger's collection. Her own contribution, about Mary Queen of Scots, is on the left. Photo by Kevin Grady, Radcliffe Staff Photographer

Committed to Providing Access: Cataloger Honor Moody

Honor Moody’s first visit to the Schlesinger Library occurred in the fourth grade. Now she is a cataloger of published materials at the Schlesinger Library, a position she has held for 11 years.

From a journal of Judy Chicago. Courtesy of Schlesinger LibraryFrom a journal of Judy Chicago. Courtesy of Schlesinger Library

Artists and Artisans

Manuscript collections at the library grow all the time. Sometimes they expand with the addition of just a few items, sometimes with several cartons. Among the collections that grew this year are those of the artists Irene Rice Pereira and Judy Chicago and the North Bennet Street Industrial School.

Photo by Susan YoungPhoto by Susan Young

Ralph M. James: Behind the Scenes and on the Scene

Ralph M. James MBA ’82 is truly a University citizen, and he has been involved with Radcliffe since the early days of the Institute.

Schlesinger Awards Grants of Almost $87,000 in 2016

The library made more than 30 grants to students, scholars, and writers who are using its world-class holdings to conduct research on subjects as varied as gender violence, sports equality, and French cuisine.