Jane Kamensky. Photo by Webb ChappellJane Kamensky. Photo by Webb Chappell

Founding Mothers

A broad range of scholarly and public programming throughout the 2018 calendar year will commemorate the Schlesinger’s first three-quarters of a century and look ahead to the next.

Writing from the Library: Fall 2017

Writing from the Library (Fall 2017)

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.

Excerpt from “Leaders of the Woman’s Rights Convention Taking an Airing," 1848. Courtesy of Schlesinger Library

Decoding "Taking an Airing"

Many thanks to readers who responded to our request for help in decoding “Leaders of the Woman’s Rights Convention Taking an Airing.” We’ve yet to hear from anyone who has ever seen it before.

Above and at bottom, some selections pulled from the four cartons of baby books, dating from the 1890s to the 1950s, recently acquired by the Schlesinger Library. Photos by Kevin Grady/Radcliffe InstituteAbove and at bottom, some selections pulled from the four cartons of baby books, dating from the 1890s to the 1950s, recently acquired by the Schlesinger Library. Photos by Kevin Grady/Radcliffe Institute

The Library's Baby Books

Vintage baby books—whether issued by companies and hospitals or intended as heirlooms—reveal important details about their time.

Jehan C. Sinclair. Photo by Kevin Grady/Radcliffe InstituteJehan C. Sinclair. Photo by Kevin Grady/Radcliffe Institute

The Path of the Archivist: Jehan Sinclair

“I was interested in the way objects can tell a story about our history.”

Add Suffragists and Stir

Reflections on a crowd-sourced biographical research project