Photo by Webb ChappellPhoto by Webb Chappell

The Persistence Business

We live in an era of profound social and political change, change that is at once sudden and deep-rooted. As we struggle to make sense of it all, women’s voices of every political stripe persist, on the Senate floor, in the classroom, in the kitchen, and on the march.

Exploring Girlhood Through Film

Exploring Girlhood Through Film

The Schlesinger library film series has provided a unique opportunity to explore the power, the precariousness, and the politics of girlhood, by way of the strange, at times mythic spaces in which our ideas and images of girlhood live—often but not always cinema.

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Writing from the Library (Spring 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.

Women in academic dress marching in a suffrage parade in New York City, 1910, by Jesse Tarbox Beals. Courtesy of Schlesinger LibraryWomen in academic dress marching in a suffrage parade in New York City, 1910, by Jesse Tarbox Beals. Courtesy of Schlesinger Library

Marching Forth

The Schlesinger Library will digitize, catalog, and make widely available signs from the Boston Women’s March for America and the 44th annual March for Life.

Photo by Kevin Grady/Radcliffe InstitutePhoto by Kevin Grady/Radcliffe Institute

Rosie Rios: From Accidental to Deliberate Feminist

We can thank Rosie Rios ’87 for leading the charge to return a woman’s image to America’s paper money. As the 43rd treasurer of the United States, from 2009 to 2016, she led the effort to redesign our paper currency.

Drew Gilpin Faust (left), newly appointed dean of the Radcliffe Institute; Mary Maples Dunn, acting dean; and Neil L. Rudenstine, president of Harvard University, in April 2000. Photo by Marc Halevi, Harvard News OfficeDrew Gilpin Faust (left), newly appointed dean of the Radcliffe Institute; Mary Maples Dunn, acting dean; and Neil L. Rudenstine, president of Harvard University, in April 2000. Photo by Marc Halevi, Harvard News Office

Mary Maples Dunn, 1931–2017

Mary Maples Dunn—who served as the Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation Director of the Schlesinger Library from 1995 to 1999—died on March 19.