August 26 is a special day around Radcliffe and the Schlesinger Library. On that day in 1920, the 19th Amendment, giving American women the vote, formally became part of the US Constitution. The day also marks the founding of the Schlesinger Library in 1943.
After much brainstorming about an exhibit to celebrate the Library’s 75th anniversary, a plan emerged. Loosely patterned after the British Museum’s popular podcast A History of the World in 100 Objects, the exhibit would include 75 objects or groups of objects.