The Schlesinger Library's collections richly document generations of pitched and earnest battle over issues ranging from contraception, to abortion, to pornography, to sexual identity.
A footnote put Bernice Sandler on the path to making headlines as a pioneer for women’s rights—“the godmother of Title IX,” as described by the New York Times.
Schlesinger holdings informed acclaimed books on feminism, work and family, and the African American essay.
An overflow crowd filled Knafel Center on December 18 for a session of the Boston Seminar on the History of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, a collaboration between the Schlesinger Library and the Massachusetts Historical Society. Jen Manion, an associate professor of history at Amherst College, organized and moderated the event, and filed this report for the newsletter.
With the reopening of the Schlesinger Library on September 12, this fall will mark the launch of the Judy Chicago portal and the conference, "Radical Commitments: The Life and Legacy of Angela Davis."