Photographs from the papers of Tala BrandeisPhotographs from the papers of Tala Brandeis

Let's Talk About Sex!

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.

This 1974 portrait is among the personal photographs in the Bernice Resnick Sandler Papers.This 1974 portrait is among the personal photographs in the Bernice Resnick Sandler Papers.

The Fight of Her Life: Gender Equality

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

Writing from the Library (Spring 2019)

Schlesinger holdings informed acclaimed books on feminism, work and family, and the African American essay.

Young Voices Energize 
Session on Transgender Archives

Young Voices Energize Session on Transgender Archives

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. 

The Schlesinger Library Reopens September 12

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."