FALL 2023

A historical photo of a smiling woman at work in an office
Marion Hayden, a staff member at the National Organization for Women, at work circa 1974. Jane R. Plitt Papers/Schlesinger Library
Portrait of Leah Stokes

A Playbook for Policy Change

Leah Stokes turns a love for the wilderness into a commitment to help mitigate climate change.

Stokes’s Moral Imperative

The Women of NOW

The historian Katherine Turk used the Schlesinger’s extensive NOW holdings to research her new book about the history of the feminist organization and the women who made it run.

NOW and Those Who Gave It Life
Three women stand outdoors

Who + Why

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Portrait of William Dougherty

A Tapestry of Sound and Community

With his work in progress Hearing Philadelphia, William Dougherty hopes to compose social relationships as well as music.

Read about Dougherty’s Work in Progress


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BornCurious: A New Podcast from Harvard Radcliffe Institute

BornCurious is—like its home—about unbounded curiosity. Coming to you from Harvard Radcliffe Institute, one of the world’s leading centers for interdisciplinary exploration, this podcast brings together scholars, students, artists, and doers. Our conversations traverse current affairs, scientific breakthroughs, cutting-edge research, art making, and storytelling. Join us as we talk with and learn from the many people in our Radcliffe community whose work and lives are shaped by curiosity.

Learn more about the podcast
A plush daybed sits in front of a blue-curtained window under a framed Freud-themed art print


In Newsmakers, read about the extraordinary achievements of Radcliffe alumnae, faculty, and fellows—including awards, publications, and other accomplishments.

Fall 2023