Collections in the Schlesinger Library about women scientists are many, valuable, and related to the opportunities that women’s colleges—including Radcliffe College—afforded women.
The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America documents the lives of women of the past and present for the future and furthers the Radcliffe Institute's commitment to women, gender, and society.
From Our Collections
April 6, 2015 to August 14, 2015
This exhibition provides historical evidence on the topic of gender violence and documents the experiences of women who have survived domestic abuse and sexual violence.
It was 1983, the Cold War was in full swing, and concern over the deployment of nuclear weapons in Europe was a chilly reality. In reaction, a group of women established a place—the Women’s Encampment for a Future of Peace and Justice (WEFPJ)—to come together to protest and organize.
Nona Baldwin Brown (1918–2014), who became one of the first woman cub reporters for the city section of the New York Times in the 1940s, documented in photographs her ocean voyage from Europe after the outbreak of war.