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
September 20, 2019 to March 9, 2020
Angela Davis's work asks questions that stem from racial oppression: Is revolution possible? Can women be emancipated? Are prisons necessary?
This exhibition documents a global history, a personal journey, and a quest for a more equitable future.
One of the aims of the Schlesinger Library is to document the lives of "ordinary" women. Among the thousands of diaries and letters of these women, we find wrenching stories of illnesses striking families and communities, like that of the Stark family afflicted with polio.
The Schlesinger Library is working to tackle digital obsolescence problems, so that in 50 years or more, users should still be able to access the contents of a digital file created today.