Current Exhibition

[Photos by Kevin Grady/Radcliffe Institute]

75 Stories, 75 Years: Documenting the Lives of American Women at the Schlesinger Library

February 5, 2018 to November 1, 2018

The 75 documents and objects in this anniversary exhibition evoke the depth and breadth of the Schlesinger Library’s holdings. They tell 75 stories—harrowing, heartbreaking, pathbreaking, brave—about American women’s lives and about the history of the library itself.

Picks & Finds

[Mrs. Christine Frederick's Housekeepers’ Food Guide chart, 1914 (detail). Courtesy of Schlesinger Library]

Kitchen Efficiency

Christine (McGaffey) Frederick, a home economist, developed theories, wrote books, and lectured about bringing scientific management to the home in the early 20th century.

[Detail of Karen Walter, senior paper conservation technician at Weissman Preservation Center, mending tears. Courtesy of Weissman Preservation Center]

Pep and Nerves and Steady Hands: Conserving Large Format Advertising Posters

Skilled conservationists at Harvard Library’s Weissman Preservation Center recently repaired the Schlesinger Library's collection of posters from the Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Company.