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.

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Picks & Finds

[American painter Zella de Milhau and an unidentified friend standing in front of an army truck, wearing uniforms, ca. 1914–1918. Photographs of Jessie Tarbox Beals. Courtesy of Schlesinger Library]

Women and The Great War: A Selection of Holdings at the Schlesinger Library

The Schlesinger Library's holdings related to World War I include letters, scrapbooks, and photographs which illustrate the multiple roles that women adopted during and after war time.

[Portrait of Wenona Osborne Pinkham, ca. 1915–1920. Courtesy of Schlesinger Library]

How to Woo a Suffragist

The situation was a dire one for Henry W. Pinkham. It was spring 1905, and he had met the woman of his dreams, Wenona Osborne. But first he had to overcome the “emphatic disapproval” of her mother.