Picks & Finds

["Votes for Women" pin, 1920. Courtesy of Schlesinger Library]

Suspended Beauty: A “Votes for Women” Mystery

Research for a book about suffragists and material culture uncovers a colorful puzzle in the Schlesinger Library's Woman’s Rights Collection.

[Midwife Jesusita Aragon, holding a newborn baby. Later copy of earlier photograph, ca. 1975. Fran Leeper Buss Oral History Collection. Courtesy of Schlesinger Library]

Who Remembers the Working Class?: Reflections on the Fran Buss Oral History Collection

The Schlesinger Library’s prioritization of the Fran Buss collection is one example of how in recent years many archives have been shifting their focus toward a fuller, deeper representation of society.