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

[Presumably Hortense Saxon. Courtesy of Schlesinger Library]

Working Class African Americans in the Papers of Hortense Carter Saxon

The papers of Hortense Carter Saxon, now open for research at the Schlesinger Library, offer an intimate glimpse into the lives of working class African Americans in New York and Connecticut during the 1920s.

[Patty Dyer name badge. Courtesy of Schlesinger Library]

“If they were men, they would be famous”: The All-American Red Heads Women’s Basketball Team

The All-American Red Heads, an all-women basketball team founded in 1935, competed against men’s teams in exhibition games throughout the United States and in Canada, Mexico, and the Philippines.