Picks & Finds

[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. 

[Portrait of Charles R. Lanman, professor of Sanskrit, Harvard. Radcliffe College Archives. Courtesy of Schlesinger Library]

Hidden Mūrtis: The Sanskrit Students of Radcliffe College

Women were present at the very origin of Sanskrit study in the US. Nowhere is this more clear than in the uneasy but fruitful relationship between Harvard professors and Radcliffe students at the turn of the 20th century.