Picks & Finds

[Julia Child baking a cake during the episode of The French Chef that inspired the opera. Courtesy of Schlesinger Library]

A Musical Feast: Julia Child, Jean Stapleton, and an Opera about Cake

In December 1986, Julia Child received a letter from the actress Jean Stapleton—who had played Edith Bunker on the classic sitcom All in the Family—about possibly collaborating on an opera.

["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.