Detail of Karen Walter, senior paper conservation technician at Weissman Preservation Center, mending tears. Courtesy of Weissman Preservation CenterDetail of Karen Walter, senior paper conservation technician at Weissman Preservation Center, mending tears. Courtesy of Weissman Preservation Center

Pep and Nerves and Steady Hands: Conserving Large Format Advertising Posters

February 15, 2018

Skilled conservationists at Harvard Library’s Weissman Preservation Center recently repaired the Schlesinger Library's collection of posters from the Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Company.

Drawing by Betsy Warrior. Betsy Warrior Papers, MC 843. Courtesy of Schlesinger LibraryDrawing by Betsy Warrior. Betsy Warrior Papers, MC 843. Courtesy of Schlesinger Library

Women’s Movements against Gender-Based Violence

January 18, 2018

Ending violence against women was one of the goals of the post-1960s US feminist movements. One important theme that emerges from Schlesinger collections is the class dimension in the formation of movements against gender-based violence.

Photo of Audrey C. Foote at age 18, sent to her future husband Timothy, 1944. Courtesy of Schlesinger LibraryPhoto of Audrey C. Foote at age 18, sent to her future husband Timothy, 1944. Courtesy of Schlesinger Library

Love Letters and Diaries of Audrey C. Foote, 1928–2012

December 14, 2017

Audrey C. Foote (1926–2012) was a writer, scholar, and college teacher. The majority of her papers at the Schlesinger consists of love letters between her and husband.

American Women on the Move: The Inside Story of the National Women's Conference, 1977, by Shelah Gilbert Leader and Patricia Rusch Hyatt.  Lexington Books, Rowan & Littlefield, 2016. Paperback release, Autumn 2017.American Women on the Move: The Inside Story of the National Women's Conference, 1977, by Shelah Gilbert Leader and Patricia Rusch Hyatt. Lexington Books, Rowan & Littlefield, 2016. Paperback release, Autumn 2017.

American Women on the Move: The Inside Story of the National Women’s Conference, 1977

November 20, 2017

November 18–21, 2017 marks the 40th anniversary of the unprecedented, historic, Congressionally mandated National Women’s Conference.

Passport of Vera Micheles Dean. Courtesy of Schlesinger LibraryPassport of Vera Micheles Dean. Courtesy of Schlesinger Library

Vera Micheles Dean

October 19, 2017

When people think of the crisis years of the 1930s and 1940s they do not tend to think of Vera Micheles Dean. Yet she has likely influenced how they think about the decade.

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Collegewomen.org: Documenting the History of Women in Higher Education

September 21, 2017

An update to our exciting collaboration with the former “Seven Sisters” schools, collegewomen.org: We are currently digitizing materials from 12 students covering the period 18921940.

Detail from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo bookplate. Courtesy of Schlesinger LibraryDetail from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo bookplate. Courtesy of Schlesinger Library

The Santo Domingo Collection

August 10, 2017

Included in the Julio Mario Santo Domingo collection—“the world’s largest private collection of material documenting altered states of mind”—is an envelope of objects labeled “Keep This Under Lock and Key—The ‘Hummer’ Combination of Rich, Rare, Racy, Sporty Stuff.”

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The Road to Better Data

July 19, 2017

In December 2016, Harvard Library successfully completed the migration of their finding aid data from a home grown, locally supported system into ArchivesSpace, an open source software that is used world-wide by over 300 archives.

"I Love You Truly" sheet music, words and music by Carrie Jacobs-Bond. Courtesy of Schlesinger Library"I Love You Truly" sheet music, words and music by Carrie Jacobs-Bond. Courtesy of Schlesinger Library

Carrie Jacobs-Bond: A Forgotten Musical Entrepreneur

May 22, 2017

The creator of "I Love You Truly," composer, performer, and entrepreneur Carrie Jacobs-Bond was the first woman to sell over a million copies of her sheet music, reportedly earning more than $1 million in royalties before the end of 1910.

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"Who Is That Loud-Mouthed Woman from Dorchester?”

March 10, 2017

On March 11, 1978, the first Dorchester International Women's Day was celebrated by approximately 300 women at the Grover Cleveland School in Boston, Massachusetts.

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