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Freedom for All

July 4, 2012

Massachusetts Superior Court Justice Jennie Loitman Barron, whose papers may be found at the Schlesinger Library, presented her speech “Freedom for All” at the Independence Day exercises at Faneuil Hall in Boston in 1960.

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New Medical Romance Collection at the Schlesinger

June 28, 2012

The Schlesinger LIbrary’s growing collection of romance fiction now includes the complete works of Missouri writer Elizabeth Seifert (1897–1983), internationally best-selling author of more than 80 medical romances.

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On Radcliffe Alum Helen Keller's Birthday, Her Extraordinary Story

June 27, 2012

Helen Keller came into the world on June 27, 1880. She entered Radcliffe College, where—with the aid of tutors, special proctors and her friend and teacher Anne Sullivan—she graduated cum laude in 1904. Throughout her life, she worked extensively in causes for the blind all over the world.

Radcliffe Day(s)

May 17, 2012

In celebration of class reunions and Radcliffe Day, May 25, 2012, the library extends special greetings to Radcliffe alumnae. As the repository for the Radcliffe College Archives, we hold, preserve, and make accessible the documents of Radcliffe’s history. We are always looking to add to our collection. 

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Fay House Reopens after Renovations

May 9, 2012

On May 3, the Radcliffe Institute celebrated the renovation and reopening of Fay House with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Fay House has been at the heart of Radcliffe College, and now the Institute, since its very earliest days.

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Celebrating Librarians

April 10, 2012

To celebrate librarians, we are highlighting the papers of Jane Maud Campbell. This small Schlesinger collection is available entirely online through Harvard's Open Collections Program.

Love Letters

February 13, 2012

While working on collections at the Schlesinger Library, archivists often get to experience the life journey a person or family takes as they go from birth to death with all that happens in between.

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From China to Radcliffe and Return

February 9, 2012

Dr. Shiu-Ying Hu was interviewed as part of the Chinese American Women Oral History Project.

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Carme Ruscalleda, 5-star Michelin Chef, visits Schlesinger Library

November 8, 2011

Schlesinger Library had a visit from Carme Ruscalleda, owner/founder/chef of the eponymous restaurant Sant Pau and head chef Jerome Quilbeuf, who are at Harvard to lecture on caramelization in Harvard's Science and Cooking course, came to get acquainted with Schlesinger's rich historical resources on food.

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New Collection Documents the Years Before and After Women’s Suffrage

October 13, 2011

Out of the blue, in March, came a call from the great-granddaughter of Edna Lamprey Stantial. Stantial was for many years archivist of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. Her name is familiar to those who study that era, but there is no significant collection of her papers anywhere. That made the answer to the question of whether Schlesinger Library would be interested in Stantial's papers easy—yes!