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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.

Photo by J?r?me QuilbeufPhoto by J?r?me Quilbeuf

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.

Lyrics to Woman's AmericaLyrics to Woman's America

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!

Students and Social Networking – The Old Way

September 9, 2011

Students arriving at Harvard this year with smart phones in hand might not consider how students of yesteryear communicated. In 1914, a Radcliffe student would have read the following in the Red Book (Radcliffe's student handbook).

From One Suffragist to Another

August 9, 2011

The fight for woman suffrage was long and hard-fought by several generations of women. In 1902 Susan B. Anthony inscribed the following to her fellow suffragist Caroline H. Dall in the just completed volume four of The History of Woman Suffrage:

Radcliffe student carrying on in Hopper's footsteps with a later version of the Mark computerRadcliffe student carrying on in Hopper's footsteps with a later version of the Mark computer

Profiles in Sound: Tales from Schlesinger’s Oral Historian

July 20, 2011

Grace Murray Hopper ("Amazing Grace") was interviewed in Schlesinger Library's Women in the Federal Government Oral History Project. Hopper relates in the interview that as a child she loved taking things like clocks apart and trying to put them back together.

Schlesinger Library Conservation Corner

June 22, 2011

One of the most powerful documents to come across the Schlesinger Library conservation bench is this single-leaf manuscript from the recently processed Additional Papers of the Poor Family.