A Call to American Women: Responses to War

Pin from the Records of the Women's Encampment for a Future of Peace and Justice.Pin from the Records of the Women's Encampment for a Future of Peace and Justice.
October 3, 2005 to March 31, 2006

The photographs, posters, books, diaries, letters, and objects featured in this exhibition are a small selection from the collections held by the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America. They illustrate how periods of war have forced women to adapt to difficulties and confront atrocities and how they have expanded and transfigured women's role in society.

Enterprising Women: 250 Years of American Business

October 5, 2002 to January 9, 2005

Enterprising Women brings to life the stories of some 40 intriguing women who helped shape the landscape of American business. Artifacts and costumes, diaries and letters, business and legal documents, photographs and paper ephemera, audio recordings, and interactive technology reveal the trials and triumphs of this diverse group of inventors, innovators and trendsetters.

It’s Complicated: 375 Years of Women at Harvard

Nancy Fisher_Radcliffe College class of 1954_courtesy of Schlesinger Library

The Radcliffe Archives at the Schlesinger Library chronicle Radcliffe College from its beginning as the Harvard Annex in 1879 through its transition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study in 1999. The Library's resources about Radcliffe College were used to create this exploration of the complicated story of women at Harvard University, and an evolution toward equality.