Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏

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The Schlesinger Library had its origins in the gift of the Woman's Rights Collection (WRC) by Maud Wood Park '98 to Radcliffe College in 1943. Organized as the Women's Archives in 1948, it was renamed the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America in 1967 in recognition of the Schlesingers' strong support of the Library and the College. The WRC was originally housed in Longfellow Hall and the Women's Archives in Byerly Hall and moved in 1967 to the old Radcliffe College Library, left vacant after the construction of Hilles Library.

The Schlesinger Library is a national resource for women's history. It collects published and unpublished materials, the latter including manuscript collections of individual women, family papers, records of women's organizations, photographs, motion pictures, oral history transcripts audio and videotapes that document the history of American women from about 1800 to the present. The manuscript collections provide source material on women's rights, suffrage, social welfare, pioneers in the professions, family history, women in politics, the labor movement, government service and post 1920s feminism. Among the notable women whose papers are in the Library are Julia Child, Betty Friedan, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Emma Goldman, Alice Hamilton, Elizabeth Holtzman, Esther Peterson and Harriet Beecher Stowe, but many of its collections document the lives of typical rather than notable women. In addition, the Library is the official repository for the records of the National Organization for Women and other activist organizations. The book collection covers all aspects of the social and intellectual history of women, including women in other countries, and includes cookbooks, etiquette books, vertical files and women's periodicals. The library also maintains biographical, organizational and subject files on issues of historical and current interest.

From the guide to the Records of The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, 1942-2011, (Radcliffe College Archives, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute)

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referencedIn Family Planning Oral History Project. Records, 1909-1984 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America. Schlesinger-Rockefeller oral history project : transcripts, 1973-1975. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Papers of Bernice Resnick Sandler, 1963-2008 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America. Schlesinger-Rockefeller oral history project : oral history transcripts / [interviews conducted by Jeannette Bailey Cheek, Charles A. Janeway, and James W. Reed], 1975-1976. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America. Records of the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, 1942-2003 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America. Luncheon talks, 1983-1984 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America. Black women oral history project. District of Columbia Public Library
creatorOf Buss, Fran Leeper, 1942-. Work and family : low income and minority women talk about their lives, 1976-1990. University of Arizona Libraries
referencedIn Records of the President of Radcliffe College, 1973-1999 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Essay collection, 1952-1976, n.d. Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Phyllis Chesler Papers, 1968-1990 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Schlesinger Library vertical file collection, c.1862-1990. Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Schlesinger Library : PAD/D pamphlet file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Radcliffe College. Office of Development. Records of the Office of Development, 1968-2001 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Radcliffe College Archives subject files, 1894-2006 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Papers of Betty Friedan, 1933-1985 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Luncheon Series audiotape collection, (inclusive), 1979-1987 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Family Planning Oral History Project. Records, 1909-1984 (inclusive), 1973-1977 (bulk). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America. Script, 1977. Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America. [Radio broadcast] [sound recording]. Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Papers, 1917-1995 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Records of the Office of Development, 1968-2001 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Papers, 1910-1977 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Black Women Oral History Project. Black Women Oral History Project transcripts, 1976-1981. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Perez, Madeleine Bagwell. 'Remember the Ladies....' the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America : its role in the collection and preservation of women's history source materials. Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Radcliffe College architectural drawings, 1885-2006 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Wilson, Linda S., 1936-. Records of the President of Radcliffe College, 1973-1999 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America. Schlesinger-Rockefeller oral history project : oral history transcripts / [interviews conducted by Jeannette Bailey Cheek and Ellen Chesler], 1975-1976. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Papers of Doris Stevens, 1884-1983 (inclusive), 1920-1960 (bulk Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Radcliffe College. Henry A. Murray Research Center. Coping and adaptation in older black women. Harvard University, Murray Research Center
referencedIn Harvard University. Archives. Photographs: Harvard/Radcliffe offices, an historical perspective, slide show, 1984. Harvard University, Archives
referencedIn Friends of the Schlesinger Library. General information by and about the Friends of the Schlesinger Library. Harvard University, Archives
referencedIn Kate Millett papers, 1912-2002 and undated, bulk 1951-2001 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Papers, 1906-2005 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Brown, Herman LaRue. Herman LaRue Brown papers. 1890-1969 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Radcliffe College Archives subject files, 1869-2007 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Records of New Words, 1974-2002 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Friends of the Schlesinger Library. Records, 1971-1981 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America. The Black women oral history project, 1976-1981. Colorado College, Tutt Library
referencedIn Additional papers of Betty Friedan, 1941-2006 (inclusive), 1980-2000 (bulk) Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Radcliffe College Archives photograph collection, 1879-1999 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Radcliffe College architectural drawings, 1885-2006 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America,. Essay collection, 1952-1976 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Challinor, Joan R. Papers of Joan R. Challinor, 1987-2006 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Records of The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, 1942-2011 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Autograph File, P, 1554-2005. Houghton Library
referencedIn King, Patricia Miller. Papers, 1970-1994 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Black Women Oral History Project MS 414., 1976-1985 Sophia Smith Collection
referencedIn Women in the Federal Government Oral History Project. Interviews, 1981-1983 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Records of the President of Radcliffe College, 1972-1989 Radcliffe College Archives, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America. One half our history [sound recording] : American women, 1820-1970. Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Maud Wood Park papers, 1844-1979 (bulk 1886-1951) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America. General information by and about the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America. Harvard University, Archives
referencedIn Horner, Matina. Records of the President of Radcliffe College: Series 5, 1972-1989 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Schlesinger, Elizabeth Bancroft, 1886-1977. Papers, 1910-1977 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Campbell, Dorcas Elisabeth, 1900-. Papers, 1946-1958 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Autograph File, S, 1556-1996. Houghton Library
referencedIn Radcliffe Information Technology Office. Records, 1997-2001 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Radcliffe College Archives biography files, 1855-2007 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Papers of Gerda Lerner, 1924-2006 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Women in the Federal Government Oral History Project. Records, 1981-1991 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Black Women Oral History Project transcripts, 1976-1981 The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.
creatorOf Evans, Elizabeth Glendower, 1856-1937. Papers and correspondence from Radcliffe College [microform] / Elizabeth Glendower Evans. Mount Saint Vincent University Library, Mount Library
creatorOf Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America. Photograph collection, 1840-1985 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
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associatedWith Arnold, Elizabeth. person
associatedWith Beard, Mary Ritter, 1876-1958. person
associatedWith Berkshire Conference on the History of Women (1974 : Cambridge, Mass.). corporateBody
associatedWith Bernice Resnick Sandler person
correspondedWith Betty Friedan person
associatedWith Betty Friedan person
associatedWith Blackall, Dorothy Brewer, 1890?-1949. person
associatedWith Black Women Oral History Project corporateBody
associatedWith Black Women Oral History Project. corporateBody
associatedWith Blair, Beatrice, 1929- person
associatedWith Borden, Elizabeth McGinley person
associatedWith Borden, Elizabeth McGinley person
associatedWith Borden, Elizabeth McGinley. person
associatedWith Brown, Herman LaRue, 1883-1969 person
associatedWith Brown, Olympia, 1835-1926. person
associatedWith Buss, Fran Leeper, 1942- person
associatedWith Byrne, Elizabeth I. person
associatedWith Byrne, Elizabeth I. person
associatedWith Calderone, Mary Steichen, 1904-1998. person
associatedWith Campbell, Dorcas Elisabeth, 1900- person
associatedWith Campbell, Loraine Leeson. person
associatedWith Canfield, Dorothy, 1879-1958 person
associatedWith Carmen, Arlene. person
associatedWith Challinor, Joan R. person
associatedWith Cheek, Jeannette Bailey. person
associatedWith Chesler, Ellen. person
associatedWith Chesler, Phyllis person
associatedWith Child, Julia. person
associatedWith Claiborne, Craig. person
associatedWith Clothier, Florence. person
associatedWith Cook, Constance Eberhardt. person
associatedWith Cope, Alice DeNormandie. person
associatedWith Cronkhite, Bernice Brown, 1893- person
correspondedWith Doris Stevens person
associatedWith Dorrit Hoffleit person
associatedWith Dreier, Katherine Sophie, 1877-1952. person
associatedWith Eliot, Martha May, 1891- person
associatedWith Elizabeth (Bancroft) Schlesinger, 1886-1977 person
associatedWith Ennis, Margery H. person
associatedWith Ennis, Margery H. person
associatedWith Evans, Elizabeth Glendower, 1856-1937. person
associatedWith Evans, Elizabeth Glendower (Gardiner), 1856-1937 person
associatedWith Family Planning Oral History Project. corporateBody
associatedWith Family Planning Oral History Project. corporateBody
associatedWith Ferguson, Frances Hand. person
associatedWith Fisher, Dorothy Canfield, 1879-1958. person
associatedWith Franey, Pierre. person
associatedWith Friends of the Schlesinger Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Friends of the Schlesinger Library. corporateBody
associatedWith GERDA LERNER, 1920- person
associatedWith Gleason, Nancy A. person
associatedWith Goldsmith, Sadja, 1930- person
associatedWith Goodman, Robert person
associatedWith Goodman, Robert. person
associatedWith Gorman, Ann K. person
associatedWith Gorman, Ann K. person
associatedWith Gray, Helen Lingenfelter, d. 1989. person
associatedWith Grierson, Margaret person
associatedWith Grierson, Margaret. person
associatedWith Griswold, Estelle. person
associatedWith Guttmacher, Alan F. 1898-1974. person
associatedWith Guttmacher, Mrs. Alan Frank. person
associatedWith Haber, Barbara. person
associatedWith Harvard University. Archives. corporateBody
associatedWith Hinckley, Georgiana Ames person
associatedWith Hinckley, Georgiana Ames. person
associatedWith Hoffecker, Carol person
associatedWith Hoffecker, Carol E. person
associatedWith Horner, Matina. person
associatedWith Howard, Mary Elizabeth person
associatedWith Howard, Mary Elizabeth. person
associatedWith Howe, Frances (Hovey) person
associatedWith Howe, Frances Hovey. person
associatedWith Hutchins, Louise Gilman. person
associatedWith Jacobi, Mary Putnam, 1842-1906. person
associatedWith James, Janet Wilson, 1918- person
associatedWith Janeway, Charles. person
associatedWith Jordan, W. K. 1902- person
associatedWith Jordan, W. K. (Wilbur Kitchener), 1902- person
associatedWith Kamman, Madeleine. person
associatedWith King, Patricia Miller. person
associatedWith Lyman, Susan Storey. person
associatedWith Maginnis, Patricia. person
associatedWith Marcus, Sarah, 1894- person
correspondedWith Marietta Tree person
associatedWith Massachusetts Woman Suffrage Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Matina Horner person
correspondedWith Millett, Kate person
associatedWith Mudd, Emily Hartshorne. person
associatedWith Myers, Caroline Rulon, 1922- person
associatedWith National Consumers' League. corporateBody
associatedWith National Council of Women of the United States. corporateBody
associatedWith National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs. corporateBody
associatedWith Neu, Charles E. person
associatedWith Neu, Charles E. person
associatedWith New Words corporateBody
associatedWith O'Reilly, Leonora, 1870-1927. person
associatedWith Park, Maud Wood, 1871-1955. person
associatedWith Pépin, Jacques. person
associatedWith Perez, Madeleine Bagwell. person
associatedWith Perkins, Frances, 1880-1965. person
associatedWith Phelan, Lana Clarke, 1920- person
associatedWith Radcliffe College corporateBody
associatedWith Radcliffe College. Henry A. Murray Research Center. corporateBody
associatedWith Radcliffe College. Office of Development. corporateBody
associatedWith Radcliffe College Seminar on Women. corporateBody
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associatedWith Radcliffe College. Women's Rights Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Radcliffe Information Technology Office. corporateBody
associatedWith Reed, James, 1944- person
associatedWith Rutland Corner House (Boston, Mass.) corporateBody
associatedWith Sanger, Grant, 1908- person
associatedWith Sanger, Margaret, 1879-1966. person
associatedWith Satterthwaite, Adaline Pendleton. person
associatedWith Schlesinger, Arthur M. 1888-1965. person
associatedWith Schlesinger, Elizabeth Bancroft. person
associatedWith Seaman, Sylvia S. person
associatedWith Smith, Hilda Worthington. person
associatedWith Solomon, Barbara M. person
associatedWith Solomon, Barbara M. person
associatedWith Stantial, Edna Lamprey person
associatedWith Stantial, Edna Lamprey. person
associatedWith Sulzberger, Frank person
associatedWith Sulzberger, Frank. person
associatedWith Taussig, Helen B. 1898-1986. person
associatedWith Thackerey, Dorothy S. person
associatedWith Thackerey, Dorothy S. person
associatedWith Tietze, Christopher, 1908- person
associatedWith Tietze, Sarah Lewit. person
associatedWith Tsuei, Julia. person
associatedWith Villard, Fanny Garrison, 1844-1928. person
associatedWith Wang, Sharon. person
associatedWith Weddington, Sarah Ragle. person
associatedWith White, Eva Whiting, 1880-1974. person
associatedWith Wilson, Linda S., 1936- person
associatedWith Window Shop (Cambridge, Mass.) corporateBody
associatedWith Women in the Federal Government Oral History Project. corporateBody
associatedWith Women in the Federal Government Oral History Project. corporateBody
associatedWith Women's Educational and Industrial Union (Boston, Mass.) corporateBody
associatedWith Women's Land Army of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Women's Trade Union League. corporateBody
associatedWith World Center for Women's Archives. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Massachusetts--Cambridge
Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
Subject
Women--History--Photographs
Women--History
Women--Social conditions
Women in the civil service
Women's studies
Women--Social life and customs
Abortion
Child welfare
Women's studies--United States
Wages--Women
Sacco--Vanzetti Trial, Dedham, Mass., 1921
Women in the professions--United States
Women in the professions
Women--Suffrage--United States
Families
African American women
Libraries
Women--Suffrage--Photographs
Social settlements
Women abolitionists
Women--Political activity
Women's colleges
Women--Family relationships
Women--Employment--United States
Jews
Marriage counseling
Women--Health and hygiene
Women--Education (Higher)
Women political activists
Women in public life
Families--Photographs
Working women's clubs
Women's rights
Sacco--Vanzetti case
Women--Study and teaching--United States
Black women oral history project
Women volunteers in social service
Birth control
Women in medicine
International Women's Day
Women--Suffrage
Suffragists
Women's and gender history
Women--Employment
Women--Education
Women and the military
Maternal and infant welfare
Women--Suffrage--Massachusetts
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Librarians
Historians
Archivists
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Photoprints
Librarians
Archivists
Historians
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