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Happy Independence Day! Please enjoy this patriotic historical photo from our Schlesinger Library collections.
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Daniel Carpenter, our faculty director of social sciences, and Christine Desan, an incoming fellow, have something to say about putting a woman on the new $10.
Three Harvard scholars talk about the role of symbolism in the announcement that a woman will replace Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill.
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At Harvard Law School, contributions to marriage equality were made by Radcliffe Institute fellow Carol Steiker, Radcliffe medalist Margaret Marshall, and #RadDay15 panelist Michael Klarman.
Since at least 1983, when Harvard Law student Evan Wolfson ’83 wrote a third-year paper exploring a human rights argument for same-sex marriage, Har
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“The Massachusetts Constitution affirms the dignity and equality of all individuals. It forbids the creation of second-class citizens.” —Margaret Marshall, SJC chief justice and 2012 Radcliffe Medalist, in the 2003 Goodridge v. Department of Public Health decision
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How Anita Diamant found inspiration in our Schlesinger Library's collections.
Anita Diamant finds inspiration for her best-selling novels in a variety of sources. Sitting down to write her first novel, The Red Tent (St. Martin's, 1997), she wondered what happened to Dinah, the daughter of Jacob and Leah in the Bible. Before The Last Days of Dogtown (Scribner, 2005), ...
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How Mark Twain helped Helen Keller get to Radcliffe.
In 1895, Samuel L. Clemens, a.k.a. Mark Twain, the great writer from Missouri, met a young lady who was deaf and blind. It was at a dinner held for Helen Keller at the home of Lawrence Hutton, the literary editor for Harper’s Magazine who was a friend of Twain’s. Helen was in New York City to attend a school for the deaf.
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What one fellow found in the Schlesinger collections lent perspective to his family history.
The elephant in the yard exits the Schlesinger Library in the afternoon as I stroll in mind-enlivening circles during my fellowship year at the Radcliffe Institute. The elephant, as I think of it, is the enormous fact that 18 cartons of my aunt's papers are included among the library's holdings ...
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And a personal reaction from the former chief justice of Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, our 2012 Radcliffe Medalist.
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History matters! The work of Harvard historian Nancy Cott—former faculty leader of our Schlesinger Library—is cited in today's #SCOTUS decision, which you can read in its entirety at the link.
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Our #RadDay15 moderator and 2012 Radcliffe Medalist on today's #SCOTUS decision.
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COMING SOON to the Harvard Art Museums: Corita Kent and the Language of Pop. Corita's papers are at the Schlesinger Library.
The Harvard Art Museums has announced the upcoming special exhibition Corita Kent and the Language of Pop, on display September 3, 2015 to January 3, 2016 at Harvard before travelling to the San Antonio Museum of Art, where it will be on view February 13 to May 8, 2016. The exhibition is curated...
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In honor of #Juneteenth, an article about Annette Gordon-Reed and her work on a complicated former president, a slaveholder who wrote in the Declaration of Independence that all men are created equal.
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The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University is dedicated to creating and sharing transformative ideas across the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. The Fellowship Program annually supports the work of 50 leading artists and scholars. Academic Ventures fosters collaborative research projects and sponsors lectures and conferences that engage scholars with the public. The Schlesinger Library documents the lives of American women of the past and present for the future, furthering the Institute’s commitment to women, gender, and society. Learn more about the people and programs of the Radcliffe Institute at www.radcliffe.harvard.edu.