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Tree Work at Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute

Tree Work at Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute

For a celebration:

Banner above the door is a recent addition.

Banner above the door is a recent addition.

Suffragists First

The origin of the Schlesinger Library dates to 1943, when Maude Wood Park, an early congressional lobbyist and suffrage activist, made an initial gift of books, papers, and journals documenting the women’s suffrage movement. The library┬╣s collections have expanded beyond suffrage and now include a wide range of materials documenting the history of women in America. Today, the library contains more than 3,000 discrete collections and nearly 90,000 volumes.

Maude Wood Park [Radcliffe 1898] was among other things, the first President of the League of Women Voters. Everybody on the internet believes that she was one of only two women in a class of 72 that were in favor of the vote for women. Nobody on the internet knows how we know this. I know who to ask.

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