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3nd Annual Open Archives Tour:
Cambridge in the 1860s

Cambridge Open Archives Tour

The Schlesinger Library

Portrait of Amy Batchelder, student at the Berkeley Street School, November 1864 (Berkeley Street School Records, MC 238, Schlesinger Library)

The Schlesinger Library's principal holdings date from the founding of the United States to the present and are especially rich in the areas of women's rights movements, feminism, health, social reform, education, professional life, volunteer and civic efforts, family relationships, and travel. Personal documents such as diaries and letters provide fascinating insights into the ordinary lives of women of all ages and pursuits and record the struggles and triumphs of women of accomplishment. Many collections—such as the papers of Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Pauli Murray and the records of 9 to 5: National Association of Working Women—address political, organizational, and economic questions.

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