Sixth Annual Open Archives Tour:
Adventures in Gastronomy
The 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.