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MC 898

Memorabilia Collection of the Schlesinger Library, 1886-2018

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University


Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: MC 898
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Title: Memorabilia collection of the Schlesinger Library, 1886-2018
Date(s): 1886-2018
Quantity: 374 objects
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Buttons, pins, banners, games, stickers, t-shirts, and other objects documenting the experiences of American women collected by the Schlesinger Library.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession numbers: 50-5, 72-73, 79-M195, 79-M196, 79-M197, 80-M4, 80-M97, 80-M253, 81-M185, 81-M218, 82-M191, 84-M67, 85-M86, 86-M85, 86-M162, 86-M258, 87-M76, 88-M41, 88-M140, 88-M159, 89-M71, 89-M87, 89-M118, 89-M135, 89-M211, 91-M3, 92-M4, 92-M48, 92-M167, 94-M129, 95-M27, 96-M96, 96-M131, 97-M54, 97-M95, 98-M178, 98-M209, 2000-M17, 2000-M30, 2000-M103, 2000-M113, 2000-M132, 2000-M162, 2000-M187, 2001-M19, 2001-M86, 2001-M182, 2001-M183, 2004-M3, 2004-M52, 2004-M58, 2005-M76, 2005-M139, 2006-M52, 2006-M86, 2006-M122, 2006-M152, 2006-M195, 2007-M90, 2009-M50, 2010-M234, 2011-M97, 2012-M72, 2012-M227, 2013-M85, 2014-M86, 2014-M159, 2015-M28, 2016-M111, 2016-M126, 2016-M172, 2016-M187, 2016-M209, 2016-M218, 2017-M41, 2017-M179, 2018-M9, 2018-M31, 2018-M37, 2018-M50, 2018-M75
Objects in the Schlesinger Library memorabilia collection were given to the Schlesinger Library by Virginia "Pat" Arey, October 1988; Ramona Barth, August 1979; Boris Bittker, February 2000; Mary L. Bundy, June 1989; Kim Brookes, May 1997, January 2001; James Carll, March 2006; Joan Challinor, January 1991; Pat Cody, October 1988; Congressional Union, September 1981; Jacquelyn Cuneen, December 2012; Amey DeFriez, May 2007; Leah J. Dickstein, July 2005; Betsy Dunn, January 2004; Mary Maples Dunn; Rochelle H. Feinstein, May 2013; Mary Fillmore, December 1986; Arvonne Fraser, December 1980; Barbara Haber, May 1980, July 1989; Bert Hartry, 1987- 2006; Harvard College Women's Center, March 2015-March 2017; Miriam Hipsh, January 1980; Mrs. Wilfred H. Holland, July 1972; Margot Hornblower, August 1986; Mary Elizabeth Huber, May 1985; Kathy Jacob, November 2006, May 2018; Jane Kamensky, March 2018; Fay Campbell Kaynor, August 2000; Patricia Miller King, April 1989, January and September 1992; Judy Kuriansky, June 2014, October 2015; Freda Leinwand, September 1982; Ms. Lesnikowski, March 1995; Dorothy Littlefield, May 1989; Boo Lunt, April 1992; Forbes Maner, November 2016; Jo McQueen, March 2009; Carolyn Nuban, September 1996, July 2000; Otis College of Art and Design, May 2012; Julie Pavlon, May 1986; Pennsylvania NOW, August 1979; Helen Samuels, November 1989; Anne Firor Scott, April 1984; Helen Seitz, July 1996; Dorothea Simmons, January 2018; Barbara Singer, August 2006; Lucinda Stevens, October 1998; Roger Stoddard, December 2000; Lee Sullivan, February 2018; Ann Swartzell, July 1981; Mark Vassar, May and September 2016; Susan von Salis, June 2000; Swarthmore College Peace Collection, December 1989; Barbara Wheaton, July 2006; Mrs. Edmund A. Whitman, 1950; Laura R. Woliver, March 2018; Women's Studies Association, August 1979; Su Zi, October 2016; Frances A. Zirkin, March 1988. Additional objects were acquired from aGatherin', June 2004; eBay, December 2010; Live Oak Booksellers, May 2011.

Processing Information:

Processed: February 2017
By: Johanna Carll
Last updated: June 2018

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research, with the exception of objects that have been digitized, which are closed.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the objects in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Objects may be photographed in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Preferred Citation:

Memorabilia collection of the Schlesinger Library, 1886-2018; item description, dates. MC 898, item #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.


The memorabilia collection of the Schlesinger Library contains buttons, pins, banners, games, stickers, t-shirts, and other objects collected by the Schlesinger Library. Objects document suffrage; gay, lesbian, and transgender rights; efforts to pass the Equal Rights Amendment; women candidates' political campaigns; women's and girls' organizations; demonstrations for reproductive rights; movements to end violence against women; and other women's issues. Additional objects are housed at the Schlesinger and are described in the finding aids of collections with which the objects were received. Items are arranged alphabetically.

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Abortion--United States
Birth control--United States
Boycotts--United States
Bumper stickers
Demonstrations--United States
Educational games
Equal rights amendments--United States
Feminism--United States
Feminists--United States
Gay rights
Girls--Societies and clubs
Lesbians--United States
Reproductive rights--United States
Suffrage--United States
Transgender people
Women--Political activity
Women--Societies and clubs
Women--Violence against--United States
Women's rights--United States