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Schlesinger Library

Radcliffe Institute, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
+1 617-495-8647
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Books, books and books

Amazing and impressive building. Great collection in different areas. It is amazing just to seat... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2017
Roberto D
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Harmony, United States
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Wonderful treasure-trove of women-centered collections

The librarians I've worked with at the Schlesinger Library have been very nice and helpful in... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2017
M G
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Collection of materials focused on the history of women in the United States. The library is also home to an extensive culinary collection and the Radcliffe Archives.
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24 Jul 2017
“Books, books and books ”
2 Jul 2017
“Wonderful treasure-trove of women-centered collections”
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Radcliffe Institute, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
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+1 617-495-8647
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Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Amazing and impressive building. Great collection in different areas. It is amazing just to seat there and feel the culture it is deposited in there.

Thank Roberto D
Reviewed 3 July 2017

The librarians I've worked with at the Schlesinger Library have been very nice and helpful in showing me how to request items in the collection. Definitely get a sense of what you might be interested in seeing by looking online first (though they do have...More

Thank M G
Reviewed 8 April 2016

This is a lovely spot in a very attractive quadrangle of Harvard University and Radcliffe College. One should combine it with a walk around Harvard Yard and the Square. However, only Harvard undergraduates have borrowing rights.

Thank Eleni O
Reviewed 9 July 2015

originally developed as Radcliffe's Library, the Schlesinger's collections are unequalled. Manuscript holding from prominent women, wonderful changing exhibits, digital projects and a great curatorial staff make for a wonderful facility for scholars and researchers. Lectures and seminars open to the public add the this library's...More

2  Thank JWC87
Reviewed 12 May 2015

Visited this library after doing genealogy studies on our family who came to Cambridge in 1640. We were able to find lots of information at this library. There were correspondence, articles, and diaries of some of our family members. We especially enjoyed browsing diaries from...More

Thank bigthicket
Reviewed 22 January 2014

I was a research assistant at the Schlesinger library for several years and had the privilege of working with the papers of some icons such as Alice Paul. The library is open to the public and has an amazing collection of historical cookbooks as well...More

1  Thank jroihl
Reviewed 11 October 2012

I am so glad I forced my son to help me find this. There are great places to sit, a pretty open lay-out that I liked, and as my son got his library card, I had a nice chat with the hospitable woman who was...More

Thank JadeQueen
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