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Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
10 Garden Street
Cambridge MA , 02138
Phone: (617)495-8647
FAX: (617)496-8340
WWW Page: http://www.radcliffe.edu/schles
General email:
  slref@radcliffe.edu
Institution Contact(s):
  Wendy Thomas, Public Service Librarian (617)495-8647
Hours: M-F 9:00AM-5:00PM
Seasonal Hours:
  During Harvard semesters: M,Tu,Th,F 9:00AM-5:00PM W 9:00AM-8:00PM
Holidays Open:
  Patriot's Day
Online Catalog:
  Web: http://www.radcliffe.edu/schles/libcolls/index.htm
Services for the Disabled:
  Americans with Disabilities Act accessible
Other Services:
  Information on hotel/housing accommodations Coat room/lockers
Journals: Semi-annual newsletter
Bibliographic Utility:
  OCLC/NELINET RLIN
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
Special Collection Contact(s):
  Kathy Jacob, Curator of Manuscripts (617)495-8647 slref@radcliffe.edu
FAX: (617)496-8340
Collections: 2200
Formats: 7,700 linear feet of manuscripts 3,600 linear feet of archives 55,000 volumes of monographs 80,000 photographs pamphlets 2,700 reels of microforms 3,300 audio tapes 1,300 video tapes 300 volumes of oral histories 150 8mm. motion picture reels 16mm. motion picture reels ephemera 50 realia/artifacts
Collection Description:
  Manuscript and Archival Holdings (personal and professional papers of individual women, papers of families, and archives of both active and defunct women's organizations and organizations concerned with women's issues; collec (Finding Aid)
Book & Periodical Holdings (more than 60,000 books on all aspects of women's lives; scholarly monographs and popular literature including biographies, fiction, history, and reference; topics include women's rights, health, wo
Photographs and Audiovisual Holdings (more than 70,000 images; document both famous and little-known women; represent work of both professional and amateur photographers; portraits of women reformers, artists, politicians, ju (Finding Aid)
Culinary Holdings (include nearly 12,000 works in the fields of cookery, gastronomy, domestic management, history of cooking and related reference works; books date from 16th century to the present and represent cuisines of a (Finding Aid)
Access: Access only in reading room, supervised Laptop computers and tape recorders allowed with staff approval All or part of the collection(s) not accessible Photo ID required
Copying: All photocopying done by staff Restrictions on scanners Restrictions on cameras Restrictions on tape recorders
Loans: Loans for exhibits only Exceptions made at discretion of librarian
Finding Guides Available:
  Guides for manuscript collection Guides for archives' records groups Guide to institutional microfilm holdings Guide to specific microfilm collection(s)
Directions: FROM THE NORTH: Take I-93 South into Boston. Take the exit marked "Storrow Drive/Cambridge." Follow Storrow Drive west for approximately 5 miles until the exit marked "Harvard Square/Cambridge." (Do not be fooled by the Cambridge exit signs; be patient and wait for the Harvard Square exit.) At the Harvard Square exit, make a right over the bridge. Go straight (you are now on J.F.K. Street) until the fourth set of lights. Turn left at the lights onto Brattle Street and move immediately into the right lane. Just ahead, Brattle Street turns sharply to the right (in front of the Limited Express/One Bratttle Square complex). Radcliffe Yard is about two blocks down on the right. FROM THE WEST VIA I-90 (MASSACHUSETTS TURNPIKE): Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) East. Get off at the Cambridge/Allston exit (#18) and follow the signs for Cambridge. Stay in the far left lane and proceed straight ahead through one set of lights, but do not cross the river at this point. Instead, take a left just before the bridge. Go through the next set of lights at Western Avenue onto Storrow Drive. Follow Storrow Drive one half mile to the first exit marked " Harvard Square/Cambridge." At the Harvard Square exit, make a right over the bridge. Go straight (you are now on J.F.K. Street) until the fourth set of lights. Turn left at the fourth sets of lights onto Brattle Street and move immediately into the right lane. Just ahead, Brattle Street turns sharply to the right (in front of the Limited Express/One Bratttle Square complex). Radcliffe Yard is about two blocks down on the right. FROM THE SOUTH: Take Route 3 (Southeast Expressway) North. In Boston, take exit #26 (marked "Storrow Drive/Cambridge.") Follow Storrow Drive west for approximately 5 miles until the exit marked "Harvard Square/Cambridge." (Do not be fooled by the Cambridge exit signs; be patient and wait for the Harvard Square exit.) At the Harvard Square exit, make a right over the bridge. Go straight (you are now on J.F.K. Street) until the fourth set of lights. Turn left at the lights onto Brattle Street and move immediately into the right lane. Just ahead, Brattle Street turns sharply to the right (in front of the Limited Express/One Bratttle Square complex). Radcliffe Yard is about two blocks down on the right. PARKING: The library does not have a parking lot and on-street parking is very difficult to find in Harvard Square. If you must drive to the library, commercial parking lots are available in Harvard Square at Church Street (two blocks south of Radcliffe Yard), University Place Garage (Bennett Street and University Road), the Charles Hotel (Bennett Street), and Holyoke Center (Dunster Street off Massachusetts Avenue). BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION (MBTA): Take the Red Line (subway) to the Harvard Square Station. Walk through Harvard Square, down Brattle Street; Radcliffe Yard is three blocks away, at the corner of Brattle and James Streets.
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