Jane Kelly, Historical & Special Collections assistant, and Margaret Peachy, curator of digital collections, both of the Harvard Law School Library, said they felt lucky to have the opportunity to curate an exhibition that coincides with Celebration 60, the upcoming 60th-anniversary celebration of the first women graduates of Harvard Law School (HLS).
“Women at HLS: 60 Years of Transformation” will be on view in the Caspersen Room of the Law School Library through December 13. The exhibit explores themes such as enrollment, campus improvements and student organizations—with a particular emphasis on the Women’s Law Association (WLA). It draws on Historical & Special Collections photographs and the recently processed Red Set Ephemera collection. The exhibition cases are filled with photographs, flyers, brochures, invitations and other items that highlight the leadership and involvement of women at HLS.
The bulk of the materials come from the 1970s through the early 1990s—and include items from the collection such as a flyer advertising a talk by Lani Guinier titled “Becoming Gentlemen,” and one from the Harvard Anti-Sexist Men organization that listed “10 Things Men Can Do to End Sexism and Violence Against Women.
“Women at HLS: 60 Years of Transformation” will be on view in the Caspersen Room of the Harvard Law School Library Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through December 13, 2013.