This post was written by Maureen Maryanski, Reference Librarian for Printed Collections.
As Women’s History Month draws to a close, let’s focus on one of the founding documents of American feminism: the Declaration of Sentiments. Drafted, debated, and signed during the first women’s rights convention at Seneca Falls, New York in July 1848, the Declaration enumerates the legal, economic, and social inequalities existing between women and men – and the signers’ commitment to fight for equality....Read More
This post was written by Larry Weimer, Project Archivist for the N-YHS Institutional Archives.
Lectures and other presentations have been a staple of New-York Historical Society’s programs for virtually all of its history. Although the historical past has been the focus of many of these programs, N-YHS has long recognized that the present is history in the making and has accordingly developed programs that considered contemporary events. Few, if any, of N-YHS’s programs could possibly have been...Read More
This post was written by Tammy Kiter, Manuscript Reference Librarian.
As Women’s History Month draws to a close, let’s take this opportunity to celebrate the women who served as nurses, both Union and Confederate, throughout the Civil War. Statistics vary, but it is estimated that approximately 3,000 women served as nurses during this turbulent time in American history. These courageous women often risked their lives in an effort to provide assistance to soldiers and sailors who...Read More
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