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The Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture acquires, preserves, and makes available to a large population of researchers published and unpublished materials that reflect the public and private lives of women past and present. 

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Lisa Unger Baskin Collection

Virginia Woolf desk

The Lisa Unger Baskin Collection documents women’s work, broadly conceived, from the mid-fifteenth century to the mid-twentieth century. Carefully assembled over 45 years by noted bibliophile, activist and collector Lisa Unger Baskin, the collection includes more than 11,000 rare books and thousands of manuscripts, journals, ephemera and artifacts. Among the works are many well-known monuments of women’s history and literature, as well as lesser-known works produced by female scholars, printers, publishers, scientists, artists and political activists. Taken together, they comprise a mosaic of the ways that women have been productive, creative, and socially engaged over more than 500 years.

Image: Viriginia Woolf's Writing Desk, Painted by her nephew Quentin Bell, c. 1929. Photograph by Annie Schlechter.

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Women at the Center title panel

Women at the Center , Spring, 2023: Travel grant recipients; Mandy Carter: Scientist of Activism exhibit and opening event;  Rosetta Reitz Musical Archive of Care, and more.