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COLLECTION Identifier: MC 1158

Papers of Jane J. Mansbridge, 1971-2014


Posters, a calendar, fliers, printed material, articles by others, and other materials collected by Jane J. Mansbridge documenting the women's movement.


  • 1970-2014

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Jane J. Mansbridge is held by the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library. Copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.


.63 linear feet ((1+1/2 file boxes) plus 1 folio+ folder, 1 oversize folder, 1 supersize folder)

The papers of Jane Mansbridge include posters, a calendar, fliers, printed material, articles by others, and other materials documenting the women's movement. Folders are arranged alphabetically.


Political scientist Jane Mansbridge received a BA from Wellesley College in 1961, MA in history from Harvard University in 1966, and a PhD in government from Harvard University in 1971. She taught at the University of Chicago and Northeastern University before joining the faculty at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in 1996. She is the author of Beyond Adversary Democracy (1980) and Why We Lost the ERA (1986) and has edited and co-edited several works including Beyond Self-Interest (1990), Feminism: Schools of Thought in Politics (1994), Deliberative Systems (2012), and Negotiating Agreement in Politics (2014). She has served as president of the American Political Science Association (2012-2013) and has received, among other awards, the Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science (2018).

Physical Location

Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: 2021-M110, 2022-M101

These paper of Jane J. Mansbridge were given to the Schlesinger Library by Jane J. Mansbridge in June 2021 and May 2022.

Processing Information

Processed: January 2022

By: Johanna Carll

Updated: August 2022

By: Johanna Carll

The Schlesinger Library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.  Finding aids may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Language of description
Processing of this collection was made possible by the Alice Jeannette Ward Fund.

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

The preeminent research library on the history of women in the United States, the Schlesinger Library documents women's lives from the past and present for the future. In addition to its traditional strengths in the history of feminisms, women’s health, and women’s activism, the Schlesinger collections document the intersectional workings of race and ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and class in American history.

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