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COLLECTION Identifier: B/D7679

Drawing collection of the Schlesinger Library, ca.1967, undated


Ink drawing depicting the contrast in male and female response to medical procedures, and holiday card from Another Mother for Peace, with etching by Lorraine Schneider.


  • Creation: 1967
  • Creation: Undated

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the ink drawing in the Drawing Collection of the Schlesinger Library is in the public domain. Copyright in the holiday card in the collection is held by Another Mother for Peace.

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


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The drawing collection of the Schlesinger Library consists of an undated ink drawing entitled Masculine and Feminine Courage Compared, from the "Statistics of Surgery. An Argument for the Female Suffragist," and a holiday card, ca.1967. The ink drawing depicts a woman calmly getting her leg amputated by a saw and a man struggling while getting a vaccination shot. The front of the holiday card includes an etching designed by Lorraine Schneider, depicting a sunflower and the text "War Is Not Healthy for Children and Other Living Things." The etching, titled "Primer," was designed by Schneider in 1965, as part of an exhibit at the Pratt Institute School of Art. Schneider donated all rights to "Primer" to Another Mother for Peace, an organization founded in 1967 and dedicated to the belief that war is obsolete. Another Mother for Peace used the image for a variety of merchandise, including mailings such as this holiday card. The card includes the text "In this gentle season/When men remember they are brothers/And know that all children are our children/We urge an end to killing--Now/Let it be written/Our nation found a way to peace."

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: 2002-M81, 2006-M16

The Schlesinger Library Drawing Collection was acquired by the Schlesinger Library from Terry Alford in 2002 and from Geo. Gregory Smart in 2006.

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital Surrogates of the items in this collection are available through the Adam Matthew online database Gender: Identity and Social Change (Access restricted to subscribing institutions).

Processing Information

Processed: June 2002

By: Anne Engelhart

Updated and additional information added: June 2023

By: Susan Earle

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Language of description
Processing of this collection was made possible by the Eliza Taylor and George W. Ransom Memorial Fund, Robert and Elizabeth Owen Shenton Fund, and the Fleisher Acquisition Fund.

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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