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.
Language of Materials
Materials in English.
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.
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rights to "Primer" to Another Mother for Peace, an organization founded in 1967 and dedicated to the belief that war is obsolete.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).
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
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- 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.
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