Junior League Publications Worth a Look
As part of our continuing effort to make as many resources available as possible, we have digitized two fascinating histories of The Junior League Movement.
The Volunteer Powerhouse is a comprehensive chronicle of the work the women of The Junior League have done to improve society, through direct volunteer service, education, legislative advocacy, philanthropy, and building awareness of pressing issues of the day. Written by Janet Gordon and Diana Reische, it was published in 1982.
Through an exciting partnership with the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, which is housed at Radcliffe College at Harvard University, we are able to make seven decades of The Junior League Magazine available online. Widely considered to be the leading historical resource on the women of the United States in the 19th and 20th centuries, the library has partnered with AJLI to provide public access to one of The Junior League’s most prized archives.
The digitized content of the magazines have been added to the library’s vast holdings, which document women’s lives and women’s issues both in the past and in the present—and focus specifically on suffrage and women’s rights, social reform, family history, health and sexuality, careers and professions, culinary history and gender issues.
We think this esteemed library is a fitting spot for so profound a record and we think
you will too.