Women and Labor Movements

About the Baskin Collection

"The unifying thread is that women have always been productive and working people and this history essentially has been hidden."

-Lisa Unger Baskin

The Lisa Unger Baskin Collection arrived at the Sallie Bingham Center in April 2015. Carefully assembled over forty-five years by noted bibliophile, activist, and collector Lisa Unger Baskin, the Collection reflects her life-long passion for preserving documents that testify to the working lives of women. The collection includes many well-known monuments of women’s history and arts, as well as works produced by female scholars, printers, publishers, laborers, scientists, authors, 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 five hundred years.

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