Light shining through the windows behind the Manuscripts and Archives Reading Room.

Light shining through the windows behind the Manuscripts and Archives Reading Room.

In Focus

Manuscripts and Archives is pleased to announce the availability of the papers of Henry A. Kissinger, former Secretary of State (1973-1977) and Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (1969-1975). The papers document Dr. Kissinger’s pre-government, government, and post-government careers. They have been digitized and the collection overview page provides information on collection content, research strengths, access to the digital collection, and ownership and copyright.

Rose Pastor Stokes (1879-1933), political activist and author, at her desk in her New York City apartment. Rose Pastor Stokes Papers (MS 573), Box 10, Folder 20.

The women’s rights movement was one of the most significant of the Progressive Era.  In 1914, “Birth Control,” was a new term coined by the movement’s leader, Margaret Sanger.  Important groups of papers of Sanger’s colleagues, socialist (later Communist) Rose Pastor Stokes and anarchist Emma Goldman (in the Harry Weinberger Papers) are in Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library.