The First Two Women Fellows

Class of 1946
Front row: Ben Yablonky, Robert Manning, Mary Ellen Leary, Cary Robertson, James Batal, Louis Lyons (curator), Charlotte FitzHenry, Arthur Schlesinger. Back row: Arthur Hepner, Leon Svirsky, Richard Stockwell, Frank Hewlett.

We asked the first two women Fellows, Mary Ellen Leary and Charlotte FitzHenry, to give us remembrances of their year at Harvard. Their perspective, especially valuable to those women who became Fellows after 1946, illuminates better than any statistics the process of change within society and the Nieman program.

The linked articles originally appeared in the Summer 1979 issue of Nieman Reports.