Our History

The story of “Our Bodies, Ourselves” — the book — and Our Bodies Ourselves — the organization (also known as the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective) — is long and fruitful. To learn about it, check out the following resources:

The Schlesinger Library at Radcliffe College maintains an extensive collection of records from Boston Women’s Health Book Collective, including minutes from meetings, letters from readers, discussions about health and politics, and drafts of manuscripts. Some of the records from 1969-2003 are available online, while others can only be viewed in person. View the collection.