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Archives & Manuscripts

Bryn Mawr College

 Organization

Found in 71 Collections and/or Records:

Constance Applebee papers

 Collection
Identifier: BMC-1981-58
Overview Constance Applebee introduced the sport of field hockey to the US and was for many years the director of physical education at Bryn Mawr College. Her papers occupy ten boxes and contain miscellaneous correspondence, memorabilia, sports programs, and publications that probably belonged to her
Dates: 1898 - 1981

Phyllis Pray Bober papers

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Identifier: BMC-2004-08
Overview Phyllis Pray Bober (b. 1920) received her B.A. from Wellesley College in 1941. In 1973 she accepted the position of Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Bryn Mawr College which she held until 1980. Bober's life long interest in culinary history led to courses, "historical banquets", and a book: Art, Culture, and Cuisine: Ancient and Medieval Gastronony. The collection consist of miscellaneous materials on Bober's career, miscellaneous research notes, typescripts, materials...
Dates: 1940 - 2002

Zelma Corning Brandt papers

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Identifier: BMC-M92
Overview Zelma Corning Brandt (1891-1990) was a social crusader active throughout the twentieth century. Her chief interests included the independence and development of colonial countries, American Indian affairs, nuclear disarmament, women’s issues, and geriatric concerns. The collection consists of correspondence, travel notes, diaries and writings, and publications and reports, especially from 1960-1989. Brandt’s longevity and attention to detail provide a complete view of various world and...
Dates: 1906 - 1989

Bryn Mawr College photo archives inventory

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Identifier: BMC-Photo Archives
Abstract The Photo Archives comprises photographs, slides, transparencies, and negatives depicting the history of Bryn Mawr College from 1885 to the early 2000s. The majority of prints are in black-and-white, though there are a few in color from the late 1960s through the 1980s. Older prints range from carte-de-visite, cabinet cards, cyanotypes and some other early photomechanical processes. Photos are organized in three sub-collections: People; Buildings and Campus; and Events and Groups. The...
Dates: 1885-2000s

Bryn Mawr College scrapbook and photo album collection

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Identifier: BMC-9LS-SCP
Abstract This collection consists of a large number of scrapbooks assembled by Bryn Mawr College Alumnae, focusing on their years at Bryn Mawr College. The alumnae represented graduated at various times between 1891 and 1950. The vast majority of the scrapbooks come from the earlier years of Bryn Mawr College.There is huge variety among items in this collection. Some scrapbooks contain a great deal of material while others are sparse. Some provide commentary on the items, ranging from simple...
Dates: 1885 - 1955

Bryn Mawr College Songbooks

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Identifier: BMC-1WB
Overview This is a collection of Bryn Mawr College Songbooks from 1899-present, historically used during Step Sings. There are 90 different songbooks, some of which have multiple copies. The early books are softcover quartos while the later ones are octavos more similar to pamphlets.
Dates: 1889 - 2013

Cadbury-Brown Family papers, addition 2

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Identifier: HC.MC-1177-addition 2
Overview Much of this addition is comprised of letters from Caroline Cadbury Brown (1851-1914) to her parents, husband, and children. Additionally, there are letters from her mother, Lydia Comfort Shinn Cadbury (1828-1904), her husband Thomas Kite Brown (1851-1929), and all of their six surviving children.
Dates: 1850-1914

Lucy Evans Chew diaries and papers

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Identifier: BMC-M90
Overview Lucy Evans Chew graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 1918. Shortly after her graduation, she married Samuel Chew, an English professor at Bryn Mawr. For the majority of their married life, the Chews remained in the area surrounding Bryn Mawr. The Lucy Evans Chew Collection is primarily comprised of 58 volumes of her diaries from the years from 1920 to 1968. The diaries include descriptions of her daily life, her association with the college, her travels, and her reflections on her life.
Dates: 1912 - 1967

Chinese Scholarship Committee records

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Identifier: BMC-1989-30
Overview The Chinese Scholarship Committee was established by Professor Lucy Martin Donnelly in 1916, to provide Chinese women an education who could not otherwise obtain one in China. It was also intended to “deepen the understanding between China and the United States by bringing to this country the type of students who would represent the highest Chinese traditions, and who would in turn interpret to China our western civilization” (“Bryn Mawr Chinese Scholarship Committee,” pamphlet). The fund, as...
Dates: 1916 - 1988

Constance “Zinnia” Maravell papers

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Identifier: BMC-M138
Overview Constance Maravell was a Bryn Mawr graduate of the class of 1965. In the years follower her time at graduate school at the University of Chicago, Maravell delved into the world of art. She adopted the name Zinnia to represent her artistic identiy, and has exhibited her work of high art photography in the Washington D.C. area numerous times. Zinnia’s work has been recognized and praised in a number of newspapers and newsletters. This collection contains the clippings from the articles that...
Dates: 1979 - 1995