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Archives & Manuscripts

Students' songs

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Bryn Mawr College Songbooks

 Collection
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.

Thomas S. Downing Jr. songbook

 Collection
Identifier: HCS-003-004
Overview This small volume contains songs and poems collected by Thomas S. Downing Jr. (1852–1926) during his time at Haverford College. Downing, the son of a prosperous farmer in West Whiteland, Chester County, Pennsylvania, attended Haverford from 1869 through 1872. After graduating, Downing returned to Chester County and became a farmer. Various Haverford students wrote verses in Downing's songbook, some traditional and some original compositions. They cover a wide variety of topics and offer...