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Bryn Mawr College Scrapbook and Photo Album Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: BMC-9LS-SCP


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 labels to diary-length entries. Most contain personal memorabilia such as letters and cards, as well as Bryn Mawr College-related materials. These include programs, photographs, newspaper clippings, souvenirs from dances and dinners, and college traditions material. Poems, drawings, and notes from friends give a distinctive perspective into the daily life at Bryn Mawr College. Each scrapbook is unique and gives the reader an impression of the author, her era, and Bryn Mawr College. They can be useful in researching both time period or individual student, often giving a perspective not seen in other archive materials.


  • Creation: 1885 - 1955


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.


46 boxes

Language of Materials


Ownership and Literary Rights

The scrapbooks are the physical property of the Special Collections Department, Bryn Mawr College Library. Any remaining literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors of each document or their legal heirs and assigns, except for individual printed or published items within the scrapbooks, where the copyright may be held by the publisher or photographer.

In Progress
Sarah Sheplock; Julia Egan
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Most of the materials in this catalog are not digitized and can only be accessed in person. Please see our website for more information about visiting or requesting repoductions from Bryn Mawr College Library

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