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Rebecca Mattson Darlington scrapbook

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: BMC-9LS-37

Scope and Contents

The Rebecca (Darlington) Mattson scrapbook is the scrapbook of Rebecca Mattson, Bryn Mawr College class of 1896. The scrapbook covers Mattson’s last two years at Bryn Mawr, from 1894-1896, and provides a unique view of the early days of Bryn Mawr. The scrapbook is housed in one volume. The scrapbook contains the usual miscellaneous memorabilia such as flyers, calling cards, invitations, programs, and small photographs. Notably, however, it has many cyanotypes and floor plans of buildings. It also has clippings of humorous articles from The College News and The Fortnightly Philistine, which give context to many other items and photographs in the scrapbook. The cyanotypes, floor plans, and newspaper clippings in this scrapbook make this volume a unique item in the Bryn Mawr scrapbook collection. The scrapbook would be of interest to anyone studying early Bryn Mawr history, especially from the perspective of student publications.

Dates

  • 1894 - 1896

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

The collection is open for research.

Copyright and Rights Information

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17)

Biographical / Historical

Rebecca Mattson was from Breckenridge, Minnesota. She studied English and German at Bryn Mawr College, graduating in 1896. After graduation, Mattson taught English and Latin at Miss Bardwell’s School (1896-98), later serving as principal of the school (1898-1902). In 1901, she married Philip Jackson Darlington and had three children.

Extent

1 Volumes (one scrapbook)

Language

English

Overview

Rebecca Mattson was from Breckenridge, Minnesota. She studied English and German at Bryn Mawr College, graduating in 1896. After graduation, Mattson taught English and Latin at Miss Bardwell’s School (1896-98), later serving as principal of the school (1898-1902). In 1901, she married Philip Jackson Darlington and had three children. The Rebecca Mattson Darlington scrapbook comprises Mattson's one volume scrapbook and covers her last two years at Bryn Mawr, from 1894-1896. It provides a unique view of the early days of Bryn Mawr.

-Cyanotypes of Taylor Hall, common room in Radnor and Pembroke East, Denbigh dining hall

-Cyanotypes and floor plans: Dalton Merion, Radnor, Denbigh, Pembroke

-Photograph from unidentified play ["The Peterkin Family"]

-Bryn Mawr College dramatic programs 1894-95

-Banquet menu, May 1895

-Handwritten song lyrics (Latin)

-Calling cards; letters and notes from friends 1894-1896

-Commencement program and newspaper clippings 1895-1896

-College News clippings: article on "The Sonnet" and student-written sonnets; cartoons; "Askmore" advice column; joke articles on Plenary, fire brigade, variety show; "College Recipes" and advertisements (jokes)

-Room assignment 1895

-Notice about skating on ponds, 1896

-Basketball cheer; two hand-drawn sketches of basketball players

-College News clippings: Athletics 1896

-6 candid photos [students and professors]; photograph of basketball team (no year)

-Class Day 1893 program

-BMC Record Book

-Bryn Mawr College diploma 1896
Title
Rebecca Mattson Darlington scrapbook
Status
Completed
Author
Cassidy Gruber Baruth
Date
2017 June 26
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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