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Phoebe Helmer scrapbook


Held at: Bryn Mawr College [Contact Us]Bryn Mawr College Library, 101 N. Merion Avenue, Bryn Mawr 19010

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Phoebe Helmer was born in 1899. She attended Bryn Mawr from 1916 to 1920. After World War I, she joined Miss Anne Morgan's Committee for the Reconstruction of Devastated France. Up until her first marriage in 1928 to Seymour Wadsworth, she taught at the Nightingale-Bamford School. Helmer married twice more, to Gerritt Weston from 1965-1968, and David R. Hawkins from 1972-1982 and had four children. She was interested in libraries, education and international affairs. Helmer died in 1996.

The Phoebe Helmer scrapbook houses the one volume scrapbook of Phoebe Helmer, Bryn Mawr College class of 1920. The scrapbook contains material from Helmer's first year at Bryn Mawr, from 1916-1917.

The scrapbook comprises one volume. Most of the scrapbook consists of small notes from friends, invitations to meetings and various programs from playhouses in New York City. It also contains various hand-written invitations to meetings, mostly for student government. Noteworthy in the scrapbook are programs from New York City theaters, the manual of Bryn Mawr's Self Government from 1917, and small paintings and sketches done by Helmer.

The scrapbook is rather small and does not contain a large amount of material, but there are a few unique pieces. It is in moderate condition. It would be a useful resource to those interested in on-and-off campus events in the early twentieth century, student art, and SGA.

Bryn Mawr College
Finding Aid Author
Cassidy Gruber Baruth
Finding Aid Date
June 20, 2017
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