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Ruth Pearce papers


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

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Bryn Mawr College. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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Ruth Pearce received her A.B. from Bryn Mawr College in 1940 and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1942 and 1949, respectively. She came to Bryn Mawr as an instructor in Russian in 1958-59 and later became assistant and associate professor. In 1972, she became chair of the Russian Department.

The Ruth Pearce papers contain the professional library of Ruth Pearce, a Russian Professor at Bryn Mawr College. The collection has not been dated, but can be inferred to primarily consist of materials from the 1950s-1970s. It consists mostly of works related to the Russian language and culture, and Pearce's manuscript.

The collection is housed in one document case containing fifteen folders.

Folder 1 contains miscellaneous correspondence. Folders 2-5 contain a typeset manuscript for Slavica publishers. The title page of this manuscript is missing. Folders 6-9 contain Xeroxed pages of text in Russian. It is unknown whether they are her articles or simply ones that she collected. Folders 10-11 contain class materials mainly for 00 and 100 classes. Folder 12 contains a tape marked "Units VI and VII." Folders 13-15 contain Pearce's manuscript, "Anatomy of Russian Prepositions," Pearce's treatise on the syntactic values of Russian prepositions.

Pearce taught Russian at Bryn Mawr during the 1950s-1970s and was later chair of the Department. This collection would be of worth to those interested in the Bryn Mawr Russian Department and Pearce's work.

The collection arrived in the Archives in March of 1996. They appear to have been transferred to the library by Pearce's family.

Bryn Mawr College
Finding Aid Author
Cassidy Gruber Baruth
Finding Aid Date
2018 April 16
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research

Use Restrictions

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

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