Jane Browne Haines scrapbook
Held at: Bryn Mawr College [Contact Us]Bryn Mawr College Library, 101 N. Merion Avenue, Bryn Mawr 19010
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Overview and metadata sections
Jane Haines graduated from Bryn Mawr in 1891. She remained active in the alumnae community, serving as the Treasurer of the Alumnae Association until 1918. After her time at Bryn Mawr, she attended the Albany Library School, going on to work in the Congressional Library in Washington, DC. In 1910, she founded the Pennsylvania School of Horticulture for Women, where she would serve as President/Chairman of the Board for 27 years. Haines died in 1937.
The Jane Haines scrapbook contains the one volume scrapbook of Jane Haines, Bryn Mawr College class of 1891. The scrapbook, which ranges from 1888-1930s, contains a large volume of personal memorabilia.
The scrapbook consists of one volume. The most noteworthy feature of this scrapbook is the large number of quite beautifully handwritten entries including class-related songs (scores for many also written in; note esp. Pallas Athena) and the script of "The Princess." Haines also includes quotes—either overheard, attributed, or specious—from M. Carey Thomas (as English lecturer) and various professors, including Shorey and Andrews. There is also a sketch of the "character of Dr. Andrews—guessed by a survey of his countenance." The scrapbook also contains many informational booklets from later Bryn Mawr years, mainly the 1920s.
The Jane Haines scrapbook is interesting for the wide timespan that it covers. Unlike most of the other scrapbooks in the Bryn Mawr Collection, this scrapbook includes materials from far beyond Haines' college years. The scrapbook binding is fragile, but the pages and items are in good condition.
- Bryn Mawr College
- Finding Aid Author
- ?, Cassidy Gruber Baruth
- Finding Aid Date
- June 20, 2017
- Access Restrictions
The collection is open for research.
- Use Restrictions
Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17)