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Henrietta Magoffin scrapbook


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

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Henrietta Magoffin attended Bryn Mawr, graduating in 1911. From the 1962 Alumnae Bulletin: "She was a lifelong resident of Mercer, PA, whose Historical Society Museum was the family homestead built by her grandfather in 1821, and donated to the town by Henrietta. Her interests and activity in its behalf were extended to other organizations, the Red Cross, from whom she received a citation, the Library, and the United Presbyterian Church of which she was a member. She continued her interest in languages and the classics throughout her life." Magoffin passed away on November 8, 1961.

The Henrietta Magoffin scrapbook houses "The Girl Graduate, Her Own Book" scrapbook by Henrietta Magoffin, Bryn Mawr College class of 1911. The scrapbook covers the years from 1907-1914, and contains a lot of well-organized Bryn Mawr-related and personal memorabilia.

The collection consists of one scrapbook. There are many typed song lyrics and articles from The College News as well as official Bryn Mawr correspondence and many calling cards. Articles contained about BMC tend to be humorous ones, and there are a few articles related to the Christian Association. The scrapbook has pre-made section titles. Highlights of the scrapbook include many photographs; a list of library rules from 1911; a selection from the 1909 class play "Everyfreshman;" and a Bryn Mawr College Handbook from 1907.

The scrapbook is a good overview of Bryn Mawr student life during the early 1900s and would be of value to anyone interested in Bryn Mawr history during this time.

Bryn Mawr College
Finding Aid Author
Cassidy Gruber Baruth
Finding Aid Date
2017 June 21
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The collection is open for research.

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