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Marie A. Richards scrapbook


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

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Marie A. Richards was born June 8, 1913. She was prepared at Gordon-Roney and Agnes Irwin, both in Philadelphia. She attended Bryn Mawr College, graduating in 1935. After graduation, she worked as Associate Editor for the American Philosophical Society until 1978. During that time she travelled all across the globe with her brother, attending geological conventions and sightseeing. She also worked as a laboratory assistant as Leeds and Northrup Company. After retiring, she moved to Philadelphia, where she volunteered with the Owl Book Shop. Richards died on April 7, 2009.

The Marie Richards scrapbook contains the one volume scrapbook of Marie Richards, Bryn Mawr Class of 1935. The scrapbook covers the years 1931 to 1936 and mainly consists of photographs and newspaper clippings.

The scrapbook consists of one volume. It contains photographs of Marie Richards and her friends around Bryn Mawr's campus, May Day photographs, and newspaper clippings. Some highlights of the scrapbook are a newspaper clipping on the "Lantern Man," Joseph Haggerty; photographs of Garden Party, graduation class of 1935; an article in the New York Times, Jan. 12, 1935 about the breaking down of "imaginary barriers" between the sciences and extending research to include such subjects as biochemistry and geophysics; a photograph of a smiling Marion Park; and photographs of Bryn Mawr's 50th anniversary, including one with M. Carey Thomas.

This scrapbook is arranged neatly and all photographs are labeled and in good condition. It would be useful for those interested in college life in the early thirties.

Bryn Mawr College
Finding Aid Author
Cassidy Gruber Baruth
Finding Aid Date
2017 June 30
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