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Elizabeth Anna Harlan scrapbook


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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Elizabeth Anna Harlan graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 1909 with a major in English. After graduation, she acted as the president of the Visiting Nurses Association of Coatesville. She served 25 years as a board member of Coatesville Hospital. She was also highly involved with the Coatesville Presbyterian Church throughout her life. She had one adopted daughter. Harlan died in 1972.

The Elizabeth Anna Harlan scrapbook houses the scrapbook and some other ephemera of Elizabeth Anna Harlan, Bryn Mawr College class of 1909. The collection ranges from 1904-1909.

The collection consists of a one-volume scrapbook, a notebook from an English Church Architecture class, and other ephemera contained in loose folders. The scrapbook is a form-scrapbook with places for students to fill in information about their own college. Very little is personally filled in, but the scrapbook contains pre-written statistics, poems [Wellesley and Smith Colleges], college mottoes, colors, cheers, etc. The notebook contains many cyanotypes of churches. The ephemera included consists of newspaper clippings of May Day 1908; a rolled scroll program from Medea and miscellaneous BMC programs 1904-1906; commencement program and memorabilia from 1909; May Day postcards from 1906; and 1909 class stationery.

Although little is personally filled in the scrapbook, the pre-written content gives a general picture of how women's colleges in particular were viewed at the time. The ephemera included is typical Bryn Mawr memorabilia; however, the notebook from Harlan's English Church Architecture class is a unique piece and might be of value to those interested in the specific classes offered by the college in the early twentieth century.

Bryn Mawr College
Finding Aid Author
Cassidy Gruber Baruth
Finding Aid Date
June 20, 2017
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The collection is open for research.

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