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Mary Grace Kilpatrick scrapbook


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

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Mary Kilpatrick was a member of the class of 1900 who lived in Pembroke East. She was born in 1879 and died April 1, 1964. She received her AB degree in French, Spanish, and Italian (Languages). According to the Alumnae Bulletin of Fall 1964, "Mary's main interests throughout her life were the arts and she was a professional painter and accomplished pianist. She was active in the American Artists Professional League until the time of her death."

The Mary Grace Kilpatrick scrapbook houses the one volume diary/scrapbook of Mary Kilpatrick, Bryn Mawr class of 1900. The scrapbook spans Kilpatrick's freshman-junior years at Bryn Mawr, from 1897-1899, and highlights all aspects of college life. The collection consists of a notebook containing diary entries and scrapbook materials. The diary/scrapbook contains programs/playbills, newspaper clippings, and many hand-drawn invitations to Bryn Mawr events. Highlights of the diary/scrapbook include several playbills, from plays at Bryn Mawr and in Philadelphia; a sketch of Mary Kilpatrick, Autumn 1897; a hand-written poem about Marion Park, 1897; various newspaper clippings 1897-1898, including a visit to the States by Prince Albert of Belgium and shortage of condensed milk; various class song lyrics, 1897-1899; color program from "Peace Jubilee", Philadelphia, October 1898; and an invitation for Mary Kilpatrick to tea with M. Carey Thomas, to meet the Bryn Mawr School Children, November 1898. She also notes in passing that she heard W.E.B. DuBois' lecture "on the colored question." This diary/scrapbook highlights Bryn Mawr life at the turn of the century. Many of the materials in the diary/scrapbook are typical Bryn Mawr memorabilia; however, the format of the scrapbook (including diary entries) is unusual. It would be of use to anyone interested in Bryn Mawr history at the turn of the century.

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

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