Bryn Mawr College photo archives inventory
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.
Overview and metadata sections
- Bryn Mawr Summer School for Women Workers in Industry
- Bryn Mawr College -- History
- Bryn Mawr College -- Alumni and alumnae
- Bryn Mawr College
- Finding Aid Author
- Cheryl Klimaszewski; Rachel Appel
- Finding Aid Date
- Access Restrictions
This collection is open for research.
- Use Restrictions
Please cite Bryn Mawr College Special Collections when using this image file. High-quality scans of materials in the collection are offered for research, publication, and commercial use at the discretion of Bryn Mawr College. Please see: http://www.brynmawr.edu/library/speccoll/repros/ for more information.
Photographic prints depicting the history of Bryn Mawr College. The majority of prints are in black-and-white, though there are a few in color from the late 1960s through the 1980s. Older prints range from carte-de-visite, cabinet cards, cyanotypes and some other early photomechanical processes. Photos are organized in three sub-collections: People; Buildings and Campus; and Events and Groups.
A selection of photos were scanned during the fall of 2011 as a pilot project to develop a digital workflow. These items can be searched online at http://triptych.brynmawr.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/BMC_photoarc.Physical Description
originally from "events" series, students studying
49 boxesIncludes photographs of individuals in alphabetical order.
M. Carey Thomas, early, middle and late years; Sargent portrait; Manship bust
M. Carey Thomas relatives and related people
Images of the college's buildings and campus, including interior and exterior views. Note that many of these items are available online at http://triptych.brynmawr.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/BMC_photoarcPhysical Description
17 boxesShots of the campus (including aerial views) as well as exterior and interior views of buildings and other locations on campus.
View online at: http://triptych.brynmawr.edu/cdm/search/collection/BMC_photoarc/searchterm/PAB0*!PAB_OS*/field/identi!identi/mode/all!all/conn/or!and/order/nosort
1 folders30 black-and-white photograps of campaign drive events at Bryn Mawr in 1973 and 1976.
1 folders3 black-and-white photographs
1 foldersNumerous images (color and black-and-white) of events such as pool parties, alumnae field hockey game, speakers, dinners, may day, etc.
1 folders42 color photographs of the centennial campaign committee in action.
1 folders7 black-and-white photographs plus two contact sheets of children at the New Gulph Child Care Center.
1 foldersBlack-and-white images of institute attendees plus a selection of still lifes of child care objects (toys, plush animals).
1 foldersNumerous images (color and black-and-white) of the coffee hour held in Thomas Great Hall.
1 folders12 black-and-white photographs of college bowl contestants.
1 folders21 photographs (2 color) of dances 1944-1993 (not inclusive).
1 folders21 photographs (mostly black-and-white, some color) of Bryn Mawr college newspaper staff through the years.
Miscellaneous but undated images of commencement, divided into early, middle and late dates.
View these items online at http://triptych.brynmawr.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/BMC_photoarc
Items in this subgroup can be viewed online at: http://triptych.brynmawr.edu/cdm/search/collection/BMC_photoarc/searchterm/SSWWI*/field/identi/mode/all/conn/and/order/nosort
Portraits of early alumnae of the college. These items have been digitized and can be viewed online at: http://triptych.brynmawr.edu/cdm/search/collection/BMC_photoarc/searchterm/PACDV*/field/identi/mode/all/conn/and/order/nosortPhysical Description
1 boxesSeven cased photographs of M. Carey Thomas (2), Margaret Gilman (4), and Joseph Taylor (1).
Album of 30 photographs of the Bryn Mawr College campus and buildings. Images include interior and exterior shots showing the old entrance (1893), Taylor, Thomas, Dalton, Merion, Radnor, Denbigh, and the gymnasium. Photos were originally offered for sale by Phillips' Photographers, 1206 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa.
Images of Bryn Mawr College taken by the Broadbent Company ca. 1899. Includes views of Taylor, Pembroke, Merion, Denbigh, Radnor, Dalton, the chapel, the Deanery, and the old gym, plus general views of the campus. Copies of the photos were originally offered for sale by the Broadbent Company.
Images of the Wyndhan Alumnae House on the Bryn Mawr College campus from when it was owned by the Ely family (1893-1926). Includes exterior and interior shots during a variety of seasons as well as candids of the Ely family and pets. Gift of Gertrude Ely, Class of 1899.
This collection of 38 photos includes portraits of M. Carey Thomas library staff, candid shots of librarians in action, and interior and exterior images of the library building and grounds. Descriptions of the photos were provided by Ms. Toulmin and appear at the end of the album. Note included with album states: "This book of photographic illustrations is particularly dedicated to the Staff of the M. Carey Thomas Library of Bryn Mawr College, and is a gift to the college from Elizabeth Toulmin, Library Assistant 1962-65."
Includes very early photos of Bryn Mawr College campus and grounds, a few include unidentified students. Inscribed on first page: "Bryn Mawr College 1901 / M.B.K."
Postcards of campus buildings, general campus views and activities. These can be viewed online at: http://triptych.brynmawr.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/BMC_postcardPhysical Description
A selection of slides have been scanned and can be viewed online at: http://triptych.brynmawr.edu/cdm/search/collection/BMC_photoarc/searchterm/PAS*/field/identi/mode/all/conn/and/order/nosortPhysical Description
Student identification cards contain basic demographic and personal information and an image of the student. These items are not digitized.Physical Description
The items in these subgroups have been minimally processed