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Bryn Mawr College Special Collections

Over the years, Bryn Mawr College Alumnae have donated a large number of scrapbooks and photo albums focusing on their years at Bryn Mawr College. This collection presents a small sampling of these scrapbooks as well as photograph albums.

 

There is huge variety among items in this collection. Some scrapbooks contain a great deal of material while others are sparse. Some provide commentary on the items, ranging from simple labels to diary-length entries. Most contain personal memorabilia such as letters and cards, as well as Bryn Mawr College-related materials. These include programs, photographs, newspaper clippings, souvenirs from dances and dinners, and college traditions material. Poems, drawings, and notes from friends give a distinctive perspective into the daily life at Bryn Mawr College. Each scrapbook is unique and gives the reader an impression of the author, her era, and Bryn Mawr College. They can be useful in researching both time period or individual student, often giving a perspective not seen in other archive materials.

 

The online guide to the complete collection consists of brief narrativedescriptions of the scrapbooks, and longer itemized lists of the specific contents of each scrapbook. Each list is organized by the graduating year of the owner of the scrapbook.

 
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