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Digital Media and Collaboration Lab Debuts

Posted April 16, 2015

In today’s workplace, the ability to team up with others is crucial, as is the ability to communicate ideas in compelling ways using contemporary modes of expression. Bryn Mawr’s new Digital Media and Collaboration Lab enables students to hone these skills as they work individually and together on technology-based projects. Housed in Carpenter Library, the […]

Slate History Blog Highlights Anti-Suffrage Book from Bryn Mawr Archives

Posted February 12, 2015

Bryn Mawr College Special Collections manages extensive collections of art, artifacts, rare books, manuscripts, and photographs, as well as the historical records of the College. One of its many interesting items recently caught the eye of the writer of Slate’s “The Vault,” a blog dedicated to “historical treasures, oddities, and delights.” “I first saw this […]

John and Joanne Payson ’75 MA ’09 Donate Art to Special Collections

Posted May 22, 2014
Art from Payson Gift

John and Joanne Payson ’75 MA ’09 rounded off a year of exceptional generosity by donating a collection of 20th-century prints and print portfolios to Bryn Mawr College’s Special Collections. The donation includes work by notable American artists who came to prominence in the 1920s and 30s, among them Isabel Bishop, Paul Cadmus, Jack Levine, […]

Bryn Mawr Library Receives Grant to Develop Digital Collection of the Past at the College

Posted April 16, 2014

The Bryn Mawr College Library has received a one-year planning grant of $39,650 from the National Endowment of the Humanities to develop a digital portal containing letters, diaries, and scrapbooks of the first generations of its students. This collaborative project also includes the libraries of Barnard College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, Vassar College, Wellesley […]

Bryn Mawr Adopts Open Access Policy for Faculty Scholarship

Posted December 16, 2013

The faculty of Bryn Mawr College approved an open access policy that will enable their scholarly articles to be made available freely to the public. Under the policy, which was made by faculty vote on December 11, faculty members grant to Bryn Mawr the nonexclusive right to disseminate their articles through the College open access […]

New Digital Exhibit Focuses on Bryn Mawr’s Summer School for Women Workers

Posted November 7, 2013
summer school

“Here I have found a place for myself. I feel I am not just a part of a piece of machinery.” ~ Unidentified Summer School for Women Workers student In 1921, a time when many worried that modern manufacturing methods were dehumanizing the U.S. labor force, Bryn Mawr College created “The Summer School for Women […]

Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women’s Education Officially Launches Website

Posted October 18, 2012

The Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women’s Education has announced the official launch of its website. Funded by the Albert M. Greenfield Foundation in Philadelphia, the Center is developing free, web-based, open access to materials from Bryn Mawr College’s archives related to the history of women’s education. The Center’s blog, Educating […]

College Names Brian Wallace Curator and Academic Liaison for Art and Artifact Collections

Posted January 26, 2012

Brian Wallace was appointed the Bryn Mawr College Curator and Academic Liaison for Art and Artifacts in December. Wallace is charged with developing the use and interpretation of the College’s Art and Artifact Collections. Prior to arriving at Bryn Mawr, Wallace was curator at the Dorsky Museum at SUNY New Paltz from 2006 to 2011, […]

Online Database Makes Bryn Mawr Collections Searchable

Posted March 3, 2011

Now, for the first time, community members can browse through the College’s art and artifact collections online … Read more»

Lecture on African-American Research Collections Opens Exhibition at Bryn Mawr

Posted February 3, 2011

A special lecture on Feb. 8 will mark the opening of the exhibition “The Arts of Social Justice: The Archie Givens, Sr. Collection of African American Literature” … Read more»

Bryn Mawr’s 2010: the Year in Review

Posted January 20, 2011
woman at posium with 125th-anniversary banner

As the spring semester gets into full swing, we thought we’d take a moment to look back on some of the things that made 2010 special. 125th Anniversary Bryn Mawr’s 125th anniversary officially kicked off on Reunion weekend. The celebration got into high gear during the fall semester with fall convocation, the start of the […]

Exhibition Celebrates Completion of Semester I of First 360°

Posted December 9, 2010

On Friday, Dec. 10, students from 360°: Changing Education will celebrate the successful first semester of this exciting new interdisciplinary and interactive educational experience for students and faculty with an informal reception and exhibition of work (both visual and textual) from the semester. The reception will take place from 3-5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 10, on […]

Coombe Suite Offers Space for Viewing, Study of Art and Historical Collections

Posted November 2, 2010
Alumnae and students chat at the opening of the Coombe Suite

the Eva Jane Romaine Coombe ’52 Special Collections Suite provides new spaces for the exhibition and study of the College’s collections of art and historical collections … Read more »

Bryn Mawr to House Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women and Higher Education

Posted September 30, 2010
Greenfield Grant

Bryn Mawr College will soon be home to the The Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women and Higher Education, announced Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe at the “Heritage and Hope” Conference last Friday.

Offerings to Athena Explores Students’ Perspective on Bryn Mawr History

Posted March 18, 2010

What was life like for students at Bryn Mawr 10, 25, 50, or even 125 years ago? Aided by a small cadre of contemporary students, Postdoctoral Fellow Anne Bruder is sifting through back-smoker diaries, newspaper clippings, journals, students’ letters, and other archival materials—some newly discovered—in search of the myriad answers to that question. A young […]

Red Grooms Exhibition: Iconic Pieces and Previously Unseen Works

Posted March 4, 2010

Bryn Mawr College’s 2010 spring exhibition, Old Masters and Modern Muses: Red Grooms’s Portraits of Artists, 1957-2009, showcases more than 30 works of art by prominent American artist Red Grooms … Read more»

Darwin’s Ancestors Exhibition to Open Thursday, Oct. 22, With Lecture on Early Geneticists

Posted October 15, 2009

The new exhibition Darwin’s Ancestors: Tracing the Origins of the “Origin of Species,” will open on Thursday, Oct. 22, with a lecture by Swarthmore College Professor of Biology Scott Gilbert, titled “Disagreements among Friends: How T. H. Morgan and E. B. Wilson’s Agreeing to Disagree Helped Establish Genetics and the Modern Synthesis.” Read more»