“The Best Thing in a Girl’s Life”: Early Women’s Colleges in Fiction and Fact


The decoration and enjoyment of a cozy, attractive room are mentioned frequently in passing in the stories, but it is not always obvious to a modern reader just what the bedrooms, sitting rooms, shared dormitory parlors, and study spaces really looked like.  Here is an “album” of Bryn Mawr dormitories in the early years of the college..



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