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Graduate Group in Archaeology, Classics and History of Art
Bryn Mawr College
101 N. Merion Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
phone 610-526-5984
fax 610-526-5076

Catherine Conybeare;
Director of the Graduate Group
cconybea@brynmawr.edu
Lisa M. Kolonay
Administrative Assistant
lkolonay@brynmawr.edu

Jessica Sisk

As the Friends of the Library graduate intern in Special Collections, I’ve been finishing the endeavor to piece together the various poetry drafts of the poet, translator, and classical scholar Richmond Lattimore, who taught Greek at Bryn Mawr until 1971 and who is perhaps best known for his translations of Homer.

Jessica Sisk
I’ve also been polishing and proofing the nearly completed online guide to the collection of his papers and sifting through splendid old Bryn Mawr photographs in search of images to complement the text of the guide. The most exciting adventure of the week was tracking down an oral history recording of a Lattimore interview done shortly before his death - it was an unexpected pleasure to be able to connect an audible voice with the written words of his letters and poems. Meanwhile, I’ve also begun to work with the papers of another Bryn Mawr classicist, namely the archaeologist Lucy Shoe Meritt. The newly acquired collection is brimming with heaps of unsorted correspondence, diaries, and photographs which provide a valuable glimpse of Bryn Mawr life from 1923-35. Thus far her extensive personal correspondence is starting to reveal multiple letters to other scholars such as Lucy Talcott and Dorothy Burr Thompson, a pattern which is encouraging for the study of early female archaeologists.