Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections

 

Letters and Documents Collection

Part I: Description

Special Collections Department, Bryn Mawr College Library

Copyright 2000 by Special Collections Department, Bryn Mawr College Library

February 2000
Last Updated: May 2002

 

Extent

Total Boxes: ongoing
Linear Feet: ongoing

Administrative Information

Provenance

Ongoing collection of documents acquired by gift and purchase from various sources.

Ownership & Literary Rights

The Letters and Documents Collection is the physical property of the Special Collections Department, Bryn Mawr College Library. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors of each document or their legal heirs and assigns.

Cite as:

[Author], [Title], Letters and Documents Collection, Special Collections Department, Bryn Mawr College Library.

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

 

DESCRIPTION OF THE PAPERS

The Letters and Documents Collection is mainly composed of individual, unrelated cards and letters, but also includes some manuscripts, autographs, and other small ephemera that are not part of other manuscript collections at Bryn Mawr College. Some of the letters have been removed from or are tipped into books in the Rare Book collection. Some letters that have been in the Library since the early years of the College have unknown provenance. Occasionally, letters of note from unprocessed manuscript collections have been included in the Letter File, with an explanation of their original provenance.

Letters are indexed by the family name (or single name) of the writer:

A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z

Processing and guide by Leo Dolenski, Marianne Hansen, Kimberley Pelkey, Miriam Spectre, Kathleen Whalen.

 

Full List of Guides to the Collections
Abbreviations Used in Guides
Last Update: November 14, 2013 , Special Collections at SpecColl@brynmawr.edu