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As Director of Library Collections and Seymour Adelman Head of Special Collections, Eric Pumroy has responsibility for leading not only the Special Collections Department, but also the development of all of the library's collections. Prior to coming to Bryn Mawr, he was responsible for the museum, library, and public programs at the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, and is a past president of the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries. He has graduate degrees in Early Modern European History and library science from the University of Chicago, and a B.A. from Earlham College.
Marianne Hansen is the Curator for Rare Books and Manuscripts. She assists classes, faculty, and individual researchers using the collections. She works on guides to the collections, cataloging projects, and exhibitions. She supervises many Special Collections students workers; please contact her if you are interested in working for the department. She is a historian of the late medieval book, both manuscript and print, and is especially interested in illustrated works. She got her MLS at Syracuse University and her BA at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
As digital collections specialist, Cheryl Klimaszewski works with her colleagues to increase "virtual" access to many of the College’s special collections, from art and artifacts to archival photographs to college administrative records and manuscript collections. This includes digitizing analog collections as well as managing born-digital records of the college. She holds an MS-LIS from Drexel University and a bachelor’s degree in fine art photography from Bradley University. She can help you find images in the college archives, plan a digital research project, set up a database or otherwise organize large amounts of data.
Evan McGonagill is a Project Assistant for The Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women’s Education, where she generates content for the Center’s teaching resources, digital repository, and related social media. Prior to her work on Greenfield, Evan worked for two years as a Program Assistant and Systems Associate at The Open Society Institute in New York. She graduated from Bryn Mawr College with a BA in English in 2010.
Dr. Jennifer Redmond is a Council on Libraries and Information Resources (CLIR) Postdoctoral Fellow with a joint appointment between Special Collections and the History Department. As part of her CLIR Fellowshop she is the Project Director of The Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women's Education. She holds a B.A. (Hons.) from University College Dublin and an M.Phil and PhD. from the School of Histories and Humanities, Trinity College Dublin. Her research in women's history has been published in international journals and edited collections. Jennifer is the International Secretary of the Women's History Association of Ireland and the national representative for Ireland to the International Federation for Research in Women's History. As director of The Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center, Jennifer will coordinate seminars and conferences on the history of women's education and the Center will also host a digital repository for materials related to women's educational history, including resources for teachers and an interactive forum for those interested in the topic.
Lorett Treese is the Bryn Mawr College Archivist managing collections relating to the history of the college. A Bryn Mawr alumna, Treese worked as a systems analyst and public information writer prior to earning an M.A. in American History from Villanova University. She is also the author of nine books on regional history.
Brian Wallace was appointed Curator and Academic Liaison for Art and Artifacts at Bryn Mawr College in Philadelphia in 2011.
As Curator at the Dorsky Museum at SUNY New Paltz from 2006 to 2011, he oversaw exhibitions, publications, artist residencies, public art projects, commissions, and collaborations. Selected exhibitions include The Upstate Olympics: Tim Davis; From Huguenot to Microwave: Marco Maggi; Carrying/Pistol Packing Pupils; Binary Visions: 19th Century Woven Coverlets from the collection of Historic Huguenot Street; analog catalog: Investigating the Permanent Collection; and Carolee Schneemann: Within and Beyond the Premises. Wallace also contributed to the development of museum and campus policies and engaged in outreach to area institutions.
Wallace was Director of Exhibitions at the Paley and Levy Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia, PA, from 2003 to 2006, where he organized a range of international and local artist commissions and exhibitions including Artur Barrio: Actions After Actions, Elena Fajt: Hairsense, and Philadelphia Selections 7. Wallace was curator at the Seattle, WA-area Bellevue Art Museum from 1997 to 2002, participating in the development of a new Steven Holl-designed museum and organizing over thirty solo and group exhibitions, artist residencies, and hybrid historical/contemporary and exhibition/education projects. At The Computer Museum, Boston, from 1989 to 1994, he managed a permanent collection of important artifacts and ephemera and instituted a contemporary digital art program.
Wallace earned a B.A. from Ithaca College and an M.A. at Bard College’s Center for Curatorial Studies; he is on the board of directors of the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries; he has served on the College Art Association’s Museum Committee; he has been a panelist for local, regional, national, and international agencies and organizations.
Marianne Weldon is the Collections Manager for the Art and Artifact Collections at Bryn Mawr College where she is currently working to provide access to students and faculty for classes and research. This is done both by working with classes and by continuing to photograph and catalog existing collections to make them available through our database at: triarte.brynmawr.edu. Marianne has an M.S in art conservation and a B.F.A in jewelry/metalsmithing and is a Fellow of the American Institute for Conservation. She has worked in museums with fine art, ethnographic, archaeological, and historical collections for over 20 years. Recent personal projects have included collaborations on four books on the history of retailing and theater in Detroit. She can help you with access to the archeology, anthropology and fine art collections at BMC, with questions about our database, or with digital imaging.
The Collections are open to students, faculty and staff of the Tri-Colleges. Researchers from other institutions and independent scholars are also welcome. Please contact us before your visit to ensure that we will be able to provide assistance with and access to the research materials you need.
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