Special Collections Staff

Not sure who to contact? Call 610-526-6576 or e-mail SpecColl@brynmawr.edu

 

Eric Pumroy, Director of Library Collections and Seymour Adelman Head of Special Collections
Eric Pumroy

Associate Chief Information Officer and Seymour Adelman Head of Special Collections

(610) 526-5272
epumroy@brynmawr.edu

Eric Pumroy has been head of the Special Collections Department since 1999, and is committed to making the library’s extraordinary collections of rare books, manuscripts, art and artifacts a vital part of the educational work of the college through classes, exhibitions, digital projects, and student internships.  Prior to coming to Bryn Mawr, he directed the museum, library and public programs at the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies in Philadelphia, and earlier was head of the Ruth Lilly Special Collections and Archives at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.  He is a past president of the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries and has been an active participant in many region-wide projects relating to historical collections.  He has published and presented papers on immigration history, and is co-author of Research Guide to the Turner Movement in the United States (Greenwood, 1996) on a major German immigrant organization.  He is also author of the chapter on Bryn Mawr in Founded by Friends: The Quaker Heritage of Fifteen American Colleges and Universities (Scarecrow, 2007) and is currently working on American book collecting in the first half of the 20th century.  He has graduate degrees in Early Modern European History and library science from the University of Chicago, and a B.A. from Earlham College.


Rachel AppelRachel Appel
Digital Collections Librarian

(610) 526-5093
rappel@brynmawr.edu

Rachel Appel is the Digital Collections Librarian, making Special Collections materials more accessible and searchable through digitization and metadata development. She also works on digital projects within TriCo and facilitates digital preservation. Rachel received her master's in information studies from the University of Texas at Austin, where she also worked for two years as the Digital Asset Manager, and she received her BA from Smith College in film studies with a minor in history.

Patrick CrowleyPatrick Crowley
Rare Books Catalog Librarian

(610) 526-5082
pcrowley@brynmawr.edu

Patrick Crowley is the Rare Books Catalog Librarian. He provides original cataloging for newly acquired materials and enriched cataloging for the existing collection, so as to make the collection as accessible and searchable as possible. He is always eager to help readers exploit the catalog to its fullest to meet their information needs. He is interested in the history and evolving structure of the physical book. He has graduate degrees in Library and Information Sciences and Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and Bryn Mawr College respectively. He has a BA in Classics from University of California, Berkeley.


 

Marianne HansenMarianne Hansen
Curator & Academic Liaison for Rare Book and Manuscript Collections

(610) 526-5289
mhansen@brynmawr.edu

Marianne Hansen is the Curator for Rare Books and Manuscripts. She assists classes, faculty, and individual researchers using the collections, and buys books and manuscript materials to enrich 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.

 
 

Evan McGonagill
Project Assistant, The Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women's Education

(610) 526-7518

emcgonagil@brynmawr.edu


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.


Mariann smithMariann Smith
Curatorial Assistant

(610) 526-5418

msmith09@brynmawr.edu
As Curatorial Assistant, Mariann Smith works with the Art and Artifacts staff on collection-based projects, loan exhibitions, public programs, and museum studies-related research and activities across the campus. Prior to moving back to this area, she worked for 26 years in the Education Department of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, NY—for the last 12 years as Curator.  She is the author of Albright-Knox Art Gallery:  Highlights of the Collection (2011) and a major contributor to The Long Curve:  150 Years of Visionary Collecting at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (2011).  Mariann received her AB in French Studies from Bryn Mawr in 1981 and a Masters in Art History (1986) and Certificate of Museum Practice (1987) from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

 

Lorett TreeseLorett Treese
College Archivist

(610) 526-5285
ltreese@brynmawr.edu

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
Brian Wallace
Curator & Academic Liaison for Art and Artifact Collections

(610) 526-5335
bwallace@brynmawr.edu

Brian Wallace is the Curator and Academic Liaison for Art and Artifacts. Working with colleagues in Special Collections and with undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and other researchers, Brian facilitates class use of collection objects, organizes and helps organize modern and contemporary art exhibitions (and related events and publications), assists with research into campus histories and collection-related records, develops and teaches courses, and arranges for student-curated exhibitions and student-organized events across the campus.  

Brian brings extensive curatorial, teaching, and management experience gained from three decades of work in public and academic institutions including The Computer Museum, Boston, Bellevue Art Museum, Seattle, The Galleries at Moore College of Art and Design, and the Dorsky Museum at the State University of New York at New Paltz. Brian earned an MA in Curatorial Studies and Contemporary Art and Culture at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College and a BA in History/Art History from Ithaca College. He has served on the Museum Committee of the College Art Association and is on the board of directors of the Association for Academic Museums and Galleries.

 

 Marianne Weldon
Collections Manager, Art and Artifact Collections

(610) 526-5022
mweldon@brynmawr.edu

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.