Who Built Bryn Mawr?
Who Built Bryn Mawr? is an ongoing project that supports research and curatorial opportunities for students interested in changing the way the College understands its history.
Launched in 2021, this collective research project aims to recognize the wide range of alumnae/i, faculty, and staff who have made important contributions to building Bryn Mawr. This is only the beginning of a much larger project. The College is committed to this collective effort to change the way we understand our history.
Who Built Bryn Mawr? Students of the 1960s Confronting Race
November 5, 2021-June 3, 2022
Canaday Library and locations around campus
This exhibition highlights the ways in which Bryn Mawr students in the 1960s used ideas and experiences influenced by the national Civil Rights movement to shift the culture of the College. It was organized by Keyla Benitez (Class of 2024), Emma Burns (Class of 2021), Bankston Creech (Class of 2022), Elliot Fleming (Class of 2022), Carolina Molina (Class of 2023), and Katy Rosenthal (MA Candidate) with faculty advisors Ignacio Gallup-Diaz (Marjorie Walter Goodhart Professor of History) and Monique Scott (Director of Museum Studies and Associate Professor of History of Art.
January 2021-December 2021
Canaday Library, Lobby
- Sally Brown
- Uméko Tsuda
- Hilda Worthington Smith
- Enid Cook
This exhibit names and celebrates four individuals who helped shape the College’s first 50 years. Some of these names may be familiar, but their contributions to the College may not be. By their work and their conviction, they expanded educational opportunity for women at Bryn Mawr and beyond, even if that opportunity had been denied or made more difficult for them. They changed the lives of students, the nature of the College, and higher education and scholarship. They helped to build Bryn Mawr.
History in Progress
Learn about student work, College projects and programs, exhibitions and more on the Bryn Mawr History Projects page.
The Bryn Mawr History Opportunities page includes information on student jobs, related courses, grants for students, faculty and staff, and other avenues of support.
Learn more about a New Digital Tool for Exploring College History (blogpost Feb 5, 2021).