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Who Built Bryn Mawr Disoriented The First Asian Students 1893-1924

Disoriented: The First Asian Students, 1893-1924

October 25, 2023 - June 2, 2024
Hours shared with Canaday Library
Coombe Suite Gallery
Canaday Library, 2nd Floor

The newest contribution to the Who Built Bryn Mawr? project explores the early history of Japanese and Chinese students at Bryn Mawr, a history colored by prevailing stereotypes about East Asian people that were circulating on Bryn Mawr’s campus, Philadelphia, and the country at large. At the turn of the 20th century, Bryn Mawr began accepting Chinese and Japanese students through designated scholarship programs. But were these programs actually intended to benefit Asian students? What would their experiences have been like?​


The Light of Knowledge: Lantern Traditions at Bryn Mawr College

3rd floor stairwell, Canaday Library

Cassie Paul '18 produced this display of lanterns held in the College Archives as part of her supervised work in Special Collections. 

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