Bryn Mawr College’s digital collections support the overarching mission of the Library & Information Technology Services (LITS) division to enhance the educational mission of the College and to preserve its material heritage. Digital collections promote teaching and learning by removing barriers to the access of primary sources.
The TriCollege Libraries Digital Collections repository includes unique and rare archival collections, manuscripts, publications, ephemera, maps, and photographs, sourced primarily from the Rare Book and Manuscripts and College Archives divisions of Special Collections.
Digital access to the Art and Artifacts collection is maintained separately via TriArte, and digital access to institutional scholarship is maintained separately via Scholarship, Research, and Creative Work at Bryn Mawr College.
Bryn Mawr College Special Collections has been a participant in numerous grant-funded and multi-institutional projects.
Current Digital Projects
Bibliotheca Philadelphiensis A collaborative project among Philadelphia-area institutions to digitize all of the European medieval manuscripts in their collections. Funded by the Digitizing Hidden Collections Program of the Council of Library and Information Resources, 2016.
In Her Own Right: The Many Faces of Women’s Activism, 1820-1920 A collaborative project among Philadelphia-area institutions to digitize documents relating to the history of women’s activism in the region. Funded by the Digitizing Hidden Collections initiative of the Council of Library and Information Resources, 2018.
Manuscripts of the Muslim World A collaborative project among Philadelphia institutions and Columbia University to digitize Islamic world manuscripts in our collections. Funded by the Digitizing Hidden Collections initiative of the Council of Library and Information Resources, 2018.
Past Digital Projects
Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women’s Education at Bryn Mawr College An online locus for scholarship on the history of women’s education. Includes numerous digital exhibitions relating to Bryn Mawr history.
College Women: Documenting the History of Women in Higher Education A collaborative project among the Seven Sisters Colleges to create a digital collection of students letters, diaries and scrapbooks. Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, 2016.