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Statement from Special Collections
The Special Collections Department at Bryn Mawr College is reconsidering the histories of colonialism and racism that have influenced the formation and presentation of our collections of historical, cultural, and artistic material.
Bethany Collins: A Tempest
Bethany Collins exhibits new works of art at the College this spring, including a recent addition to special collections. Performances of The Battle Hymn of the Republic: A Hymnal (2023) take place during the artist's residency on campus, March 16-21.
Why Built Bryn Mawr?
This exhibition explores the earliest years of Bryn Mawr College from its conception in 1872 and the laying of its foundations in 1879, to its opening in 1885 and first decade of operation. It considers the motives and philosophies of the white Quaker men and women who brought the College into being.
These earliest years were marked by contestation and compromise, as competing visions shaped the physical and conceptual landscape of the College.
Guerrilla Girls' Portfolio Compleat 1985-2012 with Upgrade 2012-2016. A boxed portfolio, edition of 50, 1985-2016.
TriCollege Libraries Digital Collections Website
Digital collections have a new home. LITS has launched a powerful new tool for the research and exploration of the College’s history.
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