Special Collections are actively developed collections.
The College continues to receive donations that support teaching, learning, and research at the College. The Seymour Adelman Fund is an an endowment that allows us to purchase work that grows the collection in support of our departmental priorities. Currently, these priorities are to support teaching and to diversify the representation of artists, authors, and subjects in the collection.
Bethany Collins, The Odyssey: 1990/1851/1980/2002/2000
Bethany Collins is an artist in residence at the College. She visited in April 2022 for a site visit ahead of her solo exhibition and performances in spring 2023. This series of work will be installed long term in Carpenter Library following the exhibition.
Photographs from College Communications
The College Archives recently received its first transfer of born-digital photographs from College Communications, along with several boxes of printed photographs. This is the beginning of born-digital records entering the College Archives.
New Additions to The College News Archive
As offices relocate, bits and pieces of the archival record often come to light. Thanks to outreach from the editors of The Bi-Co News, we were able to fill in several missing issues in the college's archive of The College News.
Glenn Ligon, Extract (2021)
Works by Adama Delphine Fawundu, Myra Greene, Maren Hassinger, Steffani Jemison, and Marcia Kure
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Kris Graves from series American Monuments, portfolio of 16 photographs (2021)
Works by Ellie Ga
Ellie Ga is an artist in residence at the College. She visited virtually during the COVID lockdown in 2021 and in person in December 2022. She will continue her artist's research here in 2023.
Bryn Mawr’s Trans Men and Transmasculine Alumni Oral History Collection
This collection contains nine oral history interviews with trans men/transmasculine alumni conducted by Anderson Witiak '22, as part of his Impact Center Fellowship. It helps preserve the histories of the trans alum, offers a guide to current and future trans men and transmasculine students who may feel lost or out of place, and explores the legacies of transmasculine at Bryn Mawr and other historically women’s colleges.
Guerrilla Girls, Portfolio Compleat 1985-2012 + 2012-2016 upgrade
Linda Troeller - 64 photographs of/by artist
See additional works by Troeller in collection
Read recent mention in British Journal of Photography
Learn about exhibition at Museum of Sex organized by Bryn Mawr graduate students, Emily Shoyer and Emily Alesandri.