The College Archives holds more than 3 million items and the collection spans over 2,000 linear feet of records. These records primarily document administrative decisions and campus life, from 1885 to today. They include scrapbooks, diaries, photographs, the records of past Presidents, the Board of Trustees, faculty, and material which contextualizes our Art & Artifact objects.
Although the College Archives holds many narratives of Bryn Mawr College, this collection does not represent all histories of the College. We welcome research in our collection and encourage researchers to consider both the presence and absence of records in our holdings as we develop a more inclusive and intersectional representation of Bryn Mawr College and its communities. Get started with your own research on Bryn Mawr College histories with our research guide, or get in touch with the College Archivist.
We offer pedagogical and research support in order to enrich the educational missions of Bryn Mawr College and its Special Collections, as well as providing records management support and advice for departments across Bryn Mawr College.