The Special Collections Department has been actively involved in creating digital access to the collections for more than twenty years, and has been a participant in numerous grant-funded and multi-institutional projects. Among the digitized collections are student newspapers, course catalogues, and other critical publications issued by the College. For a comprehensive list of collections available online, consult the Digital Collections at Bryn Mawr Research Guide.
The Special Collections Department is currently involved in a number of major 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 7 Sisters Colleges to create a digital collection of students letters, diaries and scrapbooks. Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, 2016.
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.