Private Lives of Old Books
Catalogue of an exhibition held at Bryn Mawr College September 24, 2021-December 14, 2021, curated by Kate Barnes with contributions from Catherine Conybeare, Eric Pumroy and Jason Scott-Warren and design by Nathanael Roesch.
Temperamental! Prints in the Collection of Bryn Mawr College
Brochure for an exhibition held at Bryn Mawr College March 22, 2019-June 2, 2019, organized by Tessa Haas (A.B./M.A. student), Anya Prussin (Class of 2019), Talia Shiroma (Class of 2019), and Maeve White (A.B./M.A. student): the students in a Fall 2018 exhibition seminar taught by Professor Christiane Hertel and Carrie Robbins (Bryn Mawr College Ph.D. 2013, Curator/Academic Liaison). Brochure design by Nathanael Roesch (Bryn Mawr College Ph.D. 2017).
Didier William, Nestor Armando Gil/Taller Workshop: Swarm
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Laurel McLaughlin, and Mechella Yezernitskaya
Catalogue to the exhibition Swarm at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, June 30, 2018-September 9, 2018, curated by Laurel McLaughlin and Mechella Yezernitskaya (graduate students, History of Art, Bryn Mawr College).
The work of artists Didier William (b. 1983) and Nestor Armando Gil (b. 1971) beckons viewers, as an imperative, to physically and intellectually “swarm” conceptions of colonialism in order to disarm such narratives of power. The artists’ mixed media practices in printmaking, painting, collage, sculpture, installation, and performance are inflected by their Haitian and Cuban heritages as well as the diasporic communities they call home in the United States.
Didier William, born in Haiti and active in the United States, is a painter and printmaker, whose work critiques the historical narratives of colonialism through strategies of mythmaking. Nestor Armando Gil was born to Cuban immigrants in Florida and currently resides in the United States. His work examines movement, memory, and loss within diasporic communities in sculpture and performance.
Their experiential works provide encounters with constructed and imaginary histories of immigration. Together, their work allows for an inclusive viewing experience that disables the divisive logic of “we” versus “them” embedded within past and current discussions of immigration. Rather than adhering to previous historical outcomes, William and Gil investigate the processes of building community across diaspora, dislocation, and relocation.
This exhibition will take place in the Historic Landmark Buildings and is accompanied by public programming and an online publication featuring interviews with the artists and curatorial notes.
The Diaries of a 'Jeune Fille en Fleurs'
Alice Gerson and Michèle Cahen Cone
Diaries in French of Alice Gerson, dating from 1900 to 1906, and covering her life in Paris and holidays in Cabourg on the Normandy coast. Introduction by her granddaughter Michèle Cahen Cone.
Alice Gerson's original journals are in the Special Collections Department of the Bryn Mawr College Library, call numbers BV98, BV99 and BV100. For hours and contact information, please see the Special Collections website.
Mirrors & Masks: Reflections and Constructions of the Self
Steven Z. Levine and Carrie Robbins
Catalogue of an exhibition held at Bryn Mawr College March 23, 2017-June 4, 2017, curated by Steven Z. Levine and Carrie M. Robbins and students in the year-long course "Mirroring the Self/Exhibiting the Self." The exhibition, organized by 11 student curators considers the role of mirrors, masks, makeup, and masquerade in explorations of the self across the centuries and cultures that are represented in Bryn Mawr College’s Art & Artifacts Collection.
Beyond Boundaries: Feminine Forms
Laurel McLaughlin, Mechella Yezernitskaya, Carrie Robbins, Jodi Throckmorton, and Judith Thomas
Beyond Boundaries: Feminine Forms is the first exhibition to unite two important Philadelphia collections of art by women: the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts’ (PAFA) Linda Lee Alter Collection of Art by Women and Bryn Mawr College (BMC) Special Collections’ William and Uytendale Scott Memorial Study Collection of Works by Women Artists. Laurel McLaughlin and Mechella Yezernitskaya, doctoral students in the History of Art at BMC, astutely observed the connections between these two collections and initiated this collaboration. They have curated an insightful exhibition that rigorously examines a wide range of issues related to female representation—a topic that has been addressed by artists for centuries and continues to resonate in our current political moment. In addition, their thoughtful interviews with Bill Scott and Linda Lee Alter for this catalogue give meaningful context to these groups of work and will be appreciated by art historians for many years to come. Lee and Bill share a generosity of spirit and a steadfast passion for art, which is apparent in these contemplative discussions.
The Helen Chapin Korean Book Collection in the Bryn Mawr College Library
National Library of Korea
The Unknown Correspondence between I.S. Turgenev and O.D. Nelidova
Ivan S. Turgenev, Olga D. Nelidova, Anatoly Vishevsky (ed.), and Irene Nelidow (ed.)
In 2015 Elisabeth Nelidow Pantaleoni (BMC AB '51) gave these 17 letters from Ivan Turgenev to her grandmother Olga Nelidova (née Khilkova) to Bryn Mawr College to be scanned and placed in this online repository, with the originals to be placed in the College Special Collections. The letters came from the estate of her sister, Irina Nelidow (BMC AB '50, MA '52), who had been working on a translation and commentary with the assistance of Anatoly Vishevsky, a professor of Russian at Grinnell College. Their labors produced the present introduction, translation and commentary in the mid-1990s but Irene’s efforts to secure publication were unsuccessful.
To the Border and Back: Visualizing and Narrating Migration
Jennifer Harford Vargas, Verónica Montes, and H. Rosi Song
As part of our Migrations and Borderlands 360° course cluster, we brought the travelling photography exhibition Del Golfo al Pacífico, which chronicles the evolution of the U.S.-Mexico border over the last three decades, to Bryn Mawr College. This exhibition was curated by El Colegio de la Frontera Norte (COLEF), a research institute in Tijuana, Mexico dedicated to studying the phenomenon of migration between the two countries. Our students used this exhibition as an analytical and artistic tool to prepare for our class trip to Tucson and Nogales, Arizona and to Tijuana. While in Mexico, we had the opportunity to do a photography workshop with Alfonso Caraveo Castro, a photographer at COLEF and one of the curators of Del Golfo al Pacífico. We asked students to select one of the photographs they took during our trip to the border and put it in dialogue with one of the COLEF photographs, narrating what they learned about migration from this experience. Collected herein are our students’ images, analyses, and meditations on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Testament Project. Volume 03
Published on the occasion of an exhibition at Bryn Mawr College, September 21-December 18, 2016. Includes an essay by Carrie Robbins, curator.
A Curious Group: A Cabinet of Curiosities
Catalogue of an exhibition held at Bryn Mawr College April 4-June 1, 2014, curated by Carrie Robbins with contributions from Catherine Conybeare, Dick Wisenbaker, Pat Ganley, Eric Pumroy, Brian Wallace, Marianne Weldon and Mariann Smith. Design by Nathanael Roesch.
A Century of Self-Expression: Modern American Art in the Collection of John and Joanne Payson
Students of Exhibiting Modern Art 360 2013-2014, Laurette McCarthy, John Payson, Joanne Payson, and Brian Wallace
A catalogue of the exhibition held at Bryn Mawr College February 28-June 1, 2014.
Beneath the Printed Pattern: Display and Disguise in Ukiyo-e Bijinga
Anna Moblard Meier
Text panels and selected images from an exhibition curated by Anna Moblard Meier held in the Bryn Mawr College Class of 1912 Rare Book Room, Canaday Library, from September 25, 2013- December 20, 2013.
Bryn Mawr Talks: Karen MacAusland Tidmarsh, Undergraduate Dean of Bryn Mawr College (1990-2010)
Karen M. Tidmarsh
A volume of talks given by Karen Tidmarsh at Bryn Mawr College and elsewhere between 1990 and 2010, prepared by Richard Hamilton, Jan Trembley, and Harrison Eiteljorg, II, for distribution at the memorial service held at Bryn Mawr College on September 28, 2013.
Brian Wallace, Kay Healy, James Johnson, Jennifer Levonian, and Gilbert Plantinga
New print, photographic, sculptural, video, and installation works based on intensive artist residencies held during Bryn Mawr College’s 2012 Commencement weekend.
Exhibition held at Bryn Mawr College Class of 1912 Rare Book Room, Canaday Library, from October 25 to December 14, 2012.
Double Take: Selected Views from the Photography Collection at Bryn Mawr College, 1860s-Present
Exhibition held at Bryn Mawr College Class of 1912 Rare Book Room, Canaday Library, from September 27 to December 22, 2011.
Old Masters and Modern Muses: Red Grooms's Portraits of Artists, 1957-2009
Bryn Mawr College
Catalogue of an exhibition held at Bryn Mawr College March 25-June 5, 2010.
Worlds To Discover: 125 Years of Collections at Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr College
Exhibition held at Bryn Mawr College Class of 1912 Rare Book Room, Canaday Library, from September 24, 2010-May 28, 2011.
Offerings to Athena: 125 Years at Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr College and Anne L. Bruder
Published on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of Bryn Mawr College, this volume explores decades of discovery, institutional reform, and undergraduate celebration.
Ten Years of the Agnes Kirsopp Lake Michels Lectures at Bryn Mawr College
Suzanne B. Faris and Lesley E. Lundeen
Table of Contents
1. Marriage and Motherhood in Roman Egypt, Bruce W. Frier
2. The Roman Version, W.V. Harris
3. Flora and the Sibyl, Robert Palmer
4. Horace 3.23: Ritual and Art, Michael C.J. Putnam
5. Founding the City, Jerzy Linderski
6. Case Study I: Tullia, Susan Treggiari
7. Thucydides the Prehistorian, Jeffrey Rusten
8. Dryden's Virgil and the Politics of Translation, Richard F. Thomas
9. The Occasion of Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War, Mark Munn 10. Mea Tempora: Patterning of Time in the Metamorphoses, Denis Feeney
A Century Recalled: Essays in Honor of Bryn Mawr College
Patricia Hochschild Labalme
Table of Contents
A Century Recalled: Introduction," Patricia Hochschild Labalme
"In Appreciation," Eudora Welty
"A Renewal of Mind: The Centennial Convocation
"Heavenly and Earthly Wisdom: The Quaker Heritage of Bryn Mawr," Millicent Carey McIntosh
"Rise to these Responsibilities: Faculty Powers and How They Grew," Mabel L. Lang
"Desirable Elements: Refugee Professors at Bryn Mawr in the Thirties and Forties," Felix Gilbert
"To Leap," Katharine Houghton Hepburn
"Pledged to an Idea: An Experiment in Self-Governance," Anne Hobson Freeman
"Rite and Ritual: Traditions at Bryn Mawr," Francine du Plessix Gray
"Given Two Bridge-Builders, a Man, and a Woman: Feminism at Bryn Mawr," Patricia Hochschild Labalme
"More Steeply to the Heights: The Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research," Dolores Griffin Norton
"The Key to the Fields: The Classics at Bryn Mawr," Emily Townsend Vermeule
"Remarkable Participation: Some Beginnings in Science at Bryn Mawr," Jane M. Oppenheimer
"Reflections on Social Science as a Liberal—and Liberating—Art," Rosabeth Moss Kanter
"Far Beyond Bryn Mawr: The Inernational Network," Elizabeth Gray Vining
"Just Beyond Bryn Mawr: The Haverford Connection," Jonathan E. Rhoads
"Shadows of Dreams," Richmond Lattimore
The Women of Summer: The Bryn Mawr Summer School for Women Workers: 1921-1938
Rita Rubinstein Heller
This 1986 Rutgers University Ph.D. dissertation has been made available with the permission of the author.
The Bryn Mawr Summer School for Women Workers: 1921-1938, exemplified the progressive era's vision of social progress through education, cross-class cooperation, and gradualism. The women who conceived it, Bryn Mawr President M. Carey Thomas and her then-dean Hilda Worthington Smith, were products of their time, filled with enthusiasm for the liberal education offered at universities and colleges, particularly at women's colleges. Thomas and Smith, intent upon spreading women's influence in the area of social change, drew on the accomplishments of contemporary social feminist organizations, most notably, the National Women's Trade Union League, the National Consumers League, and the Young Women’s Christian Association. All were mixed class undertakings which wished to remedy the harsh results of industrialization and reduce inequities between rich and poor.
With Brookwood Labor College, also started in 1921, the Bryn Mawr Summer School launched the American workers education movement. Brookwood, sponsored by unionists and socialists, became the leading co-educational, year-round program for training labor activists. Bryn Mawr became the flagship humanistic program for women workers.
In a unique follow-up study conducted forty to sixty years after the experience on 3% of the students, this researcher documented the School's impact. An overwhelming proportion of the canvassed women stated that the School had had a considerable impact on their lives and had significantly contributed to enhance self-image and skill development. A survey of twenty-eight faculty members revealed that many became New Deal leaders of note.
In the Fall of 1938 the School ended when the novelty wore thin, the money ran out, and a legitimized labor movement made its work less necessary. As early as 1934-1935 a crisis over involvement with the Seabrook Farms Strike had slowed the operation's momentum. During its lifetime the utopian School linked the educated elite with workers, introduced experienced women reformers to the newly militant laboring classes and progressives to nascent New Dealers.
Rita Heller co-produced a National Endowment for the Humanities documentary film, on the same subject, also entitled "The Women of Summer," and released in 1985.
Troy and the Trojan War: A Symposium Held at Bryn Mawr College, October 1984
Machteld J. Mellink
On October 19, 1984, the Departments of Greek, Latin and Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology of Bryn Mawr College held a symposium on the Trojan War as part of the celebrations of the Centennial of Bryn Mawr College, 1885-1985.
Table of Contents
I. TROY: TOPOGRAPHY AND NAVIGATION by Manfred Korfmann
II. BEŞIK TEPE: NEW EVIDENCE FOR THE PERIOD OF THE TROJAN SIXTH AND SEVENTH SETTLEMENTS by Manfred Korfmann
III. REMINISCENCES OF TROY by Jerome Sperling
IV. TROY IN HITTITE TEXTS? WILUSA, AHHIYAWA, AND HITTITE HISTORY by Hans G. Güterbock
V. THE LANGUAGE OF THE TROJANS by Calvert Watkins
VI. THE PHYSICAL IDENTITY OF THE TROJANS by J. Lawrence Angel
VII. "PRIAM'S CASTLE BLAZING" A THOUSAND YEARS OF TROJAN MEMORIES by Emily D.T. Vermeule
VIII. POSTSCRIPT by Machteld J. Mellink
Bryn Mawr College
Caroline S. Rittenhouse and Bryn Mawr College
Photographs from the Bryn Mawr College Archives, the Alumnae Bulletin, and the Office of Public Information
Opening Vistas in Worker's Education: An Autobiography of Hilda Worthington Smith
Hilda Worthington Smith
Introduction by Lyn Goldfarb and Stephen Macfarlane.
Table of Contents: Early Years On a College Campus Through City Courts and Employment Bureaus Country People; Two Hundred Orphans; A Comnunity Center; A Dean's Job; A School for Women Workers in Industry; More Schools for Workers; What Dreams May Grow; Years of Depression; An Office in Washington: Federal Funding for Workers' Education; War Housing 1943-1945; Learning to Lobby; My Years in OEO
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