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The Bryn Mawr College Library, Information and Technology Services (LITS) Division partners with Bryn Mawr College departments and community members to enable teaching, learning, research, and administrative work institution-wide by providing contemporary tools, data, scholarly resources, and expertise. Bryn Mawr College has three libraries: Canaday LibraryCarpenter Library, and Collier Library.

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This collection includes photographs, slides, transparencies, and negatives depicting the history of Bryn Mawr College from the mid 1800s to the late 1990s. Images depict individuals associated with the College, including faculty, staff, students, and alumnae/i; historical and current College buildings and campus landscapes; events, including commencement, sports, plays, and traditions; and group photographs. The majority of the images are black-and-white, though there are some color images from the late 1960s through the 1990s. Early photographic formats include cartes-de-visite, cabinet cards, cyanotypes, and photomechanical prints.

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Bryn Mawr College Photo Archives

This collection primarily includes postcards depicting the Bryn Mawr College campus and individual buildings, though some also show traditions and events like May Day or Lantern Night.

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Bryn Mawr College Postcards

This collection aggregates a variety of publications produced by the College, including the Bryn Mawr College News and yearbooks, as well as books about the College's history and entrance examinations.

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Bryn Mawr College Publications

This collection contains scrapbooks and photograph albums assembled by Bryn Mawr College alumnae/i, focusing on their years at Bryn Mawr College. The scrapbooks contain personal memorabilia, such as letters and cards, programs, photographs, newspaper clippings, souvenirs from dances and dinners, and college traditions material. Poems, drawings, and notes from friends give a distinctive perspective into daily life at Bryn Mawr College. Each scrapbook is unique and gives the reader an impression of the author, her era, and Bryn Mawr College.

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Bryn Mawr College Scrapbook and Photo Album Collection

The Bryn Mawr College Special Collections Department manages the College’s extensive collections of rare books, manuscriptsart works, cultural artifacts, and the College’s archives. This digital collection currently includes materials from the rare books, manuscripts, and the College's archives collections. Materials from the art and artifacts collections can be found in TriArte, and scholarship produced at the College can be found in Scholarship, Research, and Creative Work at Bryn Mawr College.

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Bryn Mawr College Special Collections

On November 2, 2020, the Bryn Mawr College Strike Collective, an anonymous group of Bryn Mawr students, declared a campus strike "both in solidarity with the Haverford College strike and in recognition that BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, people of color) students at Bryn Mawr have experienced similar historical anti-Black violence, institutional racism, silencing, and instances of white supremacy." On November 3, the Strike Collective issued a set of demands to the college administration requiring an "effective timeline and budget plans for how these demands will be met, and how they will account to deconstruct the oppressive systems that marginalize members of Bryn Mawr’s BIPOC community." The strike continued for 16 days, ending on November 19th, upon which the Strike Collective changed their name to the Black Student Liberatory Coalition. This collection includes documents released by the Strike Collective and the college administration; email correspondence; meetings minutes; posts to the Strike Collective's Instagram account; and Zoom videos of sit-ins, town halls, and teach-ins.

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