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Dorothy Burr Thompson (1900-2001) was a graduate of Bryn Mawr College class of 1923 and the first student to earn a degree in classical archaeology and Greek. She studied under Rhys Carpenter, who sparked her interest in Hellenistic sculpture. She earned the prestigious European Fellowship, which helped fund her graduate studies at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens (ASCSA). This collection contains seven of Thompson’s diaries, 1919-1925, during Thompson’s time at Bryn Mawr and the ASCSA.

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Dorothy Burr Thompson Papers

Dorothy Foster (1883-1968) was a graduate of Bryn Mawr College class of 1904. She was senior class president in 1904, secretary to the Philosophy Club from 1903-1904, and a member of the English Club from 1903-1904. After Bryn Mawr, Foster earned a degree in English Literature from Radcliffe College in 1908 and did further graduate work at Harvard University from 1913-1914, and later became a professor at Mount Holyoke College. This collection contains letters Foster wrote to her mother during her junior and senior years at Bryn Mawr College. The letters cover a variety of subjects, including visiting speakers and their lectures, formal dinners, teas, club meetings, exams, hosting prospective students, the formation of the English club, Self-Government meetings, personal forays into early science courses at Bryn Mawr, and trips into Philadelphia.

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Dorothy Foster Papers

The Early Advertising Collection contains European and American printed advertisements dating from 1790 to 1910. The majority of the collection are trade cards of the late nineteenth century.

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Early Advertising Collection

Frances Arnold (1874-1976) attended Bryn Mawr College from 1893 to 1895, affiliating herself with the class of 1897. Upon leaving the College, she attended French finishing school and traveled abroad. In 1899, she returned home to New York City to teach mathematics at the Brearley School. Except for a brief stint supervising women who assembled torpedoes during World War I, Arnold remained at Brearley until 1930. This collection includes a book of bound letters, 1893-1897, from Frances Arnold to her mother, father, cousin, and "Minge," an unknown correspondent who is presumed to be family. The letters detail her time at Bryn Mawr College, her experience at French finishing school, and her life traveling in Europe. There are a few incoming letters in this book, but the vast majority were composed by Arnold.

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Frances Arnold Family Letters

This collection includes maps that were part of Masters theses and PhD dissertations granted by the Geology Department at Bryn Mawr College between 1908 and 2001.

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Geology Maps

Helen Calder Robertson (1894-1982) was a graduate of Bryn Mawr College class of 1916. She lived all four years in Rockefeller Hall and was an active member of the Christian Association. After graduation, she was a volunteer manager at the Eye Clinic at Rhode Island Hospital from 1916-18. She later worked for the Red Cross Home Service, from 1918-19. She was the author of Three Histories of the First Unitarian Church of Providence, Rhode Island 1722-1956. This collection primarily contains letters Robertson wrote to her family from 1913 to 1916, during her time at Bryn Mawr. The letters were written to Robertson’s family and are detailed and informative, providing valuable insight on a range of topics: student life; faculty rapport; descriptions of faculty members and coursework; dorm life; Christian Association; Self-Government; visiting lecturers; traditions, etc.

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Helen Calder Robertson Letters


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