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PW-234837-16

Bryn Mawr College (Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-2899)
Eric Pumroy (Project Director: 07/21/2015 to present)

College Women: Documenting the Student Experience at the Seven Sisters Colleges

The digitization of 50,000 pages of letters, diaries, scrapbooks, photo albums, and other materials produced by female college students in the 19th to early 20th centuries, housed in the archives of the “Seven Sisters” academic institutions.

Bryn Mawr College, in collaboration with Barnard College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, Vassar College, Wellesley College, and the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, seeks support for a project to build a rich digital collection of student letters, diaries, scrapbooks and photographs documenting the experiences of women college students from the mid-nineteenth through the early twentieth centuries. More than 50,000 pages of these student documents will be digitized during the course of the project, and they will be searchable through the new portal College Women: Documenting the History of Women in Higher Education (www.collegewomen.org), developed with the support of an NEH Foundations grant in 2014-2015.

Project fields:
Women's History

Program:
Humanities Collections and Reference Resources

Division:
Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$260,000 (approved)
$260,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2016 – 10/31/2017