Bryn Mawr College, Special Collections

Bryn Mawr College, Special Collections

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Documents from the Bryn Mawr College Special Collections



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Intended Users

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About Bryn Mawr College Special Collections

The Bryn Mawr College Special Collections includes rare books, manuscripts, the college archives, works of art on paper, and ethnographic and archaeological objects. The rare book collection contains approximately 50,000 volumes, and includes extensive collections of late medieval and early modern works, among them more than 100 medieval manuscript volumes and more than 1,000 15th century printed books. In addition, there are strong collections on the history of women, European interaction with Asia, Africa and the Americas, and British and American literature.

The manuscript collections are particularly strong in women's history, including the papers of Bryn Mawr president and early women's rights activist M. Carey Thomas; papers of many prominent women associated with Bryn Mawr, including poet Marianne Moore, New Yorker editor Katharine Sergeant White, artist Anne Truitt, and archaeologists Lucy Shoe Meritt and Dorothy Burr Thompson; and extensive collections of letters and diaries written by Bryn Mawr students from the time of its founding in the 1880s. These collections are supported by a graphics collection ranging from the 15th century to the present, including 7,300 prints, 3,500 drawings, and 13,000 vintage photographs.

OPenn includes some of the items from the Bryn Mawr College Special Collections. For more information on all of the special collections available at Bryn Mawr College see:

Image Standards and specifications

Bryn Mawr College follows national and international community-based standards and best practices, including A Framework of Guidance for Building Good Digital Collections (NISO) and the Federal Agencies Digitization Initiative Still Image Working Group's Technical Guidelines for Digitizing Cultural Heritage Materials (FADGI).

Image specifications

Archival masters are produced as 400-600 ppi TIFF image color images. Once all the images for a manuscript have been captured they are color-corrected, deskewed, and cropped.

Imaging and processing equipment

Scanners: Epson Perfection V600 Photo, Bookeye 2 Color Software: Epson Scan, Opus FreeFlow

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