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HIST 398: Approaches to Historical Praxis (BMC)

HIST 398: Approaches to Historical Praxis (Gallup-Diaz & Booth) Fall 2020

Collections for September 18 class meeting & assignment

Bryn Mawr College Board of Directors.  Minutes of meetings, 1911-1919

Susan Walker Fitzgerald (Class of 1893) Papers.  Box 1: Bryn Mawr letters, including student letters about establishing SGA,  FINDING AID. ONLINE PAPERS

Natalie Gookin (Class of 1920) Papers. Box 3: Letters home from Bryn Mawr, 1918-1920. FINDING AIDONLINE LETTERS.

Marie Litzinger (Class of 1920) Papers. Box 2: Letters to family while student at Bryn Mawr, 1918-1924.  FINDING AIDONLINE COLLECTION.

Katharine McBride Presidential Papers. Box 26: Monographs - NDEA.  FINDING AID

Marion Edwards Park Office Files, 1922-1942. Box 8:  Departments, Economics - Durant, Will.   FINDING AID

M. Carey Thomas Papers.  Series 1: Personal Papers.  Box 4:  Letters of M. Carey Thomas to Mary Garrett, 1883-1888..  FINDING AID. ONLINE COLLECTION

Dorothy Burr Thompson (Class of 1923) Papers.  Box 2: Diaries, especially vols. 13-15, 1919-1924.  Ph.D. in Archaeology, 1931.  FINDING AIDONLINE DIARIES, VOLS 13-15.

Mary Whitall Worthington (Class of 1910) Diaries.  Volume 4: 1909-1910.  President of the Bryn Mawr College Equal Suffrage League. FINDING AID. ONLINE DIARY



Assignment - September 18, 2020

ASSIGNMENT:  Identify a set of historical documents from among the collections we looked at in class.   Make an appointment to go back to Special Collections between 9/18 and 9/25 and spend some time with your selected primary sources.  In your two-page written response, consider the particular types of research questions that your selected sources could help answer.  In addition, also identify some of the possible challenges posed by working with the selected set of primary sources.   In other words, what kinds of questions cannot be answered with your sources?