Skip to main content

HIST 398: Approaches to Historical Praxis (BMC)

HIST 398: Approaches to Historical Praxis (Kurimay) Fall 2017

Collections for September 21 class meeting & assignment

Carrie Chapman Catt Suffrage Photograph Albums.  Box 6: International.

Alma Clark Papers.  Box 3: World War I scrapbook from France

Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine, 1861-1864.

Jus Suffragii: a monthly organ of the International Woman Suffrage Alliance, 1914-1920.

Judith Masur Collection.  LGBT publications, 1970s-1990s.

Pennsylvania National Organization of Women Records, Box 1:  Series 1: Civil Rights

Speer Family Papers.  Box 36: Margaret Bailey Speer’s letters from China, 1925-1926.   Speer was a teacher and dean at Yenching University from 1925 into the early 1940s.

M. Carey Thomas Papers.  Series 1: Personal Papers.  Reel 16b:  Letters of M. Carey Thomas to Mary Garrett, 1891-1892. 

Mary Whitall Worthington Diaries.  Volume 4: 1909-1910.  Bryn Mawr class of 1910, and president of the Bryn Mawr College Equal Suffrage League. 


Bryn Mawr College Board of Directors.  Minutes of meetings, 1912-1920

Bryn Mawr College Annual Reports of the President (printed): 1916-1920

Reports of the President to the Executive Committee and to the Trustees of Bryn Mawr College, 1914-1920.

Marion Edwards Park Office Files, 1922-1942. Box 5:  Cadbury—College Council.  

Assignment - September 21, 2017

ASSIGNMENT: Identify a set of historical documents from among the collections we looked at in class.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 9/21 and 9/28 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, 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?