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    • "The House on the Rock"

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    • The structure in the foreground, sometimes referred to as the 'Stone Jug,' was the first dormitory on campus. An article in a February 1897 issue of the St. Stephen's Messenger notes the following: "In this house lived the few students, who at...
    • Blithewood Swimming Pool

    • Swimming pools--New York (State)
    • In the spring 2005 issue of About Town magazine, Dorothy Crane writes about the 'pool by the falls': "The pool was an integral part of summer life at Bard for 20 years after the college acquired it. A green canopy of overhanging trees shaded the...
    • Bard Pool

    • Swimming pools--New York (State)
    • This postcard depicts another angle of the Blithewood pool. Acquired by Bard with the Blithewood estate in 1951, the college maintained the pool until the early 1970s. In the spring 2005 issue of About Town magazine, Dorothy Crane writes about the...
    • Hirsch Family

    • Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.)--Bard College
    • A family portrait of the Hirsch family. Seated, from left to right are: Roland, Thomas, and Elisabeth Hirsch, Elisabeth's mother, Toni Feist, and Felix Hirsch. Felix was Librarian and Professor of History at Bard from 1937-1954, and Elisabeth...
    • Cedar Hill Cottage

    • Photographs; Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.);
    • Emily Olssen Bleeker lived at in Cedar Hill Cottage as a child when her father, the Rev. William Whittingham Olssen taught at St. Stephen's in the late 19th. century. Her recently published memoir 'A New York Lady' includes a passage about living...
    • St. Stephen's Freshman Tennis Team

    • St. Stephen's College (Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.); College students--New York (State)
    • Warden Bernard Iddings Bell placed a great emphasis on athletics, and the variety of sports played, as well as the support for these teams improved greatly during his tenure. In 1922 the student publication "The Messenger" ran a brief article...
    • Osculation vs. Oscillation

    • St. Stephen's College (Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.); College students--New York (State); Academic costume
    • Five students of St. Stephen's College wearing academic gowns review mathematical equations written on a chalkboard in an Aspinwall classroom. In Reamer Kline's history of the college, this photograph is captioned as follows: "One of the principles...
    • Hyde Park Post Office Mural: Quarrel over "Hyde Park Hotel"

    • Hyde Park (Dutchess County, N.Y.)--Buildings, structures, etc.--Pictorial works; Village communities;
    • Panel 2 of Hyde Park Post Office Mural. From "Murals in the Hyde Park, New York Post Office": "Before 1812. Irate Dr. Samuel Bard tries vainly to persuade Innkeeper Jabez Miller to change the name on his sign board from "Hyde Park" to almost...
    • Hyde Park Post Office Mural: Sturgeon Fishing on the Hudson, 1870

    • Hyde Park (Dutchess County, N.Y. : Town)--History--Pictorial works; Hyde Park (Dutchess County, N.Y.)--Buildings, structures, etc;
    • Hyde Park Post Office Mural Panel 15. "1870-- William Meier (head of Hyde Park's caviar industry) pulls up an oversized sturgeon helped by Abe Atkins [an African American veteran who had fought in the Civil War as a member of Co. G of the 20th...
    • Rhinebeck Post Office Mural. Some Rhinebeck Buildings

    • Rhinebeck (N.Y.)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Local history--New York (State)
    • Sixth Panel over Window in Rhinebeck Post Office. From "Murals in the Rhinebeck Post Office:" "Some outstanding Rhinebeck buildings--Foreground from left to right:--The School, designed and built in 1869 by Peter M. Fulton, burned in 1939; The...
    • Hyde Park Post Office Mural: Plans for St. James Church

    • Hyde Park (Dutchess County, N.Y.)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Hyde Park (Dutchess County, N.Y. : Town)--History--Pictorial works;
    • Hyde Park Post Office Mural Panel 12. From "Murals in the Hyde Park Post Office": The Reverend Reuben Sherwood and two vestrymen, Archibald Rogers (grandfather of the Colonel in [panel 11] and Augustus Cowman discuss plans for St. James Church....
    • Rev. William Cunningham Rodgers

    • College presidents; Photography; Priests--United States;
    • Rev. William Cunningham Rodgers was the sixth president of the college, serving from 1909 to 1919. In 1910 Rev. Rodgers changed the title of warden to president. Under Rodgers the campus was modernized; electricity, a sewage system and central...
    • Rev. Robert B. Fairbairn

    • College presidents; Photography; Priests--United States
    • Rev. Robert B. Fairbairn was the third president of the college. During this time the title warden was used and he is often referred to as "The Great Warden," having served as warden from 1863 to 1898, making him the longest serving head of the...
    • Donald George Tewksbury

    • College presidents; Photography;
    • Donald George Tewksbury was appointed dean of the college by Columbia's president, Nicholas Murray Butler in 1933. Tewksbury outlined a progressive new educational program for the college that was approved by the board of trustees. To signal these...
    • Rev. George Bailey Hopson

    • College presidents; Photography; Priests--United States;
    • Rev. George Bailey Hopson served as acting warden three times, 1898-1899, 1903-1904, 1907-1909, and was professor of Latin from 1863 to 1916. His expectations as a teacher were high. When students complained of not having enough time to complete...
    • Apple Mill-Cider Press

    • Cider; Agricultural machinery & implements;
    • This combination apple mill-cider press was used many decades by the Morrison Baird Farm in Sugar Loaf.

      Apples would be dropped in the hopper and the apparatus turned by a flat belt on the big pulley or by a hand crank (missing) on the...
    • Dutchess Light, Heat, & Power Company Album, page 10

    • Accidents; Automobiles; Barns; water; Private utility companies; Power industry; Chimneys; Photograph albums;
    • 6 photographs-far left 3 photographs are different angles of a coal storage barn, which appears to have vehicle driven into it and destruction. The right three photographs are more images of the construction of the water softner.
    • Louise Harrison oral history interview [Audio]

    • Families; Agriculture; Teaching; People; Farm produce
    • Mrs. Harrison's family came from Scotland. Her father was Henry Hunter. Her grandfather had over 100 Cheerry trees. The cherries were shippped to New York City by boat. Mrs. Harrison named all the people who owned buildings on Hudson Street...

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