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    • Hoffman Memorial Library expansion, 1963

    • College buildings--New York (State); Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.)
    • The expansion of the Hoffman Library in 1963. Two builders stand among piles of lumber, metal scaffolding, and ladders. The book shelves are covered in plastic under a newly constructed ceiling.
    • Ward Manor : William H. Matthews, ca. 1940

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    • William H. Matthews, Chairman of the Ward Manor Committee and Director of the Fresh Air Camps, sits among the trees and brush. Mr. Matthews was the founder of Ward Manor as a haven for elderly people and city children, with the financial backing of...
    • Margaret Johnston Bard

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    • Margaret Johnston Bard poses for a formal portrait, wearing a long velvet dress. Though few of her personal papers remain, Margaret Bard was known for her intelligence and religious devotion. Her family fortune brought wealth to John Bard through...
    • Rev. James Starr Clark

    • Portrait photography--United States
    • Photographed here as a distinguished older man, James Starr Clark was a pivotal figure in the 19th century history of Tivoli. Arriving at Annandale in the early 1850's as a tutor to the Bard children, he lived with the family for two years, during...
    • De Peyster Home monument

    • Boarding schools--United States
    • This marble monument, which still stands on North Road in Tivoli, is the only remnant of the school built by John and Margaret Bard and James Starr Clark, later purchased and renamed by John Watts de Peyster. This gentleman was well known for,...
    • James Starr Clark

    • Portrait photography--United States
    • Pictured here as a young man, James Starr Clark came to Annandale in the 1850's as a tutor to the Bard children. He lived with the family for two years, during which time he developed a close, trusting relationship with the family. Hard working...
    • Lawn at Annandale, Thanksgiving 1888

    • Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.)
    • This photograph of the lawn at Annandale is dated Thanksgiving, November 29, 1888. Margaret Bard had been dead many years, and John Bard was remarried to Annie Belcher with whom he had a daughter, Marjorie. Annandale was a financial burden, and...
    • Engine No. 2 from the side

    • Fire departments; College students--New York (State)
    • One of the Student Fire Department's two engines, a 1 ton, 400 gallon water tank Ford equipped with 150 feet of hose. Elie Shneour, one of the founding members of the Fire Department, suggested that the fire truck be white, rather than red, to...
    • Gardener's Cottage

    • Photographs; Gothic revival (Architecture)--New York; Romanticism in architecture
    • Called variously the Gardener's Cottage or Gardener's Lodge, this building served as the gatehouse to the Donaldson estate, Blithewood. Though A.J. Davis is often credited as the architect, an 1845 article in an agricultural publication entitled...
    • Engine No. 2

    • Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.)--Bard College; College students--New York (State); Fire departments;
    • Four men stand posed around the Bard College Fire Department Engine #2: one at the passenger door, one at the driver side door, and two at the front bumper. The truck contained a 1 ton, 400 gallon water tank and 150 feet of hose. The stone building...
    • Rhinebeck Post Office: Incidents Connected with "Ferncliff"

    • Rhinebeck (N.Y.)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Rhinebeck (N.Y. : Town); Local history--New York (State); Village communities; Mary Powell (Ship)
    • "Incidents connected with "Ferncliff." It was bought by William Astor in 1858, the present house being built in 1860 from plans by Griffith Thomas. The grounds were laid out by Charles Augustus Ehlers and his son Louis, who is seen above the bridge...
    • Reamer Kline

    • College presidents; Photography;
    • Reamer Kline was president of Bard College from 1960 until 1974. An Episcopal priest, his presidency was marked by civility, even during the most turbulent time in America's social history. In 1963 the college purchased the Ward Manor property,...
    • 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...
    • Jesse Woodhull Salary list

    • Wages;
    • Jesse Woodhull paid the people on this hand written list which includse many prominent land owner's, leading us to suspect that this is related to some official project. Jesse Woodhull was involved in overseeing the roadways, school district...
    • Sixteenth Recruit Troop, Fort Ethan Allen, Vt.

    • Forts & fortifications; Group portraits; Military personnel; Panoramic photographs; Soldiers
    • Sixteenth Recruit Troop, Fort Ethan Allen, Vt. Photo by McAllister, Burlington, Vt. Men from Chester are believed to be among the recruits. Fort Ethan Allen was a U.S. army installation in Vermont, named for American Revolutionary War figure Ethan...
    • Emma Hardy Memorial Home

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    • A Victorian style house originally owned by Mrs. Clementine Talmadge, a daughter of Catherine Sands Ring. The Sands-Ring family was among the earliest settlers in Cornwall.
    • Gathering of officicals for Bowne Hall dedication 1959

    • Photographs; Podiums; Public speaking; College administrators; Crowds; People; Buildings; Building dedications
    • Gathering in front of Bowne Hall for the dedication of the college. Among the officials present are Dr. James F. Hall, Dr. E. K. Fretwell, Mr. C. H. Woolf, Louis Arena, Robert Blinn, Stephen K. Bock, Miss Sarah Gibson Blanding.

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