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    • Ward Manor : swimming pool, ca. 1940

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    • The swimming pool that once lay on Ward Manor property. Visitors and swimmers crowd around the water's edge and in the shade of the pool house. A woman standing on the diving board appears to deliver a speech.
    • 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...
    • Tivoli Village Board Meeting

    • Village communities
    • Tivoli Village Board Meeting in February, 1972. Back of photograph identifies participants counterclockwise around table from far right as: "Dora Gruntler, Mortimer Appel, Robert Barrett, Herbert Mead, William Herman, and William Bain."
    • 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...
    • Steinway Hall Rehearsal

    • Steinway Hall (New York, N.Y.)
    • In this image, four Bard student rehearse at Steinway Hall on 57th St. in New York City. John and Frederick Steinway were both Bard graduates, in 1939 and 1943 respectively. John Steinway served on the Board of Trustees for over three decades,...
    • 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...
    • Harold Mestre

    • College presidents; Photography;
    • Harold Mestre, who served as the 9th president of the college, was a distinguished biophysicist appointed to the position in January of 1938. He only served for one year, dying suddenly on the second day of the fall semester of 1939. The College...
    • 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. Lawrence T. Cole

    • College presidents; Photography; Priests--United States;
    • Rev. Lawrence T. Cole served as president from 1899 to 1903, and as trustee of the College from 1916 to 1928 and from 1933 to 1953. While Rev. Cole only served a short time as president, he was a very dedicated trustee, attending 58 meetings during...
    • E. D. Green House

    • Dwellings;photographs
    • Photograph of the E. D. Green House, built 1860 by James Hudson Board. He was descended from Cornelius and James Board, who settled in Chester before the Revolution, and from the Cornelius Board who was one of the early owners of the Durland Store...
    • Walton Lake gate house

    • Waterworks; Photographs
    • Photograph of Gate House, Walton Lake built 1893. The area of lake, which is the Chester Water System reservoir is 127 acres, with a storage capacity of 300,000,000 gallons. The outlet pipe is 12 inches in diameter. Fall to Durland's Store 225 ft....
    • First Chester Village Board.

    • Group portraits;photographs
    • Following incorporation in 1892, the first Village of Chester Board posed for this group photograph: President: W.A. Lawernce. Trustees: Joseph Durland; George M. Roe; and Thaddeus S. Durland. Treasurer: Charles W. Kerner
    • Board Farm

    • Photographs; Farms;
    • Photograph of Board Farm on West Ave. Jonathan Board, built the house in 1863. Originally, the house was built with an inverted roof system which funneled rain water into a cistern located in the basement. Leaks proved to be a problem and...
    • Map of Part of Chester, N. Y.

    • Maps; Measured drawings; Villages;
    • Map of the section of the Village of Chester on the side uphill of Downtown Main Street. Surveyed and Mapped by Fred J. Knight. Samuel Hadden, President; George W. Ball, Trustee; Theadore A. Miller, Trustee; James E. Noonan, Clerk. People listed:...

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