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    • Hoffman Memorial Library, ca. 1930

    • College buildings--New York (State); Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.)
    • Five men in academic gowns sit on lawn benches by the Hoffman Memorial Library. Two books are piled on each bench arm in the foreground; one of the men holds a paper or pamphlet. They appear to be in the midst of an informal class or seminar.
    • Hartzell Album, Page 11

    • Photograph albums; St. Stephen's College (Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.)
    • This page displaying three photographs is titled: "Returning with Algebra, Sat. a.m. June 12, 1915" The significance of the mock funeral depicted is described in a 1930 issue of the student newspaper, the Lyre Tree: "There is a tradition of long...
    • Diary of Arthur Sandys

    • Autobiography; Family histories; Sands Family; Slavery
    • The family memoirs of the Sands (Sandys) family, written by Arthur Sands, grandson of William Bard, and nephew of St. Stephen's founder John Bard. Arthur's father was Ferdinand Sands, who married William Bard's daughter Susan. Ferdinand and Susan...
    • 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...
    • Chest X-Ray, the Gym

    • Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.)--Bard College; College students--New York (State);
    • Men stand shirtless in line, waiting to have chest x-rays taken by the machine in the left foreground. They each hold a card, perhaps for identification. The third man from the front is Harvey Fite who was a student at St. Stephens College until...
    • 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 Graduating Class of 1897 Outdoors

    • College graduates; St. Stephen's College (Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.);
    • The eleven male students of the St. Stephen's Class of 1897, accompanied by a professor, wear graduation regalia, as they pose for a group portrait in front of St. Margaret's Well, named in memory of Margaret Bard. According to the college...
    • Erie RR Station Agent's Office

    • Group portraits;photographs;Railroad stations
    • This is the only known photograph of the 1915 Chester Erie Station agent’s office taken while the station was in operation. It was taken in October, 1922 for use in the Erie Magazine. L-r: Robert Marvin, Station Master & John I. Edwards. Items...
    • One Share of Chester Library

    • Libraries; Documents;
    • The library was incorporated with seven trustees on Nov. 17, 1797. This organization was verified before Judge Wickham in Goshen and recorded that same year. Abijali Yelverton, innkeeper, was appointed the first librarian.

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