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    • Ward Manor : Greybarns

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    • One of four camps for girls and a converted cattle barn, once standing on the northern part of the Ward Manor property. Campers hang from the windows.
    • China Doll Head

    • China dolls
    • This doll head was found ca. 1975 behind the site of the former Trinity School and Home, later called the Watts de Peyster Home for Girls. During the early decades of the 20th century it was customary for villagers to dump trash along the banks of...
    • Hartzell Album, Page 34

    • Photograph albums; St. Stephen's College (Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.)
    • Two photographs, one of which is identified as "Most of returning class of Freshmen, 1911"; the other is labelled in part: "Varsity Freshmen, 1911."
    • 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...
    • Children on campus

    • Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.)--Bard College; College buildings--New York (State);
    • Four children and their caregiver stand with a bicycle in front of Warden's Hall. This group may have been part of a nursery school on campus started in 1946 by Werner Wolff as a laboratory for the study of child psychology. Alternatively, this...
    • "W. Dotts - Surface Tension Apparatus"

    • Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.)--Bard College;
    • This elaborate instrument appears to measure the surface tension of a glass of water. It was created as part of Walter Maxwell Dotts' senior project entitled: Determination of the Free Energy Content of Solid Surfaces in Vacuo.
    • "Seclusion"

    • Sculpture, American--20th century;
    • This photograph of a sculpture entitled "Seclusion" was taken by the artist, Robert Bassler, class of 1957, shortly after her installation in the fountain at Blithewood garden. The sculpture was created as part of his senior project, and at the...
    • 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...
    • St. Stephen's Ceremonial Graduation Walk from the Early 20th Centry

    • St. Stephen's College (Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.); College graduates; College students--New York (State); Bard College--History;
    • A St. Stephen's Graduating class of the early 20th century marches up "The Elm Walk," strung with hanging American flags. They wear caps and gowns in the academic procession, part of the traditional commencement ceremony.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Abijah Yelverton to Peter Townsend Indenture

    • Mortgages; Documents; Land grants;
    • Yelverton Indenture (mortgage) - June 16, 1778. Abijah Yelverton, Innholder, mortgage to Peter Townsend, for a part of the Cromline Tract of 42 acres. This was acknowledged before Judge Marvin in Chester. This 42 acres comprised most of what later...
    • John Beers to James Ensign Indenture

    • Mortgages; Documents; Land grants;
    • Indenture, dated July 16th, 1751, documenting the sale of 200 acres of the Crommelin Tract of the Wawayanda Patent by John Beers to one James Ensign for the sum of 150 pounds current money. This is part of the acreage on which the town and village...

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