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    • 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...
    • Trinity Church, Tivoli. Chapel and schoolrooms

    • Church buildings; School buildings
    • Trinity Church and School was built with money provided by John and Margaret Bard under the direction and guidance of James Starr Clark. School rooms were located on the ground floor with the church above. In this early, undated photo, the size...
    • Watts De Peyster Industrial Home and School

    • Boarding schools--United States
    • Despite the title of the postcard, this building was never home to John Watts De Peyster, who lived at Rose Hill in Tivoli. Originally built under the direction of James Starr Clark with funds provided by John and Margaret Bard, this school had...
    • 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...
    • Tivoli High School

    • Public schools
    • Though the postcard is titled "Tivoli High School", this building actually served children of all grade levels. The Tivoli school merged with the Red Hook School System in 1965 and was later renovated as an apartment building. It is currently...
    • Mr. Matthews and Bruce Matthews

    • Fathers and sons
    • Director William Henry Matthews, left, with son Bruce Matthews. An Episcopal priest by training, William Matthews instead served people through social work and political advocacy. He was friends with William Ward of Ward Baking Company and in...
    • 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...
    • Dwelling Units

    • Photographs; College buildings--New York (State); Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.)--Bard College;
    • Built in 1946 with Federal Housing Project Funds, they served as dormitories, faculty and student apartments, and painting studios. They have since been torn down.
    • Blithewood exterior

    • College buildings--New York (State); Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.)--Bard College;
    • This view of Blithewood from the southeast depicts the expanse of the building. After acquiring the property from Christian Zabriskie in 1951, Bard renamed the house 'Zabriskie Hall,' and used it primarily as a conference center until it was...
    • 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: The Bard-Hosack Farm, 1790

    • Hyde Park (Dutchess County, N.Y.)--Buildings, structures, etc.;
    • Hyde Park Post Office Mural Panel 7. From "Murals in the Hyde Park Post Office": "The Bard Hosack Farm with the Red House (built 1764 by Dr. John Bard, located north of St. James Church, model for the present Post Office). Merino sheep imported to...
    • Rev. George Franklin Seymour

    • College presidents; Photography; Priests--United States;
    • Rev. Seymour was the first president of the college. He presided over the first school year, and first commencement, but resigned soon after. Rev. Seymour had, for several years served as the missionary of Annandale and had been tutoring students...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • James H. Case Jr.

    • College presidents; Photography;
    • James Herbert Case, Bard's 12th president, served the college during the 1950s. He assumed the challenge of leading the college with an energy that bred high expectations, many of which were met. In 1951, the 825 acre estate Blithewood was deeded...
    • 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...
    • Rev. Thomas R. Harris

    • College presidents; Photography; Priests--United States;
    • Rev. Thomas R. Harris served as the fifth president of the college (1904-1907). Rev. Harris was a veteran of the Civil War, sustaining a leg injury from the war and in poor health throughout his time as president. He was a graduate of Harvard, but...

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