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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Picture window at Annandale

    • Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.)
    • John Bard's house Annandale had a framed picture window in the living room. When visiting the Bards with her father, Margaret Clark Sumner later recalled her first sight of this feature: "But what especially caught my eye was the view of the...
    • Hartzell Album, Page 20

    • Photograph albums; St. Stephen's College (Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.)
    • Plates from two separate brochures depicting a commencement at St. Stephens, and a view of upper campus with Aspinwall and Ludlow-Willink Halls visible through the trees.
    • A Brief History of Tivoli

    • Tivoli (N.Y.)--History; Local history--New York (State); Tivoli (N.Y.)--History
    • This pamphlet outlines a brief history of the village of Tivoli, focusing on the buildings, businesses, and townspeople that have comprised it. It should be noted that 'A Brief History of Tivoli' contains significant errors, augmented through time...
    • 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...
    • Original control room setup

    • College radio stations
    • W - Experimental - Bard College (WXBC) was founded in 1946 by Elie Shneour '47, Kyle Steele, Benjamin Heller, Albert Stwertkz, William Frauenfelder, Cyrus Bently, Arthur De Baun, John Bishop, Thomas Marshall, Donn O'Meara, and John Steketee, under...
    • Students performing in sound booth

    • College radio stations; College students--United States
    • Students are identified from right as Corinne Sherman, '49, Dick Sherman, '49, and Caroline Andrews, '48. Through the glass behind them, the control room is visible with unidentied students looking on.
    • Saugerties Light House

    • Rivers--New York (State)--Dutchess Co.; Hudson River (N.Y. and N.J.)--History; Fresnel lenses ; Saugerties (N.Y.)
    • An early image of the Saugerties Lighthouse on the Hudson River. Built in 1869, it had fallen into serious disrepair by the 1970s and 1980s. Through the efforts of the Saugerties Lighthouse Conservancy, the structure has been renovated; it is...
    • 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...
    • Entering the Blithewood Garden

    • Gardens;
    • Commissioned by Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Zabriskie in 1903, the firm of Hoppin and Koen created plans for the formal garden at Blithewood. In this picture, spring flowers are visible, and the Robert Bassler ('57) sculpture "Seclusion" graces the center...
    • Aerial View of Campus

    • Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.)--Bard College
    • In this aerial view of campus, dated April of 1947, main campus and most of its buildings are visible. Route 9G runs north through the right of the image.
    • Receipt book

    • Cookbooks
    • A handwritten recipe book belonging to Catherine Cruger Bard, wife of William Bard (1778-1853), and mother of John Bard (1819-1899), who helped to found St. Stephen's College. Though the date written on the inside cover is 1803, the book was...
    • "The Scarlet Harriers"

    • St. Stephen's College (Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.); College students--New York (State); College students--New York (State);
    • In this picture, the St. Stephen's cross country team, named "The Scarlet Harriers," poses on the steps of the Memorial Gymnasium. One race that became popular in the 1920s was the 'Whaleback Run,' a three mile cross country race through the...
    • Rhinebeck Post Office Mural: Plowing on the King's Highway, 1740

    • Rhinebeck (N.Y.)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Rhinebeck (N.Y. : Town); Local history--New York (State); Village communities;
    • "A farmer living on the King's Highway stops plowing to chat with the new weekly Post Rider on his way from New York to Albany. Rhinebeck has always been one of the most important stops first on the Indian Trail to Fort Orange (Albany). Later the...
    • Sketch for Panels 1a-c, Rhinebeck Post Office Mural

    • Half Moon (Ship); Rhinebeck (N.Y.)--History; Palatines--New York (State); Rhinebeck (N.Y. : Town), Local history--New York (State); Rhinebeck (N.Y.)--History;
    • From "Murals in the Rhinebeck Post Office:" Panel 1(a): Some time between September 12 and 20 Henry Hudson's "Half Moon" may have anchored near Rhinecliff. A sailor chopping a tree is watched by Indians" who have burned a tree around its base....
    • 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,...

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