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    • Hoffman Memorial Library expansion, 1963

    • College buildings--New York (State); Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.)
    • The expansion of the Hoffman Library in 1963. Two builders stand among piles of lumber, metal scaffolding, and ladders. The book shelves are covered in plastic under a newly constructed ceiling.
    • 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...
    • Watts de Peyster Industrial Home for Girls

    • Boarding schools--United States
    • A group of resident girls can be seen standing in front of the De Peyster Industrial School and Home on a foggy day. No photographs remain from the days of its existence as the Trinity School and Home for boys under the direction of James Starr...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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 Soccer Team

    • St. Stephen's College (Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.); College students--New York (State)
    • The December 7, 1933 issue of the Lyre Tree reported a strong, though not undefeated soccer season for the boys at St. Stephen's: "At the opening of the season, Coach Leeke, in an informal talk to his squad of twenty-five men stressed three...
    • Rhinebeck Post Office Mural. Some Rhinebeck Buildings

    • Rhinebeck (N.Y.)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Local history--New York (State)
    • Sixth Panel over Window in Rhinebeck Post Office. From "Murals in the Rhinebeck Post Office:" "Some outstanding Rhinebeck buildings--Foreground from left to right:--The School, designed and built in 1869 by Peter M. Fulton, burned in 1939; The...
    • Rev. Bernard Iddings Bell

    • College presidents; Photography; Priests--United States;
    • Rev. Bernard Iddings Bell, the college's 7th president took the position in 1919 and resigned in 1933. His vision and energy permanently altered the physical and social geography of the college. Under his tenure, many buildings were constructed,...
    • Rev. William Cunningham Rodgers

    • College presidents; Photography; Priests--United States;
    • Rev. William Cunningham Rodgers was the sixth president of the college, serving from 1909 to 1919. In 1910 Rev. Rodgers changed the title of warden to president. Under Rodgers the campus was modernized; electricity, a sewage system and central...
    • 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...
    • Nicholas Murray Butler

    • College presidents; Photography;
    • Nicholas Murray Butler was president of Columbia University when St. Stephen's College merged with Columbia. As president of Columbia University he became the official president of St. Stephen's (renamed Bard in 1934) from 1928 to 1944. The men who...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Charles Harold Gray

    • College presidents; Photography;
    • Charles Harold Gray, the college's 10th president, was a rhodes scholar and former professor at Bennington College. Under Gray, students engaged in issues of campus governance, reflected seriously on the purpose of a Bard education, and on the...
    • 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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