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    • Margaret Clark Sumner Manuscript

    • Biography
    • Unpublished typewritten manuscript written by the daughter of James Starr Clark. The document details his life and work in Annandale and Tivoli (then known alternately as Myersville or Madalin) from the mid to late nineteenth century.
    • "Bard's Folly"

    • Theater--New York (State)
    • Photograph identified as follows: "Bard's Folly." Written and produced by Harvey Fite in Orient Theater (1935), this is a skit about John Bard reluctantly giving his consent to having a college and enrolling the first student. Cast (from left to...
    • Samuel Bard to Dr. John Bard, November 28, 1761

    • Manuscripts; United States--History--French and Indian War, 1755-1763
    • This letter was written by nineteen year old Samuel to his father Dr. John Bard. Samuel's ship was captured by the French as he sailed to England to pursue his medical education. Kept as a prisoner of war in the south of France, Samuel later...
    • William Bard Letter to his Great-Aunt, 1790

    • Manuscripts; Bard family
    • This letter was written by William Bard, father of St. Stephen's founder John Bard, to his Great-Aunt, Mary Martha Campbell. In a note appended by Arthur Sands, he mentions that William was born in New York during its occupation by the British. At...
    • The Bard Band with Judy Diamond performing on air

    • College radio stations; College students--United States
    • Judith "Judy" Diamond '52, stands at the microphone while the Bard Band plays backup. The Band performed Dixieland Jazz, and was led by Skip Strong '51, Herbert "Herb" Severtsen '53 on piano, Jordan King on trumpet, Whitney "Whit" Bolton? '51 on...
    • Samuel Bard letter to his parents, January 23, 1762

    • Manuscripts; United States--History--French and Indian War, 1755-1763; Seven Years' War, 1756-1763; Imprisonment--France;
    • In this letter written from a French prison, Samuel Bard reassures his parents that he is well, indicating that he has not yet been a victim of "seasoning," presumably a term of abuse. This letter was written during the fifth month of his...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • St. Stephen's Graduating Class of 1901

    • St. Stephen's College (Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.); Portraits; Photographs; College students--New York (State); Bard College--History;
    • The graduates of the St. Stephen's Class of 1901 pose around the seated Reverend George B. Hopson (professor of Latin 1863-1916) outdoors, in front of a large tree. The 1914 alumni directory indicates that the following received Bachelor's degrees...
    • Osculation vs. Oscillation

    • St. Stephen's College (Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.); College students--New York (State); Academic costume
    • Five students of St. Stephen's College wearing academic gowns review mathematical equations written on a chalkboard in an Aspinwall classroom. In Reamer Kline's history of the college, this photograph is captioned as follows: "One of the principles...
    • 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...
    • Jesse Woodhull Salary list

    • Wages;
    • Jesse Woodhull paid the people on this hand written list which includse many prominent land owner's, leading us to suspect that this is related to some official project. Jesse Woodhull was involved in overseeing the roadways, school district...
    • An Idea Worth Millions.

    • Clippings; Dairy products; Railroads; Milk; Dairying; Milkmen & milkwomen;
    • Newspaper clipping relates an early history of the fresh milk dairy industry. Believe written by Edward Harold Mott, famed author of “Between the Ocean and the Lakes; The Story of Erie.”
    • Christmas Greetings 1910

    • Christmas cards; Postcards; Art; Children; Costumes; Greeting cards; Illustrations; Lithography
    • Christmas Greeting post card from the scrapbook of Master George Hawkins, written by his Aunt Carrie.

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