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    • 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...
    • 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    • Unpublished typewritten manuscript written by the daughter of James Starr Clark.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.
    • De Peyster Home monument

    • Boarding schools--United States
    • This marble monument, which still stands on North Road in Tivoli, is the only remnant of the school built by John and Margaret Bard and James Starr Clark, later purchased and renamed by John Watts de Peyster. This gentleman was well known for,...
    • Horse-drawn Buggy

    • Horse-drawn vehicles; Hotels
    • Two men sitting in horse-drawn buggy, in front of the Madalin Hotel. An article in the Poughkeepsie Sunday New Yorker, dated Sunday, June 18th, 1950, uses this image and identifies the driver as Patrick H. Morey, the passenger as John Carpenter,...
    • Hartzell Album, Reamer Kline Letter

    • St. Stephen's College (Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.)
    • This is copy of a letter from President Reamer Kline dated March 17, 1967 thanking Paul Hartzell for his gift of this photograph album to Bard College. President Kline makes reference to its value to future chroniclers of the college history--...
    • Hudson Valley Sculptors

    • Sculpture, American--20th century--Exhibitions; Sculpture, American--New York (State)
    • Photographed in the ground floor gallery at Orient Hall (since destroyed by fire), this photograph depicts an exhibit of work by regional artists.
    • Bard Gallery #2

    • Sculpture, American--20th century--Exhibitions; Sculpture, American--New York (State)
    • Photographed in the ground floor gallery of Orient Hall (since destroyed by fire), this photograph depicts another angle of an exhibit of sculpture by regional artists.
    • Harvey Fite  exhibit poster, 1969

    • Sculpture, American--20th century; Sculpture--Exhibitions
    • This poster advertises an exhibit of Harvey Fite's work held at Procter Art Center June 19-25, 1969. The show's opening was scheduled to coincide with a retirement party held in Fite's honor. In this aerial photograph, the full outline of Opus 40...
    • 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...
    • "Homestead" Girls' Camp

    • Local history--New York (State); Tivoli (N.Y.)--History
    • Shown here as the girls dormitory known as "The Homestead", this house was later purchased and renovated by Saul Bellow. The house was subsequently purchased by Bard College for faculty housing (during which time it was known as "Bellows' House"),...
    • Donna Matthews and Jackie Lotocke

    • Swimming pools
    • Donna Matthews, left, with her childhood friend Jackie Latocke, (now Smith). During this time period, many if not most local children learned to swim in this pool. William Matthews' scrapbook has this description of the pool: "In 1939, a cement...
    • Greybarns Recreation Room

    • Postcards
    • As described in William Matthews' scrapbook: "Greybarns, once the winter quarters of forty head of cattle--now a summer vacation place to fifty girls. They cook and eat down in the basement. They sleep where hay once [was stored].
    • Teenaged girl campers

    • Photographs
    • Young women campers dressed for multiple activities: they are wearing old fashioned girls' gym suits. Teenaged girls lived in the Greybarns.
    • On the lawn in front of Ward Lea

    • Rivers--New York (State)--Dutchess Co.; Hudson River (N.Y. and N.J.); Catskill Mountains (N.Y.)
    • William Matthews' scrapbook describes Ward Lea in this way: "Overlooking the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains [is] Ward Lea, a large farm house, used by young and middle aged persons for vacation and health restoration purposes."
    • Bungalow in the woods

    • Photographs
    • Although the name of this cottage has not survived, William Matthews' scrapbook is descriptive: "A group of cottages named after New York City Hotels...They are completely outfitted for housekeeping. vacationers go and keep house for themselves. ...
    • Children on horse

    • Photographs
    • William Matthews' scrapbook caption reads: "Dick the horse always said o.k. when White House campers asked for a ride to the barn."
    • Young girl campers

    • Photographs
    • William Matthews' describes this photograph in his scrapbook: "Here are 109 of the 1036 individuals who were welcomed at summer camps and Bungalow Hill over a three month period. Ten minutes before this picture was taken, these girls were romping...
    • Mr. Matthews on trumpet with "Bronco" Charlie Miller

    • Photographs
    • William Henry Matthews plays the trumpet, center, while "Bronco" Charlie Miller listens, at left. Bungalow Hill. William Matthews' scrapbook notes: "Bronco Charley Miller's "saga of the saddle" began in the 1860s when he began riding the Pony...
    • Circus performance on Manor House lawn

    • Photographs
    • William Matthews' scrapbook provides context for this scene: "An all important event of the year is the annual picnic to which everyone is invited. It is a combination of circus stunts, dramatics, chorus singing etc. From mid-afternoon to evening...

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