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    • Newspaper Article on Opus 40

    • Sculpture, American--20th century
    • Harvey Fite and Opus 40 were the subjects of many articles during Fite's lifetime. This one, from a local paper, summarizes Fite's life and career as he balanced his time between Bard and Opus 40.
    • 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."
    • 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."
    • 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...
    • Students performing on stage

    • College radio stations; College students--United States
    • Verso explains: "The weekly variety show of WXBC broadcast from the stage of the college theatre. Spring 1950." This school year marked the start of drama and variety shows being broadcast to the Poughkeepsie area with the assistance of WKIP.
    • 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...
    • "The House on the Rock"

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    • The structure in the foreground, sometimes referred to as the 'Stone Jug,' was the first dormitory on campus. An article in a February 1897 issue of the St. Stephen's Messenger notes the following: "In this house lived the few students, who at...
    • Actors on Stage

    • Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.)--Bard College; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
    • This is another scene from a production of "Taming of the Shrew," held in Orient Theater in the spring of 1948.
    • Children on campus

    • Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.)--Bard College; College buildings--New York (State);
    • Four children and their caregiver stand with a bicycle in front of Warden's Hall. This group may have been part of a nursery school on campus started in 1946 by Werner Wolff as a laboratory for the study of child psychology. Alternatively, this...
    • 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...
    • Rhinebeck Post Office Mural: Skating on Asher's Pond

    • Rhinebeck (N.Y.)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Rhinebeck (N.Y. : Town); Village communities; Local history--New York (State);
    • "Skating on Asher's Pond. In the background is the Beekman Livingston Mill (built about 1715). and the Dutch Reformed Church (built 1733)" (From: "The Rhinebeck Post Office Murals," 1940) Olin Dows Considered the recollections of Rhinebeck...
    • Hyde Park Post Office Mural: Sturgeon Fishing on the Hudson, 1870

    • Hyde Park (Dutchess County, N.Y. : Town)--History--Pictorial works; Hyde Park (Dutchess County, N.Y.)--Buildings, structures, etc;
    • Hyde Park Post Office Mural Panel 15. "1870-- William Meier (head of Hyde Park's caviar industry) pulls up an oversized sturgeon helped by Abe Atkins [an African American veteran who had fought in the Civil War as a member of Co. G of the 20th...

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