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    • 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...
    • Portrait of Samuel Bard

    • Bard, Samuel, 1742-1821
    • This photograph depicts an oil portrait of Samuel Bard as an older man who shows the weight of great responsibilities and sorrows. Samuel Bard launched the first medical school in New York City, the College of Physicians and Surgeons, attached to...
    • St. Stephen's Church, Pearl River, NY

    • Churches; Floods;
    • St. Stephen's Church in Pearl River was surrounded by flood waters in October of 1903. The sanctuary stood on low ground on Central Avenue west of the Pearl River, originally known as Muddy Creek. The building was later moved to a new location and,...
    • St. Stephen's Graduating Class of 1886

    • College graduates; Chapels--United States; College buildings--New York (State); College students--New York (State); St. Stephen's College (Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.);
    • Students of St. Stephen's pose in front of The Chapel of the Holy Innocents wearing suits, hats, caps, and gowns. A large tree, perhaps a chestnut, features prominently in this scene. "S. Stephens 1886 Annandale" is handwritten at the bottom of the...
    • St. Stephen's Graduating Class of 1898

    • College graduates; College students--New York (State);
    • The St. Stephen's graduating class of 1898 pose indoors for a group portrait. The 1914 alumni directory indicates that the following received Bachelor's degrees that year: George Belsey; Alvah Irving Ernest Boss; Herbert Seymour Hastings; Archibald...
    • St. Stephen's Graduating Class of 1897 Indoors

    • College graduates; St. Stephen's College (Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.);
    • The eleven male students of St. Stephen's Class of 1897, accompanied by a professor, wear graduation regalia, as they pose for an indoor group portrait. The 1897 commencement ceremony program pamphlet indicates the names of the graduates as Edward...
    • St. Stephen's Graduating Class of 1897 Outdoors

    • College graduates; St. Stephen's College (Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.);
    • The eleven male students of the St. Stephen's Class of 1897, accompanied by a professor, wear graduation regalia, as they pose for a group portrait in front of St. Margaret's Well, named in memory of Margaret Bard. According to the college...
    • St. Stephen's College Graduating Class of 1873

    • College graduates; St. Stephen's College (Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.);
    • The fifteen students of the 1873 St. Stephen's College graduating class are individually photographed. Their portraits are organized within a posterboard grid. Handwritten letters at the top read "Class of," over a large, red, stenciled "1873"...
    • 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...
    • 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. 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...
    • Rev. George Bailey Hopson

    • College presidents; Photography; Priests--United States;
    • Rev. George Bailey Hopson served as acting warden three times, 1898-1899, 1903-1904, 1907-1909, and was professor of Latin from 1863 to 1916. His expectations as a teacher were high. When students complained of not having enough time to complete...
    • Rev. George Franklin Seymour

    • College presidents; Photography; Priests--United States;
    • Rev. Seymour was the first president of the college. He presided over the first school year, and first commencement, but resigned soon after. Rev. Seymour had, for several years served as the missionary of Annandale and had been tutoring students...
    • St. Stephen's College Graduating Class of 1896

    • College students--New York (State); St. Stephen's College (Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.); Photographs; College graduates
    • Members of the St. Stephen's College graduating class of 1896 pose in traditional cap and gown around St. Margaret's Well, built in memory of Margaret Bard. The St. Stephen's College Messenger covered Commencement exercises, reporting that the...
    • St. Stephen's men, 1875

    • College students--New York (State); St. Stephen's College (Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.);
    • Eight students of St.Stephen's college sit outside of Stone Row wearing suits, bowties, and top hats. Pencilled in, an arrow points to a student, labeled "Nelson Lewis 1875." In addition to Lewis, the 1914 alumni directory indicates that the...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Map of Tappan

    • Maps;
    • This is a historical map of Tappan. The map includes the site of early Outwater House (1753), Dr. Stephen's House ('76 House), the Manse Barn and the Animal Pound and Stocks. Some of the roads indicated are Washington Street, Tappan Road, Old...

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