1960s Students Confronting Race

Summer 2021

Who Built Bryn Mawr? is an ongoing project that supports research and curatorial opportunities for students interested in changing the way the College understands its history. Support for this program comes from the Office of the President and the Friends of the Bryn Mawr College Libraries; it is facilitated by Library and Information Technology Services’ Special Collections and Educational and Scholarly Technology departments.

The exhibition 1960s Students Confronting Race, marks the second phase of Who Built Bryn Mawr? It was organized by Keyla Benitez (Class of 2024), Bankston Creech (Class of 2022), Elliot Fleming (Class of 2022), and Carolina Molina (Class of 2023), a team of four undergraduates who received a 10-week, full-time internship in Special Collections during the summer of 2021. They were supported by project assistants Emma Ruth Burns (Class of 2021) and Katy Rosenthal (M.A. candidate, History of Art) and advised by Ignacio Gallup Diaz (Marjorie Wallace Goodhart Professor of History) and Monique Scott (Associate Professor of History of Art and Director of Museum Studies).

Thanks also to Ruth Lindeborg (Chief of Staff and Secretary of the College), Eric Pumroy (Director of Special Collections), Allison Mills (College Archivist), Carrie Robbins (Curator/Academic Liaison for Art & Artifacts), Alice McGrath (Senior Digital Scholarship Specialist), Jesse Gale (Director of College Communications), Christian Zaviska (Associate Director, Digital Media Editor), Jim McGaffin (Associate Director for Energy and Project Management), Joseph Marra (College Architect), Lisa Zernicke (Director of Conferences and Events), Marianela Luna-Torrado (Class of 2024), among many others.  

Additional Credits

  • Exhibition Designers: Nathanael Roesch and Jonai Gibson-Selix 
  • Web Developer: Aaron Frey 
  • Printers: Image360 of the Main Line and BTC Envelopes & Printing, LLC 

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