Archival Resources

The HES Archives Committee has created these lists of archival resources from suggestions made by the HES membership. The Committee encourages members to continue to build on these resources by suggesting additional collections or archive sites. Please contact Mary Ann Dzuback, Archives Committee chair, at: with your additions or suggestions.

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Bryn Mawr College

The Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women's Education developing our series of digital resources for scholars, teachers, students and all those interested in diverse histories of women's education in the past.  Bryn Mawr College is currently digitizing many of our own primary source materials at Bryn Mawr College. These include letters, diaries, programs of study, entrance examinations and many other original materials of use to historians of education.

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Penn State University in University Park, PA

Has several collections relation to history of visual arts education:  The Albert A. Anderson, Jr. and Evelynn M. Ellis Art Education Collection:

The National Art Education Association:

The papers of Viktor Lowenfeld, an Austrian emigrant known for his research and post-war teaching in art education, as well as other collections on art education history.

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Chatham University Archives

Housed in the Jennie King Mellon Library at Chatham University document the dynamic history of one of the earliest women’s liberal arts colleges established as a college rather than as a seminary. Chartered in 1869 as Pennsylvania Female College, Chatham remains one of the last original eastern women’s colleges that still limit baccalaureate degrees to women. The archives include institutional records, student publications and records of student organizations, scrapbooks, architectural drawings, oral histories, selected personal papers, audiovisual materials, and memorabilia.  Online materials include a growing collection of images on Historic Pittsburgh; a collection of yearbooks, newspapers, and other publications on the Internet Archive; and a digital library of selected materials from The Rachel Carson Collection. (images) (yearbooks, etc) (Rachel Carson Collection)

The library's  Special Collections include The Women's Educational Historical Collection, which is a selection of materials relating to women's education and the history surrounding women's education. Some materials about Chatham are included, as are biographies of women who played important roles in education and educational reform.

Archivist: Rachel Rohrbaugh: (412.365.1123)

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