The Fine Print


In developing this course, I am deeply indebted to the work of Bryn Mawr College graduates Emma Kioko ’15 and Grace Pusey ’15 during the 2014-2015 academic year. Their Black at Bryn Mawr project has served as a model for new research and projects on our campus and others, and reignited my interest in campus history as public history.

I have borrowed inspiration, ideas, readings, and assignments from the work of Joseph Adelman, Laurie Allen and Paul Farber, Jarrett M. DrakeSteven Lubar, Charlotte NunesMiriam Posner, Sam RedmanJesse Stommel, Anne Mitchell Whisnant, and from my colleagues at Bryn Mawr College Special Collections.

With the support of Nell Anderson and Kelly J. Strunk in the office of the Bryn Mawr College Praxis Program, this course has received funding for students to make site visits and speak with a wide range of history makers during the semester. I am grateful to Krystal Appiah and Connie King (Library Company of Philadelphia), Erin Bernard (Philadelphia Public History Truck), Bob Skiba and John F. Anderies (The John J. Wilcox Jr. Archives at the William Way LGBT Community Center), and the UVa Scholars Lab for sharing their time and ideas.


Students in HIST B303 will be required to make some of their work publicly available. If they wish, they may do so under a pseudonym to keep their identity private from the public, though I and the other students in the course will have access to this work.

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May Day Fete (1906), back. Bryn Mawr College Postcards collection. Bryn Mawr College Special Collections.

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