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Bryn Mawr Summer School for Women Workers in Industry
Original Author: National Photo Company Collection
Created: ca. 1921–1938
Medium: Glass-plate negative

Bryn Mawr Summer School for Women Workers in Industry

Young women taking part in the Bryn Mawr Summer School for Women Workers in Industry sit on the sylvan grounds of the college campus in the 1920s or 1930s. Bryn Mawr, an elite all-women's private college located in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, initiated a program in 1921 in which young women, many of them factory workers with only a "common school education," would receive instruction in the liberal arts during the summer months. The program ended in 1939, but other organizations, such as Barnard College in New York City, modeled a summer program for workers based on the one begun at Bryn Mawr.

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