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Guide to the Lilian Bridgman Papers, 1881-1977
BANC MSS 85/102 c  
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Description
Includes a small amount of personal correspondence, manuscripts of Bridgman's short stories and poetry, clippings, and miscellaneous personalia, including diplomas, teaching credentials, and letters of recommendation. The bulk of the collection spans the years from 1881 to the 1940s, and focuses on Bridgman's career as an architect in Berkeley, Calif., including drawings and sketches of much of her work, as well as 2 watercolor paintings.
Background
Lilian Bridgman was born in eastern Kansas in 1866 to Israel Noble Bridgman and Sarah Ezilda. She attended the Kansas State Agricultural College, graduating in 1888 with a degree in science, although her transcripts also reveal an interest in drawing, literature, and music. In 1891, she came to the University of California, Berkeley where she studied under Professor Joseph Le Conte. Her thesis, titled The Origin of Sex in Fresh-water Algae, earned her a master's degree in science in 1893.
Extent
Number of containers: 2 boxes, 3 oversize folders (size A and B), 5 oversize flat boxes Linear feet: ca. 1.25
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.