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Eric Pumroy

Eric Pumroy has been Director of Library Collections and Seymour Adelman Head of Special Collections at Bryn Mawr College since 1999. Prior to that, he was Director of Programs and Information Services at the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies in Philadelphia, and head of special collections at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis. As Director of Library Collections and Seymour Adelman Head of Special Collections, Eric Pumroy has responsibility for leading not only the Special Collections Department, but also the development of all of the library's collections. He was instrumental in obtaining the initial grant from The Albert M. Greenfield Foundation to set up the Digital Center, and directs NEH grants, in collaboration with the Seven Sisters colleges, to build collegewomen.org. He has published on the history of Bryn Mawr College and on the Turner movement, including the Research Guide to the Turner Movement in the United States (Bibliographies and Indexes in American History) with Katja Rampelmann. Prior to coming to Bryn Mawr, he was responsible for the museum, library, and public programs at the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, and is a past president of the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries. He has graduate degrees in Early Modern European History and library science from the University of Chicago, and a B.A. from Earlham College.