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Keeping up with Killough: Lois Linn Killough's Scrapbook of Bryn Mawr College

Introduction: Lois Linn Kilough's Scrapbook

Lois Linn Killough

Lois Linn Killough, class of 1947

This exhibit was created by Melina Higgins, Bryn Mawr College Class of 2013, as part of the course Topics in American History: Women’s Higher Education in the 19th and 20th centuries: The History of Bryn Mawr College, taught by Dr. Jennifer Redmond, former director of The Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women's Education.

It can be said, without hesitation, Lois Linn Killough’s time at Bryn Mawr College was perhaps one of her most precious life experiences. Killough traveled from Baytown, TX to join the Bryn Mawr College Class of 1947 and major in Geology.  While she participated in extracurricular activities, and she was on the circulation board for the yearbook, it seems as though academic events and the prestige of Bryn Mawr held special interest for Killough. 

Killough’s scrapbook of her time at Bryn Mawr seems similar to an average Bryn Mawr student’s Facebook. While many students at Bryn Mawr use photographs as a means to freeze traditions in time, Killough emphasized her spring break and graduation ceremony in her scrapbook. When I reflect on items I have memorialized over the years, athletic and academic achievements far outweigh photographs of traditions or parties. I respect Killough’s choice of Bryn Mawr memories and find that we have similar values when reflecting on our time spent at Bryn Mawr. It is for this reason, I chose to take a closer look at Killough’s scrapbook.