Primary Sources

Primary Sources

Browsing 54 sources

SCP24_FN-000077_BMC_f.jpg

Margaret Bailey Speer with close friend Loretta Grim at Bryn Mawr
Decade: 1920s
 
SCP24_FN-000058_BMC_f_cropped.jpg

Image of Margaret Bailey Speer's dorm room in Pembroke East in 1922, which was her senior year.
Decade: 1920s
 
SCP24_FN-000037_BMC_f_cropped.jpg

Photograph of MBS from the class of 1922 class book, captioned "Marnie Speer - Headmistress Shipley School" and dated 1922. Also includes the comment: "PT [President Thomas] said "Why do the most able girls in Bryn Mawr College get elected to be the head of the Christian Association?"
Decade: 1920s
 
SCP24_FN-000034_BMC_f_cropped.jpg

Back of image reads: "Speer, Margaret, Summer of 1921. The Charity Organization Society invited juniors from 10 women's colleges to work + study in NYC for July.

"Margaret Speer is extreme right - back row.
Clare Tousley - COS executive in center of front row"
Decade: 1920s
 
Speer_B36_F3_19260319_BMC_001.jpg

MBS describes two violent incidents: in the first (the "Taku incident of last week"), Feng's army had closed off a channel to the port which led to a miscommunication and military clash with two Japanese destroyers. In the second, a student demonstration led to a violent outburst in the streets,…
Decade: 1920s
 
Speer_B36_F3_19260207_BMC_001.jpg

MBS writes to her mother, giving an update on the YWCA women. She critically considers the status of Chinese servants and their quality of life, which she regards as rather inhumane and wonders if it is really "Christian" to give them so little time off and hold such high expectations for constant…
Decade: 1920s