Bryn Mawr Rocks

Bryn Mawr Rocks

From the March 2015 issue

For ancient Egyptians, it was a beauty treatment, for Medieval alchemists, the key to the philosopher’s stone, and at Bryn Mawr, stibnite is a star attraction of a famed mineral collection. When Bryn Mawr College hired Florence Bascom in 1895, it hired a dynamo. “The next time they turned around,” says Maria Luisa “Weecha” Crawford ’60, “she had a whole department, including a graduate program!” And, as it happened, the beginnings of what would grow into one of the region’s major collections of minerals. Crawford, Read more

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