Marion Edwards Park

Marion Edwards Park, third president of Bryn Mawr College (1922-1942)

From her inaugural address:

"Within its narrow classrooms the college must see to it that she [the student] is taught with breadth of view, and not only in so-called safe subjects, but in so-called dangerous subjects, in economics and history and psychology and religion; taught with sincerity which will call out sincerity in her; with imagination which will create for her a true and breathing picture of the world she is to meet; and with liberty of spirit which will make her all through her life demand ceaselessly for herself and others the same quickening air."

--Marion Edwards Park, 1922

Park's inauguration in the cloisters of Thomas Library
Photograph from Public Ledger Photo Services
Park's inauguration in the cloisters of Thomas Library

Marion Edwards Park and Rufus Jones
Photograph from Wide World Photos
Marion Edwards Park and Rufus Jones, who introduced her at her inauguration


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