Students at the Bryn Mawr College summer labor school, Bryn Mawr, PA, circa 1921.
Close Window

Sixteen young women wearing uniforms sit on the lawn of the college grounds.

Credit: Library of Congress

In operation for seventeen summers, between 1921 and 1938, the Bryn Mawr Summer School became a model for similar schools across the country. More than 1,700 factory workers attended the program during those years, including African American women, who attended for the first time in 1926.

Back to Top