Q. Where can I learn about Bridgewater College history?
A couple of great books with information about the history of Bridgewater College can be found here:
- Dr. Francis Wayland’s Bridgewater College history book, Bridgewater College: The First Hundred Years: 1880 – 1980 is digitized and available here. https://digitalcommons.bridgewater.edu/first_hundred_years/1/
- An earlier history book about Bridgewater College was edited by Dr. John W. Wayland. Bridgewater College: Its Past and Present. A Tribute of the Alumni was published in 1905. It is available here: https://archive.org/details/bridgewatercolle00wayl
Special Collections has older Bridgewater College history books and topical files on Bridgewater College history available by appointment for research in the Wampler Reading Room. To make an appointment email Stephanie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A very brief history of Bridgewater College appears on the College website: https://www.bridgewater.edu/about-bc/bc-history-and-traditions/