MacCarthy, Betta, et al.
MacCarthy, Betta, et al.

Sarah Lawrence Studies: Volume IV [Signed]

MacCarthy, Betta, et al.

Bronxville, NY: Sarah Lawrence College, 1945. Signature-bound in brown paper wraps. 8vo. 122pp + unpaginated Music Supplement laid in at rear.

Inscribed on the title page, “To Mr. & Mrs. G.R. MacCarthy with the compliments of the author”— presumably Betta MacCarthy, whose contribution, a 13 page essay on Alexander Hamilton, opens the volume. Also laid in is a note, presumably also from MacCarthy, which reads: ‘This is quite an interesting book—It is put out by the faculty every 4 years for the purpose of “showing” the countries educators & stuff what S.L. students do. It is to make up for not having grades & academic rating & so on. I counted & about ¼ of the contributors are on scholarships. As a contributor I was given 2 copies; the other students don’t get it.”

Other contributions include original fiction, poetry, both original and in translation, a section of black-and-white glossy plates of student artwork, sculpture & architectural designs, a scientific study on “The Effect of Music on Visual Acuity,” a comparative analysis of nursery school paintings, and the laid-in Musical Supplement consisting of three brief scores.

Very good with softened/rounded corners and moderate wear and browning to wraps. Binding remains strong; contents clean and unmarked. A unique document of Sarah Lawrence history, unaccounted for both in OCLC and the trade.

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