Includes a small amount of personal correspondence, manuscripts of Bridgman's short stories and poetry, clippings, and miscellaneous
personalia, including diplomas, teaching credentials, and letters of recommendation. The bulk of the collection spans the
years from 1881 to the 1940s, and focuses on Bridgman's career as an architect in Berkeley, Calif., including drawings and
sketches of much of her work, as well as 2 watercolor paintings.
Lilian Bridgman was born in eastern Kansas in 1866 to Israel Noble Bridgman and Sarah Ezilda. She attended the Kansas State
Agricultural College, graduating in 1888 with a degree in science, although her transcripts also reveal an interest in drawing,
literature, and music. In 1891, she came to the University of California, Berkeley where she studied under Professor Joseph
Le Conte. Her thesis, titled The Origin of Sex in Fresh-water Algae, earned her a master's degree in science in 1893.
Number of containers: 2 boxes, 3 oversize folders (size A and B), 5 oversize flat boxes
Linear feet: ca. 1.25
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Collection is open for research.