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Compass items are organized into collections. Our collections showcase unique, archival and scholarly materials, including rare books, photographs, records, letters, audio, and video from Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges. To browse the collections of an individual institution, use the "All Institutions" drop down menu below.

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Ferguson, Abbie Park, 1837-1919; Teacher and missionary. Mount Holyoke Female Seminary graduate, 1856. Papers consist of correspondence, devotional book, clippings, biographical information, and photographs. Primarily documenting the founding of the Huguenot Seminary, South Africa, its history and her activities there. Also contains a correspondence by Anna Bliss, Mount Holyoke Female Seminary graduate, 1862.

Mount Holyoke College

37 items found in collection

Abbie Park Ferguson papers

Abigail Fidelia Cowles Grant, 1820-1881, attended Mount Holyoke Female Seminary from 1843 to 1845. Her papers consist of letters to her cousin Martha Grant, primarily describing academic and residential life at Mount Holyoke and her marriage to Joel Grant.

Mount Holyoke College

4 items found in collection

Abigail Cowles Grant papers

Academic departments and programs records chiefly document the requirements, course offerings, and activities, of these units of the College. Materials date from circa 1863 to the present and include correspondence, minutes and agenda, course records, research records, subject files, questionnaires, records concerning programs and events, scrapbooks, historical sketches, brochures, announcements, lists, films, lantern slides, audiocassettes, video recordings, DVDs, and photographs.

Mount Holyoke College

409 items found in collection

Academic departments and programs records

Kelsey, Adaline DeMontall Higbee, 1844-1931; Physician, missionary and college teacher, Mount Holyoke Female Seminary graduate, 1868. Mount Holyoke Female Seminary physician and faculty member 1876-78. The papers span the years of 1878-1905 and include correspondence, writings, biographical material and photographs. The material principally documents her work in Asia.

Mount Holyoke College

13 items found in collection

Adaline Higbee Kelsey papers

Administrative offices at Mount Holyoke are documented by a wide range of records which reflect the goals, organization, activities, and staffing of these units. These records are arranged by the name of each office. Materials date from circa 1841 to the present include reports, minutes, correspondence, subject files, publications, surveys, statistics, questionnaires, audiocassettes, and photographs. Records for some administrative offices are described by separate online finding aids.

Mount Holyoke College

48 items found in collection

Administrative offices records

The Adrienne Germain papers contain the working papers of Adrienne Germain, a champion for women's health and human rights in low-income countries, including essays, research materials, and correspondence related to her work with the Ford Foundation and the International Women's Health Coalition.

Smith College

1 item found in collection

Smith College Special Collections

A collection of manuscripts and scores as copied by Alfred Einstein. Volumes 1-89: Madrigals of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Volumes 90-109: A collection of instrumental music of the sixteenth-eighteenth centuries.

Smith College

1 item found in collection

Page from a collection of instrumental music of the sixteenth-eighteenth centuries

Gulick, Alice Gordon, 1847-1903; educator, founder of the International Institute for Girls in Spain, missionary. Mount Holyoke College graduate, 1867. Papers contain correspondence, writings, biographical information, memorabilia, and photographs and portraits; primarily concerning Gulick's work as an educator and as a missionary in Spain.

Mount Holyoke College

43 items found in collection

Alice Gordon Gulick papers

Frame, Alice Seymour Browne, 1878-1941; Teacher and missionary. Mount Holyoke College graduate, 1900. Mount Holyoke College faculty member, 1928-1929. Papers consist of correspondence, articles, biographical information and photographs; primarily documenting her experiences, particularly with educating local women, while a missionary in Northern China.

Mount Holyoke College

52 items found in collection

Alice Seymour Browne Frame papers

The Alliance against Women's Oppression Records consists of 5.75 linear ft. and are primarily related to the Bay Area Chapter of the Alliance. The collection contains many documents that articulate and demonstrate the challenges of developing a revolutionary mass organization. The collection is a good source of position and discussion papers, drafts, and AAWO publications, produced by the Alliance. The "United Front Against War and Racism" is a political discussion paper that articulates some of AAWO's political strategy. Through the Coalition Against Infant Mortality (CFIM), 1979 - 1982, AAWO continued the infant mortality activism begun in the TWWA. For the beginnings of this important project of the AAWO, see the TWWA Records also held by the Sophia Smith Collection. 

The collection has abundant documentation of the processes of coalition and social investigation that AAWO engaged in reproductive rights advocacy. The collection is rich in documentation of Somos Hermanas's activities in Nicaragua. Types of materials include committee reports; meeting notes; political discussion papers; study guides. 

The bulk of the papers date from 1983 to 1988 and focus on the Alliance's many projects organizing activities primarily on the struggle for third world women's rights and equality nationally and internationally.

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Image of Smith College informal seal

Alumnae biographical files primarily contain biographical questionnaires, correspondence, articles and other publications, press releases, and notes documenting the lives of Mount Holyoke alumnae. Also include diaries, letters, notebooks, and other personal materials for these individuals, often describing their experiences as students. Topics discussed by alumnae in these materials include their personal lives and employment in teaching, missionary work, and other fields. There is also extensive information about the curriculum, teachers and administrators (including Mary Lyon), regulations, schedules, expenses, domestic work system, books and reading, exercise and physical education program, religious life, traditions, Thanksgiving and other holiday celebrations, food, care of clothing, and buildings and grounds at Mount Holyoke.

Mount Holyoke College

368 items found in collection

Alumnae biographical files

Genealogical and biographical materials, correspondence, diaries, artwork, writings, research, photographs, and printed materials. The bulk of the collection pertains to Blanche Ames Ames, suffragist, birth control advocate, artist, and inventor; her father, Adelbert Ames who was a Civil War general and Provisional Governor of Mississippi during the Reconstruction era; her husband, Botanist Oakes Ames; and their daughter Pauline Ames Plimpton. Also included are papers of Benjamin Butler, Sarah Hildreth Butler, and other family members.

Smith College

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Ames family papers

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