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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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D'Evelyn, Charlotte, 1889-1977; college teacher, Medievalist. Mount Holyoke College faculty member, 1917-1954. Papers consist of correspondence, writings, dies of bookplates and a coat of arms, photographs and lantern slides. Primarily documenting her studies and experiences at the University of Oxford in England during World War I and her writings in medieval studies.

Mount Holyoke College
81 objects found in collection
Charlotte D'Evelyn Papers

Ward, Charlotte Edwards Allen, 1880-1973; Missionary and housewife. Mount Holyoke College graduate, 1903. Papers consist of diaries, correspondence, lists, memoranda, biographical information, and photographs. Primarily containing letters describing her life as the wife of Dr. Edwin St. John Ward and a medical missionary in the Middle East.

Mount Holyoke College
20 objects found in collection
Charlotte Edwards Allen Ward Papers

Montgomery, Charlotte Nichols, 1904-1994; journalist, columnist, author, consumer advocate. Papers date from 1912-1986 and consist of writings, speeches, correspondence, journals, diaries, research materials, publicity and press clippings, photographs, awards, scrapbooks, biographical materials, and ephemera which primarily document her professional life as a pioneering consumer advocate and columnist best known for the column "Speaker for the House" in Good Housekeeping magazine from 1955-1982.

Mount Holyoke College
2 objects found in collection
Charlotte Nichols Montgomery Papers

Williams, Clara Catherine "Kate" Pond, 1831-1895; missionary and teacher. Mount Holyoke Female Seminary graduate, 1857. Mount Holyoke Female Seminary teacher, 1857-1864. Papers consist of correspondence, transcripts of journals, compositions, biographical information sheets, and a photograph album. The bulk of the collection consists of her journals (1865-1866 and 1871-1889) and letters to her classmate Jessie Usher.

Mount Holyoke College
2 objects found in collection
Clara Pond Williams Papers

Classes records document the undergraduate and post-graduate lives and activities of Mount Holyoke alumnae from the Class of 1838 to the present. Materials date from 1843 to the present and include correspondence, reports, minutes, class constitutions and by-laws, programs, dance cards, menus, songs, collections of letters by members of different classes, articles, scrapbooks, audiocassettes, sound recordings, video recordings, DVDs, slides, photographs, photograph albums, and objects such as props used in a Junior Show and costumes worn at reunions.

Mount Holyoke College
530 objects found in collection
Classes Records

Cogswell family. Wade and Hannah Barker Cogswell. Papers contain letters by Abby Cogswell Twycross, 1809-1878, daughter of Wade, to various relatives of the Barker and Twycross family and her sister, Elizabeth Cogswell Wood, 1807-1841. Primarily documenting family matters and Elizabeth's work as a teacher.

Mount Holyoke College
4 objects found in collection
Cogswell Family Correspondence

A collection of digitized posters from Hampshire College's commencement celebrations.

Hampshire College
22 objects found in collection
1971 Hampshire College Commencement Poster

Clapp, Cornelia Maria, 1849-1934; Zoologist and college teacher. Mount Holyoke Female Seminary graduate, 1871. Mount Holyoke College faculty member, 1872-1916. Papers consist of letters, writings, biographical information, and photographs; principally documenting her career as a zoology researcher, her work at Woods Hole Marine Biological Institute and her travels.

Mount Holyoke College
24 objects found in collection
Cornelia Clapp Papers

Diana Davies became a photojournalist in the 1960s and was one of the principal documentarians of the second-wave women's movement in the United States. She photographed events of the civil rights, peace, labor, and welfare rights movements and the individuals and groups engaged in these movements, as well as artists, celebrities, and politicians. The Diana Davies papers are comprised of her photographs, biographical and published materials.

Collections in Compass are comprised of digitized or born-digital materials and, therefore, may not represent the whole of a collection. If you are interested in materials that may not yet be digitized or made available on Compass, check out the finding aid or contact us.

Smith College
12 objects found in collection
Diana Davies papers

In their final year at Hampshire, students undertake a major independent study project with the guidance of a faculty committee. The project might be a body of writing, art, or performance; or scholarly or scientific research. The final product is referred to as the Division III project, or “Div III.” The Division III Archive, maintained by the Harold F. Johnson Library at Hampshire, preserves and provides access to these works in perpetuity. Works are submitted by their creators. The Division III Archive online contains works from 2006 to the present. Print copies of text-based Division III projects submitted to the Library by students from 1971-2014 are available on the second floor of the Library, or in the Div III Showcase on the Library's main floor.

Hampshire College
221 objects found in collection
Bell that Division III students ring when their final work is passed.

Blair, Dorothy Lilian, 1890-1989; art historian and curator. Mount Holyoke College graduate, 1914; Assistant, Mount Holyoke College Department of Art and Archaeology, 1914-1916. Papers date from circa 1913-1989 and consist of correspondence, dairies, writings, research materials, financial and estate records, memorabilia, a scrapbook, biographical information, and photographs which chiefly relate to her work as a museum curator and authority on the history of Japanese glass. Include diaries documenting her research and study in Japan (1927-1938) and Europe (1933) and an autobiographical recollection (1981) of her 1927-1928 stay in Japan.

Mount Holyoke College
40 objects found in collection
Dorothy Blair Papers

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