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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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The Mount Holyoke College Five College Cooperation Collection documents collaborative programs and initiatives among five institutions for higher education: Mount Holyoke, Amherst College, Hampshire College, Smith College, and the University of Massachusetts (Amherst campus).

Mount Holyoke College
12 objects found in collection
Five College Cooperation Collection

Recordings and transcripts of oral history interviews conducted by historian Amy Mittelman with Hampshire College founders, faculty, and administrators between 1986 and 2014.

Hampshire College
1 object found in collection
Early construction of the Harold F. Johnson Library at Hampshire College

Perkins, Frances, 1880-1965; Social worker, government official, university professor. Mount Holyoke College graduate, 1902. Papers consist of correspondence, course records, writings, financial records, notes and memoranda, memorabilia, biographical information, and photographs. Principally documenting her life as a student at Mount Holyoke College and her subsequent professional career.

Mount Holyoke College
24 objects found in collection
Frances Perkins Papers

The Mount Holyoke College Friends and Benefactors Records include correspondence, press releases, memoranda, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, periodicals, catalogues, pamphlets, biographical sketches, lecture transcriptions, commencement and Founder's Day programs, thank-you cards, funeral addresses, death certificates, obituaries, extracts from last wills and testaments, property appraisals, treasurers' reports, gift reports, comptrollers' reports, lists of Parents Committee members, a biography of Daniel K. Pearsons, and photographs.

Mount Holyoke College
7 objects found in collection
Friends and Benefactors Records

Knapp, Grace Higley, 1870-1953; missionary and teacher. Mount Holyoke Seminary and College graduate, 1893. Papers consist of correspondence, correspondence, unpublished and published writings, biographical information, and photographs documenting primarily her experiences, travel, and teaching with Mary A. C. Ely and Charlotte E. Ely in Bitlis, Erzerum, and Van (Turkey), 1895-1915. Includes correspondence and publications about the 1915 massacre of Armenians and her work with Ernest A. Yarrow, Clarence D. Ussher, Alexandra Tolstoy, and others to aid refugees.

Mount Holyoke College
29 objects found in collection
Grace Higley Knapp Papers

Group photographs are chiefly of Mount Holyoke students from 1851 to the present. These photographs include images of students in classrooms, laboratories, and residence halls, at dances, on dates and picnics, and engaged in other social or recreational activities. The unidentified individuals photographs consist almost entirely of formal portraits, probably of women associated with Mount Holyoke as students, faculty, or staff from the 1860s through the 1920s.

Mount Holyoke College
436 objects found in collection
Group and Unidentified Individuals Photographs

Hartwell, Hannah Louisa Plimpton Peet, 1823-1908; Teacher and missionary. Mount Holyoke Female Seminary graduate, 1848. Papers contain four volumes of journals and notebooks, correspondence, Plimpton family correspondence, biographical information, and a photograph.

Mount Holyoke College
196 objects found in collection
Hannah Plimpton Hartwell Papers

Lay, Helen Brainerd; Librarian. Mount Holyoke Female Seminary graduate, 1887. Papers consist of a collection of book-plates designed and engraved by her brother-in-law, Edwin Davis French. Other material consists of the work of Cleora Wheeler, Octave Uzanne, K. Nakata and Yumimaro Ohmori. The correspondence is between Helen Brainerd Lay, Mount Holyoke College librarians, book-plate engravers, and other collectors. Also contains some periodicals, catalogs, advertisements, and supplementary books.

Mount Holyoke College
57 objects found in collection
Helen Brainerd Lay Bookplate Collection

The Helle collection of Plath family photographs was assembled by June Johnson Helle with additions from her mother, Martha Plath Johnson, and her aunt, Frieda Plath Heinrichs, who were sisters of Otto Emil Plath. The collection is comprised of photographs of Otto Emil Plath and his siblings, as well as his wife, Aurelia Schober Plath; their two children, Warren and Sylvia Plath; and their Schober relatives.

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
58 objects found in collection
Helle collection of Plath family photographs

Marks, Jeannette Augustus, 1875-1964; author and college professor. Mount Holyoke College faculty member, 1901-1941. Woolley, Mary Emma, 1863-1947; college professor and administrator. President of Mount Holyoke College, 1901-1937. Papers contain correspondence, primarily describing their daily lives, work, and travel.

Mount Holyoke College
833 objects found in collection
Jeannette Marks and Mary Woolley Correspondence

Jerome, Jennie Gilbert, 1888-1979; Student. Mount Holyoke College graduate, 1911. Papers contain correspondence, scrapbook, writings, artwork, memorabilia, oral history transcript, biographical information, mah jong game, and photographs. Primarily documenting her experiences as a student at Mount Holyoke including her daily activities, teachers, and special events.

6 objects found in collection
Jennie Gilbert Jerome Papers

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