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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

364 items 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 items found in collection

Dorothy Blair Papers

Hahn, Dorothy Anna, 1876-1950; chemist and college teacher. Mount Holyoke College faculty member, 1908-1941. Papers consist of a scrapbook compiled after her death, correspondence, writings, biographical information, laboratory safety goggles, and photographs; principally documenting Hahn's career as a chemistry professor. Also contains correspondence to James M. Foster, father of Dorothy Foster, Mount Holyoke College English professor.

Mount Holyoke College

3 items found in collection

Dorothy Hahn Papers

Murrow, Edward Roscoe, 1908-1965, radio and television journalist and United States Information Agency director, and Janet Huntington Brewster Murrow, 1910-1998, Mount Holyoke College graduate, 1933, and staff member, 1970-1978, and volunteer worker. Papers contain correspondence, writings, memorabilia, biographical information, and photographs. Primarily concerning their personal and professional lives, including their experience during World War II when he was Director of European Broadcasting for CBS, Inc., and she was executive director of the London Committee of Bundles for Britain, Inc.

Mount Holyoke College

28 items found in collection

Edward R. and Janet Brewster Murrow Papers

Elizabeth Mary Bell Welch, 1829-1876, graduated from Mount Holyoke Female Seminary in 1847. Her papers consist of a commonplace book of sermons, a journal, drawings, and memorabilia documenting primarily her daily academic and social activities and her religious life while a student at Mount Holyoke.

Mount Holyoke College

2 items found in collection

Elizabeth Bell Welch Papers

Elizabeth Crocker Lawrence (Class of 1883) is an alumna of Smith College. Lawrence was heavily involved as a student and an alumna, and, as a result, was drafted by Smith College President L. Clark Seelye to help write the student life section in his Early History of Smith College. From 1909-1911, she served as president of the Smith College Alumnae Association. The collection contains correspondence, diaries, journals, news clippings, photographs and publications documenting the life of Elizabeth Crocker Lawrence.

 

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

300 items found in collection

Elizabeth Crocker Lawrence papers

Chapin, Elizabeth Lucy, 1838-1862; Secondary school teacher. Mount Holyoke Female Seminary graduate, 1857. Papers span the years 1842, and 1859-1861, and consist of correspondence, a photograph, a photocopy of a poem, and a small book. Primarily letters written by Lucy in Athens, Georgia and West Point, Mississippi, to a sister in Chicopee, Massachusetts, documenting her life as a young woman from the North teaching in the South on the eve of the Civil War.

Mount Holyoke College

12 items found in collection

Elizabeth Lucy Chapin Papers

Grasso, Ella, 1919-1981; politician. Mount Holyoke College graduate, 1940. Papers consist of legislative files, correspondence, Connecticut State files, personnel files, biographical materials, writings, campaign material, articles, sketches and clippings, and photographs. Primarily documenting her work as a member of the United States House of Representatives in Congress, 1970-1974, and her prior and subsequent political career in Connecticut.

Mount Holyoke College

25 items found in collection

Ella Tambussi Grasso Papers

Entretiens de Pontigny; gatherings of intellectuals in France, founded in 1910 as Decades de Pontigny and held at Mount Holyoke College in 1942-1944. Records consist of correspondence, meeting minutes, article, press releases, schedules, programs, a guest register and photographs relating to the meetings at Mount Holyoke Include letters by Gustave Cohen, Jean Andre Wahl, Dorothy Canfield Fisher, Beatrice Fry Hyslop, Jacques Maritain, Cecile Jahiel, Auguste Viatte, Andre Spire, Marcelle de Manziarly, Boris Mirkine-Guetzevitch, and Mrs. Raymond de Saussure.

Mount Holyoke College

193 items found in collection

Entretiens de Pontigny Records

These are highlights from the papers of Eqbal Ahmad, scholar, teacher, writer, international political activist. Ahmad was Professor of Politics and Middle East Studies at Hampshire College from 1982 to 1997. The digital collection consists of primarily correspondence. Refer to the finding aid for more information about the entire collection.

Hampshire College

2 items found in collection

Letter from the Eqbal Ahmad papers

Mount Holyoke College Faculty and Staff Biographical Files, circa 1837-, contain correspondence, press releases, directories, lists, writings, notebooks, school papers, drawings, audiocassettes, DVDs, and photographs relating to individuals who have served as faculty or staff members of the College.

Mount Holyoke College

557 items found in collection

Faculty and Staff Biographical Files

Faculty Governance Records document the work of faculty members as those responsible for developing and regulating the academic program at Mount Holyoke College.

Mount Holyoke College

61 items found in collection

Faculty Governance Records

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