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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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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

Carr, Emma Perry, 1880-1972; Chemist and college teacher. Attended Mount Holyoke College, 1900-1902. Mount Holyoke College faculty member, 1905-1946. Papers contain correspondence, published and unpublished writings, chemistry research, legal documents, biographical information, Carr family papers, photographs, and Mount Holyoke Chemistry Department records; primarily documenting Carr's chemistry research and her achievements in science.

Mount Holyoke College

6 items found in collection

Emma Perry Carr 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

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

Fiske, Fidelia, 1850-1895; Teacher and missionary. Mount Holyoke Female Seminary graduate, 1842. Mount Holyoke Female Seminary teacher, 1858-1864. Papers contain letters and her book entitled, "Recollections of Mary Lyon." Primarily consisting of letters regarding her journey to Persia and her founding of a girls' school while a missionary there.

Mount Holyoke College

45 items found in collection

Fidelia Fiske papers

The records of Financial Services at Mount Holyoke date from 1838 to the present include reports, correspondence, ledgers recording tuition payments, budgets, bills, receipts, purchase orders, files for the bequests of Emily Abbey Gill and Mary S. Mandelle, and records of the Trust of Herbert A. Wilder.

Mount Holyoke College

1 item found in collection

Financial Services records

The Five College Archives Digital Access Project, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, was a digital collection of important historical resources in the Five College consortium first presented online in 1999. The completed project included 54 archival collections, comprising over 38,000 individual items. It was commonly and locally referred to as the “Clio collection” based on the name of the server that the project files were hosted on for many years. This collection now provides access to Mount Holyoke College's portion of the original Five College Digital Access Project materials. It is made up of archival records and manuscript collections relating primarily to the history of women in higher education. Included among the collections are official Mount Holyoke publications and reports, handwritten letters, notes, poems, and other writings.

The original scans for this project were created in the mid-1990s and do not meet current digitization best practices. To request a new high-resolution scan of any of the materials in this collection, please send an email via the "Contact Us" button found on the item view page."

Mount Holyoke College

1429 items found in 9 collections

Five College Archives Digital Access Project (Andrew W. Mellon Foundation): Mount Holyoke College materials

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 items found in collection

Five College cooperation collection

Florence Polk Holding, 1880-1975, was a student, housewife, and 1902 Mount Holyoke College graduate. Her papers contain correspondence, a course notebook, writings, a commencement program, and biographical information, relating principally to Holding's academic and social activities as a student at Cushing Academy in Ashburnham, Massachusetts, and Mount Holyoke College. Also includes five letters, 1935-1953, from Frances Perkins, one of her classmates at Mount Holyoke.

Mount Holyoke College

17 items found in collection

Florence Polk Holding papers