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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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Katsi Cook is a member of the Wolf Clan of the Mohawk tribe. She participates in national and international women’s health movements and monitors indigenous rights in the drafting of midwifery legislation. The Katsi Cook papers are comprised of materials about Cook and her midwifery and women's health practice in the Akwesasne Mohawk community on the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation in northern New York State and on the adjacent Akwesasne reserve in Ontario and Quebec, Canada. They also contain materials about Cook's activism related to environmental contamination and human health, as well as indigenous rights and environmental justice.

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
10 objects found in collection
Katsi Cook papers

James, L. Stanley, 1925-1994; physician and researcher in the physiology of fetuses and newborn infants. Papers dating from circa 1920-1994 consist of correspondence, writings, research material, biographical information, sound recordings, and photographs relating to James as well as his colleague, physician and anesthesiologist Virginia Apgar. Most materials concern James' research interests and Apgar's life and work, including the Apgar Score that she developed to assess the health of newborns.

Mount Holyoke College
14 objects found in collection
L. Stanley James Papers

Letters to Rev. and Mrs. Isaac Bird, 1822-1835; missionaries in Beirut, Lebanon. Correspondence in English and Arabic (with translations) reflects living conditions among Christian missionaries in the Middle East chiefly with regard to their health, general living conditions, and prospects for success among the Nestorians, Muslims and Jews.

Mount Holyoke College
12 objects found in collection
Letters to Rev. and Mrs. Isaac Bird

Loretta Ross is a reproductive rights advocate, civil rights and women’s health activist, and feminist. The Loretta Ross papers are comprised of materials related to her activism for reproductive justice, rights for women of color, anti-violence, and international human rights, as well as files from the organizations with which she has actively participated. The collection also contains materials related to the topics of black women’s health, women’s health, abortion, teenage pregnancy, housing, as well as others.

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
26 objects found in collection
Loretta J. Ross papers

Lord, Lucy Thomas Lyon, 1817-1853; Teacher and missionary. Mount Holyoke Female Seminary graduate, 1840. Mount Holyoke Female Seminary teacher, 1841-1846. Papers contain correspondence, letterbook, and a biography. Primarily consisting of letters to her brother regarding her religious life and to Mary Lyon, her aunt, about her mission work in China.

Mount Holyoke College
16 objects found in collection
Lucy Lyon Lord Papers

Goodale, Lucy Thurston, 1820-1840; Student. Attended Mount Holyoke Female Seminary 1838-1840, died of typhoid. Papers contain correspondence, notebooks, writings, drawings, theorem paintings, memorabilia, and biographical and genealogical information documenting her experience at Mount Holyoke, including special events and daily activities.

Mount Holyoke College
16 objects found in collection
Lucy Thurston Goodale Papers

Buyse, Mabel Easton, 1882-1977; Missionary. Mount Holyoke College graduate, 1907. Papers contain correspondence, writings, memorabilia, biographical information, and photographs. Primarily documenting her work in Uganda and the Congo with special note of famine and the effects of the World Wars.

Mount Holyoke College
43 objects found in collection
Mabel Easton Buyse Papers

Margaret Virtue Rooks, b. 1972; Special Education Teacher. Mount Holyoke College graduate, 1996. Papers include punk rock fanzines, correspondence, flyers, student papers, a book and an audio cassette tape primarily documenting Rooks' involvement in the Riot Grrrl movement in Washington, D.C. (1992-1994) and in Western Massachusetts (1990-1991, 1994-1996) and her undergraduate studies.

Mount Holyoke College
20 objects found in collection
Margaret Rooks Papers

Blake, Marion Elizabeth, 1892-1961; teacher and professor. Mount Holyoke College Graduate, 1909; Cornell University graduate, M.A. (1917) and Ph.D. (1921). Mount Holyoke College Associate Professor of Greek, 1929-1936. Papers consist of correspondence; a travel diary; writings, including academic papers for her masters and Ph.D. degrees and two published archaeological articles; biographical information; archaeological photographs and sketches; photographs of Blake. Much of the correspondence dates from World War II when Blake was living in Europe.

Mount Holyoke College
22 objects found in collection
Marion Blake Papers

Brown, Mary Ella Spooner, 1851-1946; College teacher. Mount Holyoke Female Seminary graduate, 1872. Mount Holyoke Female Seminary teacher, 1872-1884. Papers consist of correspondence, writings, biographical information, and photographs. Primarily containing her autobiography and also containing letters from Mary E.Woolley and original songs and poems.

Mount Holyoke College
5 objects found in collection
Mary Ella Spooner Brown Papers

Woolley, Mary Emma, 1863-1947; college professor and administrator. President of Mount Holyoke College, 1901-1937. Papers contain correpondence; Woolley's published and unpublished speeches and other writings; her diaries, appointment books, and calendars; materials relating to conferences that she attended; scrapbooks; statistics about Mount Holyoke College; materials concerning her inauguration as Mount Holyoke's President; legal documents; honors and awards; memorabilia; books that she owned; biographical information; photographs; and indices. Primarily concern her work as an educator and advocate for world peace.

Mount Holyoke College
62 objects found in collection
Mary Emma Woolley Papers

Lyon, Mary, 1797-1849; Educator and founder of Mount Holyoke Female Seminary (now Mount Holyoke College). Contains correspondence, published and unpublished writings, notes on Lyon's remarks, biographical material and memorabilia, books that were in Lyon's library, material relating to the Lyon family and to Ashfield, Buckland, and Byfield, Massachusetts, portraits and likeness of Lyon, and microfilm of her correspondence and writings. The collection documents aspects of her personal life, including her studies at Byfield Seminary and Sanderson Academy, as well as her work at Ipswich Female Seminary and particularly Mount Holyoke Female Seminary.

Mount Holyoke College
59 objects found in collection
Mary Lyon Collection

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