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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 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

Purington, Florence, 1862-1950; College administrator and teacher. Mount Holyoke Female Seminary graduate, 1886. Mount Holyoke College faculty member and administrator, 1887-1929. Papers consist of transcripts of letters to family members. Primarily documenting her travels to India, China and Japan and her observations of social conditions in each country and the work of missionaries.

Mount Holyoke College

1 item found in collection

Florence Purington correspondence

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 item 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

23 items 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 items found in collection

Friends and benefactors records

Ducro, Genevra, 1900-1987; teacher, librarian. Mount Holyoke College graduate, 1922. Papers contain a photograph album, biographical information, and photographs; primarily relates to her time as a student at Mount Holyoke College.

Mount Holyoke College

1 item found in collection

Genevra Ducro papers

Bacon, Grace Mabel, 1878-1976; College teacher. Mount Holyoke College graduate, 1901. Mount Holyoke College faculty member, 1906-1943. Papers contain letters, writings, biographical information, and photographs. Focusing on her work with the Red Cross in France during World War I and her experience teaching German to American soldiers.

Mount Holyoke College

2 items found in collection

Grace Bacon papers

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 items found in collection

Grace Higley Knapp papers

The Grounds subject files contain materials describing the history of the campus as a botanic garden and the changes to the master plan, lists of plantings and specimen placement, as well as information regarding the physical features of the campus, such as Paradise Pond, and structures and memorial pieces such as the Grecourt Gates and Lanning fountain. Types of materials include photographs, color plate plant ilustrations, newspaper clippings, maps, pamphlets, plant lists, and letters to institutions about plant and seed exchanges and other matters.

Smith College

5 items found in collection

Grounds subject files