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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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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

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

435 items 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 items found in collection

Hannah Plimpton Hartwell papers

Harriette A. Wells Royce, 1827-1892, attended Mount Holyoke Female Seminary from 1845 to 1846. Her papers consist of journals, primarily noting her daily activities at Mount Holyoke and her life upon return to the family farm.

Mount Holyoke College

2 items found in collection

Harriette A. Wells Royce journals

Hart-Lester Harris (Class of 1913) is an alumna of Smith College. The collection contains correspondence, diaries, news clippings, memorabilia and photographs describing the student life and Harris' perspectives. Topics range broadly from exams to professors, college and community social events, basketball and dramatics, cross-college events at Amherst College and Mount Holyoke, home life and trips to large cities, such as New York City and Boston.

Smith College

31 items found in collection

Hart-Lester Harris papers

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