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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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Lay, Helen Brainerd; Librarian. Mount Holyoke Female Seminary graduate, 1887. Papers consist of a collection of book-plates designed and engraved by her brother-in-law, Edwin Davis French. Other material consists of the work of Cleora Wheeler, Octave Uzanne, K. Nakata and Yumimaro Ohmori. The correspondence is between Helen Brainerd Lay, Mount Holyoke College librarians, book-plate engravers, and other collectors. Also contains some periodicals, catalogs, advertisements, and supplementary books.

Mount Holyoke College

57 items found in collection

Helen Brainerd Lay bookplate collection

The Helle collection of Plath family photographs was assembled by June Johnson Helle with additions from her mother, Martha Plath Johnson, and her aunt, Frieda Plath Heinrichs, who were sisters of Otto Emil Plath. The collection is comprised of photographs of Otto Emil Plath and his siblings, as well as his wife, Aurelia Schober Plath; their two children, Warren and Sylvia Plath; and their Schober relatives.

Smith College

60 items found in collection

Helle collection of Plath family photographs

Travel journal and notebook belonging to James B. Sleigh, of Glasgow, Scotland. Contains account of trip from Jun 22-29th 1861 in Scottish mountains, as well as an accounting of costs from the trip and scraps of poetry. The narrative account describes includes train, boat, coach and foot travel from Loch Lommond to Ft. William, and to Oban. In addition, there is an account of walking up Ben Nevis.

Mount Holyoke College

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James Sleigh travel journal

Jane Scudder, ca. 1828-1906, attended Mount Holyoke Female Seminary from 1844 to 1846. Correspondence consists of 15 letters to her parents, primarily describing her life at Mount Holyoke.

Mount Holyoke College

16 items found in collection

Jane Scudder correspondence

Bird, Jeanne Yvonne Pinard, 1914-1953; Housewife. Mount Holyoke College graduate, 1935 and M.A., 1936. Papers consist of professional records, photographs, newspaper articles, a small watercolor, and a travel diary. Primarily focusing on her experiences while accompanying her husband in Europe at the beginning of World War II.

Mount Holyoke College

3 items found in collection

Jeanne Pinard Bird papers

Marks, Jeannette Augustus, 1875-1964; author and college professor. Mount Holyoke College faculty member, 1901-1941. Woolley, Mary Emma, 1863-1947; college professor and administrator. President of Mount Holyoke College, 1901-1937. Papers contain correspondence, primarily describing their daily lives, work, and travel.

Mount Holyoke College

2679 items found in collection

Jeannette Marks and Mary Woolley correspondence

Jerome, Jennie Gilbert, 1888-1979; Student. Mount Holyoke College graduate, 1911. Papers contain correspondence, scrapbook, writings, artwork, memorabilia, oral history transcript, biographical information, mah jong game, and photographs. Primarily documenting her experiences as a student at Mount Holyoke including her daily activities, teachers, and special events.

Mount Holyoke College

6 items found in collection

Jennie Gilbert Jerome papers

Joseph Brodsky, (1940-1996); Russian Poet and Literature professor, Mount Holyoke College. Papers contain a letter, select writings, teaching materials, biographical information and multi-media materials documenting his teaching and life in the Five College community.

Mount Holyoke College

1 item found in collection

Joseph Brodsky collection

Hardy, Josephine M. Kingsley, -1871; Student. Mount Holyoke Female Seminary graduate, 1857. Papers consist of diaries, compositions, and history class notes principally documenting her life at Mount Holyoke. Also includes commonplace books containing writings by students at Northfield Seminary and elsewhere, ca 1851-1853.

Mount Holyoke College

3 items found in collection

Josephine Kingsley Hardy papers

The Werner Josten Performing Arts Library serves the life, culture and mission of Smith College by curating collections and services in music, theatre, dance and allied interdisciplinary areas that meet the needs of students and faculty for discovery, in-depth research, performance and enjoyment. Read more...

Smith College

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Josten Performing Arts Library

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.

Smith College

10 items 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 items found in collection

L. Stanley James papers

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