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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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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
44 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

Marjory Gane (Class of 1901) is an alumna of Smith College. The collection contains correspondence and a memorabilia book describing student life and Gane's perspective. 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.

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
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Marjory Gane papers

Eddy, Mary Coolidge Whitman, 1809-1875; teacher and college principal. Mount Holyoke Female Seminary graduate, 1839, teacher and Associate Principal, 1842-1849, and Principal, 1849-1850. Papers consist of correspondence, a notebook, biographical information, photographs and a portrait concerning both her personal life and her work at Mount Holyoke. Letters by Eddy are chiefly addressed to Hannah Porter and include references to Mary Lyon, the missionary work of Fidelia Fiske, and activities of the National Board of Popular Education; one letter (1848) mentions of Emily Dickinson as a student.

Mount Holyoke College
2 objects found in collection
Mary Coolidge Whitman Eddy 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
47 objects found in collection
Mary Lyon Collection

Matthews, Mary Louisa, 1863-1950; Missionary to the American School for Girls at Monastir, in present-day Macedonia. Mount Holyoke student from 1880-1883, non-graduating Class of 1885. Personal papers include biographical information, diaries, and correspondence to and from Matthews. The collection also includes Missionary publications, Biblical materials, documents from the American School for Girls at Monastir, and two boxes of photographs. Majority of the collection focuses on the 1900-1918 period.

Mount Holyoke College
562 objects found in collection
Mary Matthews Papers

Spafford, Mary Otis Preston, 1857-1929; Teacher and missionary. Mount Holyoke Female Seminary graduate, 1879. Papers contain correspondence, biographical information, memorabilia, and a photograph. Primarily documenting her experience as a teacher at the Huguenot Seminary, South Africa.

Mount Holyoke College
179 objects found in collection
Mary Preston Spafford Papers

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