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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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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 items 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.

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Smith College

6 items found in collection

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 items 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 items 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 items 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 items 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 items 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 items found in collection

Mary Preston Spafford Papers

Mary Quincy Brown, 1828-1920, graduated from the Mount Holyoke Female Seminary in 1849. She was a faculty member at the Seminary from 1849 to 1852. Her papers contain correspondence, compositions, an information sheet from 1915, clippings, and notes. Her papers mainly consist of correspondence to parents regarding her experience at Mount Holyoke with special note of deaths, including the death of Mary Lyon. Letters written by Susan Brown, Mount Holyoke Female Seminary graduate, 1851 and her parents are included in the collection.

Mount Holyoke College

27 items found in 2 collections

Mary Quincy Brown Papers

Ward, Mary Isabella, 1874-1961; teacher and missionary. Mount Holyoke College graduate, 1897. Papers consist of excerpts from letters written as a Mount Holyoke College student (1893-1897), and letters describing her life as a missionary and teacher in Turkey (1923-1932). Also includes a large collection of postcards showing people, buildings, and scenes in Turkey and Syria.

Mount Holyoke College

72 items found in collection

Mary Ward Papers

The Mount Holyoke College Associated Schools Collection brings together a wide range of materials concerning schools throughout the world which were organized and staffed by alumnae. Materials date from circa 1850 to the present and include correspondence, reports, minutes, catalogues, programs, articles, newsletters, historical sketches, photograph albums, and photographs. The collection also includes notes and lists concerning many of these institutions. Materials for some schools are described by separate online finding aids.

Mount Holyoke College

9 items found in collection

Mount Holyoke College Associated Schools Collection

The Mount Holyoke College Distinguished Visitors Collection contains information about scholars, scientists, politicians, social activists, writers, artists, musicians, actors, and others who have given lectures or performances at the College. Materials date from 1890-1998 and include correspondence with and photographs of these individuals as well as programs, notes, articles, press releases, and lists.

Mount Holyoke College

28 items found in collection

Mount Holyoke College Distinguished Visitors Collection

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