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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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Schelkunoff, Jean Gardiner Kennedy, 1901-1979; New York State government official. Mount Holyoke College graduate, 1923. Papers consist of diaries, correspondence, articles, biographical information, and photographs. Primarily documenting her trip to China and the British Isles and her marriage to Sergei A. Schelkunoff.

Mount Holyoke College
8 objects found in collection
Schelkunoff Papers

The Smith College Special Collections houses the college's various rare book, manuscript, and archival collections. As a steward of historical materials of enduring value, Smith College Special Collections fosters inquiry, critical thinking, and knowledge building through an active engagement with the past and a focus on the future. 

Smith College
193 objects found in 9 collections
Smith College Special Collections

Documents, publications, and photographs primarily relating to South Hadley, particularly buildings in the Center, town-gown relationships, and the town's anniversary celebrations. Also includes materials concerning the Connecticut River, the Mt. Holyoke and Mt. Tom ranges, and the history of Hadley, MA.

Mount Holyoke College
20 objects found in collection
South Hadley Collection

Special Programs for Non-Mount Holyoke Students records concern courses, workshops, day or residential camps, and other programs held on campus (usually during the summer) which encourage individuals to consider attending college; support the academic programs of several local schools; provide opportunities for adults or children to study science, languages, mathematics, music, and other subjects; and offer coaching in basketball, gymnastics, soccer, and other activities to children and young adults. Records date from circa 1927 to the present and include proposals, reports, correspondence, lists of participants, evaluations, publications, articles, and photographs.

Mount Holyoke College
32 objects found in collection
Special Programs for Non-Mount Holyoke Students Records

Student organizations records consist of correspondence, reports, minutes, programs, financial records, publications, scrapbooks, historical sketches, membership records, press releases, articles, posters, memorabilia, audiocassettes, video recordings, compact discs, DVDs, and photographs dating from circa 1865 which document the activities of student organizations on campus.

Mount Holyoke College
451 objects found in collection
Student Organizations Records

The Mount Holyoke College Students and Alumnae Profiles and Statistics Collection primarily consists of articles, press releases, brochures, directories, notes, lists, citations for awards, audio cassettes, video recordings and photographs concerning women who have attended the school from 1837 to the present. The collection includes information about the occupations and professions of alumnae and the enrollment and experiences of African American students and alumnae as well as those from countries other than the United States.

Mount Holyoke College
246 objects found in collection
Students and Alumnae Profiles and Statistics Collection

Undergraduate Programs records document programs which allow Mount Holyoke students to take courses during the January term, shape their own academic program, study abroad, conduct research, participate in internships, explore careers, and conduct research. These records also concern the Frances Perkins Program for women of non-traditional age who wish to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. Materials date from circa 1928 to the present and include proposals, reports, correspondence, evaluations, publications, articles, lists of participants, audiocassettes, video recordings, and photographs.

Mount Holyoke College
7 objects found in collection
Undergraduate Programs Records

Consists of hand-made and commercially-made valentines from the U.S. and Europe dating from the 1840s to the 1980s from collectors Marjorie Eames, Marguerite A. Davol, Helen Laws, and anonymous donors. Included are three valentines made by Esther Howland, six valentines made by the George Whitney Co., and a few made by Raphael Tuck and Sons, Ernest Nister, and L. Pang. Also included is a scrapbook made in 1880. Rounding out the collection are valentine ephemera and two books on the history of valentines, Valentines: A Loving Remembrance by Jean P. Favalora and A History of Valentines by Ruth Webb Lee.

Mount Holyoke College
38 objects found in collection
Valentines Collection

Schuck, Victoria, 1909-1999; political scientist and college professor and administrator. Mount Holyoke College faculty member, 1940-1976. Papers contain correspondence; her writings; records for many of her courses at Mount Holyoke; records of the Amherst-Mount Holyoke Political Studies Center and the Washington Internship Program; subject files; records of Mount Holyoke committees, the Political Science Department, and the Women in Politics Symposium held at the College; memorabilia; biographical material; audiocassettes, and photographs. Primarily document her work as a political science professor at Mount Holyoke, her research interests, and her service as a member of numerous organizations, commissions, and boards.

Mount Holyoke College
20 objects found in collection
Victoria Schuck Papers

Sprague, Viette Isabel Brown, 1846-1923; missionary. Mount Holyoke Female Seminary graduate, 1871. Papers consist of correspondence, writings, biographical information and photographs primarily documenting her work as a missionary in China during the Boxer Rebellion and the political rights of Chinese women with special emphasis on foot binding.

Mount Holyoke College
18 objects found in collection
Viette Brown Sprague Papers

Apgar, Virginia, 1909-1974; physician and anesthesiologist. Mount Holyoke College graduate, 1929. Papers chiefly consist of diaries, correspondence, course and training records, writings, Apgar Score material, financial records, biographical information and photographs; focusing principally on her education and training at Mount Holyoke College, Columbia University, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, the University of Wisconsin, and Johns Hopkins University; her work as an anesthesiologist, administrator, and professor at Columbia-Presbyterian and Johns Hopkins; and her work for the National Foundation (later the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation). Also includes a letter and an article written by her father Charles E. Apgar.

Mount Holyoke College
92 objects found in collection
Virginia Apgar Papers

World War I in France, glass stereographs. Fifty images from the First World War showing destruction caused by the fighting. Captions in French.

Mount Holyoke College
50 objects found in collection
World War I Images in France