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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

Lake Erie College. Founded as Lake Erie Female Seminary in Painesville, Ohio, 1859. Papers consist of catalogs, publications, clippings and photographs. Primarily documenting the founding of the school and its academic program.

Mount Holyoke College

1 item found in collection

Lake Erie College papers

Villard, Léonie; professor at the Université de Lyon, Lyon France. Mount Holyoke College faculty member, 1937 and 1950-1951. This journal details the political and socio-economic conditions in World War II France contrasting life in the city of Lyon and the nearby countryside. There are only 8 entries for 1941 with none between July 7 and Dec. 26, 1941.

Mount Holyoke College

1 item found in collection

Léonie Villard journal

This photograph album currently contains 73 photographs taken between 1856 and 1894 and mounted on 16 leaves by Leslie Stephen in 1895. The photographs document the family of British author and editor Leslie Stephen (1832-1904), including his first marriage to Harriet Marian Thackeray Stephen (1840-1875) and their daughter Laura Makepeace Stephen (1870-1945). In addition, the album contains early images of Julia Prinsep Jackson, her family, and her first marriage to Herbert Duckworth (1833-1870), including their children George Duckworth (1868-1934), Stella Duckworth (1869-1897), and Gerald Duckworth (1870-1937). The final four leaves document the marriage of Julia Duckworth Stephen (1846-1895) to Leslie Stephen. They also contain early photographs of their children, including Vanessa Bell (1879-1961), Thoby Stephen (1880-1906), Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), and Adrian Stephen (1883-1948). There are also photographs of friends of the family including James Russell Lowell (1819-1891) and Henry James (1843-1916). The album records Victorian fashion, including mourning customs and outdoor activities such as hiking and fishing.

There are a few prints by famous photographers, including Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879), Henry Herschel Hay Cameron (1852-1911), Camille Silvy (1834-1910), Gabriel Loppé, Oscar G. Rejlander (1813-1875), and Lock & Whitfield. Most prints, however, are anonymous. A variety of photographic techniques are represented, including albumen, platinum, and silver prints. Many are undated. Most of the photographs were taken in England (Cornwall, London, Somerset, Sussex), but a few, mounted on the final leaf, were taken at Alpine resorts in Switzerland.

The album was compiled by Leslie Stephen after Julia Stephen's death on 5 May 1895. The list of contents, leaf numbers, and captions are written in Leslie Stephen's autograph.

The album was purchased at auction on 6 December 1984 (Sotheby's, London, lot 289) and presented to the Mortimer Rare Book Room, Smith College, by Elizabeth Power Richardson and Phyllis Cooley Paige in memory of Mary Byers Smith. Twenty-three leaves were removed before the London sale and disbursed, including many photographs by Julia Margaret Cameron.

Compiled circa 1895. 39 leaves; 57 x 46 cm. Leaves 1-15, 18-23, 26-27 and leather covers are lacking.

Smith College

74 items found in collection

Photograph of Lady Somers, 1875.

Letters to Rev. and Mrs. Isaac Bird, 1822-1835; missionaries in Beirut, Lebanon. Correspondence in English and Arabic (with translations) reflects living conditions among Christian missionaries in the Middle East chiefly with regard to their health, general living conditions, and prospects for success among the Nestorians, Muslims and Jews.

Mount Holyoke College

12 items found in collection

Letters to Rev. and Mrs. Isaac Bird

Linda (b. Lucinda) Thayer Guilford, 1823-1911, was a teacher and founder of the Cleveland Academy (1860). She graduated from the Mount Holyoke Female Seminary in 1847. Her papers contain correspondence, writings, an autograph album, memorabilia, biographical information, and photographs primarily concerning her academic and social activities as a Mount Holyoke student and her work as a teacher.

Mount Holyoke College

6 items found in collection

Linda Thayer Guilford papers

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