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Loretta Ross is a reproductive rights advocate, civil rights and women’s health activist, and feminist. The Loretta Ross papers are comprised of materials related to her activism for reproductive justice, rights for women of color, anti-violence, and international human rights, as well as files from the organizations with which she has actively participated. The collection also contains materials related to the topics of black women’s health, women’s health, abortion, teenage pregnancy, housing, as well as others.

Smith College

26 items found in collection

Loretta J. Ross papers

Jewett, Louise Rogers, 1859-1914; Artist and college teacher. Mount Holyoke College faculty member, 1901-1914. Papers consist of letters, poems, writings, artwork, scrapbook and photographs; primarily containing letters written to her family while studying art in Paris and Florence.

Mount Holyoke College

1 item found in collection

Louise Rogers Jewett papers

Lucy Fletcher Hawley, ca. 1824-1878, attended Mount Holyoke Female Seminary from 1841 to 1842. Papers consist of a diary documenting her experience at Mount Holyoke including academics and social activities.

Mount Holyoke College

1 item found in collection

Lucy Fletcher Hawley diary

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 items 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

17 items found in collection

Lucy Thurston Goodale papers

Lydia R. Baldwin Phelps, d. 1872, graduated from the Mount Holyoke Female Seminary in 1845. Her papers consist of correspondence, compositions, a certificate of good character, and a biographical note, primarily documenting her activities as a student at Mount Holyoke.

Mount Holyoke College

8 items found in collection

Lydia Baldwin Phelps 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 items 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 items 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 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.


Smith College

167 items found in collection

Marjory Gane papers

The Martha Voegeli papers include correspondence and writings. Most of the correspondence consists of copies of Voegeli's letters to medical professionals and government officials espousing her views on birth control, famine in India, world peace, race relations, and animal rights. There are a few replies, including those from Dr. Clarence Gamble, Aldous Huxley, Dorothy Brush, LeRoy Collins, Dr. Mary Calderone, Albert Schweitzer, Dr. Harrison Brown, and Arnold Toynbee. There are also two speeches by LeRoy Collins (Governor of Florida) on race relations, 1958. Of particular interest are her writings and correspondence about male sterilization through the thermic method (1952-55), selective breeding (1946-47), and her "One-Meal-A-Day-For-People-Over-Forty" solution to famine in India (1946).

Smith College

3 items found in collection

Martha Voegeli papers