The Mount Holyoke Alumnae Quarterly collection provides access to the college’s alumnae magazine published by the Mount Holyoke Alumnae Association from 1917 to the present. Issues from April 1917 through fall 1994 are currently available.
The magazine began in 1891 as The Mount Holyoke, a combination literary magazine, student newspaper, and alumnae publication. In 1916, the publication split, and in 1917 the Alumnae Quarterly and The Mount Holyoke News student newspaper became separate publications. The naming convention of individual Alumnae Quarterly issues changed throughout the magazine’s history.
From April 1917 through January 1953, the month and year determined an issue’s volume.
Beginning in Spring 1954, each issue was named for a season.
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