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Mount Holyoke College

Library, Information, and Technology Services

50 College Street

South Hadley, MA 01075

www.mtholyoke.edu/lits

The Library, Information and Technology Services (LITS) Division at Mount Holyoke College is committed to providing integrated information and technology services and resources that enable students, faculty, and staff to creatively and productively advance the College’s mission: To educate a diverse residential community of women at the highest level of academic excellence and to foster the alliance of liberal arts education with purposeful engagement in the world.

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21,335 objects found in 29 collections

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The Mount Holyoke College History and Description Collection contains a variety of sources which document the history of the school, particularly its founding years and events during anniversary celebrations in 1862, 1887, 1912, 1937, 1962, and 1987. Materials date from circa 1833 to the present and include printed circulars describing Mount Holyoke’s original “principles and design,” lists of early financial donations, correspondence, minutes, reports, programs, publications, historical sketches, articles, press releases, audiocassettes, and photographs.

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51 objects found in collection
Mount Holyoke College History and Description Collection

The Mount Holyoke College Scrapbooks Collection consists of scrapbooks compiled by women who attended the school from the Class of 1880 through the Class of 1992, primarily as undergraduate students. These volumes contain a wide variety of documents, photographs, and objects dating from about 1865-1992 and concern the lives of these women before, during, and after their time at Mount Holyoke. Most scrapbooks include correspondence, notes, programs, greeting cards, newspaper and magazine articles, and notes.

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9 objects found in collection
Mount Holyoke College Scrapbooks Collection

The Mount Holyoke College Student Newspaper Collection provides access to a wide range of newspapers published by Mount Holyoke students from 1891 to the present. The publications feature campus news, political opinions, literary works and criticisms, and advertisements; overall, they provide an excellent overview of ideas, issues, and events happening on- and off-campus throughout Mount Holyoke's history. Issues from June 1891 through April 2017 have been digitized. 

The title of the student paper has changed through time:
The Mount Holyoke was published from June 1891 to June 1917.
The Mount Holyoke News was published from October 1917 through February 1968.
choragos was published from March 1968 through December 1982.
The Mount Holyoke News was published from February 1983 to the present. 

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2,748 objects found in collection
Mount Holyoke College Student Newspaper Collection

The Mount Holyoke College Traditions Collection consists of programs, articles, historical sketches, notes, audio cassettes, DVDs, and photographs dating from 1838 to the present which concern customs and rituals at the school, primarily those in which students participate.

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62 objects found in collection
Mount Holyoke College Traditions Collection

Consists of reports, correspondence, minutes, course descriptions, articles, brochures, manuals, booklets, scrapbooks, newsletters, questionnaires, recollections, announcements, certificates, lists, audio cassettes, and photographs documenting the impact of various wars in the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East on students, faculty, administrators, and alumnae of Mount Holyoke College. Most materials concern World War I (1914-1918), World War II (1939-1945), and the Vietnam War (1961-1975).

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103 objects found in collection
Mount Holyoke College War Collection

Mount Holyoke Seminary and College Scrapbooks date from circa 1837-1954 and were compiled by teachers, administrators, and alumnae including Anna C. Edwards, Class of 1859, a faculty member from 1868-1892 and Associate Principal from 1883-1888. These volumes primarily contain newspaper articles describing ceremonies, lectures, and other events at the school, improvements to the campus, and the activities of students, faculty, and staff. Some scrapbooks also contain programs, invitations, tickets, magazine articles, and notes.

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25 objects found in collection
Mount Holyoke Seminary and College Scrapbooks

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