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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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The Five College Archives Digital Access Project, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, was a digital collection of important historical resources in the Five College consortium first presented online in 1999. The completed project included 54 archival collections, comprising over 38,000 individual items. It was commonly and locally referred to as the “Clio collection” based on the name of the server that the project files were hosted on for many years. This collection now provides access to Mount Holyoke College's portion of the original Five College Digital Access Project materials. It is made up of archival records and manuscript collections relating primarily to the history of women in higher education. Included among the collections are official Mount Holyoke publications and reports, handwritten letters, notes, poems, and other writings.

The original scans for this project were created in the mid-1990s and do not meet current digitization best practices. To request a new high-resolution scan of any of the materials in this collection, please send an email via the "Contact Us" button found on the item view page."

Mount Holyoke College

1429 items found in 9 collections

Five College Archives Digital Access Project (Andrew W. Mellon Foundation): Mount Holyoke College materials

The Mount Holyoke College Five College Cooperation Collection documents collaborative programs and initiatives among five institutions for higher education: Mount Holyoke, Amherst College, Hampshire College, Smith College, and the University of Massachusetts (Amherst campus).

Mount Holyoke College

12 items found in collection

Five College Cooperation Collection

Florence Polk Holding, 1880-1975, was a student, housewife, and 1902 Mount Holyoke College graduate. Her papers contain correspondence, a course notebook, writings, a commencement program, and biographical information, relating principally to Holding's academic and social activities as a student at Cushing Academy in Ashburnham, Massachusetts, and Mount Holyoke College. Also includes five letters, 1935-1953, from Frances Perkins, one of her classmates at Mount Holyoke.

Mount Holyoke College

17 items found in collection

Florence Polk Holding Papers

Purington, Florence, 1862-1950; College administrator and teacher. Mount Holyoke Female Seminary graduate, 1886. Mount Holyoke College faculty member and administrator, 1887-1929. Papers consist of transcripts of letters to family members. Primarily documenting her travels to India, China and Japan and her observations of social conditions in each country and the work of missionaries.

Mount Holyoke College

1 item found in collection

Florence Purington Correspondence

Perkins, Frances, 1880-1965; Social worker, government official, university professor. Mount Holyoke College graduate, 1902. Papers consist of correspondence, course records, writings, financial records, notes and memoranda, memorabilia, biographical information, and photographs. Principally documenting her life as a student at Mount Holyoke College and her subsequent professional career.

Mount Holyoke College

23 items found in collection

Frances Perkins Papers

The Mount Holyoke College Friends and Benefactors Records include correspondence, press releases, memoranda, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, periodicals, catalogues, pamphlets, biographical sketches, lecture transcriptions, commencement and Founder's Day programs, thank-you cards, funeral addresses, death certificates, obituaries, extracts from last wills and testaments, property appraisals, treasurers' reports, gift reports, comptrollers' reports, lists of Parents Committee members, a biography of Daniel K. Pearsons, and photographs.

Mount Holyoke College

7 items found in collection

Friends and Benefactors Records


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