Dwight Art Memorial Hall

[Dwight Art Memorial Hall]

History

Built in 1902 on the original site of North Hall and named for its principal donor, John Dwight, it ceased to be used as the art building in 1972. It now houses college offices.

The Images

All cards are available with both front and back scans, and comments about what is written on the front or back, either by the user or by the publisher, are included below.

P9089 Dwight Art Memorial
front A real photo card. "P9089 Dwight Art Memorial Hall, Mt. Holyoke College, So. Hadley, Mass." "Photo Underwood and Underwood, NY"
back Divided back. Postmarked in South Hadley on May 5, 10am, in an undecipherable year. "Wednesday It was a nice rainy day here, good for the gardens. I hope it will make your asparagus grow. So glad you can eat it. Yesterday the Juniors spun their tops on the steps of the new recitation building. Monday the Seniors jumped rope. Much love, S. E. S."
[In the book!]

Dwight Memorial
front "Dwight Memorial, Art Building. Mt. Holyoke College. South Hadley, Mass." Inscriptions: "From Annie to Madge" and "How would you like to go to college here. They have nothing like this in Worcester."
back Undivided back. Flag postmark on May 11, 1906 10:30am in Holyoke, Mass.

Dwight Memorial
front "Dwight Memorial, Art Building, Mt. Holyoke College, So. Hadley, Mass." Inscriptions: "Darling - This is the place to look for "fine arts". Perhaps we might get a few points here. As ever Annise" and "6-2-'05"
back Undivided back, stamp box. Addressed, but never mailed.

Dwight Hall
front "Dwight Hall Mount Holyoke College South Hadley, Mass."
back Divided back, unused. Published by Robert A. Glesmann, South Hadley, Mass. and The Albertype Co., Brooklyn, NY.

Art Gallery
front "Art Gallery, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass."
back Divided back, stamp box, unused. C. A. Gridley & Son. #1241 Made in Germany.

Dwight Hall
front "Dwight Hall, Mount Holyoke College. South Hadley, Mass."
back Divided back, unused. Published by Robert A. Glesmann, South Hadley, Mass. and The Albertype Co., Brooklyn, NY.

Dwight Memorial Art Building
front "Dwight Memorial Art Building, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts"
back Divided back, unused. Artvue Post Card Co., 225 Fifth Ave., New York, NY.

Dwight Memorial Hall
front "Dwight Memorial Hall, Mt. Holyoke College, So. Hadley, Mass." #7620 Published by Glesmann Bros.
back Divided back, postmarked Aug 19, 1912 10am in South Hadley. Stamp missing. N. E. Paper & Stationery Company, Specialty Printers, Ayer, Mass. "Shall I prepare dinner for that "Elderly Couple" two weeks from today as they are on their tramp to the camping ground of Hevekanum? Aug 17 C. H. R."

2271 Dwight Memorial Hall
front A beautiful real photo. "Dwight Memorial Hall So. Hadley Mass. 2271"
back Divided back, postmarked on the 7th of an indecipherable month and year, 10am in South Hadley. "College is fine! I haven't tried swimming yet, tho. This is the dear building where I take my beloved Latin. Oh! how I hate it. It's a nice building all the same. Tell Julian that I have lost his address and I want that picture terribly. How is 500? My address is Mt. Holyoke College South Hadley Mass. F. I. S."

Dwight Art Building
front "Dwight Art Building, Mount Holyoke College South Hadley, Massachusetts"
back Divided back, postmarked Oct 5, 1942 7am in South Hadley. The Albertype Co., Brooklyn, NY. "Dear Ev. When I said I'd write before you left home, I reckoned without several factors 1. I fell down the front steps and landed on my head & also in infirmary. 2. I got a blister on the knuckle of my first finger & couldn't write. 3. After all that was over, I caught cold & landed in infirmary again. But I will write soon There is loads to tell. Love Scot."

Dwight Memorial Art Building
front "Dwight Memorial Art Building, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass." Inscription: "This is the hall where I have latin tomorrow at 2:00. Write soon, address me at the college Box 278. Ella."
back Undivided back, postmarked Sep 29, 1905 10am in South Hadley. Transit mark Sep 29, 1905 6pm in Attleboro Mass.

Art Gallery
front "Art Gallery, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass."
back Divided back, postmarked Sep 24, 1914 12:30pm in South Hadley. C. A. Gridley & Son #1113 Printed in Germany. "Very nicely, thank you. Very hot, thank you. Very much, thank you. K. Henderson just got out of mumps quaratine [sic] yesterday. H. Vincent is in my room now. Have seen all of the B. S. family. Am unpacking to-night _ also am going to the movies in Holyoke. classes begin to-morrow. J. Bickford lives in Safford with sophomore privileges as to Dom work. Am buying books to-night. Very nice, thank you."

Dwight Memorial Art Building
front "Dwight Memorial Art Building, Mt. Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass."
back Divided back, stamp box, postmarked Jun 17, 1909 3pm in Springfield, MA. #A4847 Published by A. S. Kinney, South Hadley, Mass. Made in Germany. An Excelsior card. "I am sorry that I didn't have more time to see you at the station. I had a number of things to say but forgot them all. Never mind, I can write them. E. C. T."

Dwight Memorial Art Building
front "Dwight Art Memorial Building, Mt. Holyoke College, So. Hadley, Mass."
back Divided back, postmarked Jun 13, 1917 7am in South Hadley. #F3268 Published by A. S. Kinney, So. Hadley, Mass. Made in Germany. An Excelsior card. "Sunday evening. At last, sun is out, or [...] for we are waiting now for curtain to go up on play - "A Thousand Years Ago" - We have had a strenuous day - Alumnae meeting - Alumnae luncheon - Grove. Ivy-step exercises - [...] have been beautiful - I don't feel one day older than I did in college - Some of the girls have aged, some are the same. Hope to see you [...] before I go back. Ruth."

Dwight Memorial Art Building
front "Mt. Holyoke College Dwight Memorial Art Building So. Hadley, Mass." Inscription: "Met Marguerite on the train; we made good connections and got here before half past seven. It is splendid to see all the girls again, but rather hard to put the minds to studying again. Have just got back from Lab. Hope your neuralgia is all right. Write soon. Lovingly, Sarah. Fri. Afternoon."
back Undivided back, postmarked Apr 14, 1905 7am in South Hadley, and Apr 14, 1905 3pm in Worcester, MA. A Private Mailing Card.
[In the book!]

Dwight Memorial, Art Building
front "Dwight Memorial, Art Building, Mt. Holyoke College, So. Hadley, Mass."
back Undivided back, stamp box, unused.

Dwight Memorial and Art Building
front "Dwight Memorial and Art Building, Mt. Holyoke College, So. Hadley, Mass." #3385 Published by C. A. Gridley & Son.
back Divided back, postmarked in South Hadley on an indecipherable date. N. E. Paper & Stationery Co. Mfrs., Ayer, Mass. "You were mean not to go to the boat."

Dwight Memorial Art Building
front "Dwight Memorial Art Building, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts"
back Divided back, postmarked Jun 4, 1962 5pm in South Hadley. Postmark says "Mount Holyoke 125th Anniversary" in the banner. Artvue Post Card Co., 225 Fifth Ave., New York, NY. "South Hadley, Mass. 6-3-'62 Dear Helen, You were a dear to share your trip so generously with Gladys and me. Some time soon I hope to see you to tell you so. - I am back at college for my 50th, a delightful experience enhanced by this perfect weather. Mary R. Walton"
[In the book!]

Dwight Memorial Art Building
front "Dwight Art Building, Mt. Holyoke College, showing the New Library and Mary Lyon Hall on right and Shattuck on left." Designed by Glesmann Bros., South Hadley, Mass. Inscription: "It is great here and am having a perfectly glorious time. Pauline"
back Undivided back, postmarked Feb 14, 1906 5pm in South Hadley. Transit mark Feb 15, 1906 7am in Boston. Flag cancel with "Malden Station" in the banner.

Dwight Memorial Hall
front "Dwight Memorial Hall, Mt. Holyoke College. So. Hadley, Mass."
back Divided back, postmarked Nov 21, 1907 10am in South Hadley. #H124?5 Published by Glesmann Bros. "Heard you had been in Springfield. [initials]"

7750. Dwight Memorial Art Building
front "7750. Dwight Memorial Art Building, Mt. Holyoke College, Mass." Detroit Publishing Co.
back Undivided back, but made divided by the sender, stamp box, postmarked Mar 15, 1915 7am in South Hadley. "Dear Clara - In the back part of this building, three times a week, I go through the tortures of latin. Otherwise, it is a very nice place. I found this card when I celebrated in clearing my desk drawer, so it bears to Anna, Alice, you and [...] Schwester my best line. I am looking forward to seeing all of your girls very soon now. Philena."

H12454 Dwight Memorial Hall
front "Dwight Memorial Hall, Mt. Holyoke College, So. Hadley, Mass." Lower right corner missing.
back Divided back, postmarked May 31, 1907 1:30pm in Holyoke, Mass. Flag cancel. Transit mark May 31, 1907 2:45pm in Springfield, Mass. #H12454 The Robbins Bros Co., Boston, Mass and Germany. Lower left corner missing. "We are all well and working hard; will write when the rush is over a little. Paint & plant, wash and iron, cook and eat, sew and sleep, takes [up most] of the time. Love, [signature]"
[In the book!]

7750. Dwight Memorial Hall
front "7750. Dwight Memorial Art Building, Mt. Holyoke College, Mass." Detroit Publishing Co.
back Undivided back, stamp box, postally unsed by stamped by a public library and filed under 917.4 in the Dewey Decimal system. I wonder what category that is?

Dwight Art Memorial
front "Dwight Art Memorial, Mount Holyoke College. South Hadley, Mass."
back Divided back, unused. Published by A. S. Kinney, South Hadley, Mass. and The Albertype Co., Brooklyn, NY.

Dwight Memorial, Art Building
front "Dwight Memorial, Art Building, Mt. Holyoke College. South Hadley, Mass." Inscription: "Compare notes with Hilda"
back Undivided back, postmarked Sep 24, 1908 12midnight in South Hadley. "Box 898. Mt. Holyoke College South Hadley, Mass. Dear Ruth: Haven't been hazed or even called "Freshy" What a shame! I am off campus at Mrs. Lyman's famous for her good feeding & motherly ways she's OK. I am head over heals [sic] in love with a soph. Grace MacFarland. My room is the best in the house, I came first & had my choice. There are 8 here. Hurray for [...] Write soon. Helen"
[In the book!]

Dwight Memorial Art Building
front "Dwight Memorial Art Building at Mt. Holyoke College, near Holyoke, Mass."
back Divided back, postmarked Sep 7, 1909 7pm in Holyoke, Mass. Flag cancel. Made in Germany. "Am very busy now, but will write you a letter latter. [sic] All are fine, and home safely. Best regards to all, Leona A. Bork. 9/9, 1909."

Dwight Hall
front "Dwight Hall. Mt. Holyoke College. Holyoke, Mass."
back Undivided back, stamp box, unused. #5125 Illustrated Post Card Co., NY.

H13672 Dwight Memorial Art Building
front "Dwight Memorial Art Building, Mt. Holyoke College, So. Hadley, Mass."
back Divided back, postmarked Sep 21, 1908 10pm in Holyoke, Mass. Flag cancel. #H13672 The Robbins Bros. Co., Boston, Mass and Germany. "Dear Agnes, I hope you will pardon me for not answering before. You know the old proverb better late than never. I hope you wont be so long in answering this as I was in answering yours. Your friend Mario Hayes. 13 Summer St. Holyoke, Mass."

Dwight Hall
front "Dwight Hall, Mt. Holyoke College, South Hadley. Mass." Decorated with glitter.
back Undivided back, stamp box, unused. Illustrated Postal Card Co., New York-Leipzig.

765 Dwight Hall
front "765 Dwight Hall, Mt. Holyoke College, Holyoke, Mass." Illustrated Postal Card Co., 118 Chambers St, NY. Hand colored.
back Undivided back, stamp box, unused.

Dwight Hall
front "Dwight Hall. Mt. Holyoke College. South Hadley. Mass."
back Undivided back, stamp box, postmarked Nov 8, 1916 10am in South Hadley. Illustrated Postal Card Co. New York-Leipzig. "Dear Father:- We had our election & parade etc. yesterday. The students went for Hughes by a majority of 80, the faculty for Wilson by a majority of 20. Smith went for Hughes, too. I must go to chapel now. With lots of love, Dorothy. I got the letter from Clara yesterday. I will write as soon as I can."

Dwight Art Memorial
front "Dwight Art Memorial, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass."
back Divided back, postmarked Jan 14, 1911 4:30pm in South Hadley. #B6090 Published by A. S. Kinney So Hadley, Mass. Made in Germany. An Excelsior card. "It was real pleasure to have your loving Christmas greetings! 'Tis sweet to be remembered. I wonder if you will be one of the number to come to Smith next year. If so, I shall hope to see you, for I'm not so very far away. I hope that you are keeping well and strong this year. I have my Freshman Latin classes in the basement of this building - big, light rooms. Please remember me to your mother. Lovingly yours, Jessie G. Spaulding."

Dwight Memorial Art Building
front "Dwight Art Memorial Building, Mt. Holyoke College, So. Hadley, Mass."
back Divided back, postmarked Jun 11, 1914 5:30pm in South Hadley. #F3268 Published by A. S. Kinney, So. Hadley, Mass. Made in Germany. An Excelsior card. "All '89ers much regretted your absence from our delightful reunion with love Etta M. Eaton" Addressed to Mary Anderson.

P9089 Dwight Art Memorial
front A real photo card. "P9089 Dwight Art Memorial Hall, Mt. Holyoke College, So. Hadley, Mass." "Photo Underwood and Underwood, NY"
back Divided back, postmarked on May 19, 1917 10am in South Hadley. "We are having a lovely May Day The place is beautiful with fruit trees and pretty girls in bright sweaters. We have the May Pole dance this afternoon. Lora"

Dwight Memorial Art Building
front "Mt. Holyoke College Dwight Memorial Art Building So. Hadley, Mass." Inscription: "Am sorry but did not have time to write on Wednesday. Got the check, for which I thank you very much. I shall try to write on Sunday, but if I do not, you may know that I will come by the [?] &R. R. R. on the midnight train, Tuesday. Think of going abroad next summer the idea fairly makes me wild. with love, Helen. Friday morning."
back Undivided back, postmarked Dec 15, 1905 10am in South Hadley. Transit marks Dec 15, 1905 8pm in Philadelphia, Dec 15, 1905 9pm in Philadelphia, and Dec 16, 1905 7am in Pottstown, PA.
[In the book!]

Dwight Art Memorial
front Untitled chrome of Dwight Art Memorial, with Shattuck partly visible to the right.
back Divided back, postmarked Aug 24, 1964 in Rochester, NH. "Dwight Art Memorial Mount Holyoke College South Hadley, Massachusetts" Color photo by Robert Grenier. #MA1546 and #69540. Inscription: "Here's the Art building which houses the art library which I'm inventorying this summer. Hope you got Stuart's postcard. Mom & I stayed in So. Hadley Sat. night & on to NH on Sunday expect Bob & Dave tomorrow. Carpenter's here today putting a wall around the bathroom. Plumber expected momentarily. Stuart bought a freezer, Adah says! - Annie"

Dwight Memorial Art Building
front "Dwight Memorial Art Building, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts" I also own the negative to this card.
back Rough draft of a divided back and stamp box.

Dwight Hall
front "Dwight Hall Mount Holyoke College South Hadley, Mass."
back Divided back, postmarked Nov 1, 1945 7am in Somerville, NJ. Published by Robert A. Glesmann, South Hadley, Mass., and The Albertype Co., Brooklyn, NY. "New York Oct 31. 1945. Just had our lunch on top of Bear Mountain. Roads are very winding but beautiful. Hope you will see it someday. Lovely & warm. Staid [sic] with Mary & Ralph last night. Love Martha & Harold"

A Real Photo of Dwight Hall
front A real photo postcard of Dwight Hall.
back Divided back, postmarked Jul 5, 1910 5pm in South Hadley. "July 5th. A very quiet fourth here. Your papers rec'd & read and sent to E. Thanks for the same. I hope you are both well. we have had very warm weather. We are to have the pastor & wife & daughter to a picnic supper on the piazza to-night. N."

Dwight Memorial and Art Building
front "Dwight Memorial and Art Building, Mt. Holyoke College, So. Hadley, Massachusetts 3385 Published by C. A. Gridley & Son." Inscription: "I'm alive, Mabel, and I'm going to write to you sometime but don't know when, I am so busy. Write to me when you can. Alice."
back Undivided back, postmarked Nov 4, 1907 7am in South Hadley. Published by N. E. Paper & Stationery Co. Mfrs., Ayer, MA.

Dwight Art Memorial
front "Dwight Art Memorial, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass."
back Divided back, postmarked May 28, 1984 in Hartford CT. #B6090 Published by A. S. Kinney, So. Hadley, Mass. An Excelsior card. "May Twenty-sixth Dear Charlotte, Have you ever heard of this college? It's in Western Mass. I hear it's pretty good. The term is finally over - I think I passed everything (the only class I don't know for sure is Cog. Sci.) I moved into Neils' room for the summer (whew!) Now I'm on the Vinyard [sic] with Lisa, Nathan, Mike, Betsy and Justin. It's beautiful. Last night there were so many stars. We saw five shooting stars and eight satellites. I'll be home on Monday (before you get this). I can't wait to see you. I miss you a lot. Take care - I'll be home soon. Love, David." Written to Charlotte Reed.

Dwight Memorial Art Building
front "Dwight Art Memorial Building, Mt. Holyoke College, So. Hadley, Mass."
back Divided back, postmarked Apr 26, 1916 5:30pm in South Hadley. #F3268 Published by A. S. Kinney, So. Hadley, Mass. Made in Germany. An Excelsior card. "April 26, 1916. Dear Alice, It was so nice of you to remember me while I was i the hospital and to come in when I got home. I am glad to be back at college but of course have loads to do. Yours always Esther B-"
[In the book!]

Dwight Memorial Art Building
front "Mt. Holyoke College Dwight Memorial Art Building So. Hadley, Mass." Inscription: "Dear Grace, This is a building that we had to describe so that an artist could paint it from our descriptions. Needless to say the English teacher was not at all pleased with our efforts, although we sat under a tree gazing at it for about four hours. B. F. Will write soon as possible. P. S. I found this to-day while cleaning out my desk so will send it."
back Undivided back, postmarked Jun 19, 1905 7am in South Hadley, and Jun 19, 1905 7:30pm in Augusta ME. A Private Mailing Card.

Dwight Memorial Art Building
front "Dwight Art Memorial Building, Mt. Holyoke College, So. Hadley, Mass."
back Divided back, postmarked Sep 24?, 1915 10am? in South Hadley. #F3268 Published by A. S. Kinney, So. Hadley, Mass. Made in Germany. An Excelsior card. "Friday morning. Dear Aunt Lill. We haven't time to write many letters yet. There is something to do every moment. In about half an hour I have my first recitation, History. Our trunk came yesterday. We are very nearly settled. You should see our room. It is very pretty, have two windows, two closets (which the other girls envy) a bookcase, disformier[?], two beds & two tables. Last night we went to Freshman tea. Feeling fine but would like to step in home. Lovingly F & F. I don't believe we can write to Grandma till she gets home."

Dwight Memorial Art Building
front "Dwight Art Memorial Building, Mt. Holyoke College, Mass." My first leather postcard of MHC! Inscription: "Ton amie 8-12" (French for "your friend")
back Undivided back, postmarked Sep 1907 11:30am in Holyoke.

Dwight Memorial Art Building
front "Dwight Art Memorial Building, Mt. Holyoke College, Mass." Very similar to the previous leather postcard, but the border is different. Inscription: "Love from Peg."
back Undivided back, postmarked Nov 15, 1906 7am in South Hadley.

Doorway, Dwight Art Memorial
front "Doorway, Dwight Art Memorial. Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass."
back Divided back, stamp box, unused. AZO.