Wars and Warfare

Grace Mabel Bacon graduated from Mount Holyoke in 1906 and taught German at the College from 1906-1918 and 1928-1943. She did war work in France in 1918-1919, first serving with the American Red Cross. She subsequently organized and taught German classes for the United States Army Education Corps of the American Expeditionary Force, an organization created by the Young Men's Christian Association for American soldiers occupying different parts of Europe after World War I.

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF SOURCES IN THE MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE ARCHIVES AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS RELATING TO WARS AND WARFARE

The following list identifies selected materials in Archives and Special Collections relating to wars and warfare from the 1688 "Glorious Revolution" in Great Britain through the Vietnam War (1961-1975). Materials are grouped into these categories:

Great Britain: Revolution (1688)

Publications
Burnet, Gilbert, editor. A compleat collection of papers, in twelve parts: relating to the great revolutions in England and Scotland, from the time of the seven bishops petitioning K. James II. against the dispensing power, June 6. 1688. to the coronation of King William and Queen Mary, April 11. 1689.
London : Printed by J.D. for R. Clavel, H. Mortlock, and J. Robinson, 1689
F83A 9C7 Cutter Special Collections

French and Indian War (1755-1763)

Publications
Rogers, Robert. Journals of Major Robert Rogers: containing an account of the several excursions he made under the generals who commanded upon the continent of North America, during the late war.
London : Printed for the author, and sold by J. Millan, 1765
F83A 9R63j Cutter Special Collections

American Revolution (1775-1783)

Publications
Anbury, Thomas. Travels through the interior parts of America. In a series of letters.
London : Printed for W. Lane, 1789
Lieutenant Anbury served with British forces under the command of General John Burgoyne.
F83A 9An19 Cutter Special Collections

French Revolution (1789-1799)

Publications
Williams, Helen Maria. A residence in France, during the years 1792, 1793, 1794, and 1795 : described in a series of letters from an English lady : with general and incidental remarks on the French character and manners.
Elizabeth-Town [N.J.] : for Cornelius Davis ... New-York, 1798
Williams supported the ideals of the French Revolution. She was imprisoned in Paris during the Reign of Terror and spent much of the rest of her life in France.
F39E G36 Cutter Special Collections

United States Civil War (1861-1865)

Personal Papers
Bayley, Priscilla Beals Shaw. Diary, Jan. 1-Sept. 10, 1863.

Diary by a woman who attended Mount Holyoke from 1862-1863 which includes references to the Civil War.
1 v. (72 leaves)
MS 0773, LD 7096.6 x1866 Shaw Archives
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Carruth, Kathleen M. The Mount Holyoke of the sixties, 1927.
Reminiscences about Mount Holyoke Female Seminary from 1861-1863 by a member of the Class of 1863. Includes references to war work by students and a political rally at the school
6 pages
LD 7096.6 1863 Carruth Archive

Chapin, Elizabeth Lucy Papers, 1842, 1859-1861.
Papers of a member of the Mount Holyoke Class of 1857 consisting primarily of letters written by her to her sister documenting her life as a young woman from the North teaching in the South on the eve of the Civil War.
1 box (0 .2 linear ft.)
MS 0855, LD 7096.6 1857 Archives
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Lane, Mary Haynes. Papers, 1861-1922.
Papers of a member of the Mount Holyoke Class of 1864 who taught at the school from 1864-1868. Consist of correspondence, writings, biographical information, and photographs and include references to the Civil War.
1 box (0.2 linear ft.)
MS 0555 LD 7092.8 Lane Archives
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Leighton, Nathaniel Wilson. Papers, 1861-1899.
Papers consist of diaries, correspondence, photographs and other materials documenting his work as a United States surgeon during the Civil War.
2 boxes (1.8 linear ft.)
MS 0564, LD 7092.8 Comings Archives
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Prince, Henriette. Letters, 1853-1861.
Papers of a student who attended Mount Holyoke, 1857-1858, consisting primarily of letters to a friend describing her work at a plantation school in King William County, Virginia in the years before the start of the Civil War.
3 folders
MS 0577 LD 7096.6 x1860 Prince Archives
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Stow, Sarah D. Locke Papers, 1852-1927.
Papers of a member of the Mount Holyoke Class of 1859 who taught at the school from 1859-1868, 1877-1889. Consist of letters and biographical material documenting her experiences as both a student and teacher at Mount Holyoke and include her “Writings on nurses' experiences in the Civil War, 1861”.
MS 0591 LD 7092.8 Stow Archives
1 box (0.42 linear ft.)
MS 0591, LD 7092.8 Stow
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Thomas, Belle. Correspondence, 1864-1865.
Letters by a student who attended Mount Holyoke from 1864-1865 written to her husband, Walter S. Thomas, a soldier in the United States Navy during the Civil War.
1 box (0.2 linear ft.)
MS 0594, LD 7096.6 x1868 Thomas Archives
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Williams, Kate. Papers, 1857-1895 (Bulk: 1865-1866).
Papers of a member of the Mount Holyoke Class of 1857 who taught at the school from 1857-1864. Consist of correspondence, transcripts of journals, biographical information, and a photograph album and include references to the Civil War.
1 box (0.42 linear ft.)
MS 0645, LD 7092.8 Pond Archives

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Winter Family. Correspondence, 1861-1872.
Letters by Adelaide Winter, a student at Mount Holyoke from 1860-1862 and her mother, Mrs. S.A. Winter. Addressed to Adelaide's brother, Henry A. Winter, who served with the Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War.
1 box (0.2 linear ft.)
MS 0602, LD 7096.6 x1864 Winter Archives
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Publications
Bacon, Nettie. The saddest day
.
Printed edition of a letter written by Nettie (D. Antoinette) Bacon from Mount Holyoke Female Seminary, South Hadley, Massachusetts to her family in Gilead, Ohio April 15 & 17, 1865. Bacon, a member of the Class of 1866, describes her own feelings and public reactions to the assassination of United States President Abraham Lincoln.
LD7096.6 1866 Bacon Archives

Collis, Septima Maria Levy.
A woman’s war record, 1861-1865.

New York, London : G. P. Putnam’s sons, 1889
Collis was the companion of her husband, General Charles H.T. Collis, at the front.  He raised a company of Zouaves at the outbreak of the war, which was later augmented to the 114th Pennsylvania Regiment.
E 527.5 114th C2 Special Collections

Livermore, Mary Ashton Rice.
My story of the war: a woman’s narrative of four years personal experience as nurse in the Union army, and in relief work at home, in hospitals, camps, and at the front, during the War of rebellion.
Hartford, Conn. : A. D. Worthington, 1889
Livermore volunteered as an associate member of the United States Sanitary Commission during the war.
E 621 L79 1889 Special Collections

Mead, Hiram.
Occasions for gratitude in the present national crisis :a sermon preached in the meeting house of the First Congregational Church of South Hadley on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 21, 1861.
Northampton, MA, Trumbull and Gere, 1861.
Mead was a Trustee of Mount Holyoke Female Seminary from 1859-1873.
LD 7082.18 Mead Archives

Olmsted, Frederick Law.
The cotton kingdom: a traveler's observations on cotton and slavery in the American slave states. New York : Mason brothers,1862 [c1861].
F 213 .O53 vol. 1-2 Special Collections

Peet, Frederick Tomlinson.
Civil War letters and documents.

Newport, RI., Privately printed, 1917.
Peet served in the United States Marine Corps.
E 601 P4 1917 Special Collections

United States Congress Joint Committee on the Conduct of War.
Fort Pillow massacre.

[Washington, 1864]
The Battle of Fort Pillow ended with a massacre of surrendered Federal African-American troops by Confederate soldiers.
E 476.17 U52 Special Collections

Whitman, Walt.
The wound dresser; a series of letters written from the hospitals in Washington during the War of the Rebellion.
Boston : Small, Maynard, 1898 [c1897].
PS 3221 A1 1898 Special Collections

Spanish American War (1898)

Personal Papers
Didcoct, Gertrude L. Papers, 1890-1979 (Bulk: 1901-1905).

Papers by a member of the Mount Holyoke Class of 1905 consisting of correspondence, photographs, writings and biographical information primarily concerning her life as a student at Mount Holyoke. Also include three letters from a cousin with the United States Army during the Spanish-American War in 1898.
4 boxes (1.75 linear ft.)
MS 0837, LD 7096.6 1905 Lukins Archives
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Gulick, Alice Gordon.
Papers, 1867-1904.
Papers by a member of the Mount Holyoke Class of 1867 who taught at the school from 1868-1870 and served as a missionary in Spain, where she was a founder of the International Institute for Girls in Spain. Consist of correspondence, writings, photographs and biographical information and include references to the Spanish-American War.
1 box (2.5 linear in.)
MS 0792, LD 7092.8 Gordon Archives
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Jones, Amy Roberts.
Papers, 1896-1900, 1944.
Papers by a member of the Mount Holyoke Class of 1900 consisting of letters that include comments about the Spanish American War in 1898.
3 boxes (1 linear ft.)
MS 0770, LD 7096.6 1900 Jones Archives
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Mitchell, William Hugh.  Journal,  May 3-December 12, 1898.
 Account of his experiences as a member of Company E, 1st New Hampshire Volunteer regiment during the Spanish-American War.   Transcribed by his nephew, William E. Clark, January 2003.  Mitchell's sister,  Elizabeth A. Mitchell graduated from Mount Holyoke in 1898 and taught at the school from 1904-1906.
49 pages
LD 7092.8 Mitche,, Elizabeth A. Archives

Publications
The Anti-imperialist
. Brookline, Mass.: E. Atkinson. Volume 1, nos. 2-6.
Journal published 1899-1900 (volume 1, no. 1 not in MHC collection). Includes two copies of the “Anti-Imperial Chain” circular.
DS679 .A68 Special Collections

World War I (1914-1918)

College Record
Mount Holyoke College.  War Collection, 1860-present
Consists of reports, correspondence, minutes, audio cassettes, photographs and college publications documenting the impact of various wars on students, faculty, administrators, and alumnae of Mount Holyoke College.  Includes materials concerning farm work and other war relief efforts by faculty and students during World War I.
17 boxes ( 9 linear ft.)
RG 30, LD 7093.8 W3 Archives
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Personal Papers
Allen, Mildred.  Papers, 1865-present
Papers of a physicist who taught at Mount Holyoke from 1918-1920, 1923-1926, and 1933-1959.  Letters to her parents, 1918, contain references to the experiences of several male friends engaged in military training , comments about the war and the influenza epidemic, and an account of the local Armistice celebration.
41 boxes (17.1 linear ft.)
MS 0502, LD 7092.8 Allen
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Bacon, Grace Mabel.  Papers, 1901-1967.
Papers of a member of the Mount Holyoke Class of 1901 who taught at the school from 1906-1918, 1928-1943.  Consists of letters, writings, biographical information  and photographs focusing on her work with the American Red Cross and Army Education Corps of the American Expeditionary Force in France, 1918-1919.
1 box (0.2 linear ft.)
MS 0611, LD 7092.8 Bacon Archives
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Brewer, Alice Van Ess and William Dodd Brewer.  Papers, 1812-2009 (bulk 1902-1992).
Include a journal and letters written by Arnold Brewery (William's father) describing his experiences as a soldier in France, 1917-1919.
44 boxes (23.29 linear ft.)
MS 0848, LD 7096.6 1941 Van Ess
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D'Evelyn, Charlotte.
Papers, 1892-1918 (Bulk: 1915-1916).

Correspondence, writings, and photographs of a  Mount Holyoke English literature professor from  1917-1954.  Primarily consist of letters describing her experiences as a graduate student at Oxford University in England, 1915-1916.  The letters include many references to the war.
5 boxes (2.35 linear ft.)
MS 0526, LD 7092.8 D'Evelyn Archives
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Dietrich, Ethel Barbara. Training Women Munition Workers, [August 1918].
Outlines need to recruit and train U.S. women to work in munitions factories.  Includes a summary of training programs in England and France.
Dietrich, an economics professor at Mount Holyoke from 1917-1948, was Special Investigator for the Woman’s Board of Industrial Service Section, United States Ordinance Department .
9 pages
RG 19 (LD 7092.8 Dietrich)

Eaton, Evelyn.  Letter, [South Hadley, Mass.], October 13, [1918].
Member of the Mount Holyoke College Class of 1919 describes campus celebration in response to a rumor that World War I had ended.
6 pages
RG 27.1 (LD 7096.6 1919 Eaton)

Ely, Charlotte E. and Mary A.  Papers, 1861-1990 (Bulk:  1861-1917)
Correspondence, writings, memorabilia, and photographs documenting the experiences of sisters who were members of the Mount Holyoke Class of 1861 and missionaries to Armenians in Turkey.  Include letters, publications, and newspaper articles, 1915-1917, concerning the massacre of Armenians and the impact of other war-related events on missionaries in the region.
2 boxes (0.83 linear ft.)
MS 0631, LD 7096.6 1861 Ely
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Ferry, Ruth.  Correspondence, 1917-1920.
Member of the Mount Holyoke Class of 1920 describes events and her activities.  Includes an account of a lecture by Belgian refugee, references to food rationing and farm work by students, and descriptions of the impact of the 1918-1919 influenza epidemic on the College.
Summary of correspondence available with collection.
1 box (0.42 linear ft.)
RG 27.1 (LD 7096.6 1921 Ferry)

Foster, Dorothy. Correspondence, 1914-1923.
Letters by a Mount Holyoke English literature professor from 1904-1948, primarily describing her studies at  at Oxford University in England, 1914-1915.  Include many references to the war. 
1 box (0.42 linear ft.)
MS 0538, LD 7092.8 Foster Archives
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Frame, Alice Browne. Papers, 1896-1942.
Papers of a member of the Mount Holyoke Class of 1900 who was Acting Dean of residence at the school from 1928-1929.  Consist of correspondence, biographical information and photographs primarily documenting her experiences as a missionary in Northern China.  Include references to World War I.
1 box (0.42 linear ft.)
MS 0539, LD 7092.8 Frame Archives
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Fritts, Ruth Sonn. Papers, 1914-1918.
Papers by a member of the Mount Holyoke Class of 1918 consisting of a diary, biographical information, memorabilia and photographs.  Include letters from  Russell Weisman, an economics professor at the school from 1915-1917, describing his service with the Harvard Ambulance Corps in Europe during the war.
1 box (0.2 linear ft.)
MS 0540, LD 7096.6 1918 Sonn Archives
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Gates, Elizabeth WelchCorrespondence, 1914-1921.
Correspondence by a member of the Mount Holyoke Class of  1917 including letters to Mount Holyoke classmate, Helen Graves Fisk, describing a trip to the French battlefields in 1921.
1 box (0.42 linear ft.)
MS 0542 LD 7092.8 Gates Archives
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Jerome FamilyPapers, 1824-1956 (Bulk: 1850-1922).
Papers consisting of writings, photographs and biographical information with a particular emphasis on Gilbert Nelson Jerome,  an aviator who died in combat during World War I.
2 boxes (0.83 linear ft.)
MS 0762, LD 7096.6 1911 Jerome Archives
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Kimball, Esie, M.   Papers, 1919-ca. 1950 (Bulk: 1919-1930).
Kimball attended Mount Holyoke College from 1905-1907.  Her papers consist of correspondence, photographs and biographical information documenting her service as a relief worker and secretary for the Near East Relief organization in Armenia and the Republic of Georgia, 1919-1921 and 1923-1925.
1 box (0.42 linear ft.)
MS 0562, LD 7096.6 x1909 Kimball Archives
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Knapp, Grace H.
Papers, ca. 1893-1953.

Papers by a member of the Mount Holyoke Class of 1893 consisting of correspondence, writings, biographical information and photographs documenting her experiences as a missionary in Turkey. Include references to the 1915 massacre of Armenians and her work with refugees.
1 box (0.2 linear ft.)
MS 0809, LD 7096.6 1893 Knapp Archives
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Noss Family. Papers, 1912-1924.
Chiefly consist of correspondence between family members, including a daughter, Anna Isabel Noss, who was a member of the Mount Holyoke Class of 1921.  Her letters from 1917-1919 include references to the impact of the war on the College, the influenza epidemic of 1918-1919, and students' participation in the Armistice Day parade in Holyoke, Massachusetts.
1 box (0.42 linear ft.)
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Smith, Edith HPapers, 1904-1924.
Papers by a member of the Mount Holyoke Class of 1901 consisting of correspondence, diaries, writings and photographs primarily documenting her work and travels to Japan and India.  Include references to German prisoners of war.
2 boxes (0.83 linear ft.)
MS 0587 LD 7096.6 1901 Reed Archives
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Talcott, Mary Dudley Vaill.
The Hartford diaries of Mary Dudley Vaill Talcott : (Mrs. Charles Hooker Talcott) from 1896-1919
.
Avon, Connecticut :  [s.n.], 1990.
Talcott was an aunt of Charlotte Allen Ward, Class of 1903.  Volume III of Talcott’s diaries, which dates from January 12,1910-July 12, 1919, includes many references to events and her activities during World War I.
4 volumes
MS 0596 LD 7096.6 1903Allen Archives (Box 11)

Tucker, Albert M. 
Scrapbook, 1914.
Newspaper articles collected by a Mount Holyoke College music professor.  Include articles relating to his experiences while traveling in Europe at start of war in 1914.
1 volume
LD 7092.8 Tucker Archives

Ward, Charlotte APapers, ca. 1899-1973.
Papers by a member of the Mount Holyoke Class of 1903 consisting of diaries, correspondence, biographical information  and photographs primarily describing her life as a missionary in Diarbekir, Turkey (1907-1911) and Beirut, Lebanon (1911-1915; 1919-1931), where her husband served as Chair in Surgery and Dean of the Medical School at the American University of Beirut.  Include references to the impact of the war on the Medical School, descriptions of her husband's work with the American Red Cross, and an account of Charlotte's voyage to safety in the United States in 1915 with her three young children.
12 boxes. (4.5 linear ft.)
MS 0595 LD 7096.6 1903 Allen Archives
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World War I images in France : effects of the war
Fifty images from the First World War showing the destruction caused by the fighting.
50 stereographs : sepia + 1 viewer
MS 0016 Archives
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World War I maps collection
Seventeen maps from World War I, showing battlefields and lines of combat at different points during the war. Many were published by French newspaper L'illustration as supplements to their articles.
17 maps and 1 index.
X Folio G1037 .W67 Special Collections

Publications
Dawson, Coningsby.  Khaki courage; letters in war-time.  London : John Lane; New York, John Lane Co., 1917
Letters (July 16, 1916-February 6, 1917) by a member of the Canadian Army
D 640 D35 Special Collections

Jefferson, Mark.  Prospective countries of Europe, 1919 [cartographic material].  Ypsilanti, Mich, : [The Author], c1919
Map showing the possible boundaries of countries in Europe after the end of the war.
G 5700 S65 J4 1919 Special Collections

Raemaekers, Louis.  The “Land & Water” edition of Raemaekers’ cartoons.  [London] : Land & Water, Empire House, 1916-1917.
Raemaekers was a Dutch cartoonist noted for his anti-German stance during World War I.
D 526.2 R3 Special Collections

Read, Herbert Edward, Sir. In retreat. London : Faber & Faber, [1930].
"A journal of the retreat of the Fifth army from St. Quentin, March, 1918."
D546 5th R4 Special Collections

Stimson, Henry A.  While the war rages; an appraisal of some ethical factors.  New York, Cincinnati : The Abingdon press, [c1915]
Stimson was a Mount Holyoke College trustee from 1894-1936.
D 524 S8 Special Collections

Wharton, Edith, ed.  The book of the homeless (Le livre des sans-foyer).  New York, C. Scribner’s Sons, 1916
“This book is sold for the benefit of the American hostels for refugees (with the Foyer franco-belge) and of the Children of Flanders Rescue Committee.”  Contributors include Sarah Bernhardt, Jean Cocteau, Joseph Conrad, Eleanora Duse, Henry James, Theodore Roosevelt, Igor Stravinsky, and W.B. Yeats.
D 526 W5 Special Collections

World War II (1939-1945) College Records

Mount Holyoke College.  War Collection, 1860-present
Consists of reports, correspondence, minutes, audio cassettes, photographs and college publications documenting the impact of various wars on students, faculty, administrators, and alumnae of Mount Holyoke College. Includes materials relating to World War II air raid precautions at the College, wartime farm work and other war service by students, and training programs held at or sponsored by Mount Holyoke such as those for WAVES and Women Marines.
17 boxes ( 9 linear ft.)
RG 30, LD 7093.8 W3 Archives
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Mount Holyoke College.  Committee for Foreign Students.  Records, 1918-1979.
Reports, minutes, correspondence, and financial records for 1939-1945 document the College’s efforts to enroll women from countries directly affected by the war as well as Japanese-American women held in internment camps in the United States.
4 boxes (1.68 linear ft.)
RG16.128, LD 7092.2 Sub-group 5 Archives

Mount Holyoke College.  German Language and Literature Department.
Records, ca. 1900-present
Reports for 1941/42-1945/46 reflect the Department’s attempts to justify and encourage the study of German during the war and efforts to cope with wartime restrictions on scholarly travel and research.
1 box (0.42 linear ft.)
RG18.17, LD 7092.6 German Language and Literature Archives

Mount Holyoke College.  Principals and Presidents Reports,
1867-1985.
Reports by Roswell Gray Ham, 1941-1945 discuss wartime events and activities at the College.
2 boxes (2.04 linear ft.)
RG 41.1 LD 7082.2 A2 Archives
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Mount Holyoke College.  Psychology and Education Department. Records, 1910-present
Correspondence, memoranda, and articles from 1940 relate to the establishment of a nursery school in response to the problem of World War II  refugee children.
5 boxes (2.1 linear ft.)
RG18.17, LD 7092.6 Psychology and Education Archives

Mount Holyoke College.  Board of Trustees. Records, 1836-present
Minutes, 1941-1945 report on the introduction of new programs and initiatives to support the war effort and other matters demonstrating the impact of the war on the College community.
86 boxes (41.5 linear ft.)
RG3.1, LD 7082 Archives
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Personal Papers
Allen, Mildred.  Papers, 1865-present

Papers of a physicist who taught at Mount Holyoke from 1918-1920, 1923-1926, and 1933-1959. Letters to her parents, 1941-1945, contain references to the impact of the war on the College.
41 boxes (17.1 linear ft.)
MS 0502, LD 7092.8 Allen
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Bird, Jeanne Pinard Papers, 1934-1953.
Papers by a member of the Mount Holyoke Class of 1935 consisting of professional records, photographs, newspaper articles and a travel diary written while accompanying her husband in Europe at the beginning of World War II.
1 box (0.2 linear ft.)
MS 0551 LD 7096.6 1935 Pinard Archives
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Blake, Marion Elizabeth
. Papers, 1913-1964.
Papers of a member of the Mount Holyoke Class of 1909 who taught Greek at the school from 1929-1936.  Consist of a travel diary, biographical information, photographs and correspondence, much of which dates from World War II when she was living in Europe.
1 box (0.42 linear ft.)
MS 0721 LD 7092.8 Blake Archives
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Brewer, Alice Van Ess and William Dodd Brewer.  Papers, 1812-2009 (bulk 1902-1992).
Include letters and photographs documenting William Dodd Brewer's service with the American Field Service in Italy, Austria, and India during World War II.
44 boxes (23.29 linear ft.)
MS 0848, LD 7096.6 1941 Van Ess
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Brugger, Florence. Papers, 1918-present
Papers of a member of the Mount Holyoke Class of 1922 consisting of correspondence, articles, biographical information, photographs and a diary.  Include documentation of  her experiences as a psychiatric social worker for the American Red Cross Military and Naval Welfare Service in the Middle East, 1942-1945.
3 boxes (1.1 linear ft.)
MS 0511 LD 7096.6 1922 Brugger Archives
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Conant, Margaret. Papers, 1921-1991.
Papers of a member of the Mount Holyoke Class of 1921 consisting of letters, diaries and reminiscences.  Include materials describing her experiences during World War II as social  worker for the American Red Cross in the Middle East.
1 box (0.2 linear ft.)
MS 0552 LD 7096.6 1921 Conant Archives
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Cramer, Frederick H.  Papers, 1938-1954.
Writings, biographical information, and photographs of a German professor who taught history at Mount Holyoke from 1938-1954.  Include articles and published letters describing social and political conditions in Europe during and after the war.
1 box (0.42 linear ft.)
MS 0788, LD 7092.8 Cramer
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Downer, Sara B.
Papers, 1918-1988.

Papers of a member of the Mount Holyoke Class of 1918 who taught physics at the school in 1919-1920,1934-1935, and 1945-1946. Consist  of correspondence, writings, scrapbooks, biographical material and photographs documents her work as a missionary in China before, during and after World War II.
1 box (0.42 linear ft.)
MS 0528 LD 7092.8 Downer Archives
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Edmonds, Anne C. Papers, 1976-1989.
Papers of  the Director of the library at Mount Holyoke College from 1964-1994 consist of correspondence, writings, biographical information and photographs primarily documenting her professional life and travels  as well as her experiences in England during World War II.
6 boxes (2 linear ft.)
MS 0530 LD 7092.8 Edmonds Archives
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Eekhoff, Henry.  Papers, 1915-1970 (Bulk: 1921-1957).
Papers contain letters and photographs concerning his life as a farmer and gold miner in Papua New Guinea and Australia.  Include letters and articles concerning the Japanese invasions of the island during World War II and photographs relating to his service as a soldier in the World War I.
1 box (0.2 linear ft.)
MS 0532, LD 7096.6 1927 Bigglestone Archives
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Entretiens de Pontigny. Records, 1942-1945.
Entretiens de Pontigny was a regular gathering of intellectuals in France beginning in 1910 which relocated to Mount Holyoke College during the war years, 1942-1944. Records primarily consist of correspondence, meeting minutes, programs, articles, and photographs documenting events during these sessions.
1 box 0.42 linear ft.)
MS 0768 Archives
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Gray, Grace W.
Papers, 1941-2001.
Papers of a member of the Mount Holyoke Class of 1945 consisting of correspondence, writings, biographical information relating chiefly to her years at the college (1941-1945).  Her letters include many descriptions of the impact of the war on the College.
5 boxes (2 linear ft.)
MS 0772 LD 7096.6 1945 Gray Archives
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Hancock, Elizabeth Gavett.  Papers, 1939-1956 (Bulk: 1939-1942).
Papers of a student at Mount Holyoke from 1938-1942 consisting of correspondence, biographical information, photographs and other writings primarily concerning her activities at the College.  Include many references to the  impact of World War II on the school.
1 box (0.42 linear ft.)
MS 0705 LD 7096.6 x1943 Gavett Archives
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Harlan, Olivia.  Autobiography, 1942-1943.
A member of the Mount Holyoke College  Class of 1922 describes her experiences in the United States Women’s Army Corps from September 1942-September 1943.
6 pages
LD 7096.6 1922 Harlan Archives

Hunter, Katherine S.  Interviews, 1974-1975.
Interviews of Mount Holyoke alumnae, administrators, and faculty concerning events at the College before and during World War II, conducted by a member of the Class of 1975 as part of a Winter Term project.  Those interviewed were Viola Barnes, Doroty Cogswell, Valentine Giammati, Mildred Howard, Celia Olney, Phyllis Riley, Christianna Smith, Mary E. Tuttle, Barbara F. Watson, and Emily L. Wick.
12 cassette tapes
LD 7096.6 Hunter Archives

Hyde, Louise H. Make it Beer (an expurgated autobiography), ca.1993.
A member of the Mount Holyoke College Class of 1932 describes her experiences, including those as an American Red Cross hospital recreation worker during World War II.
283 pages
LD 7096.6 1932 Hyde Archives

Laudien, Lori E.
Questionnaires, 1989.
A record of the “feelings and experiences” of nineteen Mount Holyoke College alumnae during World War II compiled by a member of the Class of 1989 as part of her research for her senior thesis, Women and Work during World War II: a comprehensive study of the wartime activities of Mount Holyoke College, its undergraduates and alumnae.
1 folder
LD 7096.6 1989 Laudien Archives

McClung, Gale Stubbs.
Papers, 1941-1947.
Papers of a member of the Mount Holyoke College Class of 1945 consisting of correspondence, writings, and photographs.  Her letters to her parents describe her activities and frequently comment on the impact of World War II on students.
2 boxes (0.62 linear ft.)
MS 0569 LD 7092.8 McClung Archives
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Mellen, Grace Temple. Journals, 1897-1958.
Journals kept by a housewife in South Hadley, Massachusetts, where her husband worked on a farm in South Hadley, Massachusetts owned by Joseph Skinner.  Primarily document her everyday activities and experiences, including her reactions to World War II.
1 box (0.2 linear ft.)
MS 0570 LD 7092.8 Mellen Archives
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Merrill, Katharine. Papers, 1913-1983.
Papers of a member of the Mount Holyoke College Class of 1917 consisting of correspondence, articles and photographs primarily document her experiences as a teacher and missionary at the Matsuyama Girls School in Matsuyama Japan from 1924 to 1940.  Include references to the outbreak of World War II.
1 box (0.42 linear ft.)
MS 0571 LD 7096.6 1917 Merrill Archives
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Murrow, Edward R. and Janet Brewster Murrow.
Papers, 1860-1999.
Papers of Edward R. Murrow, radio and television journalist and his wife, Janet Brewster Murrow, Mount Holyoke College Class of 1933 primarily consisting of correspondence, writings, memorabilia, biographical information and photographs concerning their personal and professional lives.  Include documentation of their experience during World War when he was director of European Broadcasting for CBS, Inc. and she was executive director of the London Committee of Bundles for Britain, Inc. relief agency.
23 boxes (13 linear ft.)
MS 0576 LD 7082.18 Murrow Archives
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Padin, Mary Ellen.
Papers, 1943-present (Bulk: 1943-1947).
Papers of a member of the Mount Holyoke Class of 1947 consisting of correspondence, scrapbooks, recollections, and publications.  The materials include many references to the impact of the war on the College.
7 boxes (5 linear ft.)
MS 0826 LD 7096.6 1947 Padin Archives
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Perell, EmilePapers, 1935-1950 (Bulk: 1941-1949).
Papers of an engineer and educator primarily consisting of letters (1942-1949) from relatives, including his niece, Rachel Bespaloff.  Some letters discuss conditions in Europe during World War II.  Many letters are in French.
1 box (0.2  linear ft.)
MS 0765 LD 7092.8 Bespaloff Archives
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Rigby, AliceCorrespondence, 1943-1945.
Letters by a member of the Mount Holyoke Class of 1945 to her parents and sister giving a detailed picture of the impact of the war on the College.
1 box (0.2 linear ft.)
LD 7092.8 Rigby Archives

Runnette, Helen Virginia. Papers, 1849-1988.
Papers of a member of the Mount Holyoke Class of 1909 consisting of correspondence, photographs and memorabilia primarily documenting her work at the Tower School for children in Salem, Massachusetts. Include letters written during World War II concerning British children being educated at the school.
7 boxes (3.3 linear ft.)
MS 0767 LD 7096.6 1909 Runnette Archives
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Truman, David Bicknell. Papers, 1921, 1935-1999, 2004.
Papers of a political scientist who was President of Mount Holyoke, 1969-1978.  Include correspondence and reports (1945-1946)  concerning  his work with the United States Strategic Bombing Survey (Pacific Theater)  and  personal letters (1946-1947)  from friends who discuss post-World War II conditions in Japan and Germany.
26 boxes (8 linear ft.)
MS 0847, LD 7082.25 1969 Archives
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Villard, Léonie. Journal, 1940-1944.
Journal compiled by a professor at the Université de Lyon , Lyon  France who taught at Mount Holyoke College in 1937 and 1950-1951.  Describes conditions in France during World War II.
106 pages
MS 0026 LD 7092.8 Villard Archives
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Waller, Martha Stifler. Papers, 1941-1945.
Papers of a member of the Mount Holyoke Class of 1941 consisting of correspondence, newspaper clippings and photographs primarily document her professional and personal life during World War II when she worked in the Office of the Chief Signal Officer in the United States War Department.
1 ( 0.2 linear ft.)
MS 0833, LD 7096.6 Archives
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Weglyn, Michi Nishiura. Years of infamy, the untold story of America’s concentration camps. Lecture at Mount Holyoke College, March 9, 1977.
Michi (Michiko) Nishiura came to Mount Holyoke from the Gila River War Relocation Center in Arizona, an internment camp for Japanese-Americans. She attended the College in 1944-1945.
1 cassette tape (with CD copy).
LD 7096.6 x1948 Nishiura Archives

Wells, Betty
. Papers, 1931-1995, n.d.
Papers of  Katharine Elizabeth (Betty) Taylor Wells, a member of the Mount Holyoke Class of 1935, primarily consisting of letters to her family describing her junior year abroad in France (1934-1935) and correspondence (in French) with a French friend, Simone-Calvet.  Include descriptions of  of her travels in Germany before World War II and  of their reactions to events during the war.
3 boxes( 4.411 linear ft.)
MS 0598, LD 7096.6, LD 7096.8 Archives
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Zencey, Ruth E. Papers, 1941-1951 (Bulk: 1941-1945).
Papers of a member of the Mount Holyoke Class of 1936 consisting of correspondence, memorabilia and photographs primarily concerning her experiences during World War II  and the service of her brother, Earl Mills in the United States Army.
2 boxes (0.62 linear ft.)
MS 0621 LD 7096.6 1936 Mills Archives
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Publications
Burstein, Herbert.  Women in war:  a complete guide to service in the armed forces and war industries.  New York:  Service Publishing Company, 1943
D810 W7 B79 Special Collections

Cold War pamphlets.  West German propaganda, 1946-1976
[v. 1] Ich war drüben Kollegen-- ; Ulbrichts Mauer : Zahlen, Fakten, Daten / heraus. vom Bundesministerium für Gesamtdeutsche Fragen ; The way of German democracy / by Helene Wessell ; Dokumente und Kommentare. Erziehung zum Staatsbürger in Uniform / ulrich de Maizière ; Dokumente und Kommentare. Generaloberst Ludwig Beck. Wie Ulbricht die SBZ hochspielt, Das rechte Ethos des Vaterlandess ; Notes concerning brochure "East Berlin centre of militarism" / compiled by Ullrich Rühmland ; t Die Neuerungen des bürgerlichen Rechts seit der Besetzung (1945) / Richard Eilts ; Heftreihe unser Heer nos 1, 5-7 / Herausgeber: Bundesminister der Verteidigung ; Schmidt the lip / by Clyde H. Farnsworth ; Bayern ruft um Hilfe für die Teimatvertriebenen / Augustin Rösch ... [et al.] ; Flight from the Soviet Zone. 5th enl. ed. / published by the Federal Ministry for Expellees, Refugees and War Victims, Bonn ; Short dictionary of terms used in the Soviet Zone of occupation of Germany / compiled by Jllrich Rühmland -- [v. 2] Questions and answers on the Berlin crisis / prepared by the American Friends of the Captive Nations ; Facts and figures : a comparative survey of the Federal Republic of German and the German Democratic Republic / Press and Information Office of the Federal Government, Federal Republic of Germany ; Procedures, programmes, profiles : the Federal Republic of Germany goes to the polls on 3rd October 1976 / chief editor, Helmut Göbel ; East Berlin : centre of militarism ; Ostdeutsche Heimatklänge : in Wort und Bild / heraus. Eugen Jagenberg ; Charta der deutschen Heimatvertriebenen = Charter of the German expellees.
21 items (in German or English) in 2 boxes.
D 844 C78 v.1-2 Special Collections

Dane, Clemence.  Trafalgar Day, 1940.  London:  W. Heinemann, 1940
PR 6001 S5 T65 1940z Special Collections

McClung, Robert M. and Gale S.  At war and at home:  one family’s World War II correspondence.  New York, iUniverse, Inc., 2007
D 811 A8 2007 Archives

Miscellaneous pamphlets on Japanese resettlement, 1942-1945
Pamphlets, statements and memoranda from government agencies and civic and church organizations concerning the internment (relocation) and resettlement of Japanese Americans during the Second World War. Includes photostat copies of typical evacuation orders issued under Civilian Exclusion Order no. 14.  See the record in the online library catalogue for a partial list of pamphlets.
3 volumes
MH Special Collections / D769.8.A6 M6

Miscellaneous pamphlets on women and work in World War II, 1941-1945
[v.1] A job only a woman can do! / Salvage Divions, Wam Production Board -- Lasting effects of women’s war activities / Mrs. Dwight W. Morrow -- Women in Winchester / Winchester Repeating Arms Co. -- Women in the war / Harry Bridges -- Mothers in overalls / Eva Lapin -- Women in wartime / Institute for Psychoanalysis -- Women in defense / American Association of Adult Education -- What is woman’s place in the war and postwar world? (Town meeting ; Sept. 3, 1942) -- Should women relinquish their industrial jobs to men after victory? (Town meeting ; Aug. 26, 1943) -- War jobs for women / U.S. Office of War Information -- Eve in overalls / Arthur Wauters -- Women’s role in war / as discussed by Winifred Cullis, Mrs. Henry P. Davison, Mrs. Preston, Clara Green -- War jobs for women / U.S. Office of War Information -- Community hearings on women war workers / Y.W.C.A. -- American women at war / by seven newspaper women, members of a party of 15 on a coast-to-coast tour of war industries ... -- Womanpower to supplement manpower / Manufacturers Association of Connecticut -- A career for you with Grumman Aircraft Engineering -- Women work for victory / Marjorie B. Greenbie -- The first year : a study of women’s participation in federal defense activities / Lucille F. McMillin -- Victory through womanpower (B’nai B’rith vocational series ; no. 13) -- War demands for college women : reports by students ... Fourth Vocational Information Conference, Oct. 29-31, 1942 -- Women at the University of Colorado : today and tomorrow -- Training women for war work : methods and suggestions for expediting the job / [compiled by Mary Curran for the] War Manpower Commission, Apprentice-Training Service -- Training women workers : a three-plant study / War Manpower Commission -- Women’s work and the war / Mary Elizabeth Pidgeon. Women in aircraft engineering : ... scholarships ... at New York University / Chance Vought Aircraft -- Training womenpower / Bureau of Training, War Manpower Commission -- Women’s war wages / State of New York, Division of Women in Industry and Minimum Wage -- Womanpower (Report no. 136) / compiled by the George S. May Business Foundation -- Employment of women in the manufacture of small-arms ammunition / Women’s Bureau -- Employment of women in the manufacture of artillery ammunition / Women’s Bureau -- Women’s war work / British Library of Information -- Careers for women in war work (Occupational reprints and abstracts ; no. 108) -- I want to go overseas / Christine Sadler (Occupational reprints and abstracts ; no. 138) -- Digest of information on wartime employment of women, March 1943 / Nora Piore -- Training women for national defense industries / Connecticut Bureau of Vocational Education -- Bulletin / Women’s Voluntary Services for Civil Defence no. 34 (Aug. 1942) [v.3.] Special bulletin / U.S. Department of Labor, Women’s Bureau ; no. 1-20 (analyzed)
56 items in 3 boxes.
D 810 W7 W72 v.1-3 Special Collections

Miscellaneous pamphlets relating to women in the United States Armed Forces in World War II,  1942-1945
Facts about—SPARS (1943?) -- WAVES news letter, with errata (July 1945) -- Information for applicants, Women’s Reserve, United States Naval Reserve (WAVES) / U.S. Naval Reserve (1942?) -- Improve your skill or learn a new one in a vital Army job (1944) -- Are you missing a chance like this? (1944) -- Personal facts / U.S. Marine Corps Women’s Reserve (1943) -- Be a Marine-- free a Marine to fight : U.S. Marine Corps Women’s Reserve (1943?) -- So proudly we serve : U.S. Marine Corps Women’s Reserve (1944) -- Get free training with pay in the world’s proudest profession : join the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps (1943?) -- The Army nurse / U.S. Army Nurse Corps (1944?) -- Information concerning the Army Nurse Corps / War Department, Office of the Surgeon General (July 1943) -- U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps fact sheet (1944) -- U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps / by Lucile Petry (1943?) -- The Red Cross and the WAC (1943) -- Should women be drafted for service with the Armed Forces? / H.V. Kaltenborn ... [et al.] Town meeting, Feb. 3, 1944 -- Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps, United States Army (1942) -- There’s a job for you in the WAC (1944?) -- Woman’s place in war : Women’s Army Corps / Army of the United States (1944) -- Facts you want to know about the WAC (1943) -- A book of facts about the WAC (1945?) -- G.I. Jane writes home from overseas (1944) -- College women in the WAC (1944) -- 73 questions and answers about the WAC (1943) -- Someone to be proud of : your daughter in the WAC (1944) -- Women of the WAC-- here’s your G.I. Bill of Rights (1944) -- News for you : your opportunities in the WAC (1944) -- Be a Transportation Corps WAC : choice of job (1945?) -- Our wounded need care! : join a hospital company / Women’s Army Corps (1945) -- [Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps recruitment poster] (1943?) -- The WAC with the Army Ground Forces (1944) -- Our WAAC digest / Springfield Armed Forces Induction District, Office of the W.A.A.C. Recruiting Officer (Mar. 1943) -- Jobs in military service for women / Science Research Associates Occupational reprints, no. 3 -- The WAACs-- before and afterward / Science Research Associates Occupational reprints, no. 131 -- Presenting in pictures the activities of the WAVES, SPARS and the MCWR at the Naval Reserve Midshipmen’s School Northampton, Mass. 1943-1944.
35 items in 1 box
UB 418 W65 P3 Special Collections

Schroder, Heinrich.  Colonia deleta. Koln:  B. Pick, 1947
NC 251 S4 S37 1990z Folio Special Collections

Should women be drafted?  Washington, D.C.:  American Forum, 1943
D 810 W7 S5 1943 Special Collections

Tricolor.  New York:  A. Labarthe, 1944-1945. 
The American edition of La France libre.
17 volumes in 3 boxes
Periodical Special Collections

Vietnam War (1961-1975) College Records

Mount Holyoke College.  War Collection, 1860-present
Consists of reports, correspondence, minutes, audio cassettes, photographs and college publications documenting the impact of various wars on students, faculty, administrators, and alumnae of Mount Holyoke College.  Materials concerning the Vietnam War include articles, announcements, and newsletters reflecting the College's participation in the nationwide Vietnam Moratorium (1969) and student strike (1970).
17 boxes (9 linear ft.)
RG 30, LD 7093.8 W3 Archives
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Mount Holyoke College. Office of the President. David Bicknell Truman Records, 1906-1978 (bulk 1969-1978).
Records of the President of Mount Holyoke from 1969-1978 include materials relating to the Vietnam War such an address he delivered during the Vietnam Moratorium (1969) and letters to him from students, alumnae, and parents of students responding to a strike by students in May, 1970.
23 boxes (15.62 linear ft.)
RG 4.17 LD 7082.25 1969 Archives
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Personal Papers
Truman, David Bicknell. Papers, 1921, 1935-1999, 2004.
Papers of a political scientist and President of Mount Holyoke, 1969-1978.  Include a letter  from his son,  Edwin Truman concerning Truman's position on the Vietnam War and Truman's account of unrest at Columbia University in 1968, partly in response to that war.
26 boxes (8 linear ft.)
MS 0847, LD 7082.25 1969 Archives
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