Finding Materials

To find materials in Archives and Special Collections, you may need to search in several places. The Five College Libraries' online catalog contains the records for all books held in Special Collections, and some of the manuscript materials. Using the advanced search option, you can limit your search to materials in Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections.

Some manuscript materials can be found through Asteria, a site that provides access to the Five College Archives and Manuscript Collections' finding aids. If there is an online guide to the collection, Asteria will provide a link to this guide. To browse or search the complete list of manuscript collections, use the search button on the upper right corner of the site.

Digital surrogates of materials in Archives and Special Collections can be found in our digital repository. Some material can also be found in digital exhibits, which can be viewed here.

Archives and Special Collections also captures various parts of the Mount Holyoke College website. These archived versions of the site can be found here through