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From the Archives: The Diary of Gertrude "Scuddy" Scudder, Class of 1915

 "Today is one of the most memorable in my life. Mother and I, together with the Sharkeys, set out for college. Bess S. for Smith and I for Holyoke!"  Sunday, September 17, 1911  A recent acquisition to the Archives and Special Collections provides fascinating insight into the daily life of Grace Scudder, a (Read more...)


Reminder: A Chance for Fame and Fortune!

We're looking forward to seeing your creative pieces!  Please remember to complete your submissions for the Emily Silverman ’81 Student Prize, a juried competition to recognize an outstanding work of student creativity.  Open to all current Mount Holyoke College students, the winning entry will be displayed in a LITS space and (Read more...)


Calling All Faculty! ~ Suggestions for Future Moodle Events

Attention MHC Faculty Members!  Your LITS liaisons want your suggestions for future Moodle faculty brown bags, workshops or events.  Is there something you want to know more about, or something you'd like to learn how to do? Please send us your suggestions at or Source: Some rights reserved by lindsay_bremner


I Found Spring In The Archives: A History of the Talcott Greenhouse

With spring finally starting to shine through, it's always nice to pay a visit to the Talcott greenhouse (known over the years as Talcott Arboretum or the "plant house") a warm spot of green even in the middle of winter. Warren O. McAvoy, who was head of the greenhouse starting (Read more...)


Ancient cult unearthed at MHC

Did you know that "Mount Holyoke College" is an anagram of "loon leg leukocyte ohm"? Researchers speculate a connection with the ancient cult of The One-Legged Electrically-Resistant Waterfowl with Extraordinary Healing Powers. A modern-day practitioner was recently captured on video, revealing that this cult, while well hidden, still has a (Read more...)