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I Found it in Special Collections: A Mount Holyoke Alumna's Account of President Lincoln's Assasination

On April 15, 1865, Antoinette D. Bacon (Class of 1866) was returning to South Hadley in a public carriage when she learned a shocking piece of news: Abraham Lincoln had been assassinated. That same day, Antoinette began a letter to her brother Alonzo, explaining the confusion and grief the news (Read more...)

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From Archives and Special Collections: Mount Holyoke's Annual Singing Competition!

Verse and song writing have long been popular exercises at Mount Holyoke. An Annual Competitive Sing was held in March or April for many years, encouraging classes and dormitories to compete against each other. In 1942, the program was revived by the Outing Club who hoped that singing would boost (Read more...)

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CRAFTERNOON in the Archives today at 4pm!

Archives & Special Collections invites you to join us for some historically inspired crafting! Each month we'll have an art project inspired by something in ASC, including photos, scrapbooks, and our rare book collection. Censored Poetry is our theme for April where you'll create a poem by selecting words from (Read more...)

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Save Your Digital Memories! Workshop 4/9 at Noon in the Archives

You would like to keep digital photos and other files so that you—and your family and friends—can look at them in the future. But how do you do this? Join a group of LITS staff members for this MHC HR Brown Bag event on Wednesday, April 9, to learn how! They'll provide an overview (Read more...)

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Today in the Archives and Special Collections: Fairy Tales, Treats, and Button Making!

Join us today at 4:30 in the Archives and Special Collections to celebrate the opening of Once Upon a Time, a new exhibit featuring fairy tales from the Mount Holyoke College Special Collections. There will be treats and button making!For centuries, fairy tales have enchanted readers with stories of adventure, (Read more...)