Ella T. Grasso '40 Papers Make Big News

The media spotlight was on Mount Holyoke recently thanks to one of our most famous alumnae, Ella T. Grasso '40. The personal papers of the prominent politician and first woman governor of Connecticut were given to Mount Holyoke by Grasso's husband in 1983 and were made available to the public in the Archives and Special Collections this fall thanks to the efforts of Ralitsa Donkova '05.

A story on the papers by Associated Press writer Adam Gorlick was picked up by The Boston Globe, Newsday (New York), The Day (New London), as well as several Connecticut television station Web sites, including that of WFSB Channel 3 and NBC 30.

An announcement was also published in the major library and archives publication, the Society of American Archivists Manuscript Repositories Newsletter.

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Ella T. Grasso '40 Papers Open to Public