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Students enjoying ice cream on Founder's Day, posing with a cardboard cutout of founder Mary Lyon

Founder’s Day: the legacy lives

On Founder’s Day, Mount Holyoke College raises a spoon to the bravery and vision of its founder, Mary Lyon.

In this black and white photo, five students in front of a group stand holding hands over their heads. Two signs read “Mount Holyoke [women] oppose apartheid” and “We want no part of profits from South Africa! Our community votes no! MHC divest now!”

Piecing together history, one flyer at a time

Exploring student activism through the archives and special collections offers unique views of both Mount Holyoke and the study of history.

This image, from a 1996 flyer for the Lesbian Bisexual Alliance, was provided by Mount Holyoke’s Archives and Special Collections from its collection of LGBTQ student organizations materials.

Recording and shaping LGBTQ history

The LGBTQ Alum Oral History Project gives voice to an important part of Mount Holyoke’s past and helps to shape its future.

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