Collections and Research

Archives and Special Collections holds 9,000 linear feet of unpublished manuscript materials and over 11,000 published volumes primarily relating to the history of the higher education of women. The unpublished items include official non-current records of the College, papers of individuals associated with Mount Holyoke, papers of early educators, and records of numerous organizations. Particular strengths of the rare book collection are Renaissance science, children’s literature, American colonial history, and Dante’s Divina commedia.