Writings about MHC

Selected Bibliography of Publications Relating to Mount Holyoke College

NOTE: An asterisk (*) indicates items available on loan from the Mount Holyoke College Archives

Alaimo, Laura Ann. Building Mount Holyoke College, 1896-1900. Honors Paper-- Mount Holyoke College, 1981. Dept. of History

Albino, Donna. Mount Holyoke College. (Postcard History Series). Charleston, S.C: Arcadia Publishing, 2001. Also available online in an expanded version.

Allmendinger, David. "Mount Holyoke students encounter the need for life planning, l837-1850." History of Education Quarterly, vol. l9 (Spring l979), pp. 27-46

Appel, Toby A. "Physiology in American women's colleges: the rise and decline of a female subculture." Isis, vol. 85 (1994), pp. 26-56

Artists, intellectuals, and World War II: the Pontigny encounters at Mount Holyoke College, 1942-1944. Edited by Christopher Benfey and Karen Remmler. Amherst and Boston: University of Massachusetts Press, 2006

Arthur, Mikaila Mariel Lemonik. Student protest at three liberal arts colleges [Amherst, Mount Holyoke, and New York University], 1967-1969: three case studies, an examination of protest and change. Honors Paper--Mount Holyoke College, 2001. Dept. of Sociology

Bonfitto, Vincent F. "The formation of gay and lesbian identity and community in the Connecticut River Valley of Western Massachusetts, 1900-1970." Journal of Homosexuality, vol. 33, no. 1 (1997), pp. 69-96

Brinkmann, Anne E. Woolley's world: negotiating American feminism, twenties conservatism, women's peace activism, and the end of an era at Mount Holyoke College, 1901-1937. Honors Paper-Mount Holyoke College, 2006. Dept of History.

Butchart, Ronald E. "Mission matters: Mount Holyoke, Oberlin, and the schooling of Southern blacks." History of Education Quarterly, vol. 42, no.1 (Spring 2002), pp. 1-17

Campbell, JoAnn. "'A real vexation': student writing in Mount Holyoke's culture of service, 1837-1865." College English, vol. 59, no. 7 (November 1997), pp. 767-788

Chisholm, Ann.  "Disciplinary dimensions of 19th century gymnastics for U.S. Women."  International Journal of the History of Sport, Vol. 24, No. 4 (April 2007), pp. 430-477.

Chisholm, Ann.  "Gymnastics and the reconstitution of Republican motherhood among true women of civic virtue, 1830-1870."  International Journal of the History of Sport Vol. 23, No. 8 (December 2006), pp. 1275-1313.

Cohen, Michael David. Reconstructing the campus: higher education and the American Civil War. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012

*Cole, Arthur C. A hundred years of Mount Holyoke College: the evolution of an educational ideal. New Haven: Yale University Press; London: Oxford University Press, 1940

Cottrell, Debbie Mauldin. "Mount Holyoke of the Midwest: Virginia Alice Cottey, Mary Lyon, and the founding of the Vernon Seminary for Young Ladies." Missouri Historical Review, vol. 90, no. 2 (January 1996), pp. 187-198

Cuomo, Rosalind S. "Very special circumstances": women's colleges and women's friendships at the turn of the century. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Massachusetts, 1988

Drakeman, Lisa Natale. Seminary sisters: Mount Holyoke's first students, 1837-1849. Thesis (Ph.D.)--Princeton University, 1988

Duffy, Elizabeth A. and Idana Goldberg. Crafting a class: college admissions and financial aid, 1955-1994. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1998.

Dzuback, Mary Ann. "Gender and the politics of knowledge" [women faculty at colleges in the United States, including women's colleges]. History of Education Quarterly, vol. 43, no. 2 (Summer 2003), pp. 171-195

Edmonds, Anne Carey. A memory book: Mount Holyoke College 1837-1987. South Hadley: Mount Holyoke College, 1988

Faehmel, Babette. College women in the nuclear age: cultural literacy and female identity, 1940-1960. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 2012

*Fisk[e], Fidelia. Recollections of Mary Lyon, with selections from her instructions to the pupils of Mt. Holyoke Female Seminary. Boston: American Tract Society, 1866

Fiss, Peer. Change and continuity: the construction of institutional identity at Mount Holyoke College and Smith College. Thesis (American Studies Diploma Program)--Smith College, Mass., 1997

Five colleges: five histories. Edited by Ronald Story. Amherst, Mass.: Five Colleges, Inc.; Historic Deerfield, Inc.; distributed by the University of Massachusetts Press, 1992

Gaines, Thomas A. The campus as a work of art. New York: Praeger, 1991

Gianakos, Cynthia. Southern women at Mount Holyoke, 1840-1900: an inquiry into distinction. Honors Paper--Mount Holyoke College, 1979. Dept. of History

*Gilchrist, Beth Bradford. The life of Mary Lyon. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1910

Green, Elizabeth A. Mary Lyon and Mount Holyoke: opening the gates. Hanover: University Press of New England, 1979

Handler, Bonnie S., and Carole B. Shmurak. "Rigor, resolve, religion: Mary Lyon and science education." Teaching Education, vol. 3, no. 2 (Winter/Spring 1991), pp. 137-142

Hartley, James E., ed. Mary Lyon, documents and writings. South Hadley, Mass: Doorlight Publications, 2008

*Hitchcock, Edward, comp. The power of Christian benevolence. Illustrated in the life and labors of Mary Lyon. Northampton: Hopkins, Bridgman and Co.; Philadelphia: Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co., 1851

Hoffman, Sarah Whitney. Gracious womanhood: Mary Emma Woolley and the construction of gender in the early twentieth century. Honors Paper-Mount Holyoke College, 2002. Dept of History.

Horowitz, Helen Lefkowitz. Alma mater: design and experience in the women's colleges from their nineteenth-century beginnings to the 1930s. New York: Knopf, 1984

Innes, Sherie A. "'Repulsive as the multitudes by whom I am surrounded': constructing the contact zone in the writings of Mount Holyoke missionaries, 1830-1890." Women's Studies, vol. 23, no. 4 (1994), pp. 365-384

Jacobson, Beatrice. "Contradictory designs: Mary Lyon's Mount Holyoke Female Seminary." Dominant culture and the education of women.  Edited Julia C. Paulk.  Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars, 2008, pp. 156-68.

Johnson, Joan Marie. Southern women a the seven sister colleges: feminist values and social activism 1875-1915. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2008.

Jones, Natasha E. Educating whose daughters?: the history of Mount Holyoke College's Frances Perkins Program. Honors Paper--Mount Holyoke College, 1992. Dept. of History

Kares, Faith R. Both sides of the bridge: alternative perceptions of Mount Holyoke College's community service initiatives in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Honors Paper--Mount Holyoke College, 2003. Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology.

Kelley, Mary. Learning to stand & speak: women, education, and public life in America's republic. Chapel Hill: Published by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia, by the University of North Carolina Press, 2006

*Lansing, Marion F., ed. Mary Lyon through her letters. Boston: Books, Inc., 1937

Laudien, Lori Ellen. Women and work during World War II: a comprehensive study of the wartime activities of Mount Holyoke College, its undergraduates and alumnae. Honors Paper--Mount Holyoke College, 1989. Dept. of History

Leinberger, Amanda.  A safe place for smart women:  public and private images of Mount Holyoke College during the 1940s. Honors Paper--Mount Holyoke College, 2007.  Dept. of Sociology

Levin, Miriam R. Defining women's scientific enterprise: Mount Holyoke faculty and the rise of American science. Hanover: University Press of New England, 2004

Lowe, Margaret A. Looking good: college women and body image, 1875-1930. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003.

McClain, Tiffany. The integration experiment: black women at Mount Holyoke College, 1964-1974. Honors Paper-Mount Holyoke College, 2001. African and African American Studies

Macomber, Eileen. A history of science in Western Massachusetts (1766-1866). Honors Paper--Mount Holyoke College, 1937. Dept. of Zoology.

Manning, Kathleen. Campus rituals and cultural meaning. Thesis (Ph.D.)--Indiana University, 1989

Marinak, Michele-Ann. A lost generation?: Mount Holyoke's women in the 1920s. Thesis (B. A.)--Dartmouth College, 1995

Marks, Jeannette. Life and letters of Mary Emma Woolley. Washington: Public Affairs Press, [1955]

Marzzacco, Patricia. 'The obligation of opportunity': Maud Wood Park, the College Equal Suffrage League and the response of women students in Massachusetts colleges 1900-1920. Thesis (Ed.D.)--Harvard University, 2003

Massey, Margaret Amelia. "Intellectual superiors, social morons":  the evolution of social regulations at Mount Holyoke and the Seven Sisters, 1955-1970. Honors Paper-Mount Holyoke College, 2008. Dept. of History

Mastrangelo, Lisa S. "Learning from the past: rhetoric, composition, and debate at Mount Holyoke College." Rhetoric Review, Vol. 18, No.1 (Fall 1999), pp 46-64

Meeropol, Ann Karus. A practical visionary: Mary E. Woolley and the education of women. Thesis (Ed.D.)--University of Massachusetts, 1992

Meeropol, Ann Karus. A male president for Mount Holyoke College: the failed fight to maintain female leadership, 1934-1937. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, 2014

Mercer, William. A vision realized: with selected quotations from founder, Mary Lyon. Arlington, Mass.: Royalston Press, 1997

Merguerian, Barbara J. "Mt. Holyoke Seminary in Bitlis: providing an American education for Armenian women." Armenian Review, vol. 43, no. 1/169(Spring 1990), pp. 31-65

Morgan, Lynn M. "The rise and demise of a collection of human fetuses at Mount Holyoke College." Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, vol. 49, no. 3 (Summer 2006), pp. 435-451

*Mount Holyoke College. The Centenary of Mount Holyoke College. South Hadley: Mount Holyoke College, 1937

*Mount Holyoke College. Alumnae Association. One hundred year biographical directory of Mount Holyoke College, 1837-1937. South Hadley: Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College, 1937

Mount Holyoke College.  Office of Communication.  VanderBerg, Patricia and James Gehrt, eds.  The Creighton Years: Mount Holyoke 1996-2010.  [South Hadley, Mass.] : Mount Holyoke College, c2010

*Mount Holyoke Female Seminary. Memorial. Twenty-fifth anniversary of the Mount Holyoke Female Seminary. [Springfield: S. Bowles & Company, printers], 1862

Nash, Margaret A.  Women's education in the United States, 1780-1840. New York:  Palgrave Macmillan, 2005

*Nutting, Mary O. Historical Sketch of Mount Holyoke Seminary. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1876

Olsen, Deborah M. "Remaking the image: promotional literature of Mount Holyoke, Smith, and Wellesley Colleges in the mid-to-late 1940s." History of Education Quarterly, vol. 40, no. 4 (Winter 2000), pp. 418-459

Paquin, Jeanine Mireille. Redefining love, friendship and sexuality: women's relationships at the women's colleges, 1890-1920. A Division III examination in the School of Social Science, Hampshire College, May 1993

Pergament, Deborah. How open were the gates? Jewish students and the Seven Sisters, 1880s-1940s. Paper done as part of a history independent study, Mount Holyoke College, 1991.

Perkins, Linda M. "The African American female elite: the early history of African American women in the Seven Sister colleges, 1880-1960." Harvard Educational Review, vol. 67, no. 4 (Winter 1997), pp. 718-756

Porterfield, Amanda. Mary Lyon and the Mount Holyoke missionaries. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997

Pruitt, Adrienne. Girls gone wild: rebellious behavior of female undergraduates, 1890-1935. Thesis (M.A)--Simmons College, 2005

Renker, Elizabeth. 'American Literature' in the college curriculum: three case studies, 1890-1910. ELH, vol. 67 (2000), pp. 843-871

Renker, Elizabeth.  The origins of American literature studies:  an institutional history. New York:  Cambridge University Press, 2007

Robert, Dana L. "Mount Holyoke women and the Dutch Reformed missionary movement, 1874-1904." Missionalia, vol. 21 (August 1993), pp. 103-123

Rosen, Dorothy. A fire in her bones: the story of Mary Lyon. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books, 1994

Rosoff, Nancy. The winning girl: images of athletic women in American popular culture. Thesis (Ph.D.)--Temple University, 2004

Rota, Tiziana. Between 'true women' and 'new women:' Mount Holyoke students, 1837 to 1908. Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Massachusetts, 1983

Rounds, Ellie. President Woolley goes to Geneva: the development and analysis of a woman's involvement in the peace movement after World War I. Paper prepared for a history course at Mount Holyoke College, 1998.

Shattuck, Debra A. "Bats, balls, and books: baseball and higher education for women at three eastern women's colleges, 1866-1891." Journal of Sport History, vol. 19, no. 2 (Summer 1992), pp. 91-109

Shea, Charlotte King. Mount Holyoke College, 1875-1910: the passing of the old order. Thesis (Ph.D.)--Cornell University, 1983

Shmurak, Carole B., and Bonnie S. Handler. "'Castle of science:' Mount Holyoke college and the preparation of women in chemistry, 1837-1941." History of Education Quarterly, vol. 32, no. 3 (Fall 1992), pp. 315-342

Shmurak, Carole B. and Bonnie S. Handler. "Lydia Shattuck: 'a streak of the modern.'" Teaching Education, vol. 3, no. 2 (Winter/Spring 1991), pp.127-131.

Sklar, Kathryn K. "The founding of Mount Holyoke College." In Kathryn Kish Sklar and Thomas Dublin, eds. Women and power in American history, a reader. Volume 1: To 1880. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1991

Slater, Miriam, and Penina M. Glazer. Unequal colleagues: the entrance of women into the professions, 1890-1940. Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1986

Spring, Suzanne B. Forming letter: Mount Holyoke, Emily Dickinson, and nineteenth-century epistolary compositions. Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Michigan, 2005

Spring, Suzanne.  "'Seemingly uncouth forms': letters at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary."  College Composition and Communication, Vol. 59, No. 4 (June 2008), pp. 633-675.

Stabler, Ernest. Founders: Innovators in education, 1830-1980. Alberta: University of Alberta Press, 1987

*Stow, Sarah D. Locke. History of Mount Holyoke Seminary, South Hadley, Mass., during its first half century. [Springfield: Springfield Printing Co.], 1887 http://clio.fivecolleges.edu/mhc/stow

*Thomas, Louise Porter. Seminary militant: an account of the missionary movement at Mount Holyoke Seminary and College. South Hadley: Dept. of English, Mount Holyoke College, 1937

Todd, Jan. Physical culture and the body beautiful: an examination of the role of purposive exercise in the lives of American women, 1800-1870. Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Texas at Austin, 1995

Turpin, Andrea L. "Ideological Origins of the Women's College: Religion, Class and Curriculum in the Educational Visions of Catharine Beecher and Mary Lyon."  History of Education Quarterly, Vol. 50 (May 2010), pp. 133-158

Turpin, Andrea L.  "Memories of Mary: Interpretations of the Founder in the Secularization Process of Mount Holyoke Seminary and College, 1837-1937."  Perspectives on the History of Higher Education, Vol. 28 (2011)

Van Hoosen, Carolyn Stormer. Educated American women and the First World War: the Mount Holyoke experience. Thesis (M.A.)--Georgetown University, 1993

Vickery, Bess P. Mount Holyoke courageous: a call to the Near East. New York: Carlton Press Corp., 1994.

Waldron, FlorenceMae. Placing men on women's campuses: the social lives and dating patterns of students at Mount Holyoke, Smith and Wellesley Colleges based on their letters home, 1900-1965. Thesis (B.A.)--Williams College, Dept. of American Studies, 1995

Warner, Patricia Campbell. Clothing the American woman for sport and physical education, 1860 to 1940: public and private. Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Minnesota, 1986.

Warner, Patricia Campbell. "'It looks very nice indeed:' clothing in women's colleges, 1837-1897." Dress, Vol. 28 (2002), pp. 23-29

Warner, Patricia Campbell.  "'Washed again today, the skin was gone from my hands:' doing laundry in women's colleges, 1840-1890." Dress, Vol. 30 (2003), pp. 38-47

Warner, Patricia Campbell. When the girls came out to play: the birth of American sportswear. Amherst, Mass.: University of Massachusetts Press, 2006.

Weiner, Courtney. Her side of paradise: the Seven Sister schools and the youth culture in the 1920s. Thesis (B.A.)--Princeton University, History Dept., 2001

Wells, Anna Mary. Miss Marks and Miss Woolley. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1978

Women and higher education in American history: essays from the Mount Holyoke College Sesquicentennial Symposia. Edited by John Mack Farqagher and Florence Howe. New York: Norton, 1988

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