Philanthropy opens doors: a legacy of giving back

By Rachel Nix ’20 on November 22, 2019 at 1:47 PM

Philanthropy has always played a significant role in Mount Holyoke’s history. From the very beginning, when Mary Lyon traveled across New England with her green velvet purse collecting the donations and resources to open Mount Holyoke, the College has understood the importance of giving to a greater good. In the years since its founding, Mount Holyoke has remained committed to fostering a sense of community and to cultivating the understanding that the generosity of our community can create change and opportunities for decades to come. To commemorate MHC’s extensive legacy of giving, we'd like to share a new project we’ve been working on in the Division of Advancement!

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Colors in the Crafternoon

By Emily Isakson ’19 on February 26, 2019 at 2:19 PM

During the academic year, the Mount Holyoke Archives & Special Collections (ASC) regularly hosts Crafternoons — events where members of the campus community can take a break from their daily work, make new friends, learn new skills and explore their creativity. At Crafternoon, students are able to make historically-inspired crafts like hand-bound books, silhouette necklaces and feminist finger puppets.

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Celebrating micro media: zines at MHC

By Rachel Nix ’20 on December 21, 2018 at 1:20 PM

Throughout the centuries, history has been recounted through countless media: books, photographs, movies and more. One of the newest modes of storytelling comes in a cute pocket-sized booklet, a zine (pronounced zeen). Short for magazine or fanzine, and usually handmade, zines can be thought of as small scrapbooks that are reproduced several dozen times for a larger audience and used to document everything from recipes to historical movements. 

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Why choose Library & Archives?

By MHC Development on December 18, 2018 at 8:17 AM

Mount Holyoke’s Library, Information, and Technology Services (LITS) is many things at once: a premier research library, an award-winning teaching and learning facility, a technology and media hub, a repository for the College’s rich history. With a dedicated team serving the Mount Holyoke College community, the library and archives inspire learning, reflection and creativity, stimulating ideas through the power of technology, discovery and collaboration.

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Choose Library & Archives

By MHC Development on December 10, 2018 at 2:39 PM


Every aspect of Williston Library — one of the most beautiful campus libraries in the country — is central to a student’s Mount Holyoke education. In addition to housing extensive print collections in the humanities, social sciences and sciences, the library provides access to digital resources from anywhere on campus or around the world.

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Choose a destination. Choose Emily ’19.

By Rachel Nix ’20 on November 7, 2018 at 8:45 AM

Do you believe in supporting the vibrant spaces and resources housed within one of the most beautiful campus libraries in the country? Are you interested in helping preserve Mount Holyoke’s history? By choosing a destination — such as the Library and Archives — for your gift through The Mount Holyoke Fund, you enrich Mount Holyoke’s academic experience, support the pursuit of knowledge and empower incredible students like Emily Isakson ’19.

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