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I Found It in Special Collections: 1611 King James Bible

Sep 27, 2012 by Alena McNamara

Even after three years of working in Special Collections,
the rare book stacks can still surprise me.  A couple of weeks ago, that surprise took the form of a King James Bible from 1611—the first year that this translation was printed.

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Tea and Buns pictures!

May 03, 2012 by Mary Stettner

Tea and Buns 

Pictures from yesterday's extremely well-attended study break tea are now available online at  Thanks to everyone who stopped by to enjoy a visit with the baby bunnies (courtesy of Biology's Jenny Atkins!), button making, and browsing a selection of kids books from the library collections.  Here's hoping you all returned to your finals preparations feeling refreshed!

Wendy Wasserstein, class of 1971, is the subject of a major new biography and a forthcoming exhibition

Aug 23, 2011 by Caroline J. White

Award-winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein, class of 1971, chronicled her generation with wit and compassion. Creator of some of the most memorable roles for women and some of the most incisive commentary on women's lives, she is now the subject of a revealing new biography, Wendy and the Lost Boys, by Julie Salamon, published this month by Penguin Press.

Read the review in the New York Times.

Listen to the story on NPR.

Wendy, who died in 2006 at the age of 55, will also be celebrated during the 2011-2011 academic year with an exhibition of her personal papers, including photographs and memorabilia, along with many other events on campus showcasing her work and her life. The exhibition, curated by Archives and Special Collections, which holds the Wendy Wasserstein Papers, opens October 28 in the Art Museum.

MHC and the NHPRC

Feb 18, 2011 by Leslie Fields


The Mount Holyoke College Archives & Special Collections is
currently undertaking a NHPRC electronic records grant project to ensure
the availability of vital born-digital materials to future generations
of the College community. Mount Holyoke was one of just three
institutions across the nation to garner an award in this category,
along with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Hawaii State

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Valentine Greetings: Shifting from Howland to Hallmark

Feb 07, 2011 by Leigh Mantle

Valentine Greetings: Shifting from Howland to Hallmark
An exhibit in the MHC Archives and Special Collections
Ground Floor of Dwight Hall, February 7th until February 21st

Looking for Valentine’s Day inspiration?

Each year, the Mount Holyoke Archives and Special Collections displays valentines from the collection in honor of Esther Howland, a Mount Holyoke alumna credited with having established the commercial valentine industry in the United States.

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Tea, Cookies & Stimulating Presentation Today!

Apr 21, 2010 by Leigh Mantle

Charlotte Edwards Allen Ward
(Charlotte Edwards Allen Ward, 1915)

Please join us for a wonderful presentation by this year's Mount Holyoke College LITS Scholar in Residence:

Charlotte's Web: An American Epistolary Odyssey in Ras Beirut, 1911-1931

Maria Abunnasr, LITS 2009-2010 Scholar in Residence and UMass Doctoral Candidate, will present a talk with slides about her research on Charlotte Allen Ward (MHC class of 1903) and her family, community, and daily life as an American missionary in the Middle East.

Wednesday, April 21

4:00 p.m.

Stimson Room, 6th floor, Williston Library

Mount Holyoke College

A Stimson Room Tea

Sponsored by MHC Archives and Special Collections/LITS

This event is free and open to the public

For more information, visit LITS Scholar in Residence Talk 2009-2010