Tea & Treats & Archives & Special Collections this Wednesday, September 19, from 4 to 5pm! Join us in the Stimson Room for the first LITS tea of the new semester and see Wonders of Archives & Special Collections; make buttons; hear lightning talks from fellow students; eat treats; and be there when we launch our new pinterest site! [Read More]
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Mount Holyoke College is a hundred and seventy-five years old and the irrepressible nature of her students hasn't changed in all that time! How do we know? Because the MHC yearbooks in Archives & Special Collections tell us so...[Read More]
I made a goal this summer; I decided to read and learn all I could about
famous Mount Holyoke Maries. The most obvious choice would be to start
from the very beginning, from the Mary, the one that built this school
in 1837 with her bare ten fingers and uncompromising will. I marched
into the stacks, armed with resolution and call numbers of the books
that haven’t been checked out in a long time. Why then, instead with
Mary Lyon, I decided to start my journey with Mary Woolley I am still
not sure. I call it the moment of Mount Holyoke wandering
sidetrack-ness, that one kind that always leads to amazing things - in this case the discovery of the first Serbian student at Mount Holyoke.
The LITS Great Summer Move is finished! The collection was spread out to take advantage of new space on the
seventh floor of the Miles-Smith building (due to a 2007 consolidation
project with Archives & Special Collections materials) and all
materials stayed in the LITS complex (Williston, Miles-Smith and Dwight).
Thanks to our fantastic summer students (Sara, Marian, Faye, Lara,
Zahra, Ifeyinwa, and Fiona) and Access Services Supervisor Ethan Powers,
we moved an estimated half a million volumes this summer and created
more space for the book collection. Next time you're checking out a
book at the Circulation Desk
be sure to let them know what you think of the new layout and see if
they'll show off those muscles! If you need assistance locating a book
or would like a copy of the new LITS map, please ask at the Circulation Desk or the Research Help Desk.