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100th Anniversary

Alumnae Quarterly Office

Insider’s View: The Alumnae Quarterly Office

¶ In 1917 the Alumnae Association spent $2.60 on a brass plaque that now marks the office of the Alumnae Quarterly on the third floor of Mary E. Woolley Hall. The complete history of the magazine’s office space is unknown, but we know that the…... » Read more

Stack of archival letters

A History through Letters

¶ In its very first issue the editors of the Alumnae Quarterly invited readers to send feedback, and in its second issue—published in July 1917—letters from alumnae were included. In the 1930s and for most of the 1950s several issues did not include letters, but…... » Read more

First Issue of the Alumnae Quarterly

On Display: The Inaugural Issue of the Alumnae Quarterly

¶ How it All Began The first issue of the Mount Holyoke Alumnae Quarterly debuted in April 1917 at a time when resources were tight. The country was at war, and paper was scarce. The editors made efficient use of sixty-six pages, with the text-heavy…... » Read more

Alumnae Quarterly Covers Through the Years

With four-hundred issues of the Quarterly, we had to choose what to share here. In these slides you'll see the evolution of the Quarterly through its cover treatments alone. View all covers (and content) since 2005 here. Read about the inaugural issue of the Alumnae Quarterly.…... » Read more