mhc history

The Great Divide

In the College’s centennial year, a male president took the helm for the first time. No fanfare accompanied the departure of Mary Emma Woolley on July 27, 1937. Her staff watched from the President’s House as the large car turned left on College Street and…... » Read more

Then & Now: Inter-college Transportation

—By Olivia Lammel ’14 This article appeared in the fall 2014 issue of the Alumnae Quarterly.... » Read more


On Display: Markers of Grief

Mary Lyon’s hair jewelry On the evening of March 5, 1849, Mary Lyon’s close friend Rebecca Fiske sat down to write a letter to her dear friends to inform them about Lyon’s condition; she wrote, “Have you been anxious about Miss Lyon? What should I…... » Read more

MoHome Memories: For Whom the Bell Tolls

Remembrances of a onetime campus job For sixty years visitors to Mount Holyoke dorms rang a doorbell and were let in by a student covering the bell desk. Prior to the fifties, housekeeping staff monitored the comings and goings of each dorm, while students occasionally…... » Read more