mhc history

Virginia Hamilton Adair ’33 Featured in Oliver Sacks’s New Book

Virginia Hamilton Adair ’33 wrote her first poem at the age of two, yet didn’t publish her first book of poetry until she was eighty-three and blind, seven years before her death. The New York Review of Books described Ants on the Melon: A Collection…... » Read more

Caroline Boa Henderson 1901: Voice from the Dust Bowl

  The plains of the Midwest experienced an acute sense of déjà vu during the summer of 2012. Drought destroyed crops, killed livestock, and sent farmers into bankruptcy against the backdrop of a severe economic recession. While perhaps more acute, the long-term drought that occurred…... » Read more

Lessons in Independence: Mary Lyon and Emily Dickinson at Mount Holyoke

Late in the fall when I leave campus after dark, I often pass the College gates and the library all lit up and I think about the women who lived on this spot a century or more ago. In my reverie, I see the big,…... » Read more

Puget Sound Club Celebrates 100 Years

When Margaret McDowell Smith ’49 discovered the minutes from the MHC Club of Puget Sound’s first meeting, she was thrilled. Dated December 11, 1911, the document indicated that the club was more than a century old. Club members realized that a birthday party was in…... » Read more