mhc history

Is That You, Emily Dickinson?

Newly Discovered Daguerreotype Could be Only Second Known Photo of the Poet While the one authenticated image of Emily Dickinson has become an iconic portrait, for the past 125 years scholars and enthusiasts have only been able to peer into the eyes of the inscrutable…... » Read more

Mary Lyon letter (detail)

Letter in Mary Lyon’s handwriting discovered!

A newly discovered business letter written by Mary Lyon in 1836 was just purchased by the College. Leslie Fields, director of  Archives and Special Collections, says it's the first time in a decade a Mary Lyon letter was known to be for sale. Although written in…... » Read more

Just the Yarn shelves of yarn

Strands of Time

Unraveling Knitting’s Enduring Appeal at MHC Often I’ve slipped back in memory to an anthropology class, Marriage and the Family, in the fall of my junior year. I sit at the end of the second row, knitting maroon wool into a sweater for my boyfriend, while up front Mr. Lobb…... » Read more

What Would Mary Lyon Say?

Many and varied voices have claimed to speak for Mount Holyoke’s founder.   “Good morning, young ladies!” At the sound of those words “in a tone so like Miss Lyon’s,” the assembled daughters of Mount Holyoke rose in unison “with great enthusiasm.” It was 1887…... » Read more