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Mount Holyoke President Mary Woolley’s medal collection: Markers of a distinguished career

During her lifetime Mary Woolley, who served as Mount Holyoke president from 1901–1937, amassed a collection of about two dozen medals, coins, ribbons and badges that is now housed in the College’s Archives and Special Collections. In 1937 Woolley was the first woman to be…... » Read more

Mount Holyoke sustainability initiatives on display

Over the past year visitors to Mount Holyoke may have noticed the installation of 10 new signs throughout campus: green in color, green in focus. An initiative led by the Miller Worley Center for the Environment, and rooted in the current strategic plan, the signs…... » Read more

Alumna’s New Guinean Objects Provide History Lessons for Student Intern

Gifts from Mary Olmsted ’41 Jamie Collings ’18 begins his research with the objects in a collection that immediately catch his eye. “I might do background research on the provenance/provenience of an object—trying to understand its history or how it came to be part of…... » Read more

Archival Equestrian Materials Presented at the Art Museum

The Material Life of Equestriennes, A recent display at the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum featured this traditional English women’s riding hat and saddle. Estimated to be about two hundred years old, the hat is still remarkably intact. And it is remarkably different from the…... » Read more