What Did Virginia Apgar ’29 Carry in Her Medical Bag?

Dr. Virginia Apgar ’29 is most known for changing the landscape of obstetric medicine with her invention in 1952 of the Apgar Score, the first standardized method for evaluating newborn health. But do you know what she carried in her medical bag? Mount Holyoke Archives…... » Read more

Kathryn Hobbie ’69 Performs Whimsical Opera for Elementary School Children

For more than five years Kathryn Hobbie ’69 and her cast of characters have been entertaining and educating elementary school children about the world of opera. Through the production Opera the Great Hobbie and five performers from the nonprofit Opera Quest Northwest travel to elementary schools…... » Read more

Original Dorm Fire Rope Sent to the Archives by the Class of 1922

Last spring, in a box of materials received from members of the Mount Holyoke class of 1922, staff at Archives and Special Collections discovered an original dormitory fire rope. Before fire escapes were widely installed on campus buildings students relied on these ropes—which were kept…... » Read more

Alumnae Fellowships Fund the Furthering of International Perspectives

“As a first-generation Japanese immigrant to the United States, I have personal experiences that I’d like to write about to contribute to the tapestry of migrant stories,” says Megumi Yoshida ’09, a 2017 recipient of a Frances Mary Hazen Fellowship from the Alumnae Association. Yoshida…... » Read more