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Frederic and Elsa Sell

Mount Holyoke: A Haven from the Holocaust

In 1937 a promising academic career in Germany came to a skidding halt, when Professor Friedrich (or Frederic, as he was known later) Carl Sell refused to divorce his Jewish wife, Elsa. Sell had studied history, German literature, art history, and philosophy at the Universities…... » Read more

Mary Lyon houskeeping hints

Mary Lyon’s Recipes & Housekeeping Hints

Among the collection of Mary Lyon’s papers are a booklet of recipes and housekeeping hints written in her slanted hand. Though difficult to read due to her script, faded paper, and ink blotches, we were able to decipher a few of the recipes, below. See the scanned booklet…... » Read more