There’s More in Our Closet

Web ExclusiveView Samples of the Collection
Feast your eyes on this photo  of fashions from the Mount Holyoke clothing archive’s “closet.” This is just a small selection of what the archive contains.

Got Vintage?
If you have vintage clothing items you’d like to give to the archive or would like to contribute to the collection’s conservation and preservation, please contact: Elaine Bergeron, theatre arts lecturer and costume shop manager (413-538-2180 or Vanessa James, theatre arts department chair (413-538-2832 or

About the Author of “Listening to Clothes”
Lynne Barrett ’72’s most recent book of short stories is Magpies, which won the Gold Medal for General Fiction in the 2012 Florida Book Awards. Her work has appeared inMiami NoirA Dixie ChristmasDelta BluesEllery Queen’s Mystery MagazineApalachee ReviewSaw Palm, the Southern Women’s Review, and many other anthologies and magazines. Magpies is her third collection of short stories. She has received the Edgar Allan Poe Award for best mystery story from the Mystery Writers of America and fellowships from the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts. With her husband and son, she lives in Miami. She teaches at Florida International University and edits The Florida Book Review.

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