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Archives & Special Collections

Know our history

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Dwight Hall
LITS Complex
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Explore Mount Holyoke history in letters, photographs, scrapbooks and artifacts. Do research with the collected primary sources and rare books and enjoy the student-curated exhibits.

Hours this week

Service desks are closed during all College holidays.

Monday - Friday, 9:30am-noon and 1-4:30pm


Archives and Special Collections is Mount Holyoke. We collect, preserve and share the stories of the Mount Holyoke community — its people and its physical places — from the school’s founding in 1837 to the present day.

Materials that you can use for research and teaching in Archives and Special Collections include photographs, letters, diaries, scrapbooks, rare books and much more. Consult our research page for more information about our collections.


Need assistance?

  • Ask an archivist
  • Email us at to set up a video chat appointment for reference assistance. 
  • Beginning August 23, 2021, Mount Holyoke students, staff, and faculty can make appointments for in-person visits. 
  • Phone us at 413-538-3079.
  • Write us at Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections, 50 College Street, 8 Dwight Hall, South Hadley, MA, 01075.