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Archives & Special Collections

Know our history

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

9:30 am–noon, 1:00 pm–4:30 pm
1:00 pm–4:30 pm
ASC - Closed 9:30AM - 12PM for class visit
9:30 am–noon, 1:00 pm–4:30 pm
9:30 am–noon, 1:00 pm–4:30 pm
9:30 am–noon, 1:00 pm–4:30 pm


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.

We are open to the public and welcome all researchers. Plan your visit will help you make the most of your research time. While no appointment is required to use the collections, we strongly encourage you to contact us in advance of your visit.

Need assistance?

  • Ask an archivist.
  • Stop by the Archives and Special Collections Reference Desk in Dwight Hall during open hours. An archivist is available at the desk to provide assistance.
  • 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.