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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

Normal service hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

All services are conducted remotely.


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.

Although the physical ASC reading room space will be closed during Fall 2020, we are available to help you with your remote research and to help faculty teach online with primary sources. Read this guide to learn more about our remote services and digital collections.


Need assistance?

  • Ask an archivist
  • Email us at to set up a video chat appointment for reference assistance. 
  • Mount Holyoke students, staff, and faculty can drop-in to our weekly open Zoom reference chat time, Wednesdays from 4 to 5pm EST.
  • 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.