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ASC research

Welcome

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. If you have additional questions or would like to schedule a video call appointment, please email us. Mount Holyoke students, faculty, and staff can drop-in to our live weekly Zoom reference chats on Wednesdays from 4 to 5pm EST to ask questions and receive assistance. 

Staff are working remotely and are continuing to support research and instructional needs as much as possible with limited access to physical collections. Please note we are prioritizing requests from Mount Holyoke College faculty, staff and students, but will endeavor to respond to all researchers, although response times may take longer than usual.

Documenting your personal experience of the coronavirus pandemic
Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections has initiated a campus-wide project to encourage students, faculty, staff, alums and other members of our community to document their personal experiences during the coronavirus outbreak and contribute them to the College history collection. While the College’s official response to this unprecedented event will be recorded and preserved in the Archives, we want to ensure that your personal experiences and reactions are included as well. All members of the campus community are invited and encouraged to participate.

We are interested in your stories about the shift to remote instruction and learning, studying and working from home, living on campus at this time, the ways you and your friends and family are staying in touch during this period of social distancing, and so on. Please use this Google Form to submit your items. If you have questions or need technical assistance, please reach out to us at archives@mtholyoke.edu. Thank you for helping to preserve our history.