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Welcome and Updates

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Archives and Special Collections staff began working remotely on March 16th and will continue to do so until further notice. Our reading room is now closed. In-person research and digitization services are halted, and all other services will be limited and delayed for the foreseeable future.
Mount Holyoke course support is the primary priority of Archives and Special Collections at this time. Minimal reference services are available via remote staff, and any requests requiring materials investigation will be held in the order that they were received and responded to once the campus is opened.

Documenting your personal experience of the coronavirus experience
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 Thank you for helping to preserve our history.