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Digital collections

The Mount Holyoke College digital collections bring together the community’s scholarship with cultural and historical materials available online. From this page, you can access digital Archives materials and explore the work produced by MHC faculty and student scholars. Browse the back issues of the Mount Holyoke News, read the letters of first-years from one hundred years ago, view and save archival photos, or be inspired by student honors work and research projects.

Five College Compass: Digital Collections

Five College Compass is a gateway to the digital collections from Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith colleges. Search photographs, postcards, letters, newspapers and other primary source documents, all from a single site.

Mount Holyoke women protest apartheid in South Africa

Image of Mount Holyoke students protesting apartheid, from the Student Organizations Records collection.

MHC Exhibits

Explore the history of the College through online exhibits curated by Archives and Special Collections.

Mary Emma Woolley and Jeannette Marks

MHC Institutional Repository

The Institutional Repository preserves and showcases the scholarly work of MHC’s faculty and students, including student theses and honors work, recordings of the College’s annual LEAP Symposium presentations, faculty projects, and publications and more.

LEAP student symposium header

Photo of a student presenter at the 2017 LEAP Symposium

Special Projects

  • MHC Web Archives is a collection of archived websites from, including academic departments and programs, administrative offices, and content related to student life and campus activities. See College Archives for more details and assistance.

If you have any questions about our digital collections, exhibits, or the institutional repository, please contact us!