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, contribute to a crowdsourced transcription project 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.
Transform/Transcribe is a crowdsourced transcription project from Archives and Special Collections. Join us in transcribing the letters of Jeannette Marks and Mary Woolley, the papers of Caroline A. Henderson (1901) and Mount Holyoke early letters and diaries, 1837 – 1849. It’s a fun way to help make the MHC collections more accessible! Request an account.
Collegewomen.org: documenting the history of women in higher education is a searchable collection of diaries, letters, scrapbooks and photographs from the archives of a select group of the earliest women’s colleges in the United States, including Mount Holyoke.
MHC Web Archives is a collection of archived websites from mtholyoke.edu, 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 archive, please contact us!