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Mount Holyoke Votes

Mount Holyoke Votes: The History of Student Activism for Voting Rights

an exhibition of Archives & Special Collections

Votes for women dress

Three Lynk summer interns in Archives & Special Collections, Eva Jeffers '20, Ellie Norman '20 and Gabrielle Spano '21, co-curated Mount Holyoke Votes: The History of Student Activism for Voting Rights. This exhibition explores Mount Holyoke student activism for voting rights from the 1890s through the 1960s with personal letters, photographs, printed materials and one beautiful dress from an alumna from the class of 1916. The student curators also interviewed the four founding members of the Committee on Civil Rights from the Class of 1962 and the co-chair of the Civil Actions Group from the Class of 1967 and excerpts from these interviews are included in the display.

Join us in celebrating the Lynk interns' excellent work with an opening event on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 4:30 pm. The student curators will lead a tour of the exhibit and there will be treats. 

(Photograph by Laura Shea, Digital Collections Coordinator & Museum Photographer, Mount Holyoke College Art Museum.)