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Calling all English majors, Shakespeare enthusiasts, and lovers of puns! This is the cover of little booklet called “Shakespearean Romance”. The booklet has questions about the lives of two lovers and the person answering has to give the title of one of Shakespeare’s plays as an answer.
Think you’re up for the task? Submit your best answers to our inbox (please don’t reblog and give your answers away!) and we’ll see who has the best answers! Keep and eye out and next week we’ll post what Gladys E. Teele, class of 1916, answered!
What were the lovers names?
What did she say when he proposed to her?
What was their courtship like?
Of whom did he buy the ring?
When were they married?
Who were the best man and maid of honor?
Who were the ushers?
Who gave the reception?
In what kind of a place did they live?
What did her disposition prove to be?
What was the chief occupation after marriage?
What caused their first quarrel?
What did they give each other?
What Roman ruler brought about reconciliation?
What did their wedded life prove to be?
What did their friends say?

Calling all English majors, Shakespeare enthusiasts, and lovers of puns! This is the cover of little booklet called “Shakespearean Romance”. The booklet has questions about the lives of two lovers and the person answering has to give the title of one of Shakespeare’s plays as an answer.

Think you’re up for the task? Submit your best answers to our inbox (please don’t reblog and give your answers away!) and we’ll see who has the best answers! Keep and eye out and next week we’ll post what Gladys E. Teele, class of 1916, answered!

  1. What were the lovers names?
  2. What did she say when he proposed to her?
  3. What was their courtship like?
  4. Of whom did he buy the ring?
  5. When were they married?
  6. Who were the best man and maid of honor?
  7. Who were the ushers?
  8. Who gave the reception?
  9. In what kind of a place did they live?
  10. What did her disposition prove to be?
  11. What was the chief occupation after marriage?
  12. What caused their first quarrel?
  13. What did they give each other?
  14. What Roman ruler brought about reconciliation?
  15. What did their wedded life prove to be?
  16. What did their friends say?
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A very cool encyclopedia from the rare book collection!

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Members of the class of 1967 in a dorm room.  They’re the grandmother class of our firsties! 
Mount Holyoke Archives and Special Collections Digital Images

Members of the class of 1967 in a dorm room.  They’re the grandmother class of our firsties! 

Mount Holyoke Archives and Special Collections Digital Images

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Don’t forget to thank a librarian today for National Library Week!
Students study in the library :: circa 1876 :: Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections Digital Images

Don’t forget to thank a librarian today for National Library Week!

Students study in the library :: circa 1876 :: Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections Digital Images

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Above: Two students from the Class of 1944 sitting on a rock atop Mt. Holyoke on a fall day

Below: A happy embrace during Commencement Weekend for the Class of 1989

Our first two reunion Pinterest boards are up!  Find the 1944 board and the 1989 board by clicking on the years (secret links)!  

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Looks like the class of 1909 had a little competition from the class of 1910. While the Griffins wrote a musical, the Pegasi wrote an opera! 

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nypl:

There is untold wealth in library collections, and, like every good librarian, NYPL’s own Jessica Pigza loves to share. In her book BiblioCraft, Jessica hones her literary hunting-and-gathering skills to help creatives of all types, from DIY hobbyists to fine artists, develop projects based on library resources. Check it out yourself at one of NYPL’s branches!

We love this book!  It’s been an inspiration for our monthly Crafternoons!

nypl:

There is untold wealth in library collections, and, like every good librarian, NYPL’s own Jessica Pigza loves to share. In her book BiblioCraft, Jessica hones her literary hunting-and-gathering skills to help creatives of all types, from DIY hobbyists to fine artists, develop projects based on library resources. Check it out yourself at one of NYPL’s branches!

We love this book!  It’s been an inspiration for our monthly Crafternoons!

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Group of students sharing a newspaper on the steps of South Mandelle Hall :: 1947 :: MHC Archives and Special Collections Digital Images

Group of students sharing a newspaper on the steps of South Mandelle Hall :: 1947 :: MHC Archives and Special Collections Digital Images

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Hours in a Library
By Virginia Woolf
1957
 
Happy National Library Week!  We bring you this essay, one of over 500 written by Woolf, about the distinction between those who read for love of reading and those who read for love of learning.  Whichever you may be, pick up a library book this week and thank your local librarians!
 

This is a treasure from the Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections.  To find out more visit us in the basement of Dwight!

Hours in a Library

By Virginia Woolf

1957

 

Happy National Library Week!  We bring you this essay, one of over 500 written by Woolf, about the distinction between those who read for love of reading and those who read for love of learning.  Whichever you may be, pick up a library book this week and thank your local librarians!

 

This is a treasure from the Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections.  To find out more visit us in the basement of Dwight!

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In 1964 the Mount Holyoke College Alumnae Association published this pamphlet “Do You Think You Want A Job?” and attached it to that winter’s issue of the Alumnae Quarterly magazine. It was only 50 years ago that “your husband and his job demand first consideration.”