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#transformationtuesday There is little difference between this early twentieth century lantern slide from the @mhcarchives and the scene in the stacks today. #LITStagram (at Mount Holyoke College)

#transformationtuesday There is little difference between this early twentieth century lantern slide from the @mhcarchives and the scene in the stacks today. #LITStagram (at Mount Holyoke College)

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It’s INTERNATIONAL ZINE LIBRARY DAY!

Come visit the Archives and Special Collections online or in-person to feast your fingers and eyes on zines from the Margaret Rooks papers, featuring punk rock fanzines and Riot Grrrl representation.

The Archives are open every day this week from 9:30am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:30pm for your reading pleasure, but our digital collections are always open to your perusal!

Pages from “Riot Grrrl! - A Valley Grrrl Production” issue #2, Margaret Rooks Papers :: Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections :: March, 1992

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Take a look at the new Mt. Holyoke LITStagram for an insider view of the wonderful people, places, and things in the library and beyond, with contributions from the archives & special collections.

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#throwbackthursday Library staff members pose on a spiral staircase in the reading room (at Mount Holyoke College)

#throwbackthursday Library staff members pose on a spiral staircase in the reading room (at Mount Holyoke College)

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Antikamnia Calendar cover, illustrated by Louis Crusius::Mount Holyoke College Archives & Special Collections::1899

Antikamnia Calendar cover, illustrated by Louis Crusius::Mount Holyoke College Archives & Special Collections::1899

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Fringed polygala, also known as gaywings, from the herbarium of Emma Hicks Downing, non-graduate of the class of 1865 (at Mount Holyoke College)

Fringed polygala, also known as gaywings, from the herbarium of Emma Hicks Downing, non-graduate of the class of 1865 (at Mount Holyoke College)

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spring beauty collected, pressed, and drawn by Alice A. Rogers, class of 1912, on May 8th, 1906 (at Mount Holyoke College)

spring beauty collected, pressed, and drawn by Alice A. Rogers, class of 1912, on May 8th, 1906 (at Mount Holyoke College)

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More about zines from our sisters at the Barnard Zine Collection

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Engraving by Catherine or Elisabeth Haussard, from Mémoires pour servir à l’histoire des insectes, by René-Antoine Ferchault de Reaumur::Mount Holyoke Archives & Special Collections::1734
Reaumur’s observations of wasps chewing and spitting out wood to build their papery nests eventually led to the idea of making paper from wood pulp.

Engraving by Catherine or Elisabeth Haussard, from Mémoires pour servir à l’histoire des insectes, by René-Antoine Ferchault de Reaumur::Mount Holyoke Archives & Special Collections::1734

Reaumur’s observations of wasps chewing and spitting out wood to build their papery nests eventually led to the idea of making paper from wood pulp.