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Vintage Mountain Day || Happy Mountain Day 2014!!!

Montage of vintage Mountain Day footage, circa 1940-60

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Happy Mountain Day, Mount Holyoke! To learn more about this tradition that dates back to 1838, come to the Archives and Special Collections at the basement of Dwight, and pick up a Mountain Day zine made by Iris Pavitt ‘15.

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We love classes in the Archives! This week I’ve had the opportunity to teach two very different classes: a 10 student advanced seminar on Emily Dickinson and a 19 student first-year seminar on World War One. Introducing students to Mount Holyoke history and the thrill of primary source research is one of the absolute best parts of my job. 

- Leslie Fields, Head of Archives and Special Collections

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It Aint Me Babe

Womens Liberation

1970

THE FIRST AMERICAN COMIC BOOK PRODUCED ENTIRELY BY WOMEN

Trina Robbins, Lisa Lyons, and Michele Brand, and other collaborating artists

 This is the second edition of the first American comic brook produced entirely by women.It was a part of an underground publication of the Berkeley-based Women’s Liberation Basement Press. This week is National Banned Books Week, and we’re drawing attention to the controversies surrounding comic books as reading material.

This is a treasure from the Archives and Special Collections.  Visit it live in the treasure case in the reading room.  To find out more visit us online or in person in the cellar of Dwight!  And don’t miss the LITS Banned Books events this week.

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Happy banned books week!  Join us this afternoon from 4-5 in the Stimson Room.  And be sure to check out our Banned Books Pinterest board!

Happy banned books week!  Join us this afternoon from 4-5 in the Stimson Room.  And be sure to check out our Banned Books Pinterest board!

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Mary Woolley and Jeannette Marks || Caroline’s summer at the archives

Watch this video and learn about the love story between Mary Emma Woolley, the 11th President of Mount Holyoke College, and Jeannette Marks, a Mount Holyoke English professor.

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Where are you? We’ll if you’re particularly anywhere (or hiding in your dorm room watching Game of Thrones) come to Crafternoon which is running till 5:30. Plenty of time to make a journal! #mountholyoke #archives #crafternoon

Where are you? We’ll if you’re particularly anywhere (or hiding in your dorm room watching Game of Thrones) come to Crafternoon which is running till 5:30. Plenty of time to make a journal! #mountholyoke #archives #crafternoon

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White Gloves and Party Manners

Written by Marjabelle Young and Ann Buchwald

Illustrated by Christiane

1965 First Edition

 

This is an illustrated guide to manners for “little girls (and their brothers, too)” written by Young and Buchwald.  Illustrated by French fashion illustrator, Christiane, advice includes instructions on taking a bubble bath, cleaning your finger nails, answering the door at a party, and striking up pleasant conversation.  While outdated, this book offers a nice glimpse into history.  White Gloves and Party Manners is a new acquisition for the Special Collections and is now a part of our “How to be a ‘good girl’” treasury.

This book is a treasure from the Mount Holyoke College Special Collections.  See it live in the treasure case of the library reading room!  To find out more visit us online or in the cellar of Dwight.

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Love this!  Wouldn’t it be fun to have “Evolution of a MoHo’s Desk”?

Evolution of the Desk (1980-2014)

gif: grofjardanhazy, original video via Best Reviews

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Join us tomorrow in the Archives reading room (basement of Dwight) for crafting galore!  We’ll be making reading reflection journals.  All are welcome.

Join us tomorrow in the Archives reading room (basement of Dwight) for crafting galore!  We’ll be making reading reflection journals.  All are welcome.

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New buttons designs headed your way soon! #mountholyoke #archives #honkhonkitsjorge

New buttons designs headed your way soon! #mountholyoke #archives #honkhonkitsjorge