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Hildegard Zippert (GS ‘51-52) interviewing Marianne Landre (Class of ‘53), circa 1951, and two Archives Assistants chatting on the same window seat, 2014. #transformationtuesday #LITStagram (at Mount Holyoke College)

Hildegard Zippert (GS ‘51-52) interviewing Marianne Landre (Class of ‘53), circa 1951, and two Archives Assistants chatting on the same window seat, 2014. #transformationtuesday #LITStagram (at Mount Holyoke College)

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The Tale of The Flopsy Bunnies, 1909, The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes, 1911, The Tale of Tom Kitten, 1907, The Tale of Two Bad Mice, circa 1910, The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse, 1910, The Tale of Mr. Tod, 1912,and The Tailor of Gloucester, 1903::Mount Holyoke College Archives & Special Collections
Happy Birthday, Beatrix Potter! Beatrix Potter, author and illustrator of many beloved children’s books, including The Tale of Peter Rabbit, was born on this day in 1866.

The Tale of The Flopsy Bunnies, 1909, The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes, 1911, The Tale of Tom Kitten, 1907, The Tale of Two Bad Mice, circa 1910, The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse, 1910, The Tale of Mr. Tod, 1912,and The Tailor of Gloucester, 1903::Mount Holyoke College Archives & Special Collections

Happy Birthday, Beatrix Potter! Beatrix Potter, author and illustrator of many beloved children’s books, including The Tale of Peter Rabbit, was born on this day in 1866.

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Notes on the Summer’s Farm Work and the Farmerettes::Mount Holyoke College Archives & Special Collections::circa 1914-1918

One hundred years ago today World War I began. During the war years students at Mount Holyoke took on extra responsibilities, taking extra-curricular war emergency courses, conserving resources, and tending the college farm. Some students stayed on campus over the summer to work on the farm, and you can read about their summer here.

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"Men who are bald or have dandruff don’t attract us." Advertisement from The American Magazine, August 1928: Pinaud’s Eau de Quinine to keep those Mount Holyoke College students satisfied! 

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Our friends over at the Smith College Archives have declared today Feline Friday, so Mount Holyoke is jumping on the bandwagon with this festive feline from the early 1900s.
Cat framed by hearts and peonies :: Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections :: circa 1910

Our friends over at the Smith College Archives have declared today Feline Friday, so Mount Holyoke is jumping on the bandwagon with this festive feline from the early 1900s.

Cat framed by hearts and peonies :: Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections :: circa 1910

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Christmas party in Bucklandstudent on Santa’s lap::Mount Holyoke College Archives & Special Collections::1958-1961

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Cover of “The Sabbath School Teacher” by John Todd, 1856, with a handwritten note on the flyleaf saying, “I wish you a merry christmas.”

Cover of “The Sabbath School Teacher” by John Todd, 1856, with a handwritten note on the flyleaf saying, “I wish you a merry christmas.”

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Christmas cards sent to Cornelia Clapp::Mount Holyoke College Archives & Special Collections::Circa 1904-1934

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Five students take a break from studying to play cards around a Christmas Tree:: Mount Holyoke Archives and Special Collections :: circa 1940-1949
Merry Christmas Eve in July!

Five students take a break from studying to play cards around a Christmas Tree:: Mount Holyoke Archives and Special Collections :: circa 1940-1949

Merry Christmas Eve in July!

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Student and friend decorating a Christmas tree::Mount Holyoke College Archives & Special Collections::Circa 1967-1968
Trim your tree and cover your friends in tinsel, because tomorrow is Christmas In July! 

Student and friend decorating a Christmas tree::Mount Holyoke College Archives & Special Collections::Circa 1967-1968

Trim your tree and cover your friends in tinsel, because tomorrow is Christmas In July!