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Students enjoy a day picnicking by the lake::Mount Holyoke Archives & Special Collections::December 2, 1926
There are lots of students outside picnicking on campus today. Picnics were referred to as “bats” by student from about 1920 to 1935. The 1923 Freshman Handbook defines bats as “picnics with a bunch; usually you cook hot “dogs” on long sticks over an open fire.”

Students enjoy a day picnicking by the lake::Mount Holyoke Archives & Special Collections::December 21926

There are lots of students outside picnicking on campus today. Picnics were referred to as “bats” by student from about 1920 to 1935. The 1923 Freshman Handbook defines bats as “picnics with a bunch; usually you cook hot “dogs” on long sticks over an open fire.”

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::Mount Holyoke Archives & Special Collections:: Top picture: Mary Woolley and Jeannette Marks with their dog, circa 1930-1940. Bottom picture: Jeannette marks walking several dogs, circa 1925-1930.

We missed National Dog Day a couple of days ago—and here is what we have to make up for it!

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::Mount Holyoke Archives and Special Collections:: 1975
Happy Women’s Equality Day! 
"NEVER AGAIN A SEASON OF SILENCE ON THIS GREEN EARTH UNTIL WOMEN EVERYWHERE HAVE THE SAME RIGHTS AS MAN"
Annual Alumnae Parade at Mount Holyoke College in 1975. 

::Mount Holyoke Archives and Special Collections:: 1975

Happy Women’s Equality Day! 

"NEVER AGAIN A SEASON OF SILENCE ON THIS GREEN EARTH UNTIL WOMEN EVERYWHERE HAVE THE SAME RIGHTS AS MAN"

Annual Alumnae Parade at Mount Holyoke College in 1975. 

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Take a sneak peek at the exhibit on view at the Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections!

This exhibit, named Herbaria: Plants of the Past, showcases Mount Holyoke’s tradition for rigorous science education, which began in the seminary days. Click here to read a blog post by the curator, Kimberly Dildine’16. And don’t forget to come to the ground floor of Dwight to see the physical exhibit before October 15th!

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This little library, shown here in 1887, grew up into the towering building that houses our books today. The library building was replaced by the first version of the current structure in 1905. #TransformationTuesday (at Mount Holyoke College)

This little library, shown here in 1887, grew up into the towering building that houses our books today. The library building was replaced by the first version of the current structure in 1905. #TransformationTuesday (at Mount Holyoke College)

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Upperclasswomen greet first year students at Field Memorial Gate::Mount Holyoke College Archives & Special Collections:: circa 1910
Welcome new international students!
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::Mount Holyoke College Archives & Special Collections:: circa 1978-1979

Mount Holyoke students wearing “DIVEST” buttons at the 1978 and 1979 commencements. In the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, Mount Holyoke students championed for the college to divest from companies that did business in South Africa to oppose apartheid. The Board of Trustees voted to divest in November, 1985. Click here to learn more from the AP News Archive. 

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Dwight Hall interior, with a class in the art gallery::Mount Holyoke College Archives & Special Collections::ca. 1950-1960