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Archives and Special Collections Research Services

Welcome to Archives and Special Collections

Archives and Special Collections (ASC) collects, preserves and shares the stories of the Mount Holyoke community — its people and its physical places — from the school’s founding in 1837 to the present day. The ASC team is Leslie Fields, Head of Archives and Special Collections; Deborah Richards, College Archivist; and Micha Broadnax, Digital Projects Archivist. We are available to help you with your research and to help faculty teach with primary sources. Please read this guide to learn more about our services. If you have additional questions or would like to schedule an in-person visit, a phone call, or a video call appointment, email us at 

Our Mission

Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections advances direct engagement in learning, research, and creative work through providing staff expertise and exceptional collections. We collect, preserve, and make available primary sources in many areas and across many disciplines and historical periods. We nourish creative research and teaching for a broad audience. We seek to provide an inclusive and respectful environment for members of all communities. 

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