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Sandra Nichols Ward correspondence, 1961-1965.
1 box (0.42 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 0597 (LD 7092.8 Ward)

Ward, Sandra MacDonald Nichols, 1943- ; Librarian. Mount Holyoke College graduate, 1965. Mount Holyoke College faculty member, since 1992. Papers contain letters written to her family. Primarily documenting her life as a student at Mount Holyoke, her summer employment and her work with Operation Crossroads Africa in Gambia.

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Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections
South Hadley, MA

Biographical Note

Sandra MacDonald Nichols graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 1965, and married Peter Langdon Ward that summer. She received an M.A. from the Columbia University School of Library Sciences in 1966, and worked for fifteen years as the Undergraduate Science Librarian at Stanford University. In 1992 she became the Science Librarian at Mount Holyoke College.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Sandra MacDonald Nichols Ward Correspondence contains letters to Ward's parents and sister, describing social and academic activities while a student at Mount Holyoke College. Also includes letters describing summer employment as a chambermaid at Star Island, New Hamphsire, a Unitarian-Universalist conference site, 1962 and 1963, as well as her experiences working with Operation Crossroads Africa in Gambia, in 1964.

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Sandra Nichols Ward Correspondence, Mount Holyoke College, Archives and Special Collections, South Hadley, Massachusetts

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South Hadley, MA 01075

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The following terms represent persons, organizations, and topics documented in this collection. Use these headings to search for additional materials on this web site, in the Five College Library Catalog, or in other library catalogs and databases.

  • Nichols, Sandra, Class of 1965.
  • Ward, Sandra Nichols, 1943-
  • Africa.
  • College students - Massachusetts - Correspondence.
  • Crossroads Africa.
  • Gambia - Social conditions.
  • Mount Holyoke College - Biography.
  • Mount Holyoke College - Student life - 1961-1965.
  • Mount Holyoke College - Students - Summer employment.
  • Student volunteers in social service.
  • Women college students - Massachusetts - Correspondence.

Genre terms
  • Letters- Collections

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