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Deborah Simpson Hutchings Papers, 1974 - 1978
0.5 linear feet (1 box)
Collection number: MS 0834

Hutchings, Deborah Richards Simpson, 1956-; Mount Holyoke College graduate, 1978. Papers contain correspondence and photographs primarily documenting her academic and personal life during her undergraduate studies (1974-1978).

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Restrictions on use:

Use of the collection is governed by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S.C.).

Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections

Biographical Note

Deborah Simpson Hutchings is a 1978 graduate of Mount Holyoke College.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Deborah Simpson Hutchings Papers, 1974-1978, are comprised ofcorrespondence, biographical materials, and photographs. The correspondence consists of letters and postcards that she wrote to her parents, younger sisters, and grandfather while she was a student at Mount Holyoke College from 1974-1978. In the letters she discusses the process of adjusting to college, course registration, preparing for exams, housing arrangements, the cost of books, employment, and the Student Government Association. Two SGA topics of note are students serving on the Board of Trustees and the grading system at Mount Holyoke. She also discusses friendships, shopping in Amherst, MA and Northampton, MA, concerts, movies, plays, church, playing sports, patchwork, being a member of Campus Gold Girl Scouts, and traveling. The biographical materials (1974-1978) consist of a press release that concerns her enrollment at Mount Holyoke in 1974 and a graduation announcement. There are 14 three by five inch color snapshots that feature Ms. Hutchings as an undergraduate student and campus landmarks, including Lower Lake and the 1837 and North Mandelle dormitories.

This collection is organized into three series:

  1. Correspondence (1974-1978)
  2. Biographical Information (1974, 1978)
  3. Photographs (1974-1977)

The correspondence, biographical information, and photographs are arranged chronologically.

Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:


Restrictions on use:

Use of the collection is governed by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S.C.).

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Deborah Simpson Hutchings Papers, Archives and Special Collections, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA

History of the Collection

Processing Information

The papers were processed by Crystal L. Johnson, 2005.

Additional Information
Contact Information
Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections
8 Dwight Hall
50 College St.
South Hadley, MA 01075

Phone: (413) 538-2013
Fax: (413) 538-2370

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Related Collection

See Alumnae Biographical Files for a high school photograph.

Contents List
1974 - 1978
(12 folders)

1974 September-October

Box 1:1
1974 November-December

Box 1:2
1975 January-February

Box 1:3
1975 March-April

Box 1:4
1975 April-May

Box 1:5
1975 September-December

Box 1:6
1976 January-February

Box 1:7
1976 March-May

Box 1:8
1976 September-December

Box 1:9
1977 January-May

Box 1:10
1977 September-December

Box 1:11
1978 January-May

Box 1:12
Biographical Information
1974, 1978
(1 folder)
Box 1:13
1974 - 1977
(1 folder)
Box 1:14

Search Terms
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.

  • Campus Gold Girl Scouts
  • Hutchings, Deborah Simpson
  • Mount Holyoke College -- Curricula
  • Mount Holyoke College -- Religious life -- 1974-1978
  • Mount Holyoke College -- Student expenses -- 1974-1978
  • Mount Holyoke College -- Student life -- 1974-1978
  • Mount Holyoke College -- Students
  • Prudential Asset Management Company
  • Prudential Insurance Company of America.

Genre terms
  • correspondence
  • photographs

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