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Valentines Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts.
Selected items from this collection are also available in Early Valentines: An Online Exhibit.
History of the Collection
The valentines in the collection were donated by Marguerite A. Davol, a Mount Holyoke College faculty member, in 1993, Marjorie Eames, a collector, in 1989, Helen Laws, Class of 1910, and anonymous donors. One valentine came from the Memory book of Alice Carter, Class of 1887, donated by Helen M. Newman in 1979. Jean P. Favalora donated her book Valentines: A Loving Remembrance in 1995. A History of Valentines by Ruth Webb Lee was donated by Lee Williams, Class of 1956.
The collection was formerly housed in the Esther Howland Alumnae Biographical file. It was united into one collection and processed in May 2006 by Ralitsa Donkova.