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Mary McHenry Papers , 1933-1996 (Bulk: 1946-1954, 1972-1993)
26 boxes (11.5 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 0845 (LD 7092.8 McHenry)

Abstract:
McHenry, Mary Elizabeth Williamson Murphy, 1933-present; college professor of English. Mount Holyoke College graduate, 1954. Mount Holyoke College faculty, 1974-1998. Papers contain correspondence, writings and speeches, course records, yearbooks, calendars and planners, subject files, family papers, biographical information, memorabilia, photographs and scrapbooks. Primarily concerning her academic work and social activities as a student at the Oakwood School and Mount Holyoke College, her teaching career at Mount Holyoke College and her experiences as an African-American student and professor during the 1940s-1990s.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

Unrestricted

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
South Hadley, MA

Biographical Note

Mary Elizabeth Williamson Murphy McHenry, Mount Holyoke College graduate and Mount Holyoke College professor of English, was born on January 23, 1933 in Washington DC to Alphonso Williamson, a supply officer at the Library of Congress, and Elizabeth Bennett Williamson, a teacher. She attended high school at the Oakwood School in Poughkeepsie, New York from 1946-1950, Mount Holyoke College from 1950-1954 and graduated with a bachelor's degree in English, received a master's degree in English Literature from Columbia University in 1960 and did graduate work beyond the master's level at George Washington University from 1961-1964. She married Harry Saunders Murphy, Jr. on July 31, 1954 and divorced circa 1959. She married Donald F. McHenry circa 1962 and divorced on August 18, 1976. She had one son with Murphy and two daughters with McHenry. McHenry taught as an instructor of English at Howard University from 1960-1963 and at George Washington University from 1964-1969. She was a Professor of English at Federal City College (now the University of DC) from 1969-1974. McHenry was an English professor at Mount Holyoke College from 1974-1998 and was also a member of the American Studies and the Black (later African-American) Studies departments.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The papers of Mary Elizabeth Williamson Murphy McHenry (1933- present) span the years 1933-1996 (bulk dates 1946-1954 and 1972-1993) and are organized into the following series: correspondence, writings and speeches, course records, yearbooks, calendars and planners, subject files, family papers, biographical information, memorabilia, photographs, scrapbooks. The correspondence and course records are the largest and most complete portions of the collection. The bulk of the collection details her time as a student at the Oakwood School and Mount Holyoke College and her professional career at Mount Holyoke College. The collection is primarily in English, with some correspondence in French.

The Course Records detail McHenry's education from elementary school through the graduate level with transcripts, graded work and notebooks, as well as documenting her career as a professor at Federal City College (1969-1974) and Mount Holyoke College (1974-1998) with syllabi, notes and graded student work from courses she taught.

The Correspondence series is mainly personal before 1960 and professional thereafter. The bulk of the series is personal correspondence detailing her time as a student at the Oakwood School and Mount Holyoke College. This personal correspondence includes letters to and from her parents from her childhood through adulthood, as well as many letters from other family members including her husbands and children. The professional correspondence in the series documents her career and includes letters and memos to and from her bosses, colleagues and students.

The Family Papers contain biographical material in the form of resumes, obituaries and diaries of several of McHenry's family members. The Biographical Information contains McHenry's birth certificate, academic transcripts, resumes, job applications and newspaper articles about her. The Memorabilia contains mementos saved by McHenry from piano recitals she gave, events she participated in and honors she was awarded such as a script from the 1952 Mount Holyoke College Junior show and a Phi Beta Kappa initiation sign. The Yearbook series contains McHenry's high school yearbooks. The Calendars and Planners series contains daily planners from McHenry's time as an undergraduate. The Subject Files contain programs from symposia she attended, instructions for grading Education Testing Services exams and lists of people and addresses arranged by McHenry. The Scrapbook contains birthday cards from her birth through age 10. The Photographs series contains photographs of McHenry and others 1933-1990s.

Material from this collection is available in an online digital format.


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

Unrestricted

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:

Mary McHenry Papers, Archives and Special Collections, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA

History of the Collection

Processing Information

Processed by Danielle Ryan, 2006


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

Email Reference Form: http://www.mtholyoke.edu/lits/library/arch/forms/areq.htm
URL: http://www.mtholyoke.edu/lits/library/arch/
Language
English, French

Series Descriptions
1940-1996, n.d.

Box
Arrangement:

Arranged Chronologically

Scope and content:

The Correspondence Series contains both professional and personal correspondence from elementary school through her career at Mount Holyoke College including letters to and from her parents, letters from her children, her husbands, friends, students and colleagues. There are some letters to her parents from other people and to each other.

Letters from the 1940s through 1954 mainly detail her life as a high school and college student through correspondence with her parents. This portion of the correspondence series is particularly extensive. Topics from this time period including her adjustment to the schools, her academic progress, her social life and her courtship with Harry Saunders Murphy, Jr.. There are also letters to her parents detailing her experiences living with the family of a wealthy doctor and then with the family of a miner during her 1950 trip to France through the "Experiment in International Living" program.

Letters from 1954 through the 1960s are mainly addressed to friends and family members and describe her adjustment to married life and motherhood, the difficulties and concerns of juggling family and career, her search for teaching jobs and her struggle to gain graduate education while caring for a family.

Letters from the 1970s through the 1990s primarily describe her professional career, first at Federal City College and more extensively at Mount Holyoke College. There is also correspondence detailing her weeklong 1972 visit to Mount Holyoke College as an "alumna in residence." The correspondence from her career at Mount Holyoke includes letters to many faculty and staff, often about standard college and departmental news and information, but also discussions of topics such as the status of African-American students, the general campus environment and the role of women's colleges in higher education. Additionally, there is much correspondence with students including praise of her teaching, updates about their lives after graduation and requests for recommendations. The material from this time span also includes personal correspondence such as letters to and from her daughters Christina and Elizabeth, her parents, Donald McHenry and many other friends and family members.

1952-1987

Box 7
Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically and by subject.

Scope and content:

The Writings and Speeches series contains unpublished essays and manuscripts by McHenry as well as a speech she delivered at the Oakwood School and two speeches she delivered as a professor at Mount Holyoke College events. These materials include her 1953 writings in Mount Holyoke College's Tempo Magazine, a report given at Federal City College about the English placement exam, notes; draft and a manuscript of a style guide co-authored by McHenry in 1972 (apparently unpublished), drafts of a work called "My Black Childhood," McHenry's proof reading corrections to a manuscript of John Irving's The World According to Garp, a small written work titled "Why I teach," a speech given by McHenry at the Oakwood School in 1952 about her trip to France, a transcript, program and sound recording of a speech given by McHenry at the 1972 Mount Holyoke College conference "Escape from the Circle: An Exploration of the Effect and Effectiveness of Education in Determining the roles of Women," and a speech given by McHenry at the conferring of an honorary doctoral degree to Maya Angelou.

circa 1944-1996, n.d. (bulk 1946-1954 and 1974-1993)

Box 9
Arrangement:

Arranged by subject and then by course number for courses McHenry took as an undergraduate at Mount Holyoke College, arranged chronologically and then by subject and course number for all other material.

Scope and content:

The Course Records contain documents both from McHenry's time as a student and from courses she taught as a professor of English. McHenry's student records document her elementary education through her master's work at Columbia. These records include graded work, notebooks, report cards and transcripts. The records of classes taught by McHenry span her early career at Federal City College, Howard and George Washington through her time at Mount Holyoke from the 1970s-1990s. These records include syllabi, her notes from the classes and graded student work.

1946-1950


Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and content:

The yearbooks series contains McHenry's 1946-1948 and 1950 yearbooks from the Oakwood School.

1946-1954


Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and content:

The Calendars and Planners Series contains a 1946 telephone and address book, a daily planner from 1949, and daily planners of the 1950-1954 academic years which record assignments and events.

1950s-1980


Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and content:

The subject files series contains programs and information from events attended by McHenry including the 1979 Consortium on Financing Higher Education: Conference on Campus Climates for Minorities, the 1972 Education Policy Symposium, and Speech 101 at Southern Illinois University, instructions and policy regarding grading exams for Educational Testing Services and lists of people and addresses arranged by McHenry.

1917-1980s


Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by name.

Scope and content:

The Family Papers Series contains biographical information about several of McHenry's family members. This material includes telegraphs of sympathy and the funeral registry related to the death of McHenry's maternal grandfather Franklin Bennett, a diary, eulogy and passport of McHenry's paternal aunt or great aunt Sarah Williamson Coleman, an elementary school transcript, teaching evaluations, pamphlet about the "Futurist Club" (which she co-founded) and a brief, handwritten memoir by McHenry's mother Elizabeth Bennett Williamson, college transcripts and employment applications of McHenry's second husband Donald F. McHenry, grades, articles and school information about McHenry's daughter Elizabeth McHenry and some financial information and travel planning information belonging to McHenry's parents Alphonso and Elizabeth Williamson.

1933-1985


Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by material type.

Scope and content:

The Biographical information Series includes McHenry's 1933 birth certificate, transcripts of her academic work from elementary school through college, a marriage license for her marriage to Harry Saunders Murphy, Jr., a divorce summons for her divorce from Donald F. McHenry, letters of inquiry and applications for numerous teachings jobs in the 1950s, different versions of her resume from 1970-1973, forms indicating her official acceptance of and/or resignation from jobs at the Library of Congress, Federal City College and Mount Holyoke College, an evaluation of her teaching at Federal City College in 1972 including descriptions of her courses, a self-evaluation and an evaluation of her students, applications for Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Whitney Foundation and newspaper and magazine articles about McHenry from the 1950s-1980s with topics as varied as notices of her marriages and awards she won in college to profiles and interviews about her experiences teaching at Mount Holyoke

1940s-1970s


Arrangement:

Arranged Chronologically.

Scope and content:

Memorabilia contains programs from McHenry's childhood piano recitals in the 1940s, pamphlets and souvenirs from a 1950 trip to France, programs from the Mount Holyoke college Freshman, Sophomore and Junior shows 1950-1953 in which McHenry performed, church bulletins announcing McHenry's gifts to the Calvary Episcopal Church and All Saints Church in honor of her grandfather, an announcement for McHenry's 1954 graduation from Mount Holyoke College, a Phi Beta Kappa sign from McHenry's initiation in 1954, a script for the 1952 Mount Holyoke College Junior Show, a small, hand-made book containing a humorous poem about McHenry called "A Book for MEW," a program from the 1973 Black Alumnae Conference and a program from the 1976 Mount Holyoke College reunion.

1933-1990s


Arrangement:

Arranged by category and chronologically.

Scope and content:

Contains photographs of McHenry from infancy through 1983, photographs of McHenry with other people and photographs of friends, family and colleagues including her parents, husbands and children.

1933-1943


This series contains one scrapbook with birthday cards for McHenry from family and friends from her birth through age 10.

Contents List
Correspondence
1940-1996, n.d.

Box
1940-July 1945


Box 1: folder 1
August-September 1945


Box 1: folder 2
January-September 1946


Box 1: folder 3
October 1946


Box 1: folder 4
November 1-11 1946


Box 1: folder 5
November 12-31 1946


Box 1: folder 6
December 1946


Box 1: folder 7
January-April 1947


Box 1: folder 8
April-October 16 1947


Box 2: folder 1
October 17-December 1947


Box 2: folder 2
January 1948


Box 2: folder 3
February-March 1948


Box 2: folder 4
April-May 1948


Box 2: folder 5
June-December 1948


Box 2: folder 6
January-March 1949


Box 2: folder 7
April-October 1949


Box 2: folder 8
November-December 1949


Box 2: folder 9
January-April 1950


Box 3: folder 1
May-June 1950


Box 3: folder 2
July 1950


Box 3: folder 3
August-October 1950


Box 3: folder 4
November-December 1950


Box 3: folder 5
January-March 1951


Box 3: folder 6
April-December 1951


Box 3: folder 7
January-July 1952


Box 3: folder 8
August-September 1952


Box 3: folder 9
October-December 1952


Box 3: folder 10
January-April 1953


Box 3: folder 11
May-June 1953


Box 4: folder 1
July-October 1953


Box 4: folder 2
November-December 1953


Box 4: folder 3
January-February 1954


Box 4: folder 4
March-April 1954


Box 4: folder 5
May-September 1954


Box 4: folder 6
August-December 1954


Box 4: folder 7
1955-1956


Box 4: folder 8
1957-1959


Box 4: folder 9
1960s


Box 4: folder 10
1970-1971


Box 5: folder 1
1972


Box 5: folder 2
January-April 1973


Box 5: folder 3
May-June 1973


Box 5: folder 4
July-September 1973


Box 5: folder 5
October-December 1973


Box 5: folder 6
1974


Box 5: folder 7
1975


Box 5: folder 8
January-July 1976


Box 5: folder 9
August-December 1976


Box 5: folder 10
January-July 1977


Box 6: folder 1
August-December 1977


Box 6: folder 2
January-May 1978


Box 6: folder 3
June-December 1978


Box 6: folder 4
1979


Box 6: folder 5
1980


Box 6: folder 6
1981


Box 6: folder 7
1982


Box 6: folder 8
1983


Box 7: folder 1
1984


Box 7: folder 2
1985


Box 7: folder 3
1986


Box 7: folder 4
1987


Box 7: folder 5
1988-1989


Box 7: folder 6
1990-1991


Box 7: folder 7
1992-1996


Box 7: folder 8
no date


Box 7: folder 9
no date


Box 7: folder 10
Writings and Speeches
1952-1987

Box 7
Speech on France at Oakwood School
1952

Box 8: folder 1
Tempo Magazine
1953

Box 8: folder 2
Federal City College English Placement Examination Report
circa 1971

Box 8: folder 3
Theme and technique: The Vision of the Black Novelist
circa 1972

Box 8: folder 4
Notes and Drafts of Style Guide
1972

Box 8: folder 5
Notes and Drafts of Style Guide, cont.'d
1972

Box 8: folder 6
Notes and Drafts of Style Guide, cont.'d
1972

Box 8: folder 7
Manuscript of Style Guide
1972

Box 8: folder 8
"Escape from the Circle" Notes and Sound Recording
1972-1973

Box 8: folder 9
"My black Childhood"
circa 1973

Box 8: folder 10
Various Writings
1975-1978

Box 8: folder 11
Edited Manuscript of The World According to Garp
circa 1977

Box 8: folder 12
"Why I Teach"
1985

Box 9: folder 1
Maya Angelou's Honorary Degree Conferring
1987

Box 9: folder 2
no date


Box 9: folder 3
Course Records
circa 1944-1996, n.d. (bulk 1946-1954 and 1974-1993)

Box 9
History Notebooks
circa 1944

Box 9: folder 4
1945-1946


Box 9: folder 5
1946


Box 9: folder 6
1946, cont.'d


Box 9: folder 7
1946-1947


Box 9: folder 8
1947


Box 9: folder 9
1947-1948


Box 9: folder 10
1947-1948, cont.'d


Box 9: folder 11
circa 1947-1948


Box 10: folder 1
1948


Box 10: folder 2
English
1948-1949

Box 10: folder 3
1949-1950


Box 10: folder 4
1949-1950, cont.'d


Box 10: folder 5
French Impressionist Art
circa 1946-1950

Box 10: folder 6
circa 1940s


Box 10: folder 7
circa 1940s, cont.'d


Box 10: folder 8
Chemistry B1
Fall 1950

Box 10: folder 9
English B1-B2 "Reading and Writing"
Spring 1951

Box 10: folder 10
English B4 "Great English Writers"
Spring 1951

Box 10: folder 11
English 209
Fall 1951

Box 10: folder 12
English 223
Fall 1951

Box 10: folder 13
English 231
Fall 1952

Box 10: folder 14
English 231, cont.'d
Fall 1952

Box 10: folder 15
English 204 "Elizabethan Drama"
Spring 1953

Box 11: folder 1
English 234
Spring 1953

Box 11: folder 2
English 339 "James Joyce"
Fall 1952

Box 11: folder 3
English 371
Fall 1953

Box 11: folder 4
English "Notes from Honors Work 'A Study of Herman Melville's Mardi'"
1954

Box 11: folder 5
English "Honors Thesis Bibliographic Notes"
1954

Box 11: folder 6
English "Honors Thesis: Notes, Drafts, papers"
1954

Box 11: folder 7
English "Honors Thesis, misc."
1954

Box 11: folder 8
English "Honors Examination"
1954

Box 11: folder 9
English, misc.
circa 1950-1954

Box 11: folder 10
English, misc.
circa 1950-1954

Box 11: folder 11
English, misc.
circa 1950-1954

Box 12: folder 1
French 201,202
1950-1951

Box 12: folder 2
French 207,208
Spring 1952

Box 12: folder 3
French 308
Spring 1953

Box 12: folder 4
Geology B1, B2
Fall 1951

Box 12: folder 5
German 213
Fall 1953

Box 12: folder 6
German 213
Spring

Box 12: folder 7
Philosophy B1-B2
1950-1951

Box 12: folder 8
Philosophy 242
Spring 1954

Box 12: folder 9
Philosophy 325
Fall 1953

Box 12: folder 10
Philosophy 325
Fall 1953

Box 12: folder 11
Various Subjects
1951-1952

Box 12: folder 12
Various Subjects
1950-1954

Box 12: folder 13
Various Subjects
1950-1954

Box 12: folder 14
Various Subjects
1953

Box 12: folder 15
Various Subjects
circa 1953

Box 12: folder 16
Columbia "American cultural Thought"
circa 1955-1960

Box 12: folder 17
Columbia "American cultural Thought" cont.'d
circa 1955-1960

Box 12: folder 18
Various Subjects
circa 1955-1960

Box 12: folder 19
Master's Degree Work
circa 1957

Box 13: folder 1
Master's Degree examination
1957

Box 13: folder 2
1959-1960


Box 13: folder 3
Master's Thesis
1960

Box 13: folder 4
1962


Box 13: folder 5
1962, cont.'d


Box 13: folder 6
circa 1962


Box 13: folder 7
circa 1963


Box 13: folder 8
English 122 "Chaucer"
Spring 1963

Box 13: folder 9
circa 1964-1969


Box 14: folder 1
circa 1964-1969, cont.'d


Box 14: folder 2
Summer, 1970


Box 14: folder 3
HE 101, HE 103, HE 104, HE 321
Fall 1970

Box 14: folder 4
circa 1970-1974


Box 14: folder 5
HE 215, 325, 365, 134, 237, 337
Summer, 1971

Box 14: folder 6
HE 215 "Critical Writing"
Summer 1971

Box 14: folder 7
HE 101
Fall 1973

Box 14: folder 8
English 102-20
1973

Box 14: folder 9
English 102
1973

Box 14: folder 10
English 105
1974

Box 14: folder 11
HE 100-HE 103
1974-1975

Box 14: folder 12
HE 335
1974

Box 15: folder 1
English 231 "Description"
1974-1975

Box 15: folder 2
English 102 "American Literature II: The American Quest for Personal Freedom"
Spring-Fall 1975

Box 15: folder 3
English 200
Spring 1975

Box 15: folder 4
English 170
Fall 1975

Box 15: folder 5
English 225 "Black American Writers: Prose Fiction"
Fall 1975

Box 15: folder 6
1975


Box 15: folder 7
English 225 "Black American Writers"
circa 1975

Box 15: folder 8
English 105 "Exposition"
Spring 1976

Box 15: folder 9
English 102 "Masks and Voices"
Fall 1976

Box 15: folder 10
English 225 "Major Black American Writers: Poetry and Drama"
Fall 1976, 1978

Box 15: folder 11
C100 "Workshop/Writing"
1977

Box 15: folder 12
English 170
1977

Box 15: folder 13
English 231 "Description"
1977

Box 15: folder 14
English 393 "Autobiography"
Spring 1977

Box 15: folder 15
English 100-04 "Writing Workshop"
Spring 1978

Box 16: folder 1
Spring 1978


Box 16: folder 2
Work by Penny Gill
Spring 1978

Box 16: folder 3
English 101
1978

Box 16: folder 4
English 101, cont.'d
1978

Box 16: folder 5
English 170
Spring 1979

Box 16: folder 6
English 393
Fall 1979

Box 16: folder 7
Miscellaneous
circa 1970s

Box 16: folder 8
Miscellaneous
circa 1970s

Box 16: folder 9
Miscellaneous
circa 1970s

Box 16: folder 10
English 101
circa 1970s

Box 17: folder 1
Notes on Critical Introduction and Essays
circa 1970s

Box 17: folder 2
Miscellaneous
circa 1970s

Box 17: folder 3
Miscellaneous
circa 1970s or 1980s

Box 17: folder 4
Miscellaneous
1979-1989

Box 17: folder 5
Macy Summer Program
1979-1980

Box 17: folder 6
Miscellaneous
circa 1979-1980

Box 17: folder 7
Unknown Science Course
1980

Box 17: folder 8
English 155 "Approaches to Literature: Analysis and Criticism"
Spring 1980

Box 17: folder 9
English 325 "Major Black American Writers: Prose and Fiction"
Spring 1980

Box 17: folder 10
English 102 "Masks and Voices"
Spring 1981

Box 17: folder 11
English 325 "Black American Writers: Poetry and Drama"
Spring 1981

Box 17: folder 12
English 372
Spring 1981

Box 18: folder 1
English 231
Fall 1981

Box 18: folder 2
English 282 "Intro to Short Story Writing"
Fall 1981

Box 18: folder 3
English 155 "Tellers and Tales"
Fall 1982

Box 18: folder 4
English 155
1982-1983

Box 18: folder 5
English 102 "Masks and Voices"
Spring 1983

Box 18: folder 6
English 155 B (02) "Approaches to Literature: Analysis and Criticism: Worlds, Images and Metaphors"
Spring 1983

Box 18: folder 7
English 102 "Tell me a Story"
Fall 1983

Box 18: folder 8
English 155 C (020) "Tellers and Tales"
Fall 1983

Box 18: folder 9
English 367
Fall 1983

Box 18: folder 10
English 101-102, 155 "misc. assignment sheets"
1984-1986

Box 18: folder 11
Miscellaneous
1984-1991

Box 18: folder 12
Miscellaneous
circa 1984-1985

Box 18: folder 13
Miscellaneous
circa 1984-1985

Box 18: folder 14
1985


Box 19: folder 1
English Independent Study "Black Voices"
Spring 1986

Box 19: folder 2
English 101
Fall 1986

Box 19: folder 3
Miscellaneous
1986

Box 19: folder 4
Miscellaneous
circa 1987-1988

Box 19: folder 5
Miscellaneous
Spring 1988

Box 19: folder 6
Amy Zuckerman Independent Study
Fall 1988-1989

Box 19: folder 7
Miscellaneous
circa 1988-1993

Box 19: folder 8
English 102 "Reading, Writing and Reasoning"
Fall 1989

Box 19: folder 9
English "Misc. Assignment Sheets for 200, 394, 231"
circa 1980s

Box 19: folder 10
circa 1980s


Box 19: folder 11
English 254 "Irish Literature"
Spring 1993

Box 19: folder 12
English 231 "Descriptive Writing"
Fall 1993

Box 19: folder 13
English 231 "Descriptive Writing" cont.'d
Fall 1993

Box 19: folder 14
English 231 "Descriptive Writing" cont.'d
Fall 1993

Box 20: folder 1
English 231 "Descriptive Writing" cont.'d
Fall 1993

Box 20: folder 2
English 231 "Descriptive Writing" cont.'d
Fall 1993

Box 20: folder 3
English 231 "Descriptive Writing" cont.'d
Fall 1993

Box 20: folder 4
English 251 "African American Literature"
Fall 1993

Box 20: folder 5
English 251 "African American Literature" cont.'d
Fall 1993

Box 20: folder 6
English 251 "African American Literature" cont.'d
Fall 1993

Box 20: folder 7
Miscellaneous
1993-1994

Box 20: folder 8
Miscellaneous
1993-1996

Box 20: folder 9
Miscellaneous
1994-1996

Box 20: folder 10
unidentifiable notes
no date

Box 21: folder 1
unknown student work
no date

Box 21: folder 2
unknown notes
no date

Box 21: folder 3
unknown notes
no date

Box 21: folder 4
unknown
no date

Box 21: folder 5
Yearbooks
1946-1950


1946-1947


Box 21: folder 6
1948


Box 21: folder 7
1950


Box 21: folder 8
Calendars and Planners
1946-1954


1946


Box 21: folder 9
1949


Box 21: folder 10
1951


Box 21: folder 11
1952


Box 21: folder 12
1953


Box 21: folder 13
1954


Box 21: folder 14
Subject Files
1950s-1980


Consortium on Financing Higher Education: Conference on Campus Climates for Minorities
1979

Box 22: folder 1
Education Policy Symposium
1972

Box 22: folder 2
Educational Testing Services
1970

Box 22: folder 3
Educational Testing Services, cont.'d
1970

Box 22: folder 4
Lists of People and Addresses
no date

Box 22: folder 5
Speech 101, Southern Illinois University
circa 1980

Box 22: folder 6
Family Papers
1917-1980s


Bennett, Franklin
1944, 1947

Box 22: folder 7
Coleman, Sarah Williamson
1973, 1984, 1987

Box 22: folder 8
McHenry, Donald F., Transcripts and College Material
1932-1962

Box 23: folder 1
McHenry, Donald F., Employment Applications
1959-1963

Box 23: folder 2
McHenry, Elizabeth
1976-1983

Box 23: folder 3
Williamson, Alphonso and Elizabeth Bennett, Travel and Financial Information
1966, 1974, 1982-1983

Box 23: folder 4
Williamson, Elizabeth Bennett
1917, 1938, 1953, 1981

Box 23: folder 5
Williamson, Elizabeth Bennett, Memoir
circa 1980s

Box 23: folder 6
Biographical Information
1933-1985


Birth Certificate
1933

Box 23: folder 7
Employment Information
1951, 1952, 1974, 1979

Box 23: folder 8
Grant and Fellowship Applications
1954-1973

Box 23: folder 9
Grant and Fellowship Applications, National Endowment for the Humanities
1972-1974

Box 23: folder 10
Job Search Materials
1957

Box 23: folder 11
Job Search Materials, cont.'d
1957

Box 23: folder 12
Marriage and Divorce Records
1954, 1976

Box 24: folder 1
Newspaper Clippings and Articles
1952-1985

Box 24: folder 2
Resumes
1970-1973

Box 24: folder 3
Teaching Evaluation
1972

Box 24: folder 4
Transcripts 1938-1950


Box 24: folder 5
Transcripts
1950-1957

Box 24: folder 6
Memorabilia
1940s-1970s


Miscellaneous
1940s

Box 24: folder 7
"Mary's French Material"
1950

Box 24: folder 8
"Mary's French Material" cont.'d
1950

Box 24: folder 9
"Mary's French Material" cont.'d
1950

Box 24: folder 10
Miscellaneous
1950-1954

Box 24: folder 11
Junior Show Script
1952

Box 24: folder 12
"A Book for MEW"
1953

Box 25: folder 1
Miscellaneous
1970s

Box 25: folder 2
Photographs
1933-1990s


Photographs of McHenry
1933-1970s

Box 25: folder 3
253Photographs of McHenry 1933-1970s
Photographs of McHenry with Others
1940s-1982

Box 25: folder 4
Photographs of McHenry with Others "Mount Holyoke College Graduation"
May 1954

Box 25: folder 5
Photographs of Others
circa 1940s-1954

Box 25: folder 6
Photographs of Others
1954-1957

Box 25: folder 7
Photographs of Others
1982-1983

Box 25: folder 8
Photographs of Others "From Nancy Watkins Denig"
1984

Box 25: folder 9
Photographs of Others "Liz Kennan's Hunt Party"
January 1984

Box 25: folder 10
Photographs of Others "Family Photographs"
October 1984

Box 25: folder 11
Photographs of Others "Photos from Ireland"
1988

Box 25: folder 12
Photographs of Others
circa 1988

Box 25: folder 13
Photographs of Others: "Mother and Daddy at the Beach..."
circa 1980s

Box 25: folder 14
Photographs of Others
circa 1980s-1990s

Box 25: folder 15
Photographs of Others, cont.'d
circa 1980s-1990s

Box 25: folder 16
negatives
n.d.

Box 25: folder 17
Scrapbooks
1933-1943


Birthday Card Scrapbook


Box 26: folder 1

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Subjects
  • African American college students
  • African American women college students
  • College teachers - Massachusetts - South Hadley
  • Columbia University - Students
  • English Literature - study and teaching (Higher) - Massachusetts - South Hadley
  • English teachers - Massachusetts - South Hadley
  • Federal City College - faculty
  • France - Description and travel
  • Howard University - Faculty
  • Ireland - Description and travel
  • McHenry, Mary
  • Mount Holyoke College - African-American alumnae
  • Mount Holyoke College - Curricula
  • Mount Holyoke College - Faculty
  • Mount Holyoke College - Student life - 1950-1954
  • Mount Holyoke College - Student notebooks - 1950-1954
  • Mount Holyoke College - Student papers - 1950-1954
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  • Mount Holyoke College - Students
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  • Mount Holyoke College. African American Studies Department
  • Mount Holyoke College. English Department
  • Oakwood Friends School - Poughkeepsie, New York
  • Student activities - Massachusetts - South Hadley
  • Women college students - Massachusetts - South Hadley
  • Women college teachers - Massachusetts - South Hadley
  • Women graduate students - New York - New York

Contributors
  • Coleman, Sarah Williamson
  • Hendrie, Don
  • Irving, John, 1942-
  • McHenry, Christina
  • McHenry, Donald F.
  • McHenry, Elizabeth
  • McLean, Sydney R. (Sydney Robertson), 1900-1973
  • Murphy, Harry Saunders, Jr.
  • Williamson, Alphonso, 1902-1993
  • Williamson, Elizabeth Bennett, 1905-1999

Genre terms
  • Diaries
  • Foreign study
  • Letters
  • Photographs
  • Scrapbooks
  • Speeches
  • Syllabi
  • Voyages and travels


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