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Friends and Benefactors Records, 1818-1986
6 ( 2.5 linear ft.)
Collection number: RG8 (LD7085.2)

Abstract:
The Mount Holyoke College Friends and Benefactors Records include correspondence, press releases, memoranda, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, periodicals, catalogues, pamphlets, biographical sketches, lecture transcriptions, commencement and Founder's Day programs, thank-you cards, funeral addresses, death certificates, obituaries, extracts from last wills and testaments, property appraisals, treasurers' reports, gift reports, comptrollers' reports, lists of Parents Committee members, a biography of Daniel K. Pearsons, and photographs.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

Restricted

Restrictions on use:

Records restricted to use by office/department of origin for 25 years from date of record creation.

Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections
South Hadley, MA

Historical Note

This is an artificial record group compiled by the Mount Holyoke College Archives staff.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Mount Holyoke College Friends and Benefactors Records include correspondence, press releases, memoranda, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, periodicals, catalogues, pamphlets, biographical sketches, lecture transcriptions, commencement and Founder's Day programs, thank-you cards, funeral addresses, death certificates, obituaries, extracts from last wills and testaments, property appraisals, treasurers' reports, gift reports, comptrollers' reports, lists of Parents Committee members, a biography of Daniel K. Pearsons, and photographs. In general, the records pertain to buildings or projects toward which benefactors wished their donations to be spent, the establishment of scholarship and funds, and lecture series. The records also include biographical information regarding individual friends and benefactors and their relationships to Mount Holyoke College. While many friends and benefactors gave money, others promoted Mount Holyoke through writing or public speaking. Still others donated time and energy by participating in lecture series sponsored by Mount Holyoke. Significant benefactors include Elizabeth Arden, Jane Addams, Hagop Bogigian, Newcomb Cleveland, John Dwight, Minnie Ryan Dwight, Frank Felice, Emily Abbey Gill, Stanley High, Miriam LeWine, Mary Mandelle, Daniel Pearsons, the Rockefeller family, Lydia H. Sigourney, the Skinner family, Nora McCarter Warbeke, and Herbert A. Wilder.


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

Restricted

Restrictions on use:

Records restricted to use by office/department of origin for 25 years from date of record creation.

Preferred Citation

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

Friends and Benefactors Records, Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections, South Hadley, MA.

History of the Collection


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


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