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Our Mission

The Mount Holyoke College
Archives and Special Collections
Digital Volunteers Transcription Center

Calling students, alums, researchers, educators, women’s rights advocates, and history buffs: we are actively seeking volunteers to join this effort. With your help, we can make our collections in the history of women in higher education more accessible to anyone with a curious spirit.

Archives and Special Collections staff and student assistants will work hand-in-hand with digital volunteers to transcribe historic documents and collection records to facilitate research and excite learning in everyone.

We launch this project with a collection of handwritten letters between President Mary Woolley and Professor Jeannette Marks. To learn more about Woolley, Marks, and their life together, please visit this student-curated exhibition. In the months ahead we will make additional collections of materials from a variety of Mount Holyoke people and time periods available to transcribe.

The transform / transcribe Mount Holyoke History Project reflects the mission of the Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections: to help people transform their lives and our communities through active participation with history, culture, and creativity.

MHC Accessibility Barriers Form
Omeka Statement on Accessibility