Alumnae Biographical Files circa 1831-present


Alumnae Biographical Files circa 1831-present

Alumnae Biographical Files primarily contain biographical questionnaires, correspondence, articles and other publications, press releases, and notes documenting the lives of Mount Holyoke alumnae.. Also include diaries, letters, notebooks, and other personal materials for these individuals, often describing their experiences as students. Topics discussed by alumnae in these materials include their personal lives and employment in teaching, missionary work, and other fields. There is also extensive information about the curriculum, teachers and administrators (including Mary Lyon), regulations, schedules, expenses, domestic work system, books and reading, exercise and physical education program, religious life, traditions, Thanksgiving and other holiday celebrations, food, care of clothing, and buildings and grounds at Mount Holyoke.

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SNAC Resource ID: 6322103

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Lyon, Mary, 1797-1849 (person)

Mary Lyon, educator and founder of Mount Holyoke Female Seminary (now Mount Holyoke College), was born on February 28, 1797, in Buckland, Massachusetts. Her parents were Aaron Lyon, a farmer, and Jemima Shepard Lyon. After her father's death in 1802 and her mother's remarriage 1810, Lyon remained on the family farm as a housekeeper for her brother. She started teaching in 1814 and continued her own education by attending Sanderson Academy in Ashfield, Massachusetts, Amherst (Massachusetts) Acade...

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The first official publication of Mount Holyoke Female Seminary was a catalogue issued in 1837 containing information about trustees, teachers, terms of admission, the course of study, the schedule for the year, Family Accommodations, and the Moral and Religious Influence at the school. Subsequent catalogues (with periodic updates) trace the growth of the institution and provide detailed information about the academic program and residential life for students at the College. These publications h...

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