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Mount Holyoke College

Mount Holyoke College (hōlˈyōk) [key], at South Hadley, Mass.; for women; chartered 1836, opened 1837 as Mount Holyoke Female Seminary under Mary Lyon, rechartered as Mount Holyoke College 1893. There is a noteworthy art museum on campus. Mount Holyoke participates in an educational consortium with Amherst, Smith, and Hampshire colleges and the Univ. of Massachusetts.

See A. C. Cole, A Hundred Years of Mount Holyoke College (1940).

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