| Share

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).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Mount Holyoke College from Infoplease:

  • Lyon: meaning and definitions - Lyon: Definition and Pronunciation
  • Hampshire College - Hampshire College Hampshire College, at Amherst, Mass.; coeducational; opened 1970. The emphasis of ...
  • Amherst College - Amherst College Amherst College, at Amherst, Mass.; founded 1821 as a college for men, ...
  • South Hadley - South Hadley South Hadley, residential town (1990 pop. 16,685), Hampshire co., W Mass., on the ...
  • Greene, Sarah Pratt McLean - Born at Simsbury, Connecticut, July 3, 1856 and educated at McLean Academy and at Mount Holyoke College. She is chiefly known as the author of "Cape C

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Colleges, U.S.

Premium Partner Content
HighBeam Research
Documents Images and Maps Reference
(from Newspapers, Magazines, Journals, Newswires, Transcripts and Books)

Research our extensive archive of more than 80 million articles from 6,500 publications.

Additional search results provided by HighBeam Research, LLC. © Copyright 2005. All rights reserved.

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring