Welcome to the home of the Archives and Special Collections Digital Exhibits. Here you will find collections of archival materials that have been digitized, researched, and curated to provide insight into the history, traditions, and heritage of Mount Holyoke College.
Curator Liz Knoll, Class of 2016 and a Lynk intern, tells the story of Mary Matthews, who was a Mount Holyoke student in the 1880s and then spent thirty-two years as a missionary educator in the turbulent Balkans. Matthews became an institution in the city of Monastir through the Balkan Wars and World War I. Throughout her tenure, she helped women and girls from all religious and ethnic backgrounds and provided refuge to many families who were affected by war.Her work was recognized by the U.S. Department of State and in 1937 Mount Holyoke gave her its Medal of Honor. This exhibit also ... Continue Reading.