Mount Holyoke College

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Mount Holyoke College

(hōl`yōk), at South Hadley, Mass.; for women; chartered 1836, opened 1837 as Mount Holyoke Female Seminary under Mary LyonLyon, Mary
, 1797–1849, American educator, founder of Mt. Holyoke College, b. Buckland, Mass. She attended three academies in Massachusetts; later she taught at Ashfield, Mass., Londonderry, N.H., and Ipswich, Mass.
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, 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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The poet never joined a church nor yielded to pressures for conversion at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary or in Amherst's First Church, and VanZanten's background commentary on Dickinson's biography acknowledges the unorthodoxy of her spiritual history.
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Anderson found an ally in Mary Lyon, who in 1837 had opened Mount Holyoke Female Seminary in South Hadley, Massachusetts.
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