Many people know of Mountain Day as that annual rite observed at Smith and Mount Holyoke, an impromptu day-long break from classes that is announced every fall. But few people are aware that Amherst College once observed Mountain Day too, and in fact well before it got started at either of the women’s colleges.
Archive for November, 2011
Welcome to the Consecrated Eminience, the blog of the Amherst College Archives & Special Collections. Our goal here is to share tid bits of college history and the many hidden gems that are housed in the Archives within Frost Library. Please feel free to make comments, ask questions, and make suggestions for things you would like to see on this blog.
The first appearance of Emily Dickinson in print strikes me as the perfect subject for our first post.