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Mary Lyon's Museum

Anthropology at Mount Holyoke: Teachers, Ancestors, and Artifacts

This exhibit introduces the history of anthropology at Mount Holyoke and the neighboring colleges, focusing in particular on the period from 1929-1949. These pages were developed by participants in the spring 2015 class, The Development of Anthropological Thought (Anthr 235, under Professor Lynn M. Morgan) with the assistance of the College librarians, archivists, and art museum staff. The discipline of anthropology has changed over time; while once it was considered a division of “sciences and math,” now it is considered a social science. Our goal is for students to present the results of their original research that traces the logic of this disciplinary evolution through stories and artifacts.




Curated by: Misty Cameron, Katya Danyluk, Lindsay Ewing, Sarah Felman, Nicolette Finder, Lou Goldfinch, Kate Harwood, Eugene Huff, Katy Johnston, Hannah Kass, Juliana LaMendola, Chrislyn Laurore, Lynn Morgan, Abbey Clark-Moschella, Gopika Nambiar, Emily Ohrtman, Ashira Pelt, Nicole Perkins, Megan Schwartzmeyer, Sarah Syed, Legzem Yangden. Technical support provided by Julie Adamo & Caro Pinto.