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Deborah Simpson Hutchings papers

Identifier: MS 0834

Scope and Contents

The Deborah Simpson Hutchings Papers, 1974-1978, are comprised ofcorrespondence, biographical materials, and photographs. The correspondence consists of letters and postcards that she wrote to her parents, younger sisters, and grandfather while she was a student at Mount Holyoke College from 1974-1978. In the letters she discusses the process of adjusting to college, course registration, preparing for exams, housing arrangements, the cost of books, employment, and the Student Government Association. Two SGA topics of note are students serving on the Board of Trustees and the grading system at Mount Holyoke. She also discusses friendships, shopping in Amherst, MA and Northampton, MA, concerts, movies, plays, church, playing sports, patchwork, being a member of Campus Gold Girl Scouts, and traveling. The biographical materials (1974-1978) consist of a press release that concerns her enrollment at Mount Holyoke in 1974 and a graduation announcement. There are 14 three by five inch color snapshots that feature Ms. Hutchings as an undergraduate student and campus landmarks, including Lower Lake and the 1837 and North Mandelle dormitories.


  • Creation: 1974-1978

Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

Use of the collection is governed by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S.C.).

Biographical Note

Deborah Simpson Hutchings is a 1978 graduate of Mount Holyoke College.

Biographical Note

Deborah Richards Simpson Hutchings, an alumna of Mount Holyoke College andinformation systems analyst and manager, was born on September 3, 1956 inSyracuse, New York to Norman Loucks Simpson, a business executive, and ElizabethJean Richards, a graduate of Wells College. In 1978 she graduated from MountHolyoke cum laude with an A.B. in Mathematics. She later held accounting andinformation management consulting positions at Prudential Insurance Company ofAmerica and Prudential Asset Management Company. In May of 1991 she marriedStanley David Hutchings.


0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials



Hutchings, Deborah Richards Simpson, 1956-; Mount Holyoke College graduate, 1978. Papers contain correspondence and photographs primarily documenting her academic and personal life during her undergraduate studies (1974-1978).


The correspondence, biographical information, and photographs are arranged chronologically.

Related Collection

See Alumnae Biographical Files for a high school photograph.

Processing Information

The papers were processed by Crystal L. Johnson, 2005.

Deborah Simpson Hutchings Papers, 1974-1978
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Finding aid prepared by Crystal L. Johnson.
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Repository Details

Part of the Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections Repository

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