Mount Holyoke Seminary to College, Charter

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[Chapter 109.]
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
In the Year One Thousand Eight Hundred and Eighty-Eight
An Act
To Amend the Act of Incorporation of Mount Holyoke Female Seminary.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by
the authority of the same, as follows:

Section 1. The name of the Trustees of Mount Holyoke Female Seminary is changed to
the Trustees of Mount Holyoke Seminary and College.

Sec. 2 The corporation of Mount Holyoke Seminary and College is hereby authorized to
grant such honorary testimonials, and confer such honors, degrees, and diploma, as are granted
or conferred by any university, college, or seminary of learning in this Commonwealth; and
diploma so granted shall entitle the possessors to the immunities and privileges allowed by usage
or statute to possessors of like diplomas from any university, college seminary of learning in this
Commonwealth, provided nevertheless, that no such honors, degrees, or diplomas shall be
conferred except by the vote a majority of trustees of said corporations.

House of Representatives, March 7, 1888.
Passed to be enacted,
Chas. J. Noyes, Speaker.

In Senate, March 8, 1888
Passed to be enacted,
Halsey J. Boardman, President.

March 8, 1888
Approved.
Oliver Ames.

Secretary’s Department, Boston, July 5, 1888.
A true copy.

Witness the Seal of the Commonwealth,
Henry B. Peirce
Secretary of the Commonwealth.

Source Citation:

Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 1888. An Act to Amend the Act of Incorporation of Mount Holyoke Female Seminary (Change the school’s name from “Mount Holyoke Seminary” to “Mount Holyoke Seminary and College”) by Edward Everett. https://compass.fivecolleges.edu/object/mtholyoke:47256

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Everett, Edward. 1888. "Mount Holyoke Seminary to College, Charter." History of Higher Education. https://higheredhistory.gmu.edu/primary-sources/mount-holyoke-seminary-and-college-charter/