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Mills College at Northeastern University
Special Collections, F. W. Olin Library
5000 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, California 94613
Phone: 510.430.2047
Email: specialcollections-oak@northeastern.edu
Collections with online items: 1
Physical collections: 37
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Baker (Charlotte) Papers

Charlotte Baker Montgomery (1910-2009) received her BA from Mills College in 1929 and her MA from the University of California at Berkeley in 1930. In addition to her career as a writer and illustrator of books for children, she and...

Bender (Albert M.) Papers

The archive consists mainly of correspondence to Albert M. Bender; generally there are no carbons or copies of his letters....

Bundschu (Barbara) Papers

Barbara Bundschu was a member of the Mills College class of 1938. She was a journalist with United Press International and also worked for Mills College in the positions of assistant to the President and director of public affairs and...

Cameron (James and Emma S.) Papers

This collection contains the papers of James Cameron and his wife, Emma Cameron.

Catalano (Joe) Papers

Collection consists of research materials, subject files, compositions and projects, materials relating to the arts community and organizations, publicity materials, audiovisual materials and personal papers documenting Joe Catalano’s career as a composer, performer, and producer.

Clark (Emma) Papers

This collection contains the papers of Emma Clark.

Coolidge (Dane) Papers

This collection contains the papers of Dane Coolidge.

General Manuscript Collection

The General Manuscript Collection contains interesting manuscripts, such as: The Three Evening Prayers in the hand of Jane Austen's sister Cassandra, and her brother, Henry; The Temple of Kwan-Yin, by Stella Benson; The Trimmed Lamp, by O. Henry; Taos Pueblo,...

Global Fund for Women Collection

This collection consists of reference and promotional materials from other organizations divided into eight record groups: Record Group I, Institutions; Record Group II, Periodicals; Record Group III, Monographs; Record Group IV, Conference and Agency Reports; Record Group V, Reference Materials;...

Gordon (Beate Sirota) Papers

The Beate Sirota Gordon Papers house the personal papers of Beate Sirota Gordon. This collection, which dates from 1924 to 2016, consists of documents, photographs, audiovisual material, books, and ephemera, evidencing Beate’s life experiences as a child in Japan, her...

Harrison (Lou) Manuscripts

For Lou Harrison’s life, see Leta E. Miller and Fredric Lieberman: Lou Harrison. Composing a World. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998   See also Mills College, Special Collections, Faculty Publications: Harrison, Lou Mills College, Special Collections, Bender...

Hitchcock Coit Collection

Collection consists of diaries, photographs, correspondence, and papers of the Hitchcock and Hunter families.

James (Elias Olan) Research Papers

Research materials accumulated and created by Elias Olan James for his book "The Story of Cyrus and Susan Mills", published in 1953.

Keep (Josiah) Papers

Josiah Keep (1849-1911) was a professor of Natural Sciences at Mills College. Previous to his time at Mills, he also taught at Golden Gate Academy and was a principal at Alameda High school. His published work focuses primarily on West...

Keep (Rosalind) Papers

Rosalind Keep was a Mills College alumna (class of 1903), and professor of English and Printing. She was also the Director of Publications and founded Eucalyptus Press in 1932.

Latimer (Rebecca) Papers

The Rebecca Latimer Papers documents the professional career of writer, Rebecca Latimer. The bulk of the collection contains typescript manuscripts of substantial autobiographical works and juvenile fiction, and periodical articles published in the 1950s and 1960s. Most of these articles...

Lee (Barbara) Congressional Papers

This collection contains the congressional papers of Barbara Lee in three record groups: Record Group 1 - Ron Dellums/Barbara Lee Transitional Files; Record Group 2 - Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) Responses; and Record Group 3 - Office...

Lyon (Israel Whitney "I.W.") Family Papers

This collection contains the papers of the family of Israel Whitney "I.W." Lyon.

Milhaud (Darius) Collection

This collection documents Milhaud’s career as a composer and faculty at Mills College. The collection includes articles and clippings, programs, correspondence, writings, photographs, newsletters, manuscript scores, books, published scores, recordings, autograph scores, audio, video, and memorabilia. In general, the collection...

Mills College Collection

This collection chronicles the history of the College from its inception in 1852 in Benicia, California through current day in Oakland, California.

Mills College Historical Photographs

This digital collection consists of items selected from the F.W. Olin Library's photograph collection that depict Mills College's early history. The photographs were selected from the three categories that are represented in the collection: buildings, portraits, and campus life. The...

Mills (Susan and Cyrus) Papers

This collection contains the papers of Susan and Cyrus Mills, for whom Mills College is named.

Nevada (Emma) Collection

The Emma Nevada collection consists of Nevada family personal objects and ephemera as well as research materials for the projected book on Emma Nevada to be entitled The Miner’s Canary (never published).

Oliveros (Pauline) Papers

The Pauline Oliveros collection documents the professional career of composer, accordionist and performer, Pauline Oliveros.

Parton (Jane Bourne) Papers

The Jane Bourne Parton Papers are remarkable for the thorough documentation they provide of the life of an American woman in the mid-twentieth century, from childhood to death. Jane Bourne was born in 1917, and grew up in the Pacific...

Prall (David W. and Margaret C.) Papers

This collection contains the papers of David W. and Margaret C. Prall.

Reese (Mary Lou Hutton) Scrapbooks

15 scrapbooks containing clippings, events programs, photographs, course materials, official riding school documents, and ephemera pertaining to Cressmont, Mills College Riding School, assembled by Mary Lou Hutton Reese (student, then later instructor).

Reinhardt (Aurelia H.) Papers

The archive consists of eight series: Series I. Personal and Family Papers, 1824-1948; Series II. Office of the President Files, 1916-1943; Series III. Rosalind Keep files, 1916-1948; Series IV. American Association of University Women, 1919-1932; Series V. Writings of Aurelia...

Ringo (James) Papers

James “Jim” Ringo was a composer, writer, music critic, musicologist and 1951 graduate of Mills College with a master’s degree. This collection documents Ringo’s experiences at Julliard and in studying with Darius Milhaud and Olivier Messian; the musical scene in...

Root (Joyce) Correspondence

This collection primarily contains correspondence between Joyce Root, her family, and friends from 1942 to 1945, as Joyce pursued her undergraduate education at Mills College. The subject matter of the correspondence ranges from life as a student to World War...

Rothwell (C. Easton) Papers

C. Easton Rothwell served as the President of Mills College from 1959 to 1967. The C. Easton Rothwell Papers primarily include his correspondence, speeches, and records from this time.

Shere (Charles) Papers

Collection consists of compositions, writings, reference materials, correspondence, and subject files documenting Shere's career as journalist and composer.

Smith (Ethel Sabin and Willard) Papers

This collection contains the papers of two beloved Mills College professors, married couple Ethel Sabin Smith, and Willard Smith, who taught at the college for over 30 years. It includes their Correspondence, Personal Papers (including travel journals), and Writings (related...

Smith (Patti) Collection

This collection contains the materials about Patti Smith.

Spearman (Glenn) Papers

Personal papers of tenor saxophonist Glenn Spearman.

Van Tuyl (Marian) Papers

The Marian van Tuyl Papers contains personal papers, correspondence, and audiovisual materials related to van Tuyl's career as choreographer and dance instructor, including materials documenting her years teaching at mills College, 1928-1970.