After the College auctioned off its copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio in fall 2019, many wondered what other treasures were held in the Mills archives. David Nordham with Northeastern Global News sat down with Director of the Library and Special Collections Janice Braun in the Heller Rare Book Room to learn more about what those items might be. A few of them: • Several
Mills College holds the most extensive library archive anywhere of work created or inspired by poet and performer Patti Smith. A campus exhibition this fall displays a trove of rare materials and exposes the deep connections that influence her work.
By Jessica Hilberman ’03 On September 14, 2001, Congresswoman Barbara Lee ’73 voted against the use of retaliatory force after the September 11 attacks, casting the only “no” vote from the House or Senate against the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Terrorists. Her reason: The powers the authorization gave the president were too broad. The correspondence
By Flora Elizabeth Reynolds, Librarian Bad Ems, North GermanyJuly 21, 1885 My dear Mrs. Mills: I’m sure you think me a very naughty girl for so long neglecting you, but indeed my life has been such a change of scene since I left you that there has been very little time left me for anything