Vassar College Digital Library

Finding Aids Collection

This collection of finding aids describe items in both the Virginia B. Smith Memorial Manuscript Collection and the College Archives. The Virginia B. Smith Memorial Manuscript Collection is named after the eighth president of Vassar College, whose vision for the library included the addition of personal papers of a number of key literary figures. The holdings range from medieval illuminated manuscripts to modern manuscripts, and include over 500 collections of Vassar College graduates, faculty, and others affiliated with the college. The Vassar College Archives documents the history of the College from its founding in 1861 to the present. It includes publications, administrative records, meeting minutes, architectural drawings, photograph and audiovisual collections, subject files, artifacts, and other materials. For more information please visit the Archives & Special Collections Library website here: https://library.vassar.edu/specialcollections/

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Clinton A. Carpenter Papers, 1923–1997 (bulk 1951–1997)

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Clinton A. Carpenter Papers
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The papers of Clinton A. Carpenter center on his work as a composer, specifically his interpretation of Gustav Mahler's 10th Symphony. The materials include correspondence, subject files, musical scores, typescripts, Mahler-related newsletters and publications, photographic prints, press clippings, and one audio recording.
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English Broadside Ballads, approximately 1790-1850

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English Broadside Ballads
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This collection consists of 32 English printed broadside ballads published between approximately 1790 and 1850. Most were published by John Pitts, a London printer with a shop in No. 14, Great St. Andrew St., Seven Dials. Others were printed and published by G. Pigott, T. Birt, and J. Jennings. Some were printed annonymously. Most are illustrated with a woodcut.
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Guide to 20th Century International Poster Collection, approximately 1917-1950

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20th Century International Poster Collection
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Propaganda posters dating from the start of World War I, through World War II, and into the post-war period. The bulk of the items were produced in the United States or France, but there are also items from other European countries, as well as Canada.
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Guide to the Agnes Rindge Claflin Papers, circa 1901 - circa 1977

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Agnes Rindge Claflin Papers
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The bulk of the Claflin collection is from the years 1927-1934, the period in which she received her graduate degrees and began to teach at Vassar College as an associate professor and later as a full professor. While the collection itself is mainly made up of correspondence, it also contains an eclectic selection of material, including: various drafts of her doctoral thesis, newspaper clippings concerning her career, programs of exhibits, class notes and assorted miscellanea.
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Guide to the Alice Huyler Ramsey Papers, 1905-1989

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Alice Huyler Ramsey Papers
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Scrapbook and printed materials about Alice Huyler Ramsey's automobile trip across the United States in 1909. Also correspondence from Alice Huyler Bruns, research notes, and manuscripts of unpublished book about the trip by Earluth Abbitt.
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Guide to the Alice Kavounas Papers, 1962-2010

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Alice Kavounas Papers
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Correspondence, printed material, photographs, and audiotape relating to Kavounas' time as a student at Vassar College as well as her work as a poet.
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Guide to the Alice Meynell Papers, approximately 1875, 1893

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Alice Meynell Papers
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Papers consist of her manuscripts of two poems as well as letters to John Lane and James Carlton Young.
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Guide to the Alicia Craig Faxon Papers, circa 1969-2014

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Alicia Craig Faxon Papers
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Manuscripts, galley proofs, and notes for , as well as other writings and Faxon biographical material.
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Guide to the Alison Murphy Conner Papers, circa 1930

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Alison (Murphy) Conner Papers
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The collection consists of a draft of Alison (Murphy) Conner's book , published in 1930, concerning her experiences in Ireland accompanying her father on a naturalist expedition.
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Guide to the Alma Lutz Collection of English and American Women
Authors, 1801-1876

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Alma Lutz Collection of English and
American Women Authors
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A collection of handwritten letters,
formal notes, autographs, poetry, short writings, and lithograph portraits of
prominent nineteenth-century women authors, including Maria Edgeworth, Caroline L.
Herschel, Hannah More, Lydia Huntley Sigourney, and Lady Emmeline Stuart
Wortley.
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Guide to the Alma Lutz Papers, 1906-1973

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Alma Lutz Papers
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Correspondence, clippings, notes,
speeches, interviews, photographs, manuscript and published versions of her
writings, other publications, bibliographies, and copies of historic documents
pertaining to materials on women's history. There are also family letters and
photographs, biographical materials, and miscellaneous items relating to Vassar
College.
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Guide to the Alternative Press Collection, 1967-1977

Collection Title
Alternative Press Collection
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Miscellaneous collection of radical, leftist, feminist and other alternative periodicals from the 1960s and 1970s.
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Guide to the Amelia MacDonald Cutler Papers, 1906-1921

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Amelia MacDonald Cutler Papers
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Papers concerning her interest in woman suffrage and including letters from Anna De Baun, John M. Glenn, Norval D. Kemp, Henrietta W. Livermore, Caroline Ruutz-Rees, Anna Howard Shaw, and Vira Boarman Whitehouse, 1908-1917; one letter from Cutler to Livermore, 1916; two letters about Cutler from Carrie Chapman Catt and Norval D. Kemp, 1908-1916; clippings, programs, and other miscellaneous printed matter on suffrage work, 1916-1921; and manuscripts and typescripts by Cutler on rural life and people, 1906-1917.
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Guide to the American Red Cross Vassar Relief Unit Records, 1914-1920

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American Red Cross Vassar Relief Unit Records
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Records concerning the Vassar Relief Unit's their work in France during and after World War I.
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Guide to the Amy Bartlett Papers, 1979-2000

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Amy Bartlett Papers
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Poems and manuscripts from the life and career of Amy Bartlett.
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Guide to the Amy Lowell Papers, 1916-1956

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Amy Lowell Papers
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The collection contains fifty-one letters from Amy Lowell to Elisabeth B. Cutting, two letters to Thomas Boyd, and two letters to other editors of the . There are also three letters from Lowell's lover, Ada Russell, to Cutting, one letter from Mary Cornelia Lee to Lowell, and two letters from W.W. Kean and Barbara Swain about Amy Lowell.
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Guide to the Andrew Tallon Papers, approximately 1990-2016

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Andrew Tallon Papers
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Syllabi, course outlines, notes, journals, collected offprints, and photocopies of academic manuscripts.
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Guide to the Angelica Balabanoff Papers, approximately 1938-1965

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Angelica Balabanoff Papers
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Collection consists of manuscripts by Balabanoff including the first draft of a portion of her autobiography MY LIFE AS A REBEL, published in 1938, and several poems. There is also an obituary, 1965.
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Guide to the Anita Pollitzer Papers, 1923-1964 (bulk 1945-1946)

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Anita Pollitzer Papers
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Papers reflecting Pollitzer's interest and activities in regard to women's rights, particularly her work with the National Woman's Party
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Guide to the Ann Cornelisen Papers, 1714-1994 (bulk 1954-1990)

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Ann Cornelisen Papers
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Correspondence, manuscripts, research material, as well as audio-visual material relating to the life and work of Ann Cornelisen, writer and photographer.
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