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Aaron, Fannie. Letters, 1919-1923.

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Fannie Aaron (VC 1923) attended Vassar from 1919-1923. Her letters are of particular interest to researchers and students because Aaron was one of the only Jewish students on campus, and her letters detail the social, cultural, and religious challenges she faced while here. She wrote more than 750 letters (totaling approximately 1500 pages) in four years. The letters include 762 letters written by Fannie Aaron, 8 letters from Marcus Aaron to Stella Aaron, 9 letters and clippings from Marcus Lester Aaron to his parents, 1 postcard from Stella Aaron to Marcus Lester Aaron, 1 letter from Marguerite Spilman to Stella Aaron, 1 letter from Zita Thornbury to Fannie Aaron, 1 letter from Hebrew Union College, and 1 Vassar College Commencement program. The Fannie Aaron letters were donated by Judith and Louis Friedman in 2014, and their digitization was made possible by a generous grant from Dr. Georgette Bennett in honor of Dr. Leonard Polonsky CBE. We are grateful to Dr. Bennett, the Friedmans, and the rest of Fannie Aaron's family for their support.
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