The Vassar College Archives within the Digital Library include some images, texts, and material items that are racist, xenophobic, or otherwise harmful. The Vassar Libraries have provided descriptive text and additional notes whenever possible to alert Digital Library users to these items. The Engaged Pluralism Initiative Race and Racism in Historical Collections Project Group is working with the library on contextualizing and facilitating community conversations about these materials. For more information see: https://library.vassar.edu/rrhc
The Archives & Special Collections Library is part of the Vassar College Libraries system. It holds the rare book, manuscript, and archival collections of the college. It collects, preserves, and makes available rare and unique collections, and also engages in teaching and outreach activities. This collection of finding aids describe items in both the Virginia B. Smith Memorial Manuscript Collection and the College Archives.
The Vassar College herbarium holds over 15,000 specimens of vascular plants, bryophytes, and algae. Holdings are primarily from northeastern North America, and include collections made by several notable 19th century botanists.
Vassar College's institutional repository reflects the research and scholarly output of the Vassar College community. It provides access to many collections, including a variety of senior theses and projects from disciplines ranging from American Culture to Urban Studies.
The digital library is made possible by work from members of the Archives & Special Collections Library, Dickinson Music Library, Digital Scholarship & Technology Services Department, library colleagues throughout the Vassar College Libraries, student assistants, and the library technology community. The Vassar College Libraries Digital Initiatives Program includes a variety of projects on many platforms. Here you will find digitized archival collections, oral histories, and more. We are continually expanding the collections and improving access. You may find additional digital resources that reside outside the digital library here: https://digitallibrary.vassar.edu/other-collections-interest and a selection of Online Exhibitions here: https://digitallibrary.vassar.edu/online-exhibitions-0.