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Young daughter of Vassar College professor, Truman J. Backus

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Full-length picture of little girl wearing a plaid dress and boots. She is seated on an upholstered chair between an ottoman on the left and table on the right. She is holding an open book.

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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: