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Schmitt, Dorothy (Prentiss) — to Mother, 1918

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Schmitt, Dorothy (Prentiss). Letter, 1918


1 typed copy of a letter from Schmitt (VC 1920) to her mother about the 1918 fire at Vassar College. Schmitt describes the fire as resulting from a defective flue and causing the collapse of an entire wing of Main Building. She reports that the four hundred students who had been living in Main

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