Searching full text, transcriptions, and optical character recognition (OCR)

Many items in Vassar College Libraries' digital collections are handwritten items.  Over time, we have been transcribing these pages in order to provide full-text searching of diaries, letters, and other materials.  However, we have not completed this process.  For more information about this process and its timelines, please contact us.

Please note that the accuracy of full text search results may vary. Full text searching is enabled through the OCR (optical character recognition) process. The results of this process depend on the characteristics of the original documents (e.g., the font and paper quality), and may not render all characters correctly.  We strive for as much accuracy as possible and hope that OCR serves as one of many discovery tools on this site.