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Endless Bummer: VC Student Sit-in, part 1

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Endless Bummer: VC Student Sit-in, part 1
Date
1971-1972
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Silent, personal camera footage of scenes from the two-week sit-in in Main Building, a protest against the termination of several faculty members' contracts as well as general questions about academic freedom. Begins with a protest-related musical event in front of Main Building, students coming and

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Endless Bummer: VC Student Sit-in, part 2

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Endless Bummer: VC Student Sit-in, part 2
Date
1971-1972
Description

Silent, personal camera footage of scenes from the two-week sit-in in Main Building, a protest against the termination of several faculty members' contracts as well as general questions about academic freedom. Begins with students registering for classes, followed by a protest-related event in

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Guide to the Alice Kavounas Papers, 1962-2010

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Alice Kavounas Papers
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Correspondence, printed material, photographs, and audiotape relating to Kavounas' time as a student at Vassar College as well as her work as a poet.
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Guide to the American Red Cross Vassar Relief Unit Records, 1914-1920

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American Red Cross Vassar Relief Unit Records
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Records concerning the Vassar Relief Unit's their work in France during and after World War I.
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Guide to the Autograph Files, 1669-1995

Collection Title
Autograph Files
Abstract
Letters with some manuscripts,
speeches, poems, and other items, primarily resulting from an official connection
with Vassar College, written by Vassar students, faculty or staff, or by persons of historical
and cultural significance.
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Guide to the Benét Family Papers, 1862-1970

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Benét Family Papers
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Correspondence, manuscripts, clippings, journals, business and legal documents and photographic prints relating the Benét Family’s personal, professional, and creative activity. A significant volume of the collection contains correspondence between family members, including letters to and from Stephen Vincent Benét and William Rose Benét. The collection includes manuscript drafts by Laura Benét, as well as some ephemera and printed material collected by the family.
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Guide to the Caroline Furness Papers, 1840-1938

Collection Title
Caroline Furness Papers
Abstract
The Caroline Furness Papers consist
of correspondence, personal and professional papers, writings, research, and
photographs created and assembled by American astronomer and Vassar faculty member
Caroline E. Furness. Notable correspondents include Furness’s father, Henry B.
Furness; Vassar faculty member Mary W. Whitney; Kan'ichi Asakawa; Sakusaburo
Uchigasaki; Rose O'Neill; Vilhjalmur Stefansson; and other astronomers, including
Jan van der Bilt, Phoebe Waterman Haas, and Ruth E. Smith.
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Guide to the Charlotte and Clara Barnum Papers, circa 1870-2001 (bulk
1877-1951)

Collection Title
Charlotte and Clara Barnum
Papers
Abstract
The collection contains
correspondence, ephemera, and photographs, mostly relating to Charlotte and Clara
Barnum's education and continued association with Vassar College. Also included are
materials related to Clarine Warner Curtis (VC 1888), a life-long friend and
correspondent of Clara Barnum, whose daughter, Virginia H. Curtis Milburn Robertson
(VC 1930), continued correspondence with Clara after Clarine's death in
1945.
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Guide to the Christine Ladd-Franklin Papers, 1860-1873

Collection Title
Christine Ladd-Franklin
Papers
Abstract
Diary of Christine Ladd-Franklin,
Vassar College Class of 1869. Describes her experiences as a Vassar student, the
challenges of financing her education, and her early years of teaching before
beginning her graduate work in mathematics.
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Guide to the Cornelia Morse Raymond Papers, 1819-1952 (bulk 1876-1952)

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Cornelia Morse Raymond Papers
Abstract
Materials relating to Raymond's life as the daughter of a Vassar College president, a Vassar student, administrator of the College, and unofficial historian. Also included is information about the years she spent as a grade school teacher.
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Guide to the Edna St. Vincent Millay Papers, 1892-1988

Collection Title
Edna St. Vincent Millay Papers
Abstract
Examinations, student papers, accounts, programs, publications, and photographs from her years at Vassar College, circa 1913-1917; manuscripts of two poems; and forty-five letters to Elizabeth Hazelton Haight, Vassar President Henry Noble MacCracken, Walter Adolphe Roberts, Charlotte Babcock Sills, and others. Also includes letters of husband Eugen Boissevain, Mrs. A.W. Parsons (Millay's "Auntie Kem) and others. The remainder of the collection consists of published works by Millay or material about her life and career, such as her involvement in the Sacco-Vanzetti case, and includes photographs, articles, clippings, reviews, programs.
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Guide to the Elizabeth Bishop Papers, circa 1880-2023 (bulk 1929-1979)

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Elizabeth Bishop Papers
Abstract
Correspondence, diaries, notebooks, manuscripts and drafts, memorabilia, artwork, publications, and photographs relating to Bishop's personal and professional life. Also, letters, minutes, contracts, and financial records from her teaching and publishing activities, 1943-1979; manuscripts, typescripts, drafts, revisions, and fragments of her poetry and prose writings, 1929-1979; Vassar student notebooks, travel diaries, notes from her 17-year residence in Brazil, and family information, 1931-1977; manuscripts, typescripts, articles, essays, and poetry by or about other writers, especially Robert Lowell, 1925-1979; and printed poetry, prose, reviews, and articles by or about Bishop.
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Guide to the Ellen Swallow Richards Papers, 1868-1934

Collection Title
Ellen Swallow Richards Papers
Abstract
Correspondence , manuscripts, clippings, photographs, and other material relating to Richards' personal life, her education, and her work at MIT and Vassar College, the home economics movement, and womens education.
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Guide to the Emeline Bartlett Nollen Papers, 1866-1907, bulk 1890-1906

Collection Title
Emeline Bartlett Nollen Papers
Abstract
One photograph album which documents Nollen's life from her time as a student at Vassar College (1890-1894) and the University of Chigago (1894-1895). It also included images from her many positions as a teacher of Greek and Latin. There are portraits of her classmates at Vassar College, the University of Chicago, and Providence High School, as well as portraits and candid photographs of friends and family in Chicago; Grinell, Iowa; Saratoga, New York; Alleghany, Pennsylvania; Providence, Rhode Island; and Lake Forest, Illinois.
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Guide to the Frances Underhill Clark Papers, 1890-1937 (bulk 1922-1937)

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Frances Underhill Clark Papers
Abstract
The bulk of these papers are letters to Clark from conscientious objectors and political prisoners sentenced under the Espionage Act and other legislation enacted during World War I, discussing their lives in prison, their philosophy on war and militarism, political issues, their legal cases, their families, lumberjack experiences, reaction to prison life, and current issues outside prison, 1922-1937. Some of the prisoners were Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) members arrested after labor disturbances in Centralia, Washington. Included are six letters from Ray Becker, 1922-1927, and 41 letters from Warren K. Billings, 1924-1937. Other items include pamphlets, poetry, clippings, and photographs as well as three notebooks from her time at Vassar, 1890-1891.
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Guide to the Genieve Lamson Papers, circa 1918-1944

Collection Title
Genieve Lamson Papers
Abstract
The collection consists of notes
taken by Genieve Lamson, Vassar College Professor of Geography 1922-1952, during her
undergraduate studies at the University of Chicago. Also included are academic
papers written by Vassar students attending Lamson's classes.
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Guide to the Gloria Guardia Papers, approximately 1961, 1976

Collection Title
Gloria Guardia Papers
Abstract
Manuscripts in Spanish of her novels (1961), which was written during her time at Vassar College, and (1976).
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Guide to the Hallie Flanagan Papers, 1904-1987

Collection Title
Hallie Flanagan Papers
Abstract
Papers primarily concerning Flanagan's teaching and theater activities at Vassar College and her work with the Federal Theater Project. Includes correspondence, curriculum materials, scripts and other play records, reports, speeches, programs, playbills, photographs, scrapbooks, and clippings.
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Guide to the Helen Morris Hadley Papers, approximately 1880-1928

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Helen Morris Hadley Papers
Abstract
Bills and accounts from Hadley's days at Vassar and from subsequent reunions; and correspondence, speeches, and notes concerning her service at Vassar, approximately 1903-1927, including letters from Presidents Taylor and MacCracken; her Alumnae Association activities, 1913-1919; the Vassar budget, 1918-1928; and the controversy over dividing the Vassar History Department, 1906-1907.
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Guide to the Henry Noble MacCracken Papers, 1907 - circa 1968

Collection Title
Henry Noble MacCracken Papers
Abstract
Correspondence, memoranda, minutes, reports, contracts, publications, and other materials pertaining to Henry Noble MacCracken's tenure as president of Vassar College.
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