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Guide to the Agnes Rindge Claflin Papers, circa 1901 - circa 1977

Collection Title
Agnes Rindge Claflin Papers
Abstract
The bulk of the Claflin collection is from the years 1927-1934, the period in which she received her graduate degrees and began to teach at Vassar College as an associate professor and later as a full professor. While the collection itself is mainly made up of correspondence, it also contains an eclectic selection of material, including: various drafts of her doctoral thesis, newspaper clippings concerning her career, programs of exhibits, class notes and assorted miscellanea.
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Guide to the Alma Lutz Papers, 1906-1973

Collection Title
Alma Lutz Papers
Creator
Abstract
Correspondence, clippings, notes,
speeches, interviews, photographs, manuscript and published versions of her
writings, other publications, bibliographies, and copies of historic documents
pertaining to materials on women's history. There are also family letters and
photographs, biographical materials, and miscellaneous items relating to Vassar
College.
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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 Charles Gilbert Spross Papers, 1907-1982

Collection Title
Charles Gilbert Spross Papers
Abstract
Drafts of sheet music, scrapbooks,
and biographical ephemera related to Charles Gilbert Spross's career as a pianist,
accompanist, and composer.
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Guide to the Clyde Griffen Coeducation and Men's Education Collection, 1958-1979 (bulk 1966-1979)

Collection Title
Clyde Griffen Coeducation and Men's Education Collection
Abstract
The collection contains records of Vassar College’s transition to a coeducational institution accumulated and created by History Department professor, one-time Dean of Freshmen, and co-chair of the Committee on a Coeducation for Tomorrow, Clyde Griffen. Materials include research on other American colleges and universities; correspondence with coeducational institutions; data gathered at Vassar regarding admissions, transfers, costs, and athletics; committee reports and correspondence; and clippings and other publications.
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Guide to the Elizabeth Bishop Estate and Posthumous Events Collection, 1973-2013

Collection Title
Elizabeth Bishop Estate and Posthumous Events Collection
Abstract
The Elizabeth Bishop Estate and Posthumous Events Collection consists of materials pertaining to the literary estate of Elizabeth Bishop, managed by Alice Methfessel after the poet's death in 1979. The collection also includes ephemera and realia from various events celebrating Elizabeth Bishop since her death. Included are, pamphlets, posters, flyers, clippings, video and audio recordings, and files of general information.
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Guide to the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers, 1792-1981 (bulk 1839-1899)

Collection Title
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers
Abstract
The collection contains material related to Elizabeth Cady Stanton's work for women's suffrage, abolition, temperance, and other social causes. Includes family and professional correspondence, biographical and autobigraphical material, transcripts of her speeches, and photographs. Also includes material by others, such as her daughter, Margaret Stanton Lawrence, about the women's movement and Stanton's life and career.
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Guide to the Hill Family Papers, 1662-1994 (bulk 1835-1970)

Collection Title
Hill Family Papers
Creator
Abstract
Materials relating to the family's personal, professional, and political activities. The bulk of the collection relates most directly to Elsie M. Hill.
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Guide to the Jeanne R. Lowe Papers, circa 1941-1972

Collection Title
Jeanne R. Lowe Papers
Creator
Abstract
The collection consists of journalist and educator Jeanne R. Lowe's correspondence, writings, notes, and substantial research materials pertaining to urban renewal, urban housing, the role of women in the sciences, race, public housing, and community planning in the United States. Specific cities covered include New York, New Haven, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Miami, Sunnyvale (CA), Chicago, Rochester, and Washington, D.C.. Writings include drafts of Lowe's book (1967), as well as numerous other publications written for the Ford Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and other non-governmental organizations. Also included are personal and professional materials related to Lowe's life and career, including her work with academic organizations as a lecturer and organizer for Goucher College, Vassar College, and New York University.
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Guide to the John S. Van E. Kohn Edna St. Vincent Millay Collection, 1917-1976

Collection Title
John S. Van E. Kohn Edna St. Vincent Millay Collection
Abstract
Materials collected by John S. Van E. Kohn, bibliophile and co-founder of the Seven Gables Bookshop in New York City. Includes manuscripts, correspondence, clippings, sheet music, miscellaneous printed material, photographs and notes compiled by Kohn about Millay's publication and his collection. The correspondence includes 8 letters to Frank Crowinshield, managing editor of Vanity Fair, and Karl Yost, a Millay bibliographer.
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Guide to the Office of the President Records, Alan Simpson Files, 1949-1979

Collection Title
Office of the President Records, Alan Simpson Files
Abstract
Materials related to the work of the Vassar College's Office of the President during the tenure of Alan Simpson. The collection includes typical day-to-day administrative records, as well as documents related to noteworthy issues and events from the Simpson Era (1964-1977).
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Guide to the Springside Landscape Restoration Records, 1870-2024 (bulk 1972-2017)

Collection Title
Springside Landscape Restoration Records
Abstract
This collection consists of
administrative and financial records, correspondence, and photographs created by
Springside Landscape Restoration, a non-profit organization dedicated to the
preservation and maintenance of Springside--a United States National Historic
Landmark and the summer home of Matthew Vassar (1792-1868). Publications and
writings about Springside and its designer, landscape architect Andrew Jackson
Downing (1815-1852), as well as records related to Springside from its 20th-century
owners, the Nelson family, are also included.
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Guide to the Vassar College Campus Life and Diversity Office Records, 1988-2022

Collection Title
Vassar College Campus Life and Diversity Office Records
Abstract
Minutes, reports, correspondence and other material created by the Office of Student Life and Diversity. Also included are audiovisual materials, including VHS and compact disc recordings of baccalaureate ceremonies; photographs; event flyers and posters; and realia including mugs, t-shirts, and pens.
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Guide to the Vassar College Class Records, 1865-2021

Collection Title
Vassar College Class Records
Abstract
Materials from the various classes of Vassar College.
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Guide to the Vassar College Coordinating Council for War Activities Records, 1942-1945

Collection Title
Vassar College Coordinating Council for War Activities Records
Abstract
Correspondence, government
pamphlets, reports, posters, memoranda, financial records, brochures, and other
items relating to women's involvement in World War II activities including the armed
services, Red Cross work, college war councils, and raising bonds.
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Guide to the Vassar College Founder's Day Records, 1866-2001

Collection Title
Vassar College Founder's Day Records
Abstract
Programs, invitations, songs, sheet music, play scripts, committee records, and other materials related to Vassar College's Founder's Day tradition.
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Guide to the Vassar College Programs Scrapbooks, 1865-1982

Collection Title
Vassar College Programs Scrapbooks
Abstract
Scrapbooks containing programs relating to
Vassar College events.
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Guide to the Violet Oakley Papers, 1921-1982

Collection Title
Violet Oakley Papers
Abstract
Correspondence, exhibition and publication programs, and other printed materials related to the work of American artist Violet Oakley, particularly the large-scale triptych she painted for the Vassar College Alumnae House in 1924, .
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