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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 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 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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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 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 Office of the President Records, Sarah Gibson Blanding Files, 1911-1977 (bulk 1946-1964)

Collection Title
Office of the President Records, Sarah Gibson Blanding Files
Abstract
Records of the Vassar College Office of the President, correspondence, memoranda, clippings, articles, speeches, and press releases during her tenure at Vassar, 1946-1964, concerning women's education, academic freedom, 1950's politics, her stand against Congressional investigation of Communist influence in education, her introduction to Adlai Stevenson on a radio program, and her 1962 statement on pre-marital sex and Vassar students.
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Guide to the Vassar College 1969 Black Studies Sit-in Records, 1966-1974

Collection Title
Vassar College 1969 Black Studies Sit-in Records
Abstract
Materials related to the early years
of the Vassar College Black Studies Program and the student sit-in staged in 1969
for improvements to the program along with other demands relating to the
African-American community both on campus and off.
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Guide to the Vassar College Biographical Files, 1872-2023

Collection Title
Vassar College Biographical Files
Abstract
Clippings, biographical information forms, news releases, memoranda, pamphlets, correspondence, photographs, book jackets, and articles. pertaining to the lives and careers of faculty, staff, administrators, trustees, and presidents of the college, as well as alumnae/i and other individuals with a siginificant relation to the development of the college.
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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 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 Student Association Records, 1868-2017

Collection Title
Vassar Student Association Records
Abstract
Records from the Vassar Student
Association and its predecessors, including minutes, membership lists, rules and
regulations, reports, and other items pertaining to student clubs, self-government
activities, dormitory regulations, and other issues and events.
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Guide to the Vice President for Finance and Administration Records, 1948-2000 (bulk 1966-1999)

Collection Title
Vice President for Finance and Administration Records
Abstract
Materials relating to the financial and business operations of the college. Includes restricted material.
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