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Guide to the Benson J. Lossing Papers, 1861-1891

Collection Title
Benson J. Lossing Papers
Abstract
Correspondence concerning Vassar College activities, speeches, and engagements with Lyman Abbott, Nathan Bishop, Stephan M. Buckingham, Charles S. Farrar, Milo P. Jewett, Maria Mitchell, John H. Raymond, Lucy M. Salmon, James Monroe Taylor, Matthew Vassar, and Henry Van Ingen, with some family correspondence. Other items include his notes from a trip to Washington, D.C. in 1861, and miscellaneous programs.
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Guide to the Jean Webster Papers, 1876–1982 (bulk 1900-1916)

Collection Title
Jean Webster Papers
Abstract
The Jean Webster Papers at the Vassar College Libraries Department of Special Collections are part of the McKinney Family Papers, a collection of papers from the Clemens, Moffett, Webster, and McKinney families. They were donated to Vassar College in 1977, along with the endowment of a chair in American Literature, in honor of Jean Webster. The donors are Jean McKinney Connor, daughter of Jean Webster and Glenn Ford McKinney, and her husband Ralph Connor, a former trustee of Vassar.
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Guide to the Jeannette Hopkins Papers, 1922-2011

Collection Title
Jeannette Hopkins Papers,
Abstract
Papers concern Hopkins' work on behalf of authors as an editor and agent and include correspondence, memoranda, contract summaries, and production records; correspondence often includes extensive discussion of a book's ideas, of changes and alterations, and of public response. Authors include Ben H. Bagdikian, Robert Bendiner, James MacGregor Burns, Marquis W. Childs, Eugene Genovese, Leonard W. Levy, Frank Mankiewicz, Edwin Newman, and Stan Steiner.
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Guide to the John Burroughs Papers, 1850-1991 (bulk 1860-1921)

Collection Title
John Burroughs Papers
Abstract
Includes 53 original Burroughs
journals as well as a typescript of the journals prepared by his granddaughter,
Elizabeth Burroughs Kelley, and another typescript prepared by his literary
executor, Dr. Clara Barrus. In addition, there are manuscripts, sketch books,
scrapbooks and correspondence, including letters to Burroughs from Edith Rickert,
Walt Whitman, and others; as well as letters by Burroughs to family, friends,
colleagues and readers. The bulk of the correspondence is to and from his wife
Ursula and son Julian, but other correspondents include Georgia Avery Kendrick,
Clara S. Reed, Minnie and Orlando Rouland, James M. Taylor, Mary W. Whitney, and
others. Also included are published and unpublished materials and photographs
relating to Burroughs.
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Guide to the Louise Seaman Bechtel Papers, 1877-1980 (bulk 1913-1980)

Collection Title
Louise Seaman Bechtel Papers
Abstract
Papers primarily concerning her work in literature, publishing, and editing, especially for children, and including correspondence, manuscripts, illustrations, biographical information, and published articles and reviews from or pertaining to authors, illustrators, and publishers.
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Guide to the Mary Augusta Scott Papers, approximately 1870-1917

Collection Title
Mary Augusta Scott Papers
Abstract
Correspondence, manuscripts, printed material, journals and photographs relating to Scott's personal life and professional life as an author and professor of English at Smith College.
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Guide to the Mitchell Kennerley Papers, 1898-1934

Collection Title
Mitchell Kennerley Papers
Abstract
Materials from his work on behalf of writers including Randolph G. Adams, Zoe Atkins, Arnold Bennett, Dorothy Beall Cunningham, Bliss Carman, Max Eastman, Frank Harris, Alfred A. Knopf, D.H. Lawrence, Christopher Morley, and Edna St. Vincent Millay.
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Guide to the Ruth Fitch Mason Papers, 1908-1962

Collection Title
Ruth Fitch Mason Papers
Abstract
Material relating to Mason's work as a writer and literary agent as well as more personal material regarding her family, friends, marriage and education. Includes, professional and personal correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, postcards, and biographical information; and Eliot F. Bartlett's correspondence and notes regarding these papers.
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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 W. K. Rose Papers, 1914-1970 (bulk 1940-1968)

Collection Title
W. K. Rose Papers
Creator
Abstract
The William K. Rose Papers document Vassar College English Professor Rose’s study of modernist literature, Vorticism, and in particular, the writings of Wyndham Lewis. The majority of the correspondence in the collection documents Rose’s efforts to locate and study Lewis’s letters to friends and associates. Files include correspondence, research and subject files, press clippings, manuscripts, notebooks, playbills, periodicals, photographs, and audio tape.
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