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Aaron, Fannie. Letters, 1919-1923.

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Fannie Aaron (VC 1923) attended Vassar from 1919-1923. Her letters are of particular interest to researchers and students because Aaron was one of the only Jewish students on campus, and her letters detail the social, cultural, and religious challenges she faced while here. She wrote more than 750

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Adams, Juliet Amelia. Letter, 1869

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1869
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1 letter from Adams to Minnie McInnes, a friend from home in Philadelphia, describing her first few days at Vassar. Topics include entrance examinations, classes, food, and the students' daily routine.

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Adams, Ruth. Letters, 1900-1902

Date
1865
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85 letters from Adams to family, written between 1900 and 1902, and 1 letter from Flora A. Clarke to Ida, April 1901. Some of the letters are very brief notes or postcards. Adams' longer letters contain evocative landscape descriptions, references to student activities, orders for new clothing

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Adee, Ellen (Skeel). Diary, 1869-1870

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1869-1870
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Much of this volume focuses on Adee's year-long absence from Vassar College due to sickness, presumably typhoid fever. Adee became sick in October, 1868, during the first semester of her senior year. She spent a short time at Vassar's infirmary before returning home to her family in Balmville, a

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Alumnae anniversary song-book: June 1921

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Anderson, Irene. Letters, 1866

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VC Spec 1866-1867,1 letter, dated 10 Oct 1866, from Anderson (VC spec 1866-1867) to her brother Norton B. Anderson. Anderson promises to write every week and keep a daily journal of her experiences at Vassar College. She describes the geology walks led by Professor Tennyson, provides a comprehensive

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Anniversary song-book, October, 1915:

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Anthony, Constance E. Diary, 1915

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Date
1915
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Detailed daily entries, beginning in the spring of 1915 and ending in winter 1915, addressing Anthony's sophomore and junior years at Vassar College. Anthony describes her semester schedules, January and June exams, the dismissals of several classmates from school for failure (Feb 3-5), lectures

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Architect's perspective of Vassar College Main Building

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Date
19-?
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Southeast view of Main Building of Vassar College with paths, lawn, shrubs, lamp posts and people.

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Arnzen, Laura Earl. Letters, 1865

Date
1865
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3 letters from Arnzen to Caroline and Abigail Slade (all three were VC Special Students from 1865-1866) while the sisters were still home in Fall River, Massachusetts. The letters describe student life in the first few months of the college. Arnzen encourages the sisters to join her at Vasssar

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Augusta Reichel: Vassar College music professor, 1867-1869

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between 1867 and 1869
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Three-quarter length picture of Augusta Reichel wearing a broach, necklace, and long, button-down dress.

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Badgley, Mary M. Letters, 1866-1867

Date
1866-1867
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7 letters from Badgley to Kate Flanders, a friend from home in Milwaukee, about her 1866-1867 fall semester at Vassar. She describes entrance examinations, classes, the rooms, food, exercise, and prayer meetings. She also chats about news from home. In one letter (Oct 15) she talks about the

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Bagg, Sophia D. or Sophia R. Burnham. Letter, n.d.

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1 brief thank you note to Annie Glidden Houts, possibly from Sophia D. Bagg or Sophia R. Burnham. All three were VC 1869.,VC 1869

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Baldwin, Jane North, 1876-1975 | Memorial Minute:

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[After 1975]
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Ballintine, Harriet Isabel, 1864-1951 | Memorial Minute:

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[After 1951]
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Banfield, Edith C. Letters, 1888-1891

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1 letter from Banfield to her friend (or relative) Mary Banfield, and 2 letters from Banfield to her family. The letter to Mary Banfield contains information about a visiting Episcopal minister, a prayer meeting, academics (including a brief mention of Professor Salmon), and social news about

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Barber, Lelia, [unknown]-1984 | Memorial Minute:

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[after 1984]
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Barbour, Violet, 1884-1968 | Memorial Minute:

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[After 1968]
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Barnes, Lucy (Sellers). Letters, 1870-1875

Date
1870-1875
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17 letters from Barnes to family. The 5 letters to George Taylor Barnes are transcripts only; Vassar does not hold the originals. The letters describe the daily student routine, food and meal time, prayer requirements, final examinations, student government and class government, traditions relating

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Barus, Annie Howes. Letter, 1869

Date
1869
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1 letter from Barus to Edith. Includes detailed descriptions of her entrance examinations, housing situations and furnishings, roommates, daily routine, meals, and classes. Also relates an account of her meeting the president to be accepted after the examination.

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