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Wolven Glass Plate Negative Collection: Buildings and Grounds,1897-1939

141 plates

Images of the Vassar buildings (interior and exterior) and the landscapes of campus and the surrounding area. Highlights include views of Vassar Lake before the Raymond Avenue elevation change in 1966, the southeast portion of campus before Sunset Lake was created, Raymond Avenue before the Faculty Row houses were built, the living and research spaces in the Maria Mitchell Observatory, and maintenance staff harvesting ice with saws and horse-drawn ice plows. 

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Alumnae House

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94052-Service File.jpg
Date
approximately 1924
Description

Alumnae House soon after completion in 1924

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Alumnae House groundbreaking

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94439-Service File.jpg
Date
1921-06-20
Description

Groundbreaking for Alumnae House. Blanch Ferry Hooker (VC 1894) and Queene Ferry Coonley (VC 1896), the buidling's donors, are seated.

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Alumnae House groundbreaking

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94481-Service File.jpg
Date
1921-06-20
Description

Procession to the "Rock Lot" for the Alumnae House groundbreaking

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Alumnae House groundbreaking

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94546-Service File.jpg
Date
1921-06-20
Description

Blanch Ferry Hooker (VC 1894) and Queene Ferry Coonley (VC 1896) wielding the spade at the groundbreaking for Alumnae House

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Alumnae House groundbreaking

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94549-Service File.jpg
Date
1921-06-20
Description

Blanch Ferry Hooker (VC 1894) and Queene Ferry Coonley (VC 1896) wielding the spade at the groundbreaking for Alumnae House

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Alumnae House groundbreaking

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94550-Service File.jpg
Date
1921-06-20
Description

Ground breaking for Alumnae House. Queene Ferry Coonley (VC 1896) is speaking. Her sister, Blanch Ferry Hooker (VC 1894) is seated with an unidentified woman

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Alumnae House groundbreaking

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94634-Service File.jpg
Date
1921-06-20
Description

Ground breaking for Alumnae House. Blanch Ferry Hooker (VC 1894) is speaking. Her sister, Queene Ferry Coonley (VC 1896), is seated with an unidentified woman

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Alumnae House sketch

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94092-Service File.jpg
Date
1932-1940
Description

Copy photograph of a sketch of Alumnae House dated 1932

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Alumnae House sketch

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94073-Service File.jpg
Date
1932-1940
Description

Copy photograph of a sketch of Alumnae House dated 1932

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Astronomy students outside the Maria Mitchell Observatory

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94120-Service File.jpg
Date
1925
Description

Three students using a telescope outside the observatory

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Astronomy students outside the Maria Mitchell Observatory

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94123-Service File.jpg
Date
1925
Description

Six students using telescopes outside the observatory

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Astronomy students outside the Maria Mitchell Observatory

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94124-Service File.jpg
Date
1925
Description

Six students using telescopes outside the observatory

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Athletic Circle

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93860-Service File.jpg
Date
1900-1920
Description

Circle of land at the north end of campus, used for track and field, basketball, and other sports. Either Strong House or Lathrop is visible in the background

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Athletic Circle garden

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94037-Service File.jpg
Date
1900-1940
Description

Plot of irises in the gardens surrounding the Athletic Circle

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Blodgett Hall

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94082-Service File.jpg
Date
approximately 1929
Description

View of the euthenics building arch

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Blodgett Hall

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94061-Service File.jpg
Date
approximately 1929
Description

View of the euthenics building arch

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Bridge near Sunset Lake

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94044-Service File.jpg
Date
1910-1940
Description

Wooden bridge leading to path around Sunset Lake

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Campus viewed from Sunset Hill

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94087-Service File.jpg
Date
1909-1938
Description

View from Sunset Hill of the tops of buildings. Cropped version of Box269_026

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Campus viewed from Sunset Hill

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94069-Service File.jpg
Date
1909-1938
Description

View from Sunset Hill of the tops of buildings as well as the power plant chimney

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Chapel cornerstone laying event

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93867-Service File.jpg
Date
1902-10-04
Description

A crowd watching a crane lifting the cornerstone for the new building into place

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