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Wolven Glass Plate Negative Collection: Commencement and Reunion, 1900-1942

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In the first half of the 20th century, Vassar's commencement and reunion were part of a 4-5 day long celebration that included a variety of events and traditions. Steady events included Baccalaureate Sunday, the alumnae parade, Class Day exercises, and commencement. Other activities changed over the decades, and included concerts and lectures, luncheons and suppers, tree ceremonies, May Pole dances, and for many years the III Hall Play was repeated for families and alumnae.
Images in this series are are primarily from commencement, Class Day exercises, and the alumnae parade. Photos of Sophomores picking daisies for the Daisy Chain are also included. Early graduates and significant alumnae such as Harriette Warner Bishop and Helen D. Woodward (both VC 1867), Mary Augusta Jordan (VC 1876), Harriot Stanton Blatch (VC 1878), Julia Lathrop (VC 1880), and Blanche Ferry Hooker (VC 1894) are pictured; as are faculty, administrators and trustees such as C. Mildred Thompson, Ella McCaleb, Herbert E. Mills, and the astronomers Caroline Furness and Mary Whitney.

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Class Day

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1924-06-09
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The wizard in the Wizard of Oz. Part of Class Day exercises

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Class Day

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1922-06-12
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Class of 1922 class tree

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Class Day

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Date
1930-06-01
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Class of 1932 Daisy Chain

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Class Day

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1932-06-01
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Class of 1934 Daisy Chain

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Class Day

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Date
1923-06-01
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Class Day exercises

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Class Day

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Date
1925-06-01
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Class Day exercises

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Class Day

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Date
1934-06-01
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Class of 1936 Daisy Chain leaving the Class Day exercises

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Class Day

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1936-06-01
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Class Day exercises

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Class Day

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Date
1924-06-01
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Class Day exercises

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Class Day

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Date
1939-06-01
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Class Day exercises

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Class Day

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94357-Service File.jpg
Date
1930-06-01
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Class of 1932 Daisy Chain

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Class Day

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Date
1932-06-01
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Class of 1934 Daisy Chain

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Class Day

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Date
1922-06-12
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Class Day exercises

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Class Day

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Date
1929-06-10
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Class Day exercises

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Class Day

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Date
1934-06-01
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Class of 1936 Daisy Chain leaving the Class Day exercises

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Class Day

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Date
1925-06-01
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Class Day exercises

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Class Day

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Date
1934-06-01
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Class of 1936 Daisy Chain

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Class Day

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Date
1934-06-01
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Class Day exercises

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Class Day

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Date
1939-06-01
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Class Day exercises

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Class Day

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Date
1935-06-01
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Class Day exercises

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