Vassar College Digital Library
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Women's colleges--New York (State)--Poughkeepsie

Guide to the Alma Lutz Papers, 1906-1973

Collection Title
Alma Lutz Papers
Creator
Abstract
Correspondence, clippings, notes,
speeches, interviews, photographs, manuscript and published versions of her
writings, other publications, bibliographies, and copies of historic documents
pertaining to materials on women's history. There are also family letters and
photographs, biographical materials, and miscellaneous items relating to Vassar
College.
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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 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 Cornelia Morse Raymond Papers, 1819-1952 (bulk 1876-1952)

Collection Title
Cornelia Morse Raymond Papers
Abstract
Materials relating to Raymond's life as the daughter of a Vassar College president, a Vassar student, administrator of the College, and unofficial historian. Also included is information about the years she spent as a grade school teacher.
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Guide to the Ellen Swallow Richards Papers, 1868-1934

Collection Title
Ellen Swallow Richards Papers
Abstract
Correspondence , manuscripts, clippings, photographs, and other material relating to Richards' personal life, her education, and her work at MIT and Vassar College, the home economics movement, and womens education.
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Guide to the Helen Morris Hadley Papers, approximately 1880-1928

Collection Title
Helen Morris Hadley Papers
Abstract
Bills and accounts from Hadley's days at Vassar and from subsequent reunions; and correspondence, speeches, and notes concerning her service at Vassar, approximately 1903-1927, including letters from Presidents Taylor and MacCracken; her Alumnae Association activities, 1913-1919; the Vassar budget, 1918-1928; and the controversy over dividing the Vassar History Department, 1906-1907.
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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 James Monroe Taylor Papers, 1865-1916

Collection Title
James Monroe Taylor Papers
Abstract
Personal and professional papers relating to Taylor's tenure as President of Vassar College as well as his larger interests in education and religion. Includes correspondence, manuscripts, clippings, photographs, articles, and certificates.
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Guide to the John Howard Raymond Papers, 1823-1913 (bulk 1823-1878)

Collection Title
John Howard Raymond Papers
Abstract
Correspondence, manuscripts, a scrapbook, and other materials relating to Raymond's personal life as well as his work as a minister, one of the founders of the University of Rochester and then president of Vassar College.
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Guide to the Lucy Maynard Salmon Papers, 1818-1992 (bulk 1854-1933)

Collection Title
Lucy Maynard Salmon Papers
Abstract
The Lucy Maynard Salmon Collection
includes the personal papers of Lucy Maynard Salmon along with two smaller collections
of papers belonging to her mother, Maria Clara Maynard Salmon, and her brother, Pomeroy L. Salmon. The materials relate
to her work as an historian and professor at Vassar College as well as her work with
the suffrage movement and local political issues. There are also materials relating
to her family, education and personal life. Formats include correspondence,
manuscripts, printed material, clippings, minutes, reports, notes, and
photographs.
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Guide to the Marjorie Dodd MacCracken Papers, 1908-1948

Collection Title
Marjorie Dodd MacCracken Papers
Abstract
Correspondence and other materials pertaining to Marjorie Dodd MacCracken, wife of Henry Noble MacCracken, president of Vassar College 1915-1946. Also includes poems and miscellaneous personal papers.
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Guide to the Mary Thaw Thompson Papers, 1880-1928

Collection Title
Mary Thaw Thompson Papers
Abstract
Material pertaining to Vassar College, the Association of Collegiate Alumnae, and the Association to Aid Scientific Research by Women.
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Guide to the Matthew Vassar Papers, 1730-1975

Collection Title
Matthew Vassar Papers
Abstract
Biographies, autographs, correspondence, diaries, maps, photographs created by and relating to Matthew Vassar, founder of Vassar College.
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Guide to the Milo Parker Jewett Papers, 1828-1913 (bulk 1856-1882)

Collection Title
Milo Parker Jewett Papers
Creator
Abstract
Papers related to Jewett's involvement with the founding of Vassar College and its early operation, as well as biographical and Jewett family materials
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Guide to the Sarah Josepha Hale Papers, 1850-1877 (bulk 1863-1867)

Collection Title
Sarah Josepha Hale Papers
Abstract
Thirty original letters by Hale and typescript copies of letters to and from Hale (originals also available) concerning the inclusion of the word "female" in Vassar Female College, women's education, other business of Vassar College, missionary work, and women in the church. Other correspondents include Milo P. Jewett, Benson J. Lossing, John H. Raymond, and Matthew Vassar.
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Guide to the Vassar Club of Boston Records, 1867-2004

Collection Title
Vassar Club of Boston Records
Abstract
Materials from various graduating classes including alumnae questionnaires, programs, bulletins, invitations, songbooks, clippings and articles on class members, and some notes and letters, 1867-1981; a reunion survey with photographs of the Class of 1914, 1964; minutes and account books from class organizations, 1871-1922; and correspondence, publications, and miscellaneous items from the Class of 1898.
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Guide to the Vassar College Alumnae/i Biographical Files (AAVC), circa 1865-2015

Collection Title
Vassar College Alumnae/i Biographical Files (AAVC)
Abstract
Clippings, biographical information forms, correspondence, articles, and other items gathered by the Alumnae and Alumni of Vassar College (AAVC) on women who attended the college from 1865-1942 and 1951-1958. The collection includes material on graduates, non-graduates, Special Students and Preparatory Students.
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Guide to the Vassar College Archives Files, 1860-1969, (bulk 1860-1914)

Collection Title
Vassar College Archives Files
Abstract
An artificial collection of materials documenting the history of Vassar College, collected by various departments of the Library over several decades. Materials include letters, photographs, programs, college circulars and other publications, building specifications, contracts, bills and receipts, inventories, accounts, committee minutes, architectural and landscape drawings, reports, and club constitutions and records.
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Guide to the Vassar College Assistant to the President Records, 1929-1979

Collection Title
Vassar College Assistant to the President Records,
Abstract
Office files containing correspondence, minutes, memoranda, calendars, and questionnaires relating to students, endowments, lecture series, committees, and other college business.
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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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