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Guide to the Vassar College Class Records, 1865-2007

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Collection Summary

Repository: Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries
Creator: Vassar College
Title: Vassar College Class Records
Dates: 1865-2007
Quantity: 67 cubic ft
Abstract: Materials from the various classes of Vassar College.
Forms of Materials: Questionnaires, programs, bulletins, invitations, songbooks, clippings, correspondence, photographs, surveys, minutes and account books.

Scope and Content Note

Materials from the various graduating classes including minutes and account books from class organizations, alumnae questionnaires, programs, bulletins, invitations, songbooks, reunion materials, clippings and articles on class members, and some notes and letters.

The records of the Class of 1889 include one volume of biographical sketches prepared for the 50th reunion, containing information on family, career, travels, and reminiscences of college years; one biography from a physician includes her reactions to studying with Carl Jung in the 1920s.

The records of the Class of 1914 inlclude 3 scrapbooks containing photographs, clippings, programs, and captions concerning the women in the class and their subsequent lives, ca. 1910-1964.

The records of the Class of 1935 include questionnaires, oral interview tapes, and copies of letters written while attending Vassar.

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Access and Use

Access

This collection is open for research according to the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library without any additional restrictions.

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Subject Headings

Organizations:

  • Vassar College--Alumnae.
  • Vassar College--Songs.
  • Vassar College--Students.
  • Vassar College. Class of 1889.
  • Vassar College. Class of 1914.
  • Vassar College. Class of 1935.

Subjects:

  • Women college students--New York (State)--Poughkeepsie.
  • Women's colleges--New York (State)--Poughkeepsie.
  • Women--Societies and clubs.

Document Types:

  • Photoprints.
  • Scrapbooks.
  • Songs.

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Encoding Information

Encoded by Elizabeth Clarke, April 2007. Updated by Laura Finkel, July 2008.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Vassar College Class Records, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.

Processing Information

Original processing date unknown.

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Container List

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