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Guide to the Vassar-Yale Study Records, 1966-1967

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Collection Summary

Repository: Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries
Creator: Vassar College
Creator: Yale University
Title: Vassar-Yale Study Records
Dates: 1966-1967
Quantity: 8.4 cubic ft. (14 boxes and 3 binders)
Abstract: Records from the investigation into a proposed affiliation between Vassar College and Yale University, including relocation of Vassar to New Haven, Connecticut.
Forms of Materials: Correspondence, petitions, questionnaires and reports

Administrative History

In 1966, Vassar College and Yale University began discussions about an alliance between the two schools. The proposal was in response to questions at both institutions about coeducation. At that time both Vassar and Yale were single sex institutions. A joint committee of administrators was formed to gather information and gauge feasibility. In the end, logistical, financial and administrative hurtles, combined with strong opposition from a large number of Vassar alumnae and faculty, put an end to the plan. But the question of coeducation remained open, and in 1969 both Vassar and Yale went coeducational.

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Scope and Content Note

Records from the investigation into a proposed affiliation between Vassar College and Yale University, including possible relocation of Vassar to New Haven, Connecticut. Includes correspondence, memoranda, reports, and alumnae petitions.

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Access and Use

Access

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

Restrictions on Use

Unprocessed materials are restricted. Please contact the Archives and Special Collections staff for further information.

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Subject Headings

Organizations:

  • Vassar College -- Administration
  • Vassar College -- Alumni and alumnae
  • Yale University

Subjects:

  • Coeducation

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Encoding Information

Encoded by Laura Finkel and Elizabeth Clarke, July 2008

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Vassar-Yale Study Records, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.

Processing Information

Only 5 of the 14 boxes have been fully processed and described. Consult the staff for more information about the collection. Original processing date unknown.

Acquisition Information

Vassar College transfer.

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Series List

Series I. Petitions Against Move to Yale

Series II. Questionnaires

Series III. Reports

Series IV. Unprocessed Material

Container List

Series I. Petitions Against Move to Yale

Folder 1.1 Class of 1900 to Class of 1907
Folder 1.2 Class of 1908
Folder 1.3 Class of 1909 to Class of 1915
Folder 1.4 Class of 1916 to Class of 1918
Folder 1.5 Class of 1919 to Class of 1921
Folder 1.6 Class of 1922 to Class of 1926
Folder 1.7 Class of 1927 to Class of 1930
Folder 2.1 Class of 1931 to Class of 1936
Folder 2.2 Class of 1937 to Class of 1942
Folder 2.3 Class of 1943 to Class of 1947
Folder 2.4 Class of 1948 to Class of 1953
Folder 2.5 Class of 1954 to Class of 1967
Folder 3.1- Folder 3.4 Multiple Classes

Series II. Questionnaires

Folder 4.1 Student Questionnaire for the Committee in New Dimensions, April 1967
Folder 4.2 General Comment Concerning Student Questionnaires
Folder 4.3 Responses to Student Questionnaire, April 1967
Folder 4.4 Preliminary Results of Student Questionnaire
Folder 4.5 Alumnae Questionnaire
Folder 4.6 Results of Alumnae Questionnaire

Series III. Reports

Box 5 Vassar-Yale Report from the Joint Study Committee, September 1967
Box 5 Vassar-Yale Study - Admissions Data
Box 5 Vassar-Yale Study - Comparative Data
Box 5 The New Vassar, 1964-1970: Report of the President
Box 5 Vassar College: Report of the Comprehensive Planning Committee, Sep 1968
Binder 1 Vassar College Departmental Reports, September 1967
Binder 2 Yale University Departmental Reports, September 1967
Binder 3 Vassar-Yale Preliminary Report from the Joint Study Committee, September 1967

Series IV. Unprocessed Material

Boxes 6-14 Unprocessed material

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