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Guide to the Florence Cushing Papers, 1921, 1927

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Collection Summary

Repository: Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries
Creator: Cushing, Florence
Title: Florence Cushing Papers
Dates: 1921, 1927
Quantity: 0.20 cubic ft (1 box)
Abstract: 2 volumes celebrating Florence Cushing's contributions to Vassar College in 1921 in connection with the 50th anniversary of the college's Alumnae Association. Also, communications from the Board of Trustees, the College President and the Secretary of the Alumnae Association congratulating her on having a residence hall named in her honor in 1927.
Forms of Materials: scrapbooks

Biographical Note

Born in 1853 outside Boston, MA, Florence Cushing was the daughter of an esteemed family known as "The family of judges" for their participation in legal affairs. Florence Cushing was the valedictorian of her Vassar class of 1874 and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She was among the founders of the Girls' Latin School of Boston as well as the Associaltion of Collegiate Alumnae, which became the American Association of University Women, an organization of which she was the second president (1883-1885). She was the first alumna to sit on the Board of Trustees, and served between 1887-1894 and 1906-1912. In 1913, she was elected to life membership on the Board, a position which she held until 1923, when she became 'trustee emerita.' For her exemplary work and devotion to Vassar, Cushing Hall, built in 1923, was named after her. She died at home in Norwell, MA on 20 September 1927. For more information, see the VC Biographical Files.

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Scope and Content Note

2 volumes celebrating Florence Cushing's contributions to Vassar College in 1921 in connection with the 50th anniversary of the college's Alumnae Association. Also, communications from the Board of Trustees, the College President and the Secretary of the Alumnae Association congratulating her on having a residence hall named in her honor in 1927.

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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. Alumni And Alumnae.
  • Vassar College. Cushing Hall.

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Encoding Information

Encoded by Laura Finkel, November 2006.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Florence Cushing Papers, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.

Processing Information

Original processing date unknown.

Guide updated by Dean Rogers, October 2006.

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Container List

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