The Adopt-a-Book Program is the Archives and Special Collections Library's new program to fund conservation treatment for fragile and damaged items.
An article on the history of the Archives and Special Collections Library can be found in the Vassar Encyclopedia.
The Archives and Special Collections Library is located on the ground floor of the Ingram Library addition (north end) of the Main Library.
Spring 2013 Hours (by appointment only)
January 2 - May 22
- Monday - Friday: 10-5 (closed 12-1)
- Spring Break (March 11-22): Monday - Friday: 10-4:30 (closed 12-1)
Archives and Special Collections Library
Vassar College Libraries — Box 20
124 Raymond Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604-0020
Ronald D. Patkus, Ph.D.
Head of Special Collections and Adjunct Associate Professor of History
845.437.5798 | firstname.lastname@example.org
845.437.5716 | email@example.com
Technical Services Librarian
845.437.5811 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Collections Assistant
845.437.5799 | email@example.com
A directory for the entire Vassar College Libraries staff is also available.
Directions and Local Arrangements
Travel by Car:
Directions to Vassar can be found on the college's Visitors page, or if using a map search engine, the address to use is 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604.
Travel by Train:
Stewart International Airport in Newburgh is the nearest airport to Vassar, but Albany International and the NYC metropolitan airports are also within 2 hours.
Enter campus through the main entrance off the southern-most Raymond Avenue circle and check in with the guards to receive a visitor parking pass.
Accommodations within 1 mile of campus:
- Vassar's Alumnae House is on campus and a short walk from the Library.
- The Days Inn is approximately 4 blocks from campus but is also walkable.
- The Copper Penny Inn is just under 1 mile from the Library, but the route it's on does not have sidewalk