Guide to the Vassar College Physical Education Department Records, 1890-1952
Table of Contents
- Collection Summary
- Administrative History
- Scope and Content Note
- Subject Headings
- Administrative Information
- Access and Use
- Encoding Information
- Container List
|Repository:||Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries|
|Creator:||Vassar College. Physical Education Dept.|
|Title:||Vassar College Physical Education Department Records|
|Quantity:||16 cubic ft (15 boxes)|
|Abstract:||General office files, 1895-1952, as well as four volumes including extensive bodily measurements of individual students, with short biographies and health histories, 1890-1899.|
|Forms of Materials:||Correspondence, financial records, memoranda, programs, brochures, reports, and student records.|
Physical education at Vassar had its beginnings with the founding of the college. The physical health of the students was considered a critical part of the college's mission, specifically because of the prevalent 19th century fear that too much education would physcially harm young women. The health of the students was monitored carefully, and records were updated regularly by the college physician.
Office files containing correspondence, financial records, memoranda, programs, brochures, reports, and student records, 1895-1952; and four volumes ("gymnasium physical registers") containing extensive bodily measurements of individual students, with short biographies and health histories, 1890-1899.
This collection is open for research according to the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library without any additional restrictions.
- Vassar College--Students.
- Physical education for women.
- Physical fitness for women.
- Women college students--New York (State)--Poughkeepsie.
- Women--Health and hygiene.
Encoded by Elizabeth Clarke, May 2007.
Vassar College Physical Education Department Records, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.
Original processing date unknown.
There is no container list currently available for this collection.