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Guide to the Vassar College Campus Life and Diversity Office, 1988-2018

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Collection Summary

Repository: Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries
Creator: Vassar College. Campus Life and Diversity Office
Title: Vassar College Campus Life and Diversity Office Records
Dates: 1988-2018
Quantity: 6.5 cubic feet (8 boxes)
Abstract: Minutes, reports, correspondence and other material relating to student life and diversity. Also includes realia, audiovisual material, and ephemera such as t-shirts, mugs, posters, and VHS tapes.
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Administrative History

The history of the Campus Life and Diversity Office is closely tied to the Vassar career of Edward Pittman. Pittman, a member of Vassar's Class of 1982, began working for the college in 1990 in the newly-created Office of Multicultural Affairs, a division of of the Dean of Student Life.

Sources: Misc online; VC biographical Files (Serge Paul Emile)

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Chronology

1974 September President Alan Simpson appointed Serge Paul-Emile as first Director of Educational Services and Student Relations
1983 Special Services Program, Academic Resource Center
1983 Advisor to Minority and Special Students = Sheila Thomas
Fall 1990 Creation of the Office of Mulicultural Affairs
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Scope and Content Note

Minutes, reports, correspondence and other material relating to student life and diversity. The collection also includes 2 boxes of mugs, t-shirts, pens, and other give-aways from All College Day, the First Year Experience, and other events

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Access

The material in Box 8 is restricted. Otherwise, the 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

Permission to quote (publish) from unpublished or previously published material must be obtained as described in the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library.

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Subject Headings

Names:

Organizations:

  • Vassar College -- Administration
  • Vassar College -- Students

Subjects:

Document Types:

  • posters
  • t-shirts
  • videocassettes
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Encoding Information

Encoded by Laura Streett, April 2019.

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Preferred Citation

Vassar College Campus Life and Diversity Office, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.

Processing Information

Processed by Laura Streett, 2019.

Acquisition Information

Transferred in two accessions, one in 2016 and the last in 2019

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Container List

Office Files

Box 3 Annual Reports — Advisor to Minority Students, 1988-1989
Box 3 Annual Reports — Office of Multicultural Affairs, 1990-1992
Box 3 Annual Reports — Dean of Student Life / Intercultural Center, 1992-1998 (3 folders)
Box 3 Annual Reports — ALANA Student Cultural Center, 2002-2004
Box 3 Annual Reports — ALANA and LGBTQ Center, 2011-2012
Box 3 Annual Reports — Campus Life Office, 2002-2008
Box 3 Miscellaneous reports and Summaries
Box 3 Multicultural concerns pre-1990
Box 3 Miscellaneous correspondence
Box 3 ALANA opening and history (9 folders)
Box 3 Admissions and recruitment, 1991-1993
Box 3 AKBAR
Box 3 All College Day 2002-2008 (12 folders)
Box 3 AAAVC
Box 3 Angela Davis / Community
Box 3 Athletics, homophopia, heterosexism, August 2007
Box 3 Baccalaureate Service programs, 1995-2018
Box 3 Black/Jewish Community Dialogue, 1991
Box 3 Black Solidarity Conference, Yale University, 1998 (2 folders)
Box 3 Campus Life handouts
Box 3 Campus Life Office
Box 3 Campus Life Resources Group — History and Background, 2006-2011 (3 folders)
Box 4 Campus Life Resources Group — History and Background, 2012
Box 4 Campus Life Resources Group, 2001-2009 (8 folders)
Box 4 Campus Life Response Team, 2007-2008 (2 folders)
Box 4 Campus Life staff meeting, 2006
Box 4 Campus Life — miscellaneous, circa 2000-2018
Box 4 Committee on Diversity and Difference, 2001-2002 (9 folders)
Box 4 Community Day, 2000
Box 4 Community Meeting, 30 January 2008
Box 4 Consortium on High Achievement and Success (2 folders)
Box 4 Council of Black Seniors, 2007-2012 (5 folders)
Box 4 Cross Cultural Training, 18 October 1990
Box 5 Diversity reports
Box 5 Diversity — miscellaneous
Box 5 Elected student leaders, 2003-2007
Box 5 LGBTQ
Box 5 Minority retention and recruitment (5 folders)
Box 5 Mixing it up: Intergroup dialogue program, 2005
Box 5 NCBI Workshop 2015 (3 folders)
Box 5 Poughkeepsie High School partnership, 1993
Box 5 Race Relations Task Force, 1989
Box 5 Racial/Ethnic Relations Conference, San Antonio, 1996
Box 5 Student Groups
Box 5 Students for Justice in Palestine, 2014
Box 5 Moderate, Independent and Conservative Alliance (MICA) 2005-2006 (3 folders)
Box 5 Vassar First Year Experience (5 folders)
Box 5 Westboro response
Box 5 Minority group lists (23 folders)
Box 5 International students lists (9 folders)
Box 6 Ford Grant, 1995-1997 (5 folders)
Box 8 [Restricted]

Audiovisual Material

Box 6 Photographs
Box 6 Video tapes — Baccalaureate
Box 6 Video tapes — All College Day
Box 6 Video tapes — Miscellaneous

Ephemera

Box 6 Flyers and leaflets — All College Day, 2001-2014
Box 6 Flyers and leaflets — First Year
Box 6 Flyers and leaflets — LGBTQ Center
Box 6 Flyers and leaflets — Women's Center
Box 6 Flyers and leaflets — ALANA Center
Box 6 Flyers and leaflets — Miscellaneous
Box 7 Posters

Realia

Boxes 1-2 Realia, circa 2004-2018 (Mugs, t-shirts, pens, and more)

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