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Guide to the Jean Elizabeth Crego Papers, 1923-1999

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Collection Summary

Repository: Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries
Creator: Crego, Jean Elizabeth
Title: The Jean Elizabeth Crego Papers
Dates: 1923-1999
Quantity: 4.0 cubic ft (4 Boxes)
Abstract: Collection consists of the papers from Crego's positions at the Vassar College Alumnae House and as the Vassar College Class of 1932 Correspondent, as well as some personal papers.
Forms of Materials: Correspondence, photographs, clippings, and floor plans.

Biographical Note

Jean Elizabeth Crego was born on 7 October 1910 to Martin Henry and Meta Meyer Crego. After her graduation from Vassar College in 1932, she went on to work for the College, holding many positions, including Decorating Chairman of the Committee on Alumnae House, the Class of 1932's Correspondent, and as Class President. In 1956, she founded the Crego Lectures in honor of her father Martin H. Crego, as part of the Crego Endowment. On 12 December 2005, at the age of 95 years, Jean Crego passed away.

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Scope and Content Note

Collection consists of the papers from Crego's positions at the Vassar College Alumnae House and as the Vassar College Class of 1932 Correspondent, as well as some personal papers.

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Access and Use


This collection is open for research according to the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Librarywithout 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Permission to quote (publish) from unpublished or previously published material must be obtained as described in the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library.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


  • Vassar College -- Alumni And Alumnae
  • Vassar College. Alumnae House
  • Vassar College. Class of 1932

Document Types:

  • Clippings
  • Floor Plans
  • Photographs

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Encoding Information

Encoded by Madeleine Amodio, June 2011.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

The Jean Elizabeth Crego Papers, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Madeleine Amodio in July 2011. Last updated 5 July 2011.

Acquisition Information

Transferred from the Alumnae and Alumni of Vassar College, February 2008.

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Series List

Series I. Personal and Miscellaneous

Series I consists of personal correspondence, pictures, documents, and clippings, as well as material relating to lecture funds.

Series II. Class of 1932

Series II consists of documents pertaining to Jean Crego's roles in the Class of 1932. This includes official correspondence and other documents relating to reunions and fundraising.

Series III. Alumnae House

Series III consists of material relating to the Alumnae House and Associate Alumnae/i of Vassar College (AAVC).

Container List


Folder 1.1 Friends of the Art Gallery
Folder 1.2 Correspondence, Personal, to Mary, and Jean Crego
Folder 1.3 Personal Correspondence
Folders 1.4-1.5 Personal Correspondence, Pictures, etc. (2 Folders)
Folder 1.6 75th Anniversary Fund Report
Folder 1.7 75th Anniversary Planning Documents
Folders 1.8-1.10 Assorted Clippings, Photos and Correspondence (3 Folders)
Folder 1.11 Barbara Bailey Brown Lecture Fund
Folder 1.12 Barbara Bailey Brown Lectures Correspondence
Folder 1.13 Barbara Bailey Brown Lectures
Folder 1.14 Jean Crego Trips, 1972-1973
Folder 1.15 Polly Bryan Documents
Folder 1.16 Yale/Vassar Documents
Folder 1.17 Assorted Clippings, etc.
Folder 1.18 Martin Crego Lectures
Folder 1.19-1.20 Mixed Correspondence and Documents (2 Folders)


Folder 1.21 VC Tile and Class of '32 Printing Die
Folder 1.22 Information on Class of 1932 Classmates and Families
Folder 1.23 Class Correspondence
Folder 2.1 Class Correspondence
Folder 2.2 25th Fundraising
Folder 2.3 Correspondence
Folder 2.4 Crego Correspondence with fund Office
Folder 2.5 Speech to Vassar Alumnae, 1957
Folder 2.6 Fundraising and Donation Documents: Correspondence
Folders 2.7-2.9 Class of 1932 50th Reunion Forms (3 Folders)
Folder 2.10 1932 Poems From Vassar Poetry 1930
Folders 2.11-2.12 70th Reunion (2 Folders)
Folder 2.13 65th Reunion, 6-8 June 1997
Folder 2.14 60th Reunion, 1992
Folder 2.15 55th and 50th Reunions
Folders 2.16-2.17 50th Reunion (2 Folders)
Folder 2.18 44th Reunion, 1976
Folder 2.19 Class of 1932 40th Reunion
Folder 2.20 Up to 35th Reunion
Folder 2.21 1932- 30th Reunion- Photos, Black and White, 1962
Folder 2.22 30th Reunion, 1962
Folder 2.23 25th Reunion
Folder 2.24 20th/21st Reunion, 1953
Folder 2.25 Informal Reunions 1968-1999
Folder 2.26 Death Notices


Folder 3.1 Board Meeting Manual, 1982-1983
Folder 3.2 AAVC Nominations
Folder 3.3 Revised Report of the Joint Task Force to the Board of Trustees of VC and the AAVC
Folder 3.4 Alumnae House, ca 1990-1999
Folder 3.5 Alumnae House, ca 1980-1989
Folder 3.6 Alumnae House Phone Survey
Folder 3.7 AAVC Budget, 1991-1992
Folder 3.8 House Furnishings, Acct Number 69-100-71, 1983-1984
Folder 3.9 Lighting- Living Room, 1983-1984
Folders 3.10-3.12 Alumnae House, ca 1980-1989 (3 Folders)
Folders 3.13-3.15 Alumnae House, ca 1970-1979 (3 Folders)
Folder 3.16 Alumnae House, ca 1960-1969
Folders 3.17-3.18 Alumnae House Publicity Printed Matter (2 Folders)
Folder 3.19 Alumnae House- Chart- General Operations Plan- 75th Anniversary, June 1940
Folder 3.20 Alumnae House, ca 1940-1959
Folder 3.21 Alumnae House Records- Proposals, 1981
Folder 3.22 Triptych and 4-Panel Music Screen Cleaning and Repair
Folder 3.23 Repairs Records, 1989-1991
Folder 3.24 Alumnae House Funding, 1923-1924
Folder 3.25 Building of Alumnae House- Dedication, 1924
Folder 3.26 Historical Documents Alumnae House and AAVC
Folder 3.27 Rooms- Floor Plans - Information, Measurements, etc., 1987, 1989, 1991
Folder 3.28 Financial, 1 July 1990- 30 June 1991
Folder 3.29 Alumnae House Correspondence, Alumnae House Plans, 1967, 1990, 1995-1997
Folder 3.30 Alumnae House Fundraising Committee - Fay Gambee, 1994-1998
Folder 3.31 Alumnae House, 1985, 1997
Folder 3.32-3.33 Alumnae House, 1952-1979 (2 Folders)
Folder 4.1 Alumnae House, 1971-1983
Folder 4.2 Alumnae House, 1980
Folder 4.3 Alumnae House, 1981-1983
Folder 4.4 Alumnae House, 1982-1983
Folder 4.5 Alumnae House, 1984
Folder 4.6 Alumnae House, 1985
Folder 4.7 Alumnae House, 1986
Folder 4.8 Alumnae House, 1987
Folder 4.9 Alumnae House, 1988
Folder 4.10 Alumnae House, 1989
Folder 4.11 Alumnae House, 1990-1991
Folder 4.12 VC Memorial Plaque and Window Hanger

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