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Vassar College History

Printed Vassar-related Materials in the Main Library

Quite a bit of Vassar-related research can be done outside of Special Collections. There are print materials in the Stacks (Call numbers are in the LDs and LHs - Room 69) and there are also publications available online and on microfilm. The lists on this page are just a sampling of what's available in print. Use the Online Catalog to find more Vassar-related materials.

Periodicals with full runs only available in print

The Vassar Journal of Undergraduate Studies, 1926-1972.

The Vassarion (first 2 volumes called The Hors d'Oeuvre), 1888-

Vassar College Catalogue.


Books only available in print

Vassar College, 1860-1877.  A list of books and articles printed between 1860 and 1877.

Documentary History of Vassar College. 1861-1903.

The Great Experiment: A Chronicle of Vassar. Includes an index. 196l.

The Magnificent Enterprise: A Chronicle of Vassar College. Does not have index. 1961.

Bridges to the World: Henry Noble MacCracken and Vassar College by Elizabeth A. Daniels, 1994.

Main to Mudd, and More: An Informal History of Vassar College Buildings by Elizabeth Daniels, 1996.

Full Steam Ahead in Poughkeepsie: The Story of Coeducation at Vassar by Elizabeth A. Daniels and Clyde Griffen, 2000.

An Administrative History of Vassar College, 1861-2003.

Vassar College: An Architectural Tour. By Karen Van Lengen and Lisa Reilly, 2004.