Skip to Main Content

Today's hours:

See all library hours »

  • Ask a Librarian
  • FAQ

Archives and Special Collections Library

Virginia B. Smith Memorial Manuscript Collection

Searching for Manuscripts

Finding aids provide detailed access to collections of personal papers and other historical records. Many, though not all, of the collections in the Archives and Special Collections Library have finding aids. All of the finding aids available can be obtained by contacting the Special Collections Assistant, and some of the finding aids can be accessed online.

Alphabetical List of manuscript collections

Subject list of manuscript collections 



Archives & Special Collections Library
(845) 437-5799

Library, Ground floor of the Ingram Library addition (north end)

Vassar College Box 20

View Staff


10am – 5pm

Closed daily for lunch (12-1pm)
Appointment required


Archives & Special Collections Library

Art Library

Digital Library

Music Library