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In the 1920s, a voting booth was set up for mock elections in the Students’ Building. A real local election will be held next week in Dutchess County. Learn more about where to vote.
The Class of 1896 basketball team. By 1970 Vassar had a men’s basketball team, and believe it or not, cheerleaders. Go Big Pink! See the video.
Bicycles on the residential quad, c. 1960s. See vintage video of students and bikes on campus over the years.
The Vogelstein Center for Drama & Film, 2009. The front of the building is the original design by John A. Wood in 1866. Learn more about this building’s surprisingly varied uses over the years. Photo: Dixie Sheridan ‘65
A view of Potpourri Day in the College Center. Once a month, vendors bring vintage, craft, and other items for sale. See this year's schedule. Photo: Josh de Leeuw '08
An electric trolley car in front of Main Gate and Taylor Hall. Trolleys replaced horse-drawn cars running between Poughkeepsie and Vassar in 1894. Now we can catch a city bus in four locations on or near campus. Learn more....
Brian Riddell, Director of Dutchess Outreach, which feeds over 1,000 people in Poughkeepsie every month, wants you to know that Vassar’s 2012 Community Works campaign starts today. You can give online right now.
The original Biology greenhouse, attached to New England building, was removed in 1988. Today Biology has many facilities for teaching and research, including a greenhouse attached to Olmsted Hall. See more....
Detail of Autumn in North America, by Frederic Church, c.1856. See a slideshow of Hudson River School works from a 2007 Art Center exhibition.
Juliano Pereira ’14 scores a goal in a game with RIT on Nov. 5. Congratulations to Men’s Soccer for making it to the NCAA Championships this past weekend. Photo by Shane Donahue.
Hairdryers in the old Kenyon locker room, c. 1950s. Kenyon still holds some of Vassar’s athletic and fitness facilities (sans hairdryers), but these days there’s much, much more available. Check it out.
Vassar Repertory Dance Theatre’s Final Showings is this week, so make a reservation. Also see vintage video of dance at Vassar since the 1930s. Photo: Madeline Zappala ’12
Professor Emeritus Glen Johnson gives a classroom lecture for visitors to campus during “A Day At Vassar.” See a video of what our visitors thought about Vassar hospitality.
Miriam Latzer ’97, adjusting a tractor on her farm in Clermont, NY, is among a growing number of liberal arts grads taking up farming. Read why in the latest Vassar Quarterly. Photo: Evan Abramson ’00
Before the All Campus Dining Center was added to the Students' Building in 1973, students ate together in their own res halls. Food choices have broadened since then. Check ACDC menus.
A 1998 aerial view of central campus before the Ingram Library was added to the north of Thompson Library. Read about the Library's history starting with 3,000 volumes in 1865.
The residential quad in fall, 1981. This quad was once a field of daisies, which students picked to decorate the Chapel on Class Day. Read more about Vassar traditions.
Last year The Lunch Box in Poughkeepsie served 100,000 meals; for some, it was the only meal of the day. Be thankful this weekend. Give online to Community Works right now.
In front of Thompson Library, waiting for the doors to open, c. 1960. Check Library hours for the rest of this semester and during exam week.
Are you ready for test-tube burgers? Michael Specter ’77 thinks there’s reason to consider it. Read an interview with him in the Vassar Quarterly. Illustration by Gracia Lam
Jeh Johnson, left, taught architectural drawing at Vassar for thirty-seven years. In 2009, he received the Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Award for his commitment to social awareness. See the 2010 Vassar Quarterly article.
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Late 1800s - 2016
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Starting in 2011, Vassar’s 150th anniversary, the college’s homepages have been available for browsing in this archive. Each image is captioned, and the caption links to related information. Enjoy!