The Vassar Transcript, an annual account of the college year from a student perspective published since 1867—the college's second year in existence—became the quarterly Vassar Miscellany. The faculty's refusal of student requests in 1869 and 1870 for permission to publish The Transcript on, respectively, a bi-monthly and a quarterly basis led to the Student Association's decision to publish no documentation of the year in the spring of 1871. After much discussion in the fall, the faculty relented, and the first issue of The Vassar Miscellany, the first such publication by students at a college for women, appeared in April 1872.