President Roosevelt congratulated Vassar on its 75th anniversary: “The seventy-five years we commemorate are half the life span of our nation.  Not often in our history have we faced a period so threatening to our peace and to our ideals as now.  Vassar women are counted among our national leaders in education, business, science, and the arts.  They are equipped for leadership in their communities.  This leadership will be needed in the years before us as never in the long and impressive history of Vassar.”     Vassar Alumnae Magazine