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1963 The Night Owls

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The Night Owls, Vassar's oldest a cappella group and the nation's oldest continually run all-female group, perform, 1963. © Vassar College, Archives & Special Collections Ref. # Ph.f16.29

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1972 Spring Weekend Dance

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Students do the 'Hustle' at a spring weekend dance, 1972. © Vassar College, Archives & Special Collections Ref. # Ph.f14.10

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1950s Prom Dance

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Students and their dates assemble for a prom dance, 1950s. © Vassar College, Archives & Special Collections Ref. # Ph.f14.7

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1942 Basketball Players on Bench

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Members of the 1942 class basketball team. In the back is Louise Bristol ( Ransom); front row left to right, Romie Cody Edwards, Lisa Dusser de Barenne (Blundell ), and Franny Prindle (Taft ). © Vassar College, Archives & Special Collections Ref. # Ph.f10.14

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1940 Class Day Daisy Chain

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Students carry a daisy chain on Class Day, 1940, wearing matching dresses. Note the graduating seniors behind them, also wearing matching dresses. © Vassar College, Archives & Special Collections Ref. # Ph.f4.17

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1938 Class Day Daisy Chain

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Students carry a daisy chain on Class Day, 1938. © Vassar College, Archives & Special Collections Ref. # Ph.f4.17

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1979 Soccer Siblings

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A brother and sister pose with soccer balls, 1979. © Vassar College, Archives & Special Collections Ref. # Ph.f10.16

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1941 Calisthenics

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Students perform calisthenic exercises, 1941. Ref. # Ph.f10.14

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1960s Field Day Baseball

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A student swings to hit a pitch during Field Day, 1960s. © Vassar College, Archives & Special Collections Ref. # Ph.f9.13

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1970 Commencement

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A student affixes a peace sign to her mortarboard at commencement, 1970. © Vassar College, Archives & Special Collections Ref. # Ph.f5.1

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2009 The Vastards

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The Vastards, a co-ed a cappella group, pose, 2009. Photo: Todd Shapera

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1972 Spring Weekend Dance

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Students meet at a spring weekend dance, 1972. © Vassar College, Archives & Special Collections Ref. # Ph.f14.10

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1940s Choosing an Outfit

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A student selects a dress from her closet, 1940s. © Vassar College, Archives & Special Collections Ref. # Ph.f10.4

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1960 Outdoor Class

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Students participate in a class held outdoors, 1960. © Vassar College, Archives & Special Collections Ref. # Ph.f9.31

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1975 The Night Owls on Founder's Day

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The Night Owls, Vassar's oldest a cappella group and the nation's oldest continually run all-female group, perform on Founder's Day, 1975. © Vassar College, Archives & Special Collections Ref. # Ph9.13

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1938 Class Day

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Students play leapfrog at Class Day, 1938. © Vassar College, Archives & Special Collections Ref. # Ph.f4.16

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1961 Spritzed

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A student gets spritzed, 1961. © Vassar College, Archives & Special Collections Ref. # Ph.f4.27

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Hannah Lyman

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Hannah Lyman, Vassar's first Lady Principal, was born January 29, 1816 in Northampton, Massachusetts. After completing her education in Northampton and Ipswich, she taught at Gorham Academy in Maine and Mrs. Gray's Seminary and served as principal of another girls' school in Montreal. vcencyclopedia.vassar.edu/matthew-vassar/hannah-lyman/ind...

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The Hexagon

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Maria Mitchell's first group of six astronomy students, known as the Hexagon. Mary Whitney, Maria Mitchell's successor, is seated in the center. C.1860s. vcencyclopedia.vassar.edu/alumni/mary-watson-whitney.html vcencyclopedia.vassar.edu/faculty/original-faculty/maria-...

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Junior Prom 1968

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Junior Prom 1968. vcencyclopedia.vassar.edu/student-publications/pressing-c...

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Vassar Original Course Catalogue Cover

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When Vassar College opened in 1865, it faced a number of challenges. The question of curriculum posed a very basic and immediate problem. Matthew Vassar had decided to found a college for women equivalent to colleges intended for men, but it was initially somewhat unclear what form this equivalence would assume.…

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1994 Measure 4 Measure

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Measure 4 Measure, one of Vassar's popular a cappella groups, 1994. Photo: Peter Howard

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1988 Students and Faculty

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Students and Faculty, from the 1988 Vassarion

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1986 Field Hockey Team

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Field Hockey Team, from the 1986 Vassarion

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1983 Villard Room Dance

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The dance floor in a Villard Room event, 1983.

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1982 Daisy Chain

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The Daisy Chain waits for the beginning of commencement, 1982.

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1978 Daisy Chain in Steps

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The Daisy Chain in front of the former Sanders Chemistry building (now Sanders Physics), 1978.

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1970s Students

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1970s Students, from the 1972 Vassarion

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1970s Casual Class

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1970s Casual Class, from the 1972 Vassarion

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1960s Students

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1960s Students, from the 1965 Vassarion

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