Introduced on Matthew Vassar’s 219th birthday, April 29, 2011, A Documentary Chronicle of Vassar College was completed to the end of 2001 during the sesquicentennial year, 2011. It will continue by 10-year increments into the future.

Also see the Vassar Encyclopedia for many articles on Vassar's history.

This week in history

1874, Aug. 6 Addressing the general session of the National Educational Association, meeting in Detroit, Professor James Orton compared, generally favorably, both graduation rates and absences due to poor health at women's colleges to those at colleges for men.