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

1946, Oct. 11 A crowd of 1,400 cheered at the inauguration of Sarah Gibson Blanding when Brigadier General Roger Anderson, acting on behalf of the Secretary of War, awarded Miss Blanding the Exceptional Civilian Service Medal for her work in World War II.