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, May 28 Starting a new tradition, in place of the usual reception, the junior class gave the seniors a moonlight excursion down the Hudson on the steamer Mary Powell.