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

1866, July 23 Having told her diary on March 27, 1863, of the "glorious emancipation for woman...the Vassar female college that is to be," 19-year-old Christine Ladd told it of the argument she constructed to convince her family to send her to college.