History of Vassar College

Vassar’s oldest student organization, Philaletheis, has presented hundreds of dramatic productions, including The Princess Marries the Page (1917) with its author, Edna St. Vincent Millay ’17, in the role of the princess. Read about the long history of Philaletheis.

The Vassar Encyclopedia project is an online work in progress under the direction of Vassar's College Historian, Dean Emeritus of the College and Professor Emeritus of English Colton Johnson. The project's goal is to present lively, accurate, and informative articles relating to the college and its history, of varying length and on diverse topics, written by a wide array of authors. Information about the project is available in the Preface and in the Guide to the Encyclopedia.

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