History of Vassar College

President Henry Noble MacCracken played King Theseus in the Vassar Experimental Theatre’s production of the Hippolytus of Euripides, in the original Greek, in 1931. Read about the tradition of Greek plays at Vassar.

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.