History of Vassar College

Over 400 woman college graduates from across the country trained during the summer of 1918 at the Vassar Training Camp for Nurses, undertaken by the college in cooperation with the American Red Cross and the Council of National Defense to aid the war effort. Read about the training camp for nurses.

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.