History of Vassar College

“Diabolus,” a “special correspondent” for The New York Times, wrote about the 1866 closing exercises at the end of Vassar’s first year. Read his comments.

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.