Here is a list of the sources we consulted for our 2011 exhibition, Fashioning an Education:

  • Ashmore, Ruth. “The Intense Friendships of Girls.” The Ladies’ Home Journal Vol. XV,, no. 8 (July 1898): 20. http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=192404791&sid=2&Fmt=11&clientId=2641&RQT=309&VName=HNP.
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  • Brown, Helen Dawes. Two college girls. Ticknor and company, 1886. http://books.google.com/books?id=kps0AAAAMAAJ&ots=0lnEJMBsHt&dq=two%20college%20girls%20helen%20dawes%20brown&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q&f=false.
  • Bruno, Maryann, and Elizabeth A. Daniels. Vassar College (NY). Arcadia Publishing, 2001.
  • Caffrey, Margaret M. Ruth Benedict: Stranger in This Land. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1989.
  • Campbell, Barbara Kuhn. The “liberated” Woman of 1914: Prominent Women in the Progressive Era. Ann Arbor, Mich: UMI Research Press, 1979.
  • Champney, Elizabeth Williams. Three Vassar girls abroad: Rambles of three college girls on a vacation trip through France and Spain for amusement and instruction. With their haps and mishaps. Estes and Lauriat, 1883.
  • ———. Three Vassar girls in Italy: a holiday excursion of three college girls through the classic lands. Estes and Lauriat, 1885.
  • ———. Three Vassar girls in South America: A holiday trip of three college girls through the southern continent, up the Amazon, down the Madeira, across the Andes, and up the Pacific coast to Panama. Estes and Lauriat, Publishers, 1885.
  • Daniels, Elizabeth A. Bridges to the World: Henry Noble MacCracken and Vassar College. College Avenue Press, 1994.
  • Douglas, George H. Women of the 20s. Dallas, TX: Saybrook Publishers, 1986.
  • Dutchess County Historical Society. Year Book. Poughkeepsie, N.Y: Clinton House Museum, n.d.
  • Fass, Paula S. The Damned and the Beautiful: American Youth in the 1920’s. New York: Oxford University Press, 1977.
  • Flad, Harvey K. Main Street to Mainframes: Landscape and Social Change in Poughkeepsie. Albany: Excelsior Editions, 2009.
  • Gordon, Lynn D. Gender and Higher Education in the Progressive Era. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1990.
  • Hequembourg, Hilda Morse. Six Families Represented at Vassar. Dunkirk, N.Y: Printed by McClenathan Printery, 1963.
  • Horowitz, Helen Lefkowitz. Alma Mater: Design and Experience in the Women’s Colleges from Their Nineteenth-Century Beginnings to the 1930s. 2nd ed. University of Massachusetts Press, 1993.
  • Howe, Julia Ward. Sex and Education; a Reply to Dr. E. H. Clarke’s “Sex in Education.” American women: images and realities. New York: Arno Press, 1972.
  • Hummel, Holly. “History of Dress at Vassar College.” Dutchess County Historical Society Yearbook 2005-2006 85 (2006): 59-66.
  • Ladd-Franklin, Christine. “Christine Ladd-Franklin Diary”, n.d. http://www.hrvh.org/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/vassar&CISOPTR=286&CISOSHOW=238.
  • Lapsley, Mary. The parable of the Virgins. R. R. Smith, 1931.
  • MacCracken, H. N. The Hickory Limb. New York: Scribner, 1950.
  • ———. What Vassar Means. [New York: Kalkhoff press, inc, 1939.
  • Marchalonis, Shirley. “College Girls.” Research / Penn State 17, no. 2 (June 1996). http://www.rps.psu.edu/jun96/college.html.
  • ———. College Girls: A Century in Fiction. New Brunswick, N.J: Rutgers University Press, 1995.
  • Marks, Patricia. Bicycles, Bangs, and Bloomers: The New Woman in the Popular Press. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 1990.
  • McCarthy, Mary. The Group. 1st ed. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1963.
  • Men and Women: Dressing the Part. Washington, D.C: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1989.
  • Mitchell, Dr. S. Weir. “When the College is Hurtful to a Girl.” The Ladies’ Home Journal Vol. XVII,, no. 7 (June 1900): 14. http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=192543661&sid=1&Fmt=11&clientId=2641&RQT=309&VName=HNP.
  • Newcomer, Mabel. A Century of Higher Education for American Women. 1st ed. New York: Harper, 1959.
  • Norris, Mary Harriott. The Golden Age of Vassar. Poughkeepsie: Vassar College, 1915.
  • Poppenheim, Mary B. Southern Women at Vassar: The Poppenheim Family Letters,1882-1916. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2002.
  • Rogers, Agnes. Vassar Women; an Informal Study. Poughkeepsie, N. Y: Vassar college, 1940.
  • Rosenberg, Rosalind. Beyond Separate Spheres: Intellectual Roots of Modern Feminism. Yale University Press, 1983.
  • Salmon, Lucy Maynard. “A Museum of Vassar College.” Vassar Miscellany, November 1911.
  • ———. “Historical Museum Needed.” New York Times (1923-Current file), June 6, 1926.
  • ———. Is This Vassar College? Poughkeepsie, N.Y: Printed by Lansing & Broas, 1915.
  • Schwartz, Julia Augusta. Vassar Studies. New York: G.P. Putnam̓s Sons, 1899.
  • Simpson, Fanny Proddow. The Turn of the Century Group. Canaan, N.H: Phoenix Pub, 1973.
  • Smith-Rosenberg, Carroll. Disorderly Conduct: Visions of Gender in Victorian America. 1st ed. New York: A.A. Knopf, 1985.
  • Solomon, Barbara Miller. In the Company of Educated Women: A History of Women and Higher Education in America. Yale University Press, 1986.
  • Steele, Valerie. “The F-Word”, n.d. http://www.wiu.edu/users/mfbhl/180/steele.htm.
  • Student. Letters from Old-Time Vassar. Poughkeepsie, N.Y: Vassar College, 1915.
  • Walker, Dr. Emma E. “IV: ‘Crushes’ Among Girls.” The Ladies’ Home Journal Vol. XXI,, no. 2 (1904): 0_001. http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=192830261&sid=3&Fmt=11&clientId=2641&RQT=309&VName=HNP.
  • Warde, Margaret. Betty Wales, junior: a story for girls. Penn, 1906.
  • Ware, Susan. Holding Their Own: American Women in the 1930s. Boston: Twayne, 1982.
  • Warner, Patricia Campbell. When the Girls Came Out to Play: The Birth of American Sportswear. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2006.
  • Webster, Jean. When Patty Went to College. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1930. http://books.google.com/books?id=MzlHAAAAYAAJ.
  • Wood, Frances A. Earliest Years at Vassar, Personal Recollections. Poughkeepsie, N. Y: The Vassar College Press, 1909.


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