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Vassar College Costume Collection

Welcome to our collection of authentic historic clothing from the nineteenth century to today. Our digitization project is a work in progress, so please bear with us, and please share your feedback. You can read more on our About page. Thanks for visiting!

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Shifting Silhouettes Poster

Poster for 2020 online exhibit ...more

Recent Items

1963 The Night Owls
The Night Owls, Vassar's oldest a cappella group and the nation's oldest continually run all-female group, perform, 1963. © Vassar College, Archives & Special Collections Ref. # Ph.f16.29 ...more

1972 Spring Weekend Dance
Students do the 'Hustle' at a spring weekend dance, 1972. © Vassar College, Archives & Special Collections Ref. # Ph.f14.10 ...more

1950s Prom Dance
Students and their dates assemble for a prom dance, 1950s. © Vassar College, Archives & Special Collections Ref. # Ph.f14.7 ...more

1942 Basketball Players on Bench
Members of the 1942 class basketball team. In the back is Louise Bristol ( Ransom); front row left to right, Romie Cody Edwards, Lisa Dusser de Barenne (Blundell ), and Franny Prindle (Taft… ...more

1940 Class Day Daisy Chain
Students carry a daisy chain on Class Day, 1940, wearing matching dresses. Note the graduating seniors behind them, also wearing matching dresses. © Vassar College, Archives & Special… ...more