Autograph file: S-Z, [ca. 1800]-1983.


Vassar College. Autograph file: S-Z, [ca. 1800]-1983.

Autograph file: S-Z, [ca. 1800]-1983.

Letters with some manuscripts, speeches, poems, and other items, primarily resulting from an official connection with Vassar College, written by Vassar students, faculty, or staff, of materials of historical and cultural significance. Letters of note include Lucy Maynard Salmon on Vassar College History Dept., labor issues, and personal news, 1888-1925; Helen Seldes on anti-fascism, political and social life in New York City, country life in Vermont, and a strike by Vermont marble workers, 1934-1937; Fanny Small on teaching music and social events at Vassar College, 1864-1866; Bishop B.B. Smith of Kentucky on incident involving a runaway slave's confrontation with his white mistress (owner), 1864; M. Carey Thomas on Bryn Mawr positions for Vassar graduates, the Association of Collegiate Alumnae, and committee positions, 1889-1915; Leo Tolstoy on religion, writing, non-violence as part of Christianity, Shakers and chastity, evils of patriotism, and his health, 1896-1908; Sophie Tolstoy on Leo's work among the Russian peasants, 1892-1894 (in French); Paul Allen Towne on defense of slavery, and political, military, social, and business situations during the Civil War with one response from his brother-in-law Dr. David Ransom on issue of state's rights and secession, 1860-1865; and Adelaide Underhill on Vassar College Library affairs, salaries, and some personal issues, 1899-1927.

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