4 cubic ft.
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, or of historical and cultural significance. Letters of note include W.I. Cutter on her missionary work in India, 1852-1854; John Quincy Adams on Paris peace treaty and national politics, 1783; Elizabeth Blackwell on excessive practice of ovariotomy and dangers to women from syphilitic husbands, 1896; Thomas Boyd on work as screen writer in Hollywood (1931), being a father, World War I experiences, and other issues, 1918-1934; Pearl S. Buck's correspondence with Alma Lutz on equal rights amendment and Buck's writing and speaking work, 1938-1967; Ruth Crippen on Red Cross work in France, 1918; Bette Davis on using women's rights pioneers as film material, 1944; Anna E. Dickenson on her speaking engagements and personal news, 1863-1888; Frederick Douglass on John H. Raymond's activities on behalf of fugitive slaves in Rochester, 1880; William Lloyd Garrison on women's rights, 1877; and Emily Griggs on life and people at Vassar College, 1866-1867. Other signers include Jane Addams, Hans Christian Anderson, Matthew Arnold, Catharine E. Beecher, Hector Berlioz, George Bizet, Marie Curie, Charlotte Cushman, Charles Dickens, John Dos Passos, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Dorothy Canfield Fisher.