She Goes To Vassar

This film was written, directed, and shot in 1931 by Vassar graduate Marvin Breckinridge '27, a self-taught filmmaker. Her first post-Vassar claim to fame was a documentary called "The Forgotten Frontier" about the Frontier Nursing Service (founded by her cousin, Mary Breckinridge). Breckinridge went on to a distinguished career in photojournalism and broadcast reporting. When World War II broke out, she became the first woman foreign correspondent to join the staff of a radio network (CBS). The original "She Goes to Vassar" was a silent film, following a freshman through the course of her first year at the college. This version was remastered with a music soundtrack in honor of Vassar's Centennial in 1961.

Courtesy of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library.