Vassar Today - 1971

In keeping with its pioneering history, Vassar was the first of the well-known single-sex liberal arts colleges to embrace coeducation. But not everyone was thrilled about the idea. This film was created to persuade alumnae at Vassar Clubs across the country that coeducation at Vassar was not such a bad thing. Then-Board chair Mary St. John Villard '34 led the panel discussion about "Vassar students today" with several alumnae, faculty members, and administrators. Interspersed with comments from the panelists are segments of a roving reporter asking Vassar students questions. Notable appearances: Elizabeth "The Drou" Drouilhet '30, Dean Marion Tate, and legendary art history professor Leila Barber.

Courtesy of the Archives and Special Collections Library at Vassar College.