Collection Facts

Extent: 
333 items
Dates of Original: 
1866-1969
NYH Topic Area(s):

Scope of Collection

One of the oldest continuous collections of concert programs in an academic institution, the Music Programs Collection documents Vassar College Department of Music events from 1866 to 1969. Student and faculty concerts, interdepartmental collaborations, and guest appearances by music scholars, composers, critics, and performers of jazz, world music, and classical music are represented here. This collection offers glimpses of the history of college level music pedagogy, topics of interest to the institution, contemporary taste in repertoire, and concert programming practice.