Beyond Vassar

Mixed Media


History and the Texture of Modern Life
Selected Essays by Lucy Maynard Salmon
Edited by Nicholas Adams (Vassar Professor of Art) and Bonnie G. Smith
University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001
Essays written by the ground-breaking historian who served on the Vassar faculty from 1887 to 1927.

Maria Mitchell
A Life in Journals and Letters

Edited by Henry Albers, professor emeritus of astronomy
College Avenue Press, 2001
"This book," writes Vassar professor Debra Meloy Elmegreen, "is Dr. Alber’s legacy to future generations of astronomers, and to women in the sciences in general. His insight into Maria’s discourse gives us a large glimpse into the life of an extraordinary woman. Through these records, we can come to know Maria as a person and to understand the inspiration that America’s first woman astronomer instilled in the many whose lives she touched."

The Shadow Negotiation
How Women Can Master the Hidden Agendas that Determine Bargaining Success

By Deborah Michaelson Kolb ’65 and Judith Williams
Simon & Schuster, 2000
Named one of the top 10 business books of 2000 by the Harvard Business Review.

Painted on a Cobweb
By Polly Dunning McLaughlin ’34
Goose River Press, 2000
Letters from the first decade of the 20th century.

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When Death Comes Suddenly
First-Person Accounts of Surviving the Loss of Family Members

By Patricia W. Duncombe and Ann Grebneaire Titus ’48
Vantage Press, 2000

Women’s Shoes in America
By Nancy E. Rexford ’70
Kent State University Press, 2000


The Moon & Riddles Diner And the Sunnyside Cafe
By Nancy Willard,
lecturer in English
Harcourt, Inc., 2001


The Journal of Food and Culture

Edited by Darra Goldstein ’73
Published by the University of California Press, Berkeley
Inaugural issue, February 2001
Not just recipes. The first issue of this quarterly journal includes pro and con articles on genetic engineering of food, an essay on the history (going back to B.C. years) and virtues of fast, processed food, poetry by Louise Glück, book reviews, an article on 14th-century Arabic recipes, another on 19th-century black-authored American cookbooks, an essay on the 17th-century edible letterforms and one called "Delacacies" by Vassar professor of English Paul Russell–in other words, an eclectic mix.