Trinity College-Vassar College Exchange Program, Spring 1969

Len Schneider '70 attends Vassar College in spring 1969 on exchange
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1968 Vassar College Bulletin (front cover), with Warren Tanghe '70 (L) and Len Schneider '70 (R)


Trinity College-Vassar College Exchange Program, Spring 1969


Trinity College, Class of 1970


Collection of three items related to the Vassar-Colgate-Williams-Trinity exchange program.

Prior to matriculating female students in fall 1969, Trinity participated in an exchange program with Vassar College, an all-women's school in Poughkeepsie, New York, which was also looking to become coeducational. Some 33 Trinity students (including 17 from the '70 Class -- John Anderson, Kevin Anderson, Steven Bauer, Grant Branstator, John Chapin, Randolph Friedman, Glenn Gamber, Haji Abdillahi, Ryan Kuhn, William C. Lawrence, Jeremiah Milbank, Eric Rathbun, Len Schneider, Andrew Shaw, Jack Tadsen, and Ryan Viscidi), spent one semester at Vassar in the spring of 1969, along with students from Colgate and Williams Colleges. Correspondingly, in exchange 17 Vassar women spent a semester at Trinity.

On its front cover, the 1968 Vassar College Bulletin depicts Warren Tanghe '70 (L) and Len Schneider '70 (R) touring the Vassar campus. Vassar's 'Main Building' is the building in the background of the photo. The photo was taken prior to the coeducational exchange program between Trinity College and Vassar College that took place in early 1969.


The Daily Record (Long Branch, NJ); The Trinity Tripod; Vassar College administration


Len Schneider, class of 1970 (personal collection), and Trinity College Digital Repository


Watkinson Library and Trinity College Archives, Trinity College (Hartford, CT)


The image of the front cover of the 1968 Vassar College Bulletin, taken by Len Schneider, is provided with permission of the Vassar College Archives.

Digital reproductions and permission to publish Watkinson materials may be requested by contacting Watkinson staff. With permission of the staff, readers may use their own cameras in the library. Users of materials from the Watkinson Library or the College Archives must accept full legal responsibility for observing the laws of copyright, as well as the laws of libel and invasion of privacy and property rights.


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Text, College Publication; Commercial Newspaper


"Male student attends Vassar," The Daily Record (Long Branch, NJ), April 1, 1969; "Twenty Vassar Girls Apply to Program," The Trinity Tripod, 1968-11-28.

The January 3, 1969, article "Trinity Gets 17 Girls in Coed Experiment" (Hartford Courant) is the source of the names of the 17 members of the class of 1970 students who participated in the Vassar exchange.

1968 Vassar College Bulletin


Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, and Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York

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Digital Scan and Printed Paper


The Daily Record (Long Branch, NJ); The Trinity Tripod; Vassar College administration, “Trinity College-Vassar College Exchange Program, Spring 1969,” Watkinson Library - Virtual Museum, accessed July 22, 2024,

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