Notable Grad: Nancy Macdonald

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(Dwight and Nancy Macdonald in the 1950s. Photo cred: Bertrand de Geofroy)

Nancy Macdonald, Vassar class of ’32, was a dedicated social activist and author. She founded Spanish Refugee Aid, an organization devoted to assisting thousands of non-Communist exiled Spaniards. She and her husband Dwight along with a group of New York intellectuals drew attention and support for Spanish refugees during the 1950s.

She wrote prolifically about the refugee situation in publications such as the New York Times and published a book, Homage to the Spanish Exiles: Voices from the Spanish Civil War,  after retiring. imgres

A review of her book can be found on page 31 of the Vassar Quarterly, Volume LXXXIII, Number 4, Sept. 1987.


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