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Fitt, Harriet (Bradley). Letters, 1910

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VC 1913,31 letters, dated between 13 Jan and 8 Apr 1910, from Fitt (VC 1913) to her family. Fitt discusses a spring semester at Vassar College. She describes coursework, lectures, and exams in subjects such as geometry, Latin, medieval history, and Renaissance history. Fitt also discusses features of VC administration such as faculty members, administrators, elections for class officers, class meetings, the course sequence in English, the prohibition of phonographs, and administrative changes to the chapel cut system. She mentions athletic activities such as tobogganing, skating, and esthetic dancing. Traditions referenced by Fitt include the Maid's [Goodfellowship] Club, the third hall play, the Shakespearean fourth hall play, senior parlor, and the ice carnival. Fitt reports having her theme published in the Vassar Miscellany and serving on the committee to organize the Founder's Day dance. Because of her Annapolis family's connection to the U.S. navy, Fitt often mentions students and social events at military academies such as West Point.
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