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Adee, Ellen (Skeel). Diary, 1869-1870

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1869-1870
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Much of this volume focuses on Adee's year-long absence from Vassar College due to sickness, presumably typhoid fever. Adee became sick in October, 1868, during the first semester of her senior year. She spent a short time at Vassar's infirmary before returning home to her family in Balmville, a

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Bromley, Frances M. Diary, 1875

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1875
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Frances Bromley (VC Ex 1879) was a prolific diarist, contributing seven diaries to Vassar College that chronicle her life from 1872 to 1877. Bromley's diaries all contain reflections on her daily activities, observations about other people, and literary and biblical quotes. Bromley also writes

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Bromley, Frances M. Diary, 1876-1877

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1876-1877
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Frances Bromley (VC Ex 1879) was a prolific diarist, contributing seven diaries to Vassar College that chronicle her life from 1872 to 1877. Bromley's diaries all contain reflections on her daily activities, observations about other people, and literary and biblical quotes. Bromley also writes

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Bromley, Frances M. Diary, 1877

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1877
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Frances Bromley (VC Ex 1879) was a prolific diarist, contributing seven diaries to Vassar College that chronicle her life from 1872 to 1877. Bromley's diaries all contain reflections on her daily activities, observations about other people, and literary and biblical quotes. Bromley also writes

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Bromley, Frances M. Diary; to Edith, 1880-1882

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1880-1882
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Frances Bromley (VC Ex 1879) was a prolific diarist, contributing seven diaries to Vassar College that chronicle her life from 1872 to 1877. Bromley's diaries all contain reflections on her daily activities, observations about other people, and literary and biblical quotes. Bromley also writes

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Keffer, Bertha. Diary, Jan-Jun 1871

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January-June 1871
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Although Bertha Keffer's diary was printed with the date 1854, she wrote in it during the months of January-June 1871. Keffer generally describes her day-to-day life at Vassar, focusing heavily on her time in the College Chapel. She speaks briefly, and sporadically, about her father (John C

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Ladd-Franklin, Christine. Diary, 1860-1866

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1860-1873
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This volume begins with 56 pages of handwriting exercises. The narrative then begins with Christine Ladd's adolescent years during the Civil War. The diary is not simply a daily chronicle; rather, it is a serious journal of self-examination, expressing despondency over the death of her mother, hopes

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Ordway, Katherine Gretta. Diary, 1909-1910

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1909-01-01T01:00:01Z-1910-12-31T23:59:59Z
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VC 1913,1909-1910: Detailed daily entries from 11 Nov 1909 to 2 May 1910 of Ordway's first year at Vassar College. Throughout the diary, Ordway demonstrates an intense interest in her academic coursework, including her classes in Latin, math, history, English, and German. Additionally, Ordway

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Ordway, Katherine Gretta. Diary, 1911-1912

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1911-01-01T01:00:01Z-1914-12-31T23:59:59Z
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VC 1913,1911-1912: Detailed daily entries from February of Ordway's junior year to January of her senior year at Vassar College. Ordway discusses coursework and lectures in Latin, German, physics, English, biology, philosophy, and economics. She records scholarship information. Ordway mentions gym

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Ordway, Katherine Gretta. Diary, 1913-1914

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1913-1914
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This volume covers the end of Ordway's senior year at Vassar and her first year after graduation. She describes the Senior Excursion to Mohonk and bicycling trips. She includes accounts of her graduation events, specifically Commencement, Class Day, "Strong Steps," Tree Ceremonies, and the Daisy

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Raymond, Cornelia M. Diary, 1893

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1893
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VC 1883, Brief daily entries. Raymond describes her continuing activites at Vassar College, mentioning College Club, music lessons and performance, reading, preparing Latin texts, lectures, and graduation (June 28th). She details various features of her religious life, such as church services

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Raymond, Cornelia M. Diary, 1894

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1894
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Short entries in a page a day format. Generally, she writes on her health (including vaccinations and taking electricity), social events, student life, family news, and prayer meetings. She feels a strong religious devotion, and tries to convert others, including a Jew (February 25th) and an

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Raymond, Cornelia M. Diary, 1895

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1895
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Short entries in a page a day format. Raymond describes her consistent participation in religious life through prayer meetings, religious lectures, and encouragement of others to renounce vices (particularly alcohol and smoking) and proclaim their Christian faith. Illnesses, depressive episodes (

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Raymond, Cornelia M. Diary, 1896

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1896
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Short entries in a half page a day format. Raymond describes her academic activities at Vassar, including studying and tutoring in Latin, and giving, taking, and chaperoning music lessons. Raymond mentions class day, graduation, and the naming of Vassar's new dormitory, Raymond House (Jun 9).

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Raymond, Cornelia M. Diary, 1897

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1897
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Short entries in a half page a day format. Raymond describes teaching at a [private] school in [Springfield], Massachusetts, giving music lessons, reading books and studying poetry, reflecting on sermons and religious lectures, and being involved with a list of courses (Feb 12). She refers to her

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Raymond, Cornelia M. Diary, 1898

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1898
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Short entries in a half page a day format. Raymond contemplates sermons and religious literature, including the sermons given by the famed Springfield pastor [Phillip Stafford] Moxom. She details the frustrations and and successes of supporting attendees of temperance meetings (including "Joe"

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Raymond, Cornelia M. Diary, 1899

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1899
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Short entries in a half page a day format. Raymond details her involvement in religious life, such as her attendance of prayer-meeting, the sermons of pastors such as [Phillip Stafford] Moxom, "Mr. Hahn's" religious lectures, theologian Lyman Abbot's address to a high school (Jun 28), and talks by

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Raymond, Cornelia M. Diary, 1900

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1900
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Short entries in a page a day format. Raymond discusses her experiences teaching in Springfield, mentioning the school's commencement (Jun 27) and her concerns for the examination results among her pupils and social circle. Raymond details her involvement in religious and social activism, which

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Raymond, Cornelia M. Diary, 1901

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1901
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Short entries in a page a day format. Raymond describes her social life, academic classes, and the books she reads. She also includes her worries over her mother's health. She writes about the concerts and lectures that she attends, including Jacob Riis and a lecture at her church on the "Race

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Raymond, Cornelia M. Diary, 1902

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1902
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Short entries in a page a day format. This volume discusses Raymond's social life and experiences at work with her students. Her mother breaks her hip this year, prompting Raymond to worry for her mother's health. Raymond also reflects on her active religious life, including continuing to convert

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The Vassar College Archives within the Digital Library include some images, texts, and material items that are racist, xenophobic, or otherwise harmful. The Vassar Libraries have provided descriptive text and additional notes whenever possible to alert Digital Library users to these items. The Engaged Pluralism Initiative Race and Racism in Historical Collections Project Group is working with the library on contextualizing and facilitating community conversations about these materials. For more information see: https://library.vassar.edu/rrhc