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Earl, Mary (Reed). Diary, 1891-1895

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1891-1895
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This volume covers the full four years Mary (Reed) Earl spent at Vassar, beginning with her entrance exams in September 1891 and ending with commencement in 1895, including thoughts about what she might do after Vassar. While she does not go into much detail about college events, she does dutifully

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Martin, Elma G. Diary, 1892

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1892-1907
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Daily entries of varying length concerning Martin's experiences as a special student at Vassar College between September 22, 1892 and June 28, 1893. Further entries until June 23, 1894 discuss Martin's return home and work teaching. After a break of several years, Martin resumes the diary with an

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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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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, 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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Date
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, 1905

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1905
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Entries every day. At the beginning of the diary, Raymond describes her mother's illness and death (Feb 7), an event affecting her deeply. Throughout the diary, Raymond discusses her temperance activism and associated social work through "Joe's mission" and the Y.W.C.A. She describes sermons

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Stilson, Sarah L. Diary, 1865-1869

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1865-1869
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Brief description of the opening day of Vassar, including the first meal, first religious services, and first examinations of students. Mentions of the founding of the Philalethean Society, a lecture from Dr. Raymond about girls flirting with boys at the lake, Thanksgiving, the first Founder's Day

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Wislocki, Florence (Clothier). Diary, 1922

Date
1922
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Detailed daily entries written in October of 1922 for a class assignment during Wislocki's freshman year at Vassar College. The diary is prefaced by a typewritten key to the students and faculty mentioned. Wislocki discusses her academic, social, and extracurricular experiences between October 17th

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Wyman, Anne (Southworth). Diary, 1878-1880

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Date
1878-1880
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This volume describes her arrival at Vassar, academics and assignments, the books she reads, professors, social life, rules and regulations, exercise requirements and gymnastic suits, housing, religious services and lectures (some led by President Caldwell), meals, and the socio-economic status of

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Wyman, Anne (Southworth). Diary, 1880-1882

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Date
1880-1882
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The diary covers social news, news from home, academics and assignments, the books she reads, housing, religious services, lectures.\nShe mentions smashing (p. 2), a play in blackface (p. 11, p. 41), the 1880 election (p. 13), racism against the Japanese students attending the Inauguration (p. 41)

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Content Warning

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