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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, 1910-1911

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1910-1911
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Detailed entries every day. In this volume, written during her sophomore and junior years, she describes student life on campus, including "fancy dancing" class, concerts, a YWCA conference, Vassar College Christian Association, sports (track, swimming, basketball, bicycling, rowing, and tennis)

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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, 1912-1913

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1912-1913
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Entries every day. Ordway details her experiences at Vassar College between January of her junior year and May of her senior year. Her academic involvement in English, German, Economics, Biology, and American History is a central theme of the diary. Ordway mentions attending concerts and dances

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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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Pidgeon, Mary (Kiersted). Diary, 1871

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1871
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Generally describes daily life at Vassar, including winter conditions and the College, Lady Principal Hannah W. Lyman's illness (and 55th birthday), horseback riding lessons, and her close friends, especially Abbie and Bertha (likely Bertha Keffer, VC 1876). Pidgeon writes briefly of President John

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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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Slade, Abigail L. Diary, 1866

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1866
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Brief daily entries written in 1866 during and after Slade's spring semester at Vassar College. Slade mentions entrance examinations, music lessons, botany expeditions, and compositions. She refers to various faculty members, such as [VC Lady Principal] Miss [Hannah] Lyman, Maria Mitchell, Dr

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Wislocki, Florence (Clothier). Diary, 1922

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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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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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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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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