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Anthony, Constance E. Diary, 1915

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1915
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Detailed daily entries, beginning in the spring of 1915 and ending in winter 1915, addressing Anthony's sophomore and junior years at Vassar College. Anthony describes her semester schedules, January and June exams, the dismissals of several classmates from school for failure (Feb 3-5), lectures

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Elwell, Abbie (Nickerson). Diary, 1878-1928

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Date
1878-1928
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Her diary entries describe her arrival at Vassar, entrance examinations, and details of student life, like walks to the cider mill, gymnastics, ice skating. She also includes descriptions and anecdotes from classes, religious services, and lectures. She mentions the Sophomore Party, the Society for

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Raymond, Cornelia M. Diary, 1897

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Date
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, 1900

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Date
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, 1903

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Date
1903
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Short entries in a page a day format. Raymond discusses providing music lessons, Latin tutoring, substitute teaching, and chaperoning field trips for a private school in Springfield. She mentions the students' play and charity ball, as well as her coworkers' salary negotiations. Raymond describes

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Raymond, Cornelia M. Diary, 1904

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Date
1904
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Short entries in a page a day format. Raymond discusses her work for Joe's temperance mission, mentioning collecting donations, finding relapsed mission members (Mar 30), and attempting to involve members of the Springfield YWCA.\nShe describes attending Hahn's prayer meetings and various pastors'

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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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