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Keffer, Bertha. Diary, 1876

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1876-01-01T01:00:01Z-1876-12-31T23:59:59Z
Abstract

VC 1876, handwritten.,This item is a collection of writings by Keffer and her classmates. It features a lengthy poem about the arrival of the first Japanese students in 1872, which also appears in Ella C. Lapham's (VC 1876) scrapbook. The racist poem mocks the Japanese students' English language

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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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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