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Anthony, Constance E. Diary, 1915

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Date
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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Markwick, Marjorie (Anthony). Diary, 1914

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Date
1914
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Daily entries from July through December 1914. Newspaper clippings concerning Vassar's field day, moonlight sail, and mountain climb; a letter from Markwick's aunt Mollie; an invoice for directing song practice and class meeting; and a Vassar room deposit receipt are pasted into the diary beginning

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Martin, Elma G. Diary, 1892

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Date
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, 1910-1911

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Date
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, 1912-1913

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Date
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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Pollock, Mary (Culver). Diary, 1913-1917

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Date
1913-1917
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Pollock's "line-a-day" diary, kept during her last year of high school and her four years at Vassar (1913-1917). Each day in the journal includes a line for each of five successive years. Pollock discusses social events, including card parties, theater and film (Charlie Chaplin), flirtations and

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Raymond, Cornelia M. Diary, 1894

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Date
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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Date
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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Date
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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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, 1898

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Date
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, 1901

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Date
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, 1905

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Date
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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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