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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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Bromley, Frances M. Diary, 1870-1877

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1870-1877
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Frances Bromley (VC Ex 1879) was a prolific diarist, contributing seven diaries to Vassar College that chronicle her life from 1872 to 1877. Bromley's diaries all contain reflections on her daily activities, observations about other people, and literary and biblical quotes. Bromley also writes

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Elder, Lilla (Thomas). Diary, 1866-1873

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1866-1873
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Lilla Thomas Elder's diary documents the years 1866-1873; however, the narrative does not develop chronologically on consecutive pages. The volume's content includes Vassar events such as Matthew Vassar's death and how it changed Founder's Day celebrations, as well as routine activities, such as

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

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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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James, Fannie (Shouse). Diary, ca. 1860s-1870s

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ca. 1860s-1870s
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From page 1 of the memoir: "Fannie [Fanny] Shouse was from Kansas City, Mo. She entered Vassar College Sept. 1869, preparatory department, and left on account of her father's death in April, 1873, and the following October, 1873, she married. The following is a copy of a sketch about her college

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Judd, Dorothy (Leonard). Diary, 1917

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Date
1917
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This item consists of typed extracts of Dorothy Leonard Judd's 1917 diary. Judd briefly discusses home life in Grand Rapids, Michigan; viewing footage from soldiers in the first world war and the new Russian revolution; trips to New York City; and camp life in the Gulick summer camp in Maine.,From

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Keffer, Bertha. Diary, 1876

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1876-01-01T01:00:01Z-1876-12-31T23:59:59Z
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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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Keffer, Bertha. Diary, Jan-Jun 1871

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January-June 1871
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Although Bertha Keffer's diary was printed with the date 1854, she wrote in it during the months of January-June 1871. Keffer generally describes her day-to-day life at Vassar, focusing heavily on her time in the College Chapel. She speaks briefly, and sporadically, about her father (John C

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Keffer, Bertha. Notes from Diary, Jan-Jun 1871

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Jan-Jun 1871
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Ladd-Franklin, Christine. Diary, 1860-1866

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1860-1873
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This volume begins with 56 pages of handwriting exercises. The narrative then begins with Christine Ladd's adolescent years during the Civil War. The diary is not simply a daily chronicle; rather, it is a serious journal of self-examination, expressing despondency over the death of her mother, hopes

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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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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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Pease, Helen Hartley. Diary, 1915-1919

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Date
1915-1919
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This "line a day" five-year memory book chronicles most of Helen Pease's four years at Vassar, beginning in January of her freshman year. She writes about her daily academic routine and also includes notes on her free time, which she filled by playing the mandolin and piano, singing, dancing

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Raymond, Cornelia M. Diary, 1893

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Date
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, 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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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