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[unknown], Julie | to Isabel Treadwell Towne, Oct. 1869:

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October 17, 1869
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he 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
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[unknown], Julie. Letter, 1869

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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
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VC Class Year Unknown,1 letter, dated 17 Oct 1869, from "Julie" to Isabel Treadwell Towne (VC spec 1865-1866). "Julie" recounts her first five weeks at Vassar College. She criticizes her room, praises the campus grounds, and describes several of Towne's former classmates. "Julie" also mentions

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[unknown], Katharine. Letter, 1873

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26 Apr 1873
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he 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
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1 letter, dated 26 Apr 1873, from "Katharine" to her mother. Katharine recounts the events of her first spring semester Vassar College. She describes her dormitory room as extremely small and crowded with furniture, leading her to ask VC Lady Principal Miss Terry about changing rooms. Katharine also

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[unknown], Mary. Letter, 1870

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5 Mar 1870
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he 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
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1 letter, dated 5 Mar 1870, from "Mary" to her mother. Mary describes her experiences at Vassar College, including needing permission from VC Lady Principal Hannah Lyman to go to Poughkeepsie, and attending a memorable lecture. She mentions an enclosed photograph of herself and some dentist

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[unknown], Mary. Letter, 1870

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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
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VC Class Year Unknown,1 letter, dated 5 Mar 1870, from "Mary" to her mother. Mary describes her experiences at Vassar College, including needing permission from VC Lady Principal Hannah Lyman to go to Poughkeepsie, and attending a memorable lecture. She mentions an enclosed photograph of herself and

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[unknown], Mary. Letter, 1872

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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
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1 letter, dated 24 Nov 1872, from "Mary" to her sister "Mollie." Mary describes a typical Sunday routine at Vassar College, beginning with Bible class and chapel. Mary explains that after dinner and while still dressed in their Sunday finery, the students would promenade in the park. She also

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[unknown], Mary. Letter, 1876

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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
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1 letter, dated 18 Jun 1876, from "Mary" to her mother "Mithery." In the letter, Mary reports recent events at Vassar College. She describes the excitement over the impending visit of an important guest to Vassar, a theatrical performance, the sermon of a visiting pastor, and the text of college

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[unknown], Nellie. Letters, 1868

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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
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2 letters, dated 10 Nov and 15 Nov 1868, from "Nellie" to her mother and father. Nellie describes her favorable impressions of Vassar College. Citing her family's probable interest, Nellie details a lecture by Professor Farrar on the history of rifle manufacture, including two diagrams. She includes

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[Untitled] (3 Abstract figures; light, black shaded with four dark lines from bottom of figures)

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3 Abstract figures; light, black shaded with four dark lines from bottom of figures,Condition assessment (2014): Good

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[Untitled] (3 borders painted orange; orange figure resembling a cross in the middle with an "X" across)

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3 borders painted orange; orange figure resembling a cross in the middle with an "X" across,Condition assessment (2014): Good

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[Untitled] (3 horizontal stripes lightly shaded; orange abstract figures all over)

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3 horizontal stripes lightly shaded; orange abstract figures all over,Condition assessment (2014): Good

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[Untitled] (3 thick lines; 2 are black and make an "x" and one is red and is going straight through the "X)

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1918T01:00:01Z-1918T23:59:59Z
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3 thick lines; 2 are black and make an "x" and one is red and is going straight through the "X,Condition assessment (2014): Good

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[Untitled] (4 orchids surrounded by more vegetation )

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4 orchids surrounded by more vegetation,Condition assessment (2014): Good

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[Untitled] (5 vertical, zig zag, black lines going down paper; Green, black scribbles all around paper)

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1910T01:00:01Z-1910T23:59:59Z
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5 vertical, zig zag, black lines going down paper; Green, black scribbles all around paper,Condition assessment (2014): Good

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[Untitled] (A bundle of lines, the middle of which are red and the rest black)

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A bundle of lines, the middle of which are red and the rest black,Condition assessment (2014): Good

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[Untitled] (A deep purple bar with pink edges)

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A deep purple bar with pink edges,Condition assessment (2014): Good

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[Untitled] (A drawing of a black square and black lines against red background)

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A drawing of a black square and black lines against red background,Condition assessment (2014): Good

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[Untitled] (A drawing of a smoothly zigzaging red line)

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A drawing of a smoothly zigzaging red line,Condition assessment (2014): Good

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