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Keffer, Bertha. Diary, 1876
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Bound volume; aprox 179p; 6.75 x 4.25 inches; Iron gall ink on aged paper
Race, Gender and Sexuality
Women's colleges--New York (State)--Poughkeepsie
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 skills and warns that they are thieves who should not be trusted. The collection also includes class songs and odes, as well as a sampling of short, humorous poems mostly related to studies at Vassar.