The Japanese Princesses
“Sixty Minutes Every Day”
Extract from the Class History of ‘75.
Ode, Class ‘76
Class Song - ‘76
Class Song - 76 - Lorelei
Class Song - Cheer Boys Cheer
Books read - Kalamazoo ‘76 & ‘77
Dr. Ferrier’s Remedy for Cold in the Head
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.
VC 1876, handwritten.