The diary covers social news, news from home, academics and assignments, the books she reads, housing, religious services, lectures.
She mentions smashing (p. 2), a play in blackface (p. 11, p. 41), the 1880 election (p. 13), racism against the Japanese students attending the Inauguration (p. 41) and a description of their experience (p. 46), and several references to the debate on women becoming lawyers. She transcribes detailed notes on Professor Truman J. Backus’ lecture on the difference between men and women and the importance of matrimony along with her own thoughts (p. 69-75). She includes another on women’s professions with a mention of Wyman’s goal of becoming a lawyer (p. 87-89). She also writes about her impressions of Professor Maria Mitchell. She participates in the Philalethean Society, plays, the Exoteric Society, and Clio. Wyman also describes Vassar events including Halloween, Phil Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, the Trig Ceremony, the Freshman Party, and Founder’s Day.