Wyman, Anne (Southworth). Diary, 1880-1882

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Title(s)
Wyman, Anne (Southworth). Diary, 1880-1882
Name
personal
Wyman, Anne (Southworth)
creator
marcrelator
personal
Ditkoff, Andrea
descriptor
marcrelator
text
marcgt
Origin Information
Vassar College Archives and Special Collections
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.
Box 123
Physical Description
Bound volume; aprox 326p; 8.5 x 7 inches; Iron gall ink on aged paper
VC 1882
Subject
Women's colleges--New York (State)--Poughkeepsie
Women--Diaries
Women college students--New York (State)--Poughkeepsie
Vassar College--Students
Vassar College. Class of 1882
Geographic Information
North America
Cartographics
Subject
Arts, Theater, and Music
Student Life
Faculty, Staff, Administrators
Academics
Race, Gender and Sexuality
Traditions
Geographic Information
North America
Cartographics