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Aaron, Fannie. Letters, 1919-1923.

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Fannie Aaron (VC 1923) attended Vassar from 1919-1923. Her letters are of particular interest to researchers and students because Aaron was one of the only Jewish students on campus, and her letters detail the social, cultural, and religious challenges she faced while here. She wrote more than 750

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Adams, Ruth. Letters, 1900-1902

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1865
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85 letters from Adams to family, written between 1900 and 1902, and 1 letter from Flora A. Clarke to Ida, April 1901. Some of the letters are very brief notes or postcards. Adams' longer letters contain evocative landscape descriptions, references to student activities, orders for new clothing

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Anderson, Irene. Letters, 1866

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VC Spec 1866-1867,1 letter, dated 10 Oct 1866, from Anderson (VC spec 1866-1867) to her brother Norton B. Anderson. Anderson promises to write every week and keep a daily journal of her experiences at Vassar College. She describes the geology walks led by Professor Tennyson, provides a comprehensive

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Anthony, Constance E. Diary, 1915

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1915
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Detailed daily entries, beginning in the spring of 1915 and ending in winter 1915, addressing Anthony's sophomore and junior years at Vassar College. Anthony describes her semester schedules, January and June exams, the dismissals of several classmates from school for failure (Feb 3-5), lectures

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Brown, Frances Elizabeth. Letters, 1866-1867

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1866-1867
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7 letters from Brown to Abigail L. and Caroline E. Slade (both VC Special Students from 1866-1867) at Fall River, Massachusetts. The letters discuss housing, upperclassman recitations, social news, Founder's Day and faculty, including Henry Van Ingen and his wife. Brown details changes to the

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Cole, Elizabeth (Curtis). Letter, 1870

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1 letter, dated June 15 1870, from Cole (VC 1870) to her friend "Mattie." Cole invites Mattie to Class Day at Vassar College and instructs her on how to meet Cole and find a seat. She also encloses an invitation to the Class Day exercises on June 21st, 1870. The letter and invitation are stamped

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Crippen, Ruth H. Letters, 1900

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1900
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5 letters from Crippen to her family and unmarked recipients. Praises the amenities of student life, such as rowing, the floral club, the post-office, and the Self-Government constitution (Oct 1900). She mentions that college offers the freedom to "listen or not" during lectures (Sep 1900). Crippen

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DeCaindry, Ida (Corson). Letters, 1870-1872

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1870-1872
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3 letters from DeCaindry to her sister Helen. DeCaindry uses the familiar "thee" form to address her sister. She writes about student and academic life, including the planting of the class tree.

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Duncan, Doris (Bullard). Letter, 1914

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1 letter, dated Dec 2 1914, from Duncan (VC 1917) to Mrs. Charles Culver, mother of Mary (Culver) Pollock (VC 1917). Duncan thanks Mrs. Culver for hosting her on Sunday night, as well as Dr. Culver for carrying her "heavy" suitcase to the station. Duncan reports rumors that the President's House at

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Eaton, Esther. Letter, 1905

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1 letter, dated Apr 27 1905, in which Eaton (VC 1905) thanks "Miss Shipp" for the gift of a book. Miss Shipp is the sister of Eaton's Vassar College classmate Margaret "Peggy" M. Shipp (VC 1905). Eaton expresses happiness that she lives close to Peggy and hopes that Miss Shipp will come to

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Elwell, Marion F. Letter, 1904

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1 letter, dated March 4 1904, from Elwell (VC 1906-1907) to her family. Elwell describes a birthday party, several plays, the election of Esta Saville (VC 1906) as the class marshall for commencement, entertaining "stunts" [skits] performed by the Lathrop tables, and the costumes for Washington's

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Finley, Charlotte (Deming). Letter, 1886

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1 letter, dated "Thanksgiving Night 1886," from Finley (VC 1889) to her cousin "Effie." Finley writes that an excellent Thanksgiving dinner was served at Vassar College, during which the students costumed themselves as English ladies and gentlemen. She describes the events after dinner as including

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Fitt, Harriet (Bradley). Letters, 1910

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VC 1913,31 letters, dated between 13 Jan and 8 Apr 1910, from Fitt (VC 1913) to her family. Fitt discusses a spring semester at Vassar College. She describes coursework, lectures, and exams in subjects such as geometry, Latin, medieval history, and Renaissance history. Fitt also discusses features

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Foster, Frances (Harmon) Miller. Letters, 1864-1866

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1864-1866
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4 letters and a clipping from Foster to her cousin Louisa Burton and to Jennie Elizabeth Clark. The clipping is about the death in battle of Foster's husband Captain Oscar O. Miller on Sep. 2 1864. The letters describe Foster's dedication to her Vassar academic responsibilities and student life

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Frantz, Edna (Bachman). Letters, 1912-1916

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11 letters, dated between Oct 18, 1912 and Feb 14, 1916, from Frantz (VC 1916) to her friend Rosemarie. Franz provides detailed descriptions of her four years at Vassar College. Frantz discusses her academic experiences, including exams and final papers at the end of each semester, lectures

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Gallup, Lillie (Taylor). Letters, 1865-1867

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1865-1867
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2 letters from Gallup to her parents, in Jun 1867. Gallup sends the tuition bill and considers attending Vassar for a further two years. She reports on social events and her election as Recording Secretary of Chapter Alpha of the Philalethean Society.

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Greer, Florence. Letter, 1899

Date
Nov 1895
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1 letter from Greer to Mary A. Mineah (VC 1870) about her social and academic experiences during her fall semester at Vassar. Mentions acquaintances, a lecturer, English classes, and German classes.

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Griffis, Katharine (Stanton). Letters, 1877

Date
1877
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4 letters from Griffis to Mary Grace Toll Hill between Jul 1874 and Nov 1875. Griffis discusses news of her family and friends, homesickness, and the excitement of student life. She describes the grounds and rooms at Vassar, her new classmates, social gatherings, clubs, and the Philalethean

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Griffith, Caroline. Letters, 1878-1885

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VC 1884,19 letters to Griffith (VC 1884), dated between 6 Jan 1878 and 19 Jun 1885, from Vassar College students, alumni, and administrators. Both letters from Emma B. (Wentworth) Hull (VC 1880) and the letter from VC treasurer W.L. Dean concerning Griffith's diploma were sent from Vassar. The 2

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Hagerman, Mary E[lla] (Comstock). Letter, 1882-1884

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4 letters, dated between 1882 and 1884, from Hagerman (VC Ex 1885) to her brother Will Comstock. Hagerman discusses her experiences at Vassar College, such as singing in the Glee Club, visiting Lake Mohonk, giving recitations, and attending Commencement. She also sends birthday wishes from herself

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