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|Who needs an intro when I can simply say one word: Lesbian. Yes, I said it. This is about Rue Watson, a lesbian student who graduated Douglass College in 1977. Her experience at Douglass from the point of view of a lesbian student is important and critical to the identity development of the modern day lesbian students at Rutgers.
Margery Somers Foster Center
|Happy new year from everyone working on the New Jersey Digital Newspaper Project! 2018 was a productive year for the NJDNP and we hope to publish many more exciting posts on our blog in 2019. In the spirit of the holiday, we would like to share a few New Year’s related snippets from our historic newspapers. You will find that Father Time and Baby New Year are reoccurring characters who enthusiastically welcome the upcoming 365 days.||Earl Reed Silvers (class of 1913) was the director of the Rutgers College War Service Bureau. During the First World War, the bureau worked to keep Rutgers men in service in touch with the college and with each other. To achieve this, the bureau sent biweekly letters to the men in service, telling them about what was happening at Rutgers and asking the men to share their experiences of the war. The letters featured in the Voices of the Armistice series are the result of Silvers’s and the Bureau’s efforts.Silvers’s first letter to the men after the Armistice opened with an expression of gratitude that the war was over…|