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Darlings In Love: A History Of Romance Between Women At Hollins University In The Early 20th Century, Antonia Nagle Jan 2015

Darlings In Love: A History Of Romance Between Women At Hollins University In The Early 20th Century, Antonia Nagle

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This paper and accompanying sources hope to provide a detailed examination of the world of Darlings at Hollins University between the years 1900 and 1921, using primary sources gathered from The Spinster, the university’s yearbook. As a small, single-sex university established in 1843, Hollins has a unique history of romantic relationships between students. Students who participated in these relationships between the years of 1900 and 1921 were called Darlings. These same-sex relationships flourished at Hollins in the early 20th century, and were a well known and accepted part of life at Hollins. For this study, over a hundred primary ...