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As presented to the Mount Holyoke alumnae association of Philadelphia on
January 29, 1910, as the basis of a paper given by Mrs. Anna Harris Reeder,
class of 1865; here later printed for the benefit of the Student Alumnae
The Blue Laws were so-called because they were printed on blue paper.
They were a list of regulations that students were required to follow.
The "Fire Laws" printed on the last pages of this publication were a parody
current among the students in the eighteen-sixties, and handed down as
part of the body of humorous prose and verse known as "Seminary literature."