Dickinson College Student Life

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Diary, 1932 (Box 1, folder 1)
1928-1970

Hazelle Myra Allen Brooks graduated from Dickinson College in 1934. This collection contains diaries kept by her as a college student and as a young mother during World War II. It also includes diaries kept by her mother, Essie Myra Comstock...

Collection Inventory: PDF icon mc2011.03.pdf

Account book, 1935-1936 (Box 5, folder 4)
1842-1968

The collection consists of the papers of Charles Gilbert Beetem, a Carlisle, PA rug manufacturer, local historian and genealogist, amateur artist, and omnivorous collector. Diaries, manuscripts, letters, advertisements, greeting cards, and...

Collection Inventory: PDF icon mc2002.07.pdf

1855-1917

John Black, Jr. (1842-1915) attended Dickinson College between 1858 and 1860, before returning to his home in Lancaster, Pennsylvania to begin his career as a druggist. During the Civil War, Black served in the 122nd Pennsylvania Volunteers and...

Collection Inventory: PDF icon mc2007.02.pdf

Notebook, 1979 (Box 3, folder 2)
1977-1981

The collection reflects Scott Blum's (1959- ) interest in the sciences, particularly computers. The documents and materials relate to Blum's time at Dickinson College, especially his academic career, and consist of notes and notebooks, syllabi,...

Collection Inventory: PDF icon MC 2003.01_Blum.pdf

Plan of Education for Dickinson College - RG 1/1, 3.2.8
1783-1837

The papers of the Board of Trustees of Dickinson College, 1783-1833, include correspondence, reports, financial statements, printed materials, and legal documents, and have been arranged into seven series.

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Collection Inventory: PDF icon RG 1-001.pdf

RG 1/2 - 10.1.12 The Statutes of Dickinson College, 1853
1833-1902

The papers of the Board of Trustees of Dickinson College, 1833-1879, include correspondence, reports, financial statements, printed materials, and legal documents, and have been arranged into thirteen series....

Collection Inventory: PDF icon RG 1-002.pdf

Letters, 1856 (Box 3, folder 23)
1808-1991

James Buchanan was a graduate of Dickinson College, Class of 1809, who went on to become the fifteenth president of the United States. The majority of this collection is comprised of correspondence between Buchanan and his business and political...

Collection Inventory: PDF icon mc1998.10.pdf

Dance cards, 1928 (Box 1, folder 1)
1915-1932

Elizabeth H. Clarke graduated from Dickinson College in 1932. This collection contains dance cards and other ephemera from her college days.

Collection Inventory: PDF icon mc2009.07.pdf

Diary, 1895 (Box 1, folder 5)
1892-1921

The collections consists of the diaries of Joseph Clemens and his wife, Mary Knapp Strong Clemens. Joseph Clemens was born in Cornwall, England. He left England and entered Dickinson College at the age of 28, graduating in the class of 1894. He...

Collection Inventory: PDF icon mc2001.17.pdf

Diary, 1855-1872 (Box 2, folder 2)
1831-1890

Charles Collins (1813-1875) was a native of Maine and a graduate of Wesleyan University (1837); he served as president of Emory and Henry College (1838-1852), of Dickinson College (1852-1860) and as proprietor and President of State Female...

Collection Inventory: PDF icon mc2003.06.pdf

Notebook, 1824-1827 (Box 1, folder 3)
1824-1872

Thomas Creigh (1808-1880), Dickinson Class of 1828, attended Princeton Theological Seminary and was ordained by the Carlisle Presbytery in 1831. He served as a pastor in Mercersburg, Pa. The collection includes two notebooks from Creigh's student...

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Notes, 1847-1848 (Box 1, folder 4)
1818-1889

The collection consists of student notes, correspondence, speeches and commissions related to John A. J. Creswell, Dickinson College class of 1848 and Postmaster General, 1869-1874. The collection also includes an account book kept by Creswell's...

Collection Inventory: PDF icon mc2010.02.pdf

School papers, 1840s (Box 1, folder 2)
1843-1846

Robert Laurenson Dashiell (1825-1880) was born in Salisbury, Md. He attended Dickinson College, graduating in 1846. He received a Divinity degree from Wesleyan University in 1866. In 1868 he became president of Dickinson College and retained that...

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Robert Laurenson Dashiell - President, 1868-1872
1868-1872

The records contained in the President Robert Laurenson Dashiell record group pertain only to his time and affairs as president of Dickinson College. As such, no personal papers or papers pertaining to Dashiell’s time as a student are included in...

Collection Inventory: PDF icon RG 2/7 - Robert Laurenson Dashiell

Scrapbook images, c.1920 (PC, folder 5)
1896-1964

Albert L. Demaree (1894-1964) graduated from Dickinson College in 1923. This collection contains materials from his service in the U.S. Navy during both World Wars, including certificates, medals, and photographs. The collection also includes...

Collection Inventory: PDF icon mc2010.04.pdf

Scrapbook page, c.1928 (Box 1, folder 12)
1912-2009

The collection documents the education and early teaching career of Velva Diven Daihl, class of 1927, and her husband, Sam Daihl. The bulk of the materials pertain to Velva's experiences as a Dickinson student and alumna. Some other items of note...

Collection Inventory: PDF icon mc2012.06.pdf

German notebook, undated (Box 1, folder 4)
1906-1970

The collection includes various materials gathered by Blanche, Ray, and Miriam Dum, graduates of Dickinson College in 1910, 1911, and 1913, respectively. Examples of the materials include college bills and report cards from the early part of the...

Collection Inventory: PDF icon mc2007.05.pdf

John Price Durbin - President, 1834-1845
1834-1845

The papers of John Price Durbin contained within this record group pertain only to the years that he spent as president of Dickinson College, from 1834 to 1845. This includes the papers collected during the period of Durbin's sabbatical, during...

Collection Inventory: PDF icon RG 2/2 - John Price Durbin

Robert Emory - President, 1845-1848
1845-1848

The records contained in the President Robert Emory record group pertain only to his time and affairs as president of Dickinson College. As such, any papers from Emory’s acting presidency during John Price Durbin’s sabbatical are not included...

Collection Inventory: PDF icon RG 2/3 - Robert Emory

Scrapbook, pages 42-43 (Box 1)
1919-1925

M. Margaret Eslinger graduated from Dickinson College in 1923.  This scrapbook contains a variety of items from her time at Dickinson College and as a graduate student at Ohio State University between 1919 and 1925. Materials include letters,...

Collection Inventory: PDF icon mc2013.06.pdf

Theatre materials, 1953 (Box 1, folder 22)
1951-1998

Lewis Daniel Gobrecht graduated from Dickinson College in 1955. This collection primarily represents his academic and extracurricular life as a student, with particular emphasis on his involvement in theatre and music activities.

Collection Inventory: PDF icon mc2012.05.pdf

Speech, undated (Box 1, folder 7)
1854-1918

Thomas Miller Griffith (1834-1898) graduated from Dickinson College in 1858 and received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from the college in 1891. He was a member of the Philadelphia conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church and served...

Collection Inventory: PDF icon mc2005.04.pdf

Diary, 1901-1902 (Box 1, folder 2)
1899-c.1905

The collection consists of materials relating to Ethelyn Hardesty's student days at Dickinson College, including a scrapbook, 1899-1902, class and lecture notes, grade reports, and a diary. After graduating in 1902, Hardesty taught high school in...

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Essay, undated (Box 1, folder 8)
1861-1874

Dickinson alum (Class of 1870) and trustee, James Hargis worked in education for several years before becoming a clergyman, earning his doctorate of divinity in 1888. The collection consists of essays and orations written by Hargis and...

Collection Inventory: PDF icon mc2003.02.pdf

Account book, 1911-1915 (Box 1, folder 5)
1911-1920

The bulk of the diaries is a day by day account of Harnish's life in Carlisle - what he did, whom he saw, etc. Four diaries contain accounts of his years at Dickinson College: accounts of the social life, (Theta Chi fraternity), and academic...

Collection Inventory: PDF icon mc2003.03.pdf

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