Education

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"Co-Education in American Colleges," by Frank Moore
June 18, 1891

Frank Moore prepared this oration, entitled “Co-Education in American Colleges ," for the commencement ceremonies held June 18, 1891. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time....

Location: Orations-1891-M821c

Subject: Education, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

"Collegiate Education," by C. W. Prettyman
June 18, 1891

C. W. Prettyman prepared this oration, entitled “Collegiate Education," for the commencement ceremonies held June 18, 1891. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript...

Location: Orations-1891-P942c

Subject: Education

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

"The Development of Science from Superstition," by Elizabeth A. Low
June 18, 1891

Elizabeth A. Low prepared this oration, entitled “The Development of Science from Superstition," for the commencement ceremonies held June 18, 1891. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors...

Location: Orations-1891-L912d

Subject: Education, Science and Technology

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

"Students Convention at Northfield," by Francis B. Harvey
June 14, 1893

Francis Baker Harvey prepared this oration, entitled “Student Conventions at Northfield," for the commencement ceremonies held June 14, 1893. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that...

Location: Orations-1893-H341s

Subject: Education, Religion and Spirituality

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

"The World’s Fair," by Clarence Balentine
June 14, 1893

Clarence Balentine prepared this oration, entitled “The World's Fair," for the commencement ceremonies held June 14, 1893. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript...

Location: Orations-1893-B183w

Subject: Education, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

"United Germany," by Chester N. Ames
June 14, 1893

Chester N. Ames prepared this oration, entitled “United Germany ," for the commencement ceremonies held June 14, 1893. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript...

Location: Orations-1893-A513u

Subject: Education, International Affairs

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

"Co-education, a barrier," by Joseph Alexander Bennett
June 6, 1894

Joseph Alexander Bennett prepared this oration, entitled “Co-education, a barrier," for the commencement ceremonies held June 6, 1894. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time....

Location: Orations-1894-B471c

Subject: Education, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

"Twenty-Five Years After: Quarto-Centennial of the Class of '70,"  by Charles Biggs
June 1895

Charles Granville Biggs recounts the Quarto-Centennial reunion of the Class of 1870 after commencement in June 1895. "Although we graduated only sixteen members," Biggs notes that "thirteen were present on this auspicious occasion." Biggs...

"Some Views of College Life," by Judson T. Strickler
June 10, 1896

Judson T. Strickler prepared this oration, entitled “Some Views of College Life," for the commencement ceremonies held June 10, 1896. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time....

Location: Orations-1896-S917s

Subject: Dickinson College Student Life, Education

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

"The Influence of Woman in History," by Charles S. Davison
June 8, 1898

Charles Stewart Davison prepared this oration, entitled “The Influence of Women in History," for the commencement ceremonies held June 8, 1898. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at...

Location: Orations-1898-D265i

Subject: Education, Religion and Spirituality, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

"The Need of Forest Reservations in Pennsylvania," by Henry W. Mulholan
June 6, 1900

Henry W. Mulhollan prepared this oration, entitled “The Need of Forest Reservations in Pennsylvania," for the commencement ceremonies held June 6, 1900. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College...

Location: Orations-1900-M956n

Subject: Education, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1900-1919

"The Value of International Expositions in the Culture of Art," by Jessie W. Hargis
June 6, 1900

Jessie Woodward Hargis prepared this oration, entitled “The Value of International Expositions in the Culture of Art," for the commencement ceremonies held June 6, 1900. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for...

Location: Orations-1900-H279v

Subject: Education, Social Reform and Advocacy, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1900-1919

Address on the History of West College by Robert McAlarney
June 6, 1904

Robert McAlarney deliverers an address on the history of West College (Old West) at the 100th anniversary of the rebuilding and re-dedication of the building. McAlarney is a 1893 graduate who works at the New York Evening Post. The text...

Location: I-Original-1904-2

Subject: Dickinson College History, Education

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1900-1919

"Reminiscences of Dickinson College," by Richard Chaney
1906

Richard Gassaway Chaney, a member of the Class of 1849, uses these notes to write "Reminiscences of Dickinson College" for the New York Christian Advocate. Chaney uses his school diary as his primary source. Transcript included.

Location: I-Christian-1960-1

Subject: Dickinson College Student Life, Education

Format: Notes and Notebooks

Time Period: 1900-1919

Letter from Montgomery Sellers to Augustine Birrell
September 16, 1911

Professor Montgomery Porter Sellers ('93) writes to Augustine Birrell, the Chief Secretary for Ireland, about Birrell’s claim in his book, Life of William Hazlitt, that “the presidency of [Dickinson] College” was offered to Hazlitt in...

Location: I-SellersC-1964-5

Subject: Dickinson College Administration, Dickinson College History, Education

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1900-1919

Letter from Montgomery Sellers to Augustine Birrell
May 1, 1913

Professor Montgomery Porter Sellers writes to Augustine Birrell, the Chief Secretary for Ireland, and describes an observance of "Nisbet Day" that morning at Dickinson College, explains how Charles Nisbet became the first President of Dickinson,...

Esther Popel Shaw (Class of 1919) Diary
June 10, 1914 - April 30, 1915

Esther Popel Shaw, Class of 1919, was the first African American woman to graduate from Dickinson College.  This diary from Esther's senior year of high school documents her daily activities, particularly her interactions with family, friends,...

Location: MC 2013.4, B1, F1 (Diary) ; MC 2013.4, B1, F3 (Transcript of Diary)

Subject: Education, Literary Pursuits, Personal and Family Life

Format: Diaries and Journals

Time Period: 1900-1919

Letter to Mitchell from Unknown Author
January 30, 1916

An unknown student at Dickinson College writes to a Mitchell about the winter and getting ready for the fraternity dances that take place in February. The dances "will be quite a large and informal affair" and, as the student tells Mitchell, "I...

Flight Log - Sixth Quintile
April-August 1943

The Flight Log magazine provides an overview of the 32nd College Training Detachment's activities while at Dickinson College during World War II.

Location: I-Original-1943-1

Subject: Dickinson College History, Education, Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Newspapers and Magazines

Time Period: 1940-1959

Quintillion - Seventh Quintile
September 1943

Aviation cadets from the 32nd College Training Detachment produce the Quintillion " to serve as an honest, revealing record of the time we spent at Dickinson College." The magazine provides an overview of cadets' life at Dickinson...

Location: I-Original-1943-2

Subject: Dickinson College History, Education, Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Newspapers and Magazines

Time Period: 1940-1959

Dickinson Data and Dormitory Life, 1962-63
1962-1963

The Presidents Council of the Women’s Student Government at Dickinson College publishes Dickinson Data and Dormitory Life for the 1962-63 academic year. This guidebook, which is compiled for the “welfare of all Dickinson women,” contains...

Red Tape (1963-64)
1963-1964

Red Tape is produced by the Women’s Student Government at Dickinson College. The guidebook contains a general summary of dormitory and campus procedures for female students. Such as guidelines and laws for the women’s student government...

Location: RG 8/122, B1, F26

Subject: Dickinson College Organizations, Dickinson College Student Life, Education

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Time Period: 1960-1979

Letter from Josephine Meredith to Josephine Davis
February 26, 1964

Josephine Meredith writes to Josephine Davis about a recent visit to Dickinson, her extended family, her life and activities in Iowa, and comments on health issues. Meredith, a member of the Class of 1901 and who later worked at Dickinson as Dean...

A Pocketful of Rules, 1964-65
1964-1965

A Pocketful of Rules is produced by the Women’s Inter-Dormitory Council of Dickinson College. The guidebook contains a general summary of dormitory and campus procedures for female students. It includes guidelines and laws for the women’...

Location: RG 8/103, B1, F10

Subject: Dickinson College Organizations, Dickinson College Student Life, Education

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Time Period: 1960-1979

A Pocketful of Rules, 1965-66
1965-1966

A Pocketful of Rules is produced by the Women’s Inter-Dormitory Council of Dickinson College. The guidebook contains a general summary of dormitory and campus procedures for female students. It includes guidelines and laws for the women’...

Location: RG 2/103, B1, F11

Subject: Dickinson College Organizations, Dickinson College Student Life, Education

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Time Period: 1960-1979

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