Archives & Special Collections

Books from the Isaac Norris Collection, donated to the college by Mary and John Dickinson (Image courtesy of Dickinson College/Carl Sander Socolow) Commonplace book prepared by Elizabeth Graeme Fergusson for for Annis Boudinot Stockton, mother-in-law of college founder Benjamin Rush (Image courtesy of Dickinson College/Carl Sander Socolow) Lancet (a tool doctors used to bleed patients) that may have belonged to Dr. Benjamin Rush (Image courtesy of Dickinson College/Carl Sander Socolow) Air gun once owned by Joseph Priestley (Image courtesy of Dickinson College/Carl Sander Socolow) Diary written by Horatio Collins King while a student at Dickinson from 1854-1858 (Image courtesy of Dickinson College/Carl Sander Socolow) Dress worn by Zatae Longstorff, Dickinson's first female graduate, when she won the Junior Oratorial Contest in 1886 (Image courtesy of Dickinson College/Carl Sander Socolow) Examples of photographic work done by Charles Francis Himes, class of 1855 (Image courtesy of Dickinson College/Carl Sander Socolow) Scrapbook created by Anna M. Bacon in 1909 to document her junior year at Dickinson (Image courtesy of Dickinson College/Carl Sander Socolow) Trophies won by Frank Mount Pleasant, Dickinson's first known Native American graduate, who also competed in the 1908 Olympics (Image courtesy of Dickinson College/Carl Sander Socolow) WWII diaries composed by George E. Reed II, class of 1935 (Image courtesy of Dickinson College/Carl Sander Socolow) Pages from "The Spirit of Britain" manuscript, written and illustrated by Montagu Frank Modder, a visiting professor to Dickinson in the 1950s (Image courtesy of Dickinson College/Carl Sander Socolow) Clippings book and paddles from the collection of Paul “Pappy” Hodge, house manager/father for the Phi Epsilon Pi fraternity (Image courtesy of Dickinson College/Carl Sander Socolow) Books decorated with fore-edge paintings (Image courtesy of Dickinson College/Carl Sander Socolow) Emmy won by Philip Capice ’52 for his work as an executive producer of "Sybil" (Image courtesy of Dickinson College/Carl Sander Socolow)

Welcome

This website provides information about the materials housed in the Archives and Special Collections Department of Dickinson College. Contents of this site have been organized into several sections:

    Guides to Resources, which provides information about full collections and select individual documents physically available in the Archives,

    Digitized Resources, which consists of descriptive entries for books, letters, and diaries that have been fully digitized and are available online,

    College History, which includes an encyclopedia, lists and rosters, and a timeline of events in Dickinson College history, and

    Online Projects, which describes various departmental and student project websites.

You can use the links above to view and browse each section, or use the search boxes at right to find specific keywords. Various limiting options can also be applied when searching or browsing.


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Guides to Resources

Digitized Resources

College History

Online Projects