Speeches and Sermons

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"Prohibition," by John M. Correll
June 24, 1886

John M. Correll prepared this oration, entitled “Prohibition ," for the commencement ceremonies held June 24, 1886. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript included.

Location: Orations-1886-C824p

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

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

"Chladni," by Jennie M. Taylor
June 27, 1889

Jennie May Taylor prepared this oration, entitled “Chaldni," for the commencement ceremonies held June 27, 1889. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript included.

Location: Orations-1889-T238c

Subject: Education, Science and Technology

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

"Shall Women Enter the Law," by Jessica D. Longsdorff
June 16, 1891

Jessica Dale Longsdorff prepared this oration, entitled “Shall Women Enter the Law ," for the commencement ceremonies held June 18, 1891. Longsdorff delivered her oration before commencement, on June 16, 1891. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson...

Location: Orations-1891-L857s

Subject: Education, Legal Affairs, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

"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. Transcript included.

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 included.

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 at that time. Transcript included.

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 time. Transcript included.

Location: Orations-1893-H341s

Subject: Education, Religion and Spirituality

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

"The Achievements of Our Age," by Mary A. Humrich
June 14, 1893

Mary Ann Humrich prepared this oration, entitled “The Achievements of Our Age," 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 included.

Location: Orations-1893-H929a

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

"The Bering Sea Controversy," by Thomas H. Evans
June 14, 1893

Thomas H. Evans prepared this oration, entitled “The Bering Sea Controversy," 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 included.

Location: Orations-1893-E92b

Subject: International Affairs, Politics and Government

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

"The Rise of the Modern Short Story," by Robert E. MacAlarney
June 14, 1893

Robert Emmet MacAlarney prepared this oration, entitled “The Rise of the Modern Short Story," 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 included.

Location: Orations-1893-M114r

Subject: Literary Pursuits

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

"The Scarlet Letter," by Montgomery P. Sellers
June 14, 1893

Montgomery P. Sellers prepared this oration, entitled “The Scarlet Letter," 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 included.

Location: Orations-1893-S467s

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict

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 included.

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 included.

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. Transcript included.

Location: Orations-1894-B471c

Subject: Education, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

"Influence of the World’s Fair," by C. Grant Cleaver
June 6, 1894

C. Grant Cleaver prepared this oration, entitled “Influence of the World's Fair," for the commencement ceremonies held June 6, 1894. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript included.

Location: Orations-1894-C623i

Subject: International Affairs, Travel and Tourism, Visual and Performing Arts

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 explains their shared comradery and describes the events...

"Urban Growth at Expense of Rural," by Paul P. Appenzellar
June 5, 1895

Paul Peyton Appenzellar prepared this oration, entitled "Urban Growth at Expense of Rural," for the commencement ceremonies held June 5, 1895. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript included.

Location: Orations-1895-A646u

Subject: Science and Technology, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period:

"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. Transcript included.

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 that time. Transcript included.

Location: Orations-1898-D265i

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

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

“The Emancipation of Literature in New England,” by Emma L. Vandewater
June 7, 1899

Emma L. Vandewater prepared this oration, entitled "The Emancipation of Literature in New England," for the commencement ceremonies held June 7, 1899. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. 

Location: Orations-1899-v244e

Subject: Literary Pursuits

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

"Evolution vs Special Creation," by Caleb E. Burchenal
June 6, 1900

Caleb E. Burchenal prepared this oration, entitled “Evolution vs Special Creation," for the commencement ceremonies held June 6, 1900. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript included.

Location: Orations-1900-B947e

Subject: Religion and Spirituality, Science and Technology

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1900-1919

"The Free Coinage of Silver," by James M. Brennan
June 6, 1900

James M. Brennan prepared this oration, entitled “The Free Coinage of Silver," for the commencement ceremonies held June 6, 1900. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript included.

Location: Orations-1900-B838f

Subject: Economics and Finance, Politics and Government

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1900-1919

"The Income Tax," by Weldon Brubaker
June 6, 1900

Weldon Brubaker prepared this oration, entitled “The Income Tax," for the commencement ceremonies held June 6, 1900. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript included.

Location: Orations-1900-B886i

Subject: Economics and Finance, Politics and Government

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1900-1919

"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 seniors at that time. Transcript included.

Location: Orations-1900-M956n

Subject: Education, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1900-1919

"The Open Door Policy in China," by George V. Metzel
June 6, 1900

George V. Metzel prepared this oration, entitled “The Open Door Policy in China," for the commencement ceremonies held June 6, 1900. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript included.

Location: Orations-1900-M596o

Subject: International Affairs, Politics and Government

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1900-1919

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