Speeches and Sermons

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"The Protestant Sisterhood," by Olive C. Taylor
June 6, 1900

Olive C. Taylor prepared this oration, entitled “The Protestant Sisterhood," 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-T244p

Subject: Religion and Spirituality

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 Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript...

Location: Orations-1900-H279v

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

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1900-1919

"Secret Societies in American Colleges," by Thomas L. Jones
June 5, 1901

Thomas L. Jones prepared this oration, entitled “Secret Societies in American Colleges," for the commencement ceremonies held June 5, 1901. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript included.

Location: Orations-1901-J793s

Subject: Dickinson College Student Life, Education

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 of McAlarney's speech as well as a program from...

"Congressional Usurpation," by Ellsworth H. Mish
June 9, 1909

Ellsworth H. Mish prepared this oration, entitled “Congressional Usurpation," for the commencement ceremonies held June 9, 1909. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript included.

Location: Orations-1909-M678c

Subject: Politics and Government

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1900-1919

"Reunion Address Class of 1870," by Edward Byrn
June 7, 1910

Edward Wright Byrn delivers this reunion address in 1910 for the Class of 1870. Byrn discusses the importance of reunions at which former students "meet every five years after graduation and renew the old associations of college days." Byrn also describes the events that took place during the...

"The Home of Taney," by Edward Delaplaine
July 4, 1936

Edward S. Delaplaine addresses the Forty-First Annual Meeting of the Maryland State Bar Association with a paper titled "The Home of Taney." Delaplaine, a member of the Frederick Bar and the President of the Roger Brooke Taney Home, Inc., discusses Taney's home and family life.

Location: I-Delaplaine-1967-1

Subject: Legal Affairs, Personal and Family Life, Politics and Government

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1920-1939

"John Dickinson and the Federal Constitution," by J.M. Tunnell, Jr.
September 17, 1952

James M. Tunnell, Jr., an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Delaware, delivers an address entitled "John Dickinson and the Federal Constitution" to several "patriotic groups" such as the Colonial Dames and Sons of the American Revolution on September 17, 1952. This address marks the...

Location: I-TunnellJ-undated-1

Subject: Legal Affairs, Politics and Government

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1940-1959

Address at the Ceremonies Honoring the Chief Justice Taney by Earl Warren
October 24, 1954

United States Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren delivers a speech at the ceremonies held in Frederick, Maryland that honored former Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney (Class of 1795). Warren, who offers a brief overview Taney's legal and political career, comments on Taney's judicial...

Location: I-WarrenE-1955-1

Subject: Legal Affairs, Politics and Government

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1940-1959

"Moncure Conway and German Philosophy," by Loyd D. Easton
April 24, 1969

Typescript of "Moncure Conway and German Philosophy," a speech given by Loyd D. Easton of Ohio Wesleyan University for the Boyd Lee Spahr Lecture at Dickinson College on April 24, 1969.

Location: I-Original-1969-1

Subject: Religion and Spirituality, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1960-1979

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