Dickinson College Events

    Entries drawn from collection & document descriptions

Arts Award program - John Cage, 1969-70
1959-present

The Arts Award was established by Dickinson College in order to recognize achievements in the Arts and Humanities. Honoring Dr. William Wilcox Edel, alumnus and former president of the college, the Arts Award is bestowed upon an individual who...

Collection Inventory: RG 9/3 - Arts Award Records

Scrapbook, 1857-1861 (Box 1)
1857-1861

The collection consists of a scrapbook of clippings from both the Carlisle Herald and the Mechanicsburg Weekly Gazette. The scrapbook was kept by William M. Porter, who succeeded Captain E. Beatty as editor, 1857-1860. Porter...

Collection Inventory: mc1998.06.pdf

Image of Carlyle Reede Earp Scrapbook
1910-1914

Carlyle Reede Earp attended Conway Hall from 1908 to 1910 and graduated from Dickinson College in 1914. While at Dickinson, he was a member of the Union Philosophical Society, the YMCA, the track team, and the student volunteer band.  Earp served...

Collection Inventory: sb2018.01.pdf

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: mc2013.06.pdf

Virginia Irene Meyers Scrapbook
1928-1932

Virginia Irene Meyers graduated from Dickinson in 1932. This scrapbook documents her college experience from 1928-32. It includes coursework and grades, academic awards, Dickinson memorabilia, campus event programs, Pan-Hellenic rushing...

Location: MC 2013.2

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

Format: Scrapbooks

Time Period: 1920-1939

Collection Inventory: mc2013.02.pdf

Joseph Priestley
1952-present

The Priestley Award was established by Dickinson College in honor and memory of Joseph Priestley, the eighteenth century scientist and theologian best known as the discoverer of oxygen. Every year the award is presented to a distinguished...

Collection Inventory: Joseph Priestley Award Papers

"An Address to the First Graduates of Dickinson College," by Charles Nisbet
September 26, 1787

President Charles Nisbet delivered this address to the first graduating class of Dickinson College at commencement on September 26, 1787. John Young, a member of the Class of 1788, transcribed the address. Transcript included.

Location: SC Vault Nisbet 37

Subject: Dickinson College Events, Dickinson College History, Education

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1780-1799

Valedictory Address from the First Commencement by Robert Duncan
September 26, 1787

Robert Duncan (Class of 1787) delivered this valedictory address at the first commencement of Dickinson College, which was held on September 26, 1787. John Young, a member of the Class of 1788, transcribed the address.

Location: SC Vault Nisbet 37

Subject: Dickinson College Events, Dickinson College History, Education

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1780-1799

Letter from Charles Penrose to George Wolf
September 6, 1834

Charles B. Penrose, the Secretary of the Board of Trustees, invites Pennsylvania Governor George Wolf to attend the reopening of Dickinson College on September 10, 1834. Transcript included.

Letter from James Buchanan to John McClintock
July 21, 1842

Senator James Buchanan asks Dickinson College Professor John McClintock to thank the Board of Trustees for granting him an honorary Doctor of Laws. "I feel conscious that I do not deserve so distinguished a literary honor," Buchanan notes....

Journal of Ulysses Hobbs
November 1849 - November 1854

Ulysses Hobbs records his thoughts and activities as a college student at Dickinson College. Hobbs includes lists of his fellow students attending events, and details information about the running of the activities that he was involved in such as...

Letter from Thomas M. Griffith to His Siblings
July 3, 1863

Thomas Miller Griffith writes to his brother and sister and describes the scenes in Carlisle as the Confederates occupied and shelled the town in the days before the Battle of Gettysburg. As the Confederates first approached Carlisle in late June...

Carlisle Herald, "Telephonic Entertainment"
June 20, 1878

The Carlisle Herald describes Dickinson College Professor Charles F. Himes' lecture on the telephone, held the previous week on June 13, 1878, in this report. 

"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...

Dickinson Quarterly (Vol. 1, No. 1)
December 18, 1895

The Dickinson Quarterly, an anonymous satirical single-page broadside, discusses the students' rejection of an honor system favored by the professors. The students propose an Exemption system as an alternative solution. This post also...

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...

"The Mermaid of Old West," by Charles F. Himes
circa 1905

Professor Emeritus Charles F. Himes (Class of 1855) discusses the history of "the so-called 'Mermaid' that surmounts [Old West's] beautiful belfry as a weather vane."

Location: MC 2000.1, B25, F12

Subject: Dickinson College Events, Dickinson College History

Format: Books and Pamphlets

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...

Letter from Edward W. Biddle to Cassandra Lee Arnold
May 11, 1929

Dickinson College trustee Edward W. Biddle writes to Cassandra Lee Arnold regarding Horace Carpenter's portrait of Charles Nisbet. Biddle asks that she go through her family papers and "send them to 'Old Dickinson' to preserved with its...

The Daily Senator (Spring 1958)
Spring 1958

The Daily Senator newsletter covers Student Senate news, sports, social events and club meetings, and announces upcoming events to the student body.

The Daily Senator (Fall 1958)
Fall 1958

The Daily Senator newsletter covers Student Senate news, sports, social events and club meetings, and announces upcoming events to the student body.

The Daily Senator (Spring 1959)
Spring 1959

The Daily Senator newsletter covers Student Senate news, sports, social events and club meetings, and announces upcoming events to the student body.

The Daily Senator (Fall 1959)
Fall 1959

The Daily Senator newsletter covers Student Senate news, sports, social events and club meetings, and announces upcoming events to the student body.

The Daily Senator (Spring 1960)
Spring 1960

The Daily Senator newsletter covers Student Senate news, sports, social events and club meetings, and announces upcoming events to the student body.

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