Dickinson College Student Life

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"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

Josephine Brunyate Meredith Scrapbook
1901-1903

Josephine Brunyate (Class of 1901) presents this scrapbook to Jessie C. Bowers upon her graduation from Dickinson College in 1903. The scrapbook consists mostly of photographs of campus buildings and students as well as a few Commencement...

"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...

Location: Orations-1901-J793s

Subject: Dickinson College Student Life, Education

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1900-1919

"Dickinson’s New Era," by Florence H. Bursk
1905

Florence Hensel Bursk writes this essay, entitled "Dickinson's New Era," as a student at Dickinson. Bursk is a member of the Class of 1905. Transcript included.

"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

"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...

"Reminiscences," by Horatio Collins King
1915

Medal of Honor recipient Horatio Collins King (Class of 1858) writes a five-page composition entitled "Reminiscences" in pencil. He discusses his Dickinson College experience and includes notes of planned citations from his journal.

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...

Diary of Hazelle Allen
1932

Hazelle Myra Allen's diary documents her experience with classes, student life, social events, and personal matters as an undergraduate at Dickinson College. Allen, a member of the class of 1934, is a sophomore in spring 1932 and a junior in fall...

Diary of Hazelle Allen
1933

Hazelle Myra Allen's diary documents her experience with classes, student life, social events, and personal matters as an undergraduate at Dickinson College. Allen, a member of the class of 1934, is a junior in spring 1933 and a senior in fall...

Diary of Hazelle Allen
1934

Hazelle Myra Allen's diary documents her experience with classes, student life, social events, and personal matters as an undergraduate at Dickinson College. Allen is a senior and graduates with the class of 1934. Allen did not write any entries...

Letter from Whitfield Bell Jr. to Brooks Kleber
June 16, 1942

Whitfield Bell Jr. writes Brooks Kleber to catch up and discuss a number of different subjects. Bell congratulates Kleber on being selected for Officer Training School (OCS) and describes where their former classmates at Dickinson are serving in...

Metzger Hall Freshmen Scrapbook
1962-1963

The Barbara Wishmeyer Scrapbook dates from 1962-1963, during the period in which Wishmeyer serves as Dean of Women for Dickinson College. The scrapbook contains primarily photographs, as well as some newspaper clippings and event programs,...

Location: MC 2013.1, B1

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

Format: Scrapbooks

Time Period: 1960-1979

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

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

A Pocketful of Rules, 1966-67
1966-1967

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, F12

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

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Time Period: 1960-1979

A Pocketful of Rules, 1967-68
1967-1968

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, F13

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

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Time Period: 1960-1979

Project Africa
Summer 1968

A program for Project Africa, an organization that provides vital experience living and working with African counterparts in an African nation. This program promotes various activities associated with the program, such as discussions concerning...

Kol Hillel (Sep. 1970)
September 1970

The Kol Hillel newsletter is produced by Hillel Council of Dickinson College:

Selected highlights from this issue include:

  • The recently renovated Durbin Oratory in Old West will be...
Kol Hillel (Fall 1971)
Fall 1971

The Kol Hillel newsletter is produced by Hillel Council of Dickinson College:

Selected highlights from this issue include:

  • The start of the Judaic Studies Program at Dickinson College...
Black Arts Festival 1973
March 29-April 1, 1973

This flier for Dickinson College's Congress of African Students' "A Black Arts Festival" announces the festival's schedule, which includes film screenings and a lecture by Jeffrey Holder. 

Kol Hillel (Summer 1973)
Summer 1973

The Kol Hillel newsletter is produced by Hillel Council of Dickinson College:

Selected highlights from this issue include:

  • Danny Siegel, a Jewish poet, visits the Hillel Council....
Dickinson Woman's Newsletter (Fall 1973)
Fall 1973

The Dickinson Women’s Newsletter is produced by the Advisory and Planning Committee on Women's Programs and provides details on upcoming events, including Dr. Barbara Varchol’s talk on human sexuality and a workshop on career exploration...

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