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Letter, June 1848 (Box 1, folder 10)
1830-1856

The collection contains legal and financial materials related to the settlement of the estates of Ricardo Maria Bell of Santiago, Cuba and Ana Maria Bell de Becerra. Also included are an account ledger of former trustee Robert Ewing, wills, correspondence, and checks.

Collection Inventory: mc1999.15.pdf

Alexander Biddle Family Papers
1793-1926

Alexander Biddle, the patriarch of the collection, was born on April 29, 1819 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Thomas A. Biddle and Christine Williams Biddle. A member of a prominent and wealthy Philadelphia family, he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1838 and became a...

Letters, 1856 (Box 3, folder 23)
1808-1991

James Buchanan was a graduate of Dickinson College, Class of 1809, who went on to become the fifteenth president of the United States. The majority of this collection is comprised of correspondence between Buchanan and his business and political associates; over four hundred letters penned by...

Collection Inventory: mc1998.10.pdf

Receipt for taxes, 1816 (Box 1, folder 9)
1792-1870

The collection includes business letters and legal papers of the Burd family, early deeds and patents, settlement of the Edward Shippen Burd estate 1848-1870, and correspondence concerning bequests for St. Stephen's Church, Philadelphia, the Burd memorial there, and the "Burd Orphan Asylum."

Collection Inventory: mc1999.10.pdf

Pamphlet, undated (Box 7, folder 23)
1978-1989

The Edwin K. Charles collection consists of the various papers, government documents, newsletters, transcripts, and publications collected by Charles in the years following the accident at Three Mile Island. Edwin K. Charles, a resident of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, became heavily involved...

Collection Inventory: TMI-Charles.pdf

Notes, 1847-1848 (Box 1, folder 4)
1818-1889

The collection consists of student notes, correspondence, speeches and commissions related to John A. J. Creswell, Dickinson College class of 1848 and Postmaster General, 1869-1874. The collection also includes an account book kept by Creswell's father, John Creswell.

Collection Inventory: mc2010.02.pdf

Time Book, 1910 (Box 1, folder 7)
1906-1955

George Dum (c.1863-1918) served as secretary and treasurer for the Perry County-based Oak Grove Lumber Company. This collection contains materials pertaining to his interest in this venture, as well as his family's legal dealings with the associated Oak Grove and Kennedy's Valley timber tracts...

Collection Inventory: mc2008.01.pdf

Poetry, undated (Box 1, folder 23)
1874-1959

The collection includes correspondence and manuscripts of William Righter Fisher, a Dickinson alumnus (class of 1870) and professor of modern languages (1874-1876). These papers reflect Fisher's graduate study in Germany, teaching at Dickinson, business and law, and the writings of Mrs. Fisher...

Collection Inventory: mc2000.12.pdf

Letters, 1794 (Box 1, folder 9)
1789-1830

The Thomas Hamilton Collection consists almost exclusively of letters received by James Hamilton from his brother Thomas Hamilton, both of whom were prominent figures in local politics (James in Carlisle, PA and Thomas in Greensburg, PA). The letters range in date from 1789 until 1818 and cover...

Collection Inventory: mc2002.06.pdf

Photograph, 1862 (Photographs, folder 3)
1748-1963

The Hays family papers include correspondence, deeds, and memorabilia of six generations of this prominent Carlisle, Pa. family whose scions include General Ephraim Blaine (1741-1804), Commissary-General in the American Revolution and charter trustee of Dickinson College, and James G. Blaine (...

Collection Inventory: mc2001.01.pdf

Photograph, 1985 (Photographs, folder 1)
1979-1990

The Bevery Hess collection consists of the various papers, newspaper clippings, books, audiotapes and photographs collected by Hess during her most active period of involvement with local anti-nuclear groups. Bevery Hess was a resident of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania prior to the accident at...

Collection Inventory: TMI-Hess.pdf

Journal, 1854 (Box 2, folder 6)
1854-1933

Horatio Collins King was the son of Postmaster General Horatio King and the nephew of Dickinson College President Charles Collins. A graduate of Dickinson College, class of 1858, King was admitted to the bar in 1861 and saw active service in the Civil War from 1862 until 1865. A songwriter, King...

Collection Inventory: mc1999.09.pdf

William Wilcox Edel, 1946
1956-1961

These records contain materials related to the termination of Dr. Laurent R. LaVallee, assistant professor of economics.  In 1956, the Dickinson Board of Trustees voted unanimously to dismiss LaVallee as a result of his failure to answer questions about his alleged participation in Communist...

Sam Deetz with Pink Triangle pin, 1976
1975-1976

These materials were donated by Sam Deetz, founder of Susquehanna Valley Gays United in Northumberland, PA in 1976. The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings documenting gay rights issues and activism primarily in the Sunbury, PA area from 1975-1976. This collection also includes Deetz’s...

Collection Inventory: LGBT-011 Collection Inventory

LGBT-012 documents
1991-2009

This collection was donated anonymously by an individual associated with the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) of the Spirit in Harrisburg, PA.  The collection is composed primarily of newspapers clippings that document issues such as same–sex marriage, the...

Collection Inventory: LGBT-012 Collection Inventory

LGBT-015 documents
1974-2015

This collection is comprised primarily of newspaper clippings from a wide variety of publications, not limited to Central PA, addressing issues related to marriage, clergy, politics, discrimination, and the military. This collection also contains bookmarks, postcards, and greeting cards with gay...

Collection Inventory: LGBT-015 Collection Inventory

LGBT-019 document
1978-1985

These materials document the holy union of Nancy Datres and Riitta Lukkari. They also contain court documents and a photograph dealing with harassment Datres and Lukkari experienced from their neighbors.

Collection Inventory: LGBT-019 Collection Inventory

LGBT History Project Logo
1993

This collection contains citizen correspondence requesting that the inclusion of “sexual orientation” in the City of York’s non-discrimination ordinance be put on the ballot for a public referendum. The correspondence dates from February 1993 and is composed in large...

Collection Inventory: LGBT-078 Collection Inventory

Certificate, 1823 (Box 1, folder 14)
1809-1956

Jacob Simmons Mosher (1834-1883) was a prominent physician and professor of medicine in Albany, New York. Samuel L. Southard (1787-1842) was a lawyer, politician, and cabinet member from New Jersey. These papers contain correspondence and other materials that reflect the professional and...

Collection Inventory: mc2008.05.pdf

Letter, Oct. 1838 (Box 1, folder 35)
1828-1840

Hiester Henry Muhlenberg (1812-1886) was a member of the distinguished Muhlenberg family of Pennsylvania. He graduated from Dickinson College in 1829. This collection contains almost 200 letters, most of which were written by members of Muhlenberg's immediate family. These letters reflect...

Collection Inventory: mc2012.03.pdf

Booklet, 1854 (Box 2, folder 2)
1797-1937

The collection consists of correspondence, legal and financial materials primarily related to Price's law practice, his service in the Pennsylvania State Senate (1854-1856), and as a commissioner for Fairmount Park Association. Also included in the collection are papers concerning the Fisher's...

Collection Inventory: mc1999.13.pdf

Newsletter, 1980 (Box 1, folder 22)
1978-1993

The Public Interest Resource Center (PIRC) collection consists of the various papers, newsletters, court dockets, and publications which were housed by PIRC in an effort to organize all efforts against the restart of Three Mile Island, following the near-meltdown on March 28, 1979. The PIRC was...

Collection Inventory: TMI-PIRC.pdf

Letter, 1853 (Box 1, folder 10)
1786-1896

The collection consists of the correspondence of William Rawle (1759-1836), William Rawle, Jr. (1788-1858), William Henry Rawle (1823-1889), Charles Wallace Brooke, and William Brooke Rawle, primarily concerning legal and financial matters. The collection is arranged alphabetically by recipient...

Collection Inventory: mc2000.05.pdf

Letter, 1844 (Box 1, folder 1)
1818-1870

This collection contains the personal and legal papers of John Meredith Read, a Pennsylvania lawyer and state supreme court justice. The collection is housed in one document box and is divided into two categories: Correspondence and Legal and Financial Papers. The correspondence consists of...

Collection Inventory: mc2001.19.pdf

Essay, undated (Box 1, folder 6)
1874-1880

The collection includes essays written by Alexander Sharp while he was a student at Dickinson College. Also included are grammar school essays written by Alexander and his sister Mary.

Collection Inventory: mc2004.02.pdf

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