Politics and Government

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Letter from Horatio King to Donald Dickinson
January 26, 1889

Horatio King writes Postmaster General Donald McDonald Dickinson and thanks him for sending a copy of his annual report. King comments that he "had the great honor of occupying that position [of Postmaster General], for a short time, under that...

Location: I-Purchase-1963-2

Subject: Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

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....

Location: Orations-1893-E92b

Subject: International Affairs, Politics and Government

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Horatio King to J. H. Weeks, Jr.
March 27, 1896

Horatio King writes to J. H. Weeks, Jr., and explains why Weeks will not receive President James Buchanan's autograph. "I regret that I have no autographed letter of President Buchanan that I am willing to part with," as King notes. In addition...

Location: I-Purchase-1955-17

Subject: Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Horatio King to Horatio Collins King
April 3, 1896

Horatio King writes a personal letter to his son, Horatio Collins King (Class of 1858), and comments on a Mr. Phelps, "John Bull" and the Monroe Doctrine, President Grover Cleveland, as well as events in Mexico and Oregon.

Letter from Horatio Collins King to Luther Marsh
December 7, 1897

Horatio Collins King writes to Luther R. Marsh, reminiscing about an enjoyable reunion they had had and discussing the value and interest of the Annual Reports. A postscript adds that he voted for William McKinley.

Letter from Horatio Collins King to Luther Marsh
December 19, 1897

Horatio Collins King (Class of 1858) writes to Hon. Luther R. Marsh commenting on the politics and corruption of the legal bench and bar. Judges purchase their nominations at a high price and, as King explains, "we are overrun with pettifoggers...

Location: I-SpahrB-1962-2

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

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

"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....

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...

Location: Orations-1900-B886i

Subject: Economics and Finance, Politics and Government

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....

Location: Orations-1900-M596o

Subject: International Affairs, Politics and Government

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1900-1919

"Should Woman Vote?," by Harry M. Showalter
May 1904

Harry M. Showalter writes this essay, entitled "Should Woman Vote?," as a student at Dickinson in May 1904. Showalter is a member of the Class of 1904.

Location: Essays-General-1904-S559s

Subject: Politics and Government, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Essays and Dissertations

Time Period: 1900-1919

"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....

Location: Orations-1909-M678c

Subject: Politics and Government

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1900-1919

Independent Theosophical League pamphlet
October 1909

The Independent Theosophical League creates this pamphlet to outline policies and positions as well as discuss the reasons to form of an Independent Section of the Theosophical League. Those individuals involved with creating this pamphlet...

Draft of Letter from Horatio Collins King to William Taft
December 19, 1913

Medal of Honor Recipient Horatio Collins King (Class of 1858) drafts a letter to President William H. Taft, disagreeing with Taft on the future of the Progressive Party. Includes a photocopy of an earlier letter from Taft to King, in which Taft...

Location: I-HanwayJ-1975-1

Subject: Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1900-1919

"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.,...

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...

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...

Location: I-WarrenE-1955-1

Subject: Legal Affairs, Politics and Government

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1940-1959

Letter from Roy Wilkins to John Bailey
May 16, 1968

Roy Wilkins writes to John M. Bailey, Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, asking how the Convention intends to implement the 1964 commitment to fully representative delegations. Wilkins includes a copy of a letter to Chairman Ray Bliss...

Location: I-Friends-1986-11

Subject: Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1960-1979

Letter from Roy Wilkins to Ray Bliss
May 16, 1968

This is a carbon copy of a letter from Roy Wilkins to Democratic National Committee Chairman Ray C. Bliss, in which Wilkins implores the Party to ensure integrated delegations. Wilkins writes to Chairman John M. Bailey on the same subject (posted...

Location: I-Friends-1986-11

Subject: Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1960-1979

Letter from Gerald Ford to Paul Walker
August 3, 1971

United States House of Representatives Minority Leader Gerald Ford writes to Paul R. Walker (Class of 1921), a longtime contributing editor and columnist for the Harrisburg Patriot-News. Ford thanks Walker for lunch during a recent visit...

Location: I-Friends-1982-6

Subject: Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1960-1979

Women's Resource Center Newsletter (May 1978)
May 1978

The Women's Resource Center Newsletter is produced by the Women's Resource Committee of Dickinson College.

Selected highlights from this issue include:

  • Update on the status on the...
"Have We Overcome": Black Arts Festival 1979
April 2- 8, 1979

The 10th Annual Black Arts Festival is presented by Dickinson College's Congress of African Students. The program for this festival highlights its theme, "Have We Overcome,” as the schedule includes a dramatic interpretation entitled, “An Evening...

SS Dickinson Victory Commemorative Envelope
January 13, 2005

A commemorative envelope for the S.S. Dickinson Victory, which was a "Victory" ship built in California during World War II. The ship launched on February 9, 1945.

Location: I-Friends-2005-2

Subject: Politics and Government

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera

Time Period: 2000-2019

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