Politics and Government

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"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

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 include Upendra Nath Basu, Bertram Keightley, B. K....

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 declines the presidency of City College.

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., 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

"Bulwark of Liberty: Early Years at Dickinson" (Spahr Lectures Vol. 1)
1950

Publisher: New York: Fleming H. Revell Company

Volume 1 of the Boyd Lee Spahr Lectures in Americana series includes essays from scholars that focus on various aspects of Dickinson College's history.

Table of Contents:

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Location: SC 378.748 D553b

Subject: Dickinson College History, Education, Politics and Government

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Time Period: 1940-1959

"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

"John and Mary's College" (Spahr Lectures Vol. 2)
1956

Publisher: New York: Fleming H. Revell Company

Volume 2 of the Boyd Lee Spahr Lectures in Americana series includes essays from scholars that focus on various aspects of Dickinson College's history.

Table of Contents:

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"Early Dickinsoniana" (Spahr Lectures Vol. 3)
1961

Publisher: Harrisburg, PA: The Telegraph Press

Volume 3 of the Boyd Lee Spahr Lectures in Americana series includes essays from scholars that focus on various aspects of Dickinson College's history.

Table of Contents:

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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 on the same subject (posted...

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

The Spahr Lectures (Vol. 4)
1970

Publisher: York, PA: York Composition Company, Inc.

Volume 4 of the Boyd Lee Spahr Lectures in Americana series includes essays from scholars that focus on various aspects of Dickinson College's history.

Table of Contents:

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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 to Harrisburg.

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 ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment....
"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 with Frederick Douglass,” a lecture recital by...

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

LGBT History Project Logo
June 3, 2013

Prior to coming out at the age of 32, Ted Martin had worked for many years for the government and public policy organizations, chiefly in the areas of communications and advocacy. Martin lived in Washington, D.C. and worked for Congress before returning to Pennsylvania, where he worked at the...

Location: LGBT Oral History - Martin, Ted - 074

Subject: LGBT History, Personal and Family Life, Politics and Government

Format: Interviews and Oral Histories

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March 14, 2014

Teresa “Teddy” Maurer was born in Lykens, Pennsylvania. Following a move to Upper Dauphin County, she grew up and graduated from Halifax High School. From there she worked at the Nedrich shirt factory for a few years before moving onto a job with the state government. She eventually moved to...

Location: LGBT Oral History - Maurer, Teresa - 077

Subject: LGBT History, Personal and Family Life, Politics and Government

Format: Interviews and Oral Histories

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LGBT History Logo
July 22, 2014

Alanna Berger and Blaise Liffick are the co-founders of the Silent Witness Peacekeepers Organization. Alanna was born in 1954 in Hummelstown, PA. Before committing full time to Silent Witness, Alanna by profession worked as a systems analyst after having received undergraduate degrees in...

Location: LGBT Oral History - Berger, Alanna, and Liffick, Blaise - 007

Subject: LGBT History, Politics and Government, Religion and Spirituality, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Interviews and Oral Histories

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July 29, 2014

Ann Van Dyke was born in a farming community in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, where she was raised in a devout Methodist home. After moving to Mechanicsburg to work at the Methodist Home for Children at age 19, Ann was exposed to the more diverse Harrisburg community that challenged the ideals...

Location: LGBT Oral History - Van Dyke, Ann - 118

Subject: LGBT History, Personal and Family Life, Politics and Government

Format: Interviews and Oral Histories

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LGBT History Logo
July 20, 2016

Mark Segal is a gay rights activist, author, and journalist for the Philadelphia Gay News. In this interview, Mark discusses his political involvement in the gay rights movement in Pennsylvania in the ‘60s and ‘70s. Particularly, he focuses heavily on his work with Governor Milton Shapp, the...

Location: LGBT Oral History - Segal, Mark - 103

Subject: LGBT History, Personal and Family Life, Politics and Government, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Interviews and Oral Histories

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LGBT History Project Logo
September 21, 2016

Anthony Silvestre was born in 1946 in the Bronx in New York. He grew up in a working-class, Italian neighborhood and is familiar with stigma. He began identifying as gay in the sixth grade, but went through school still in the closet. After high school, he entered a Catholic religious group in...

Location: LGBT Oral History - Silvestre, Anothony - 107

Subject: LGBT History, Personal and Family Life, Politics and Government, Religion and Spirituality, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Interviews and Oral Histories

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November 18, 2016

Joanne Carroll was born in Alberta Canada in 1940 as John Carroll. She spent the first 60 years of her life as a man, marrying twice and having two children. She worked a number of jobs throughout the country, primarily in the Air Force but also in hotel management and security. She transitioned...

Location: LGBT Oral History - Carroll, Joanne - 014

Subject: LGBT History, Personal and Family Life, Politics and Government, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Interviews and Oral Histories

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LGBT History Logo
March 5, 2017

Pat Mastandrea Sanders was a hair stylist in Boston before moving up to advertising and marketing for 300 salons across the country. One fateful day she slipped on an ice cube and hit her head. Her life changed forever. Unable to work due to memory loss, Pat decided to give her time to various...

Location: LGBT Oral History - Saunders, Pat - 100

Subject: LGBT History, Personal and Family Life, Politics and Government, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Interviews and Oral Histories

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LGBT History Project
April 25, 2017

Kerry Wiessman was born on October 26, 1954 in Glen Ridge, New Jersey. She grew up in Wayne, New Jersey in a lake community. Kerry discusses her upbringing in a large family and her relationship with her mother. Kerry also discusses her career in education and in helping children. With her long-...

Location: LGBT Oral History -Wiessmann, Kerry - 125

Subject: LGBT History, Personal and Family Life, Politics and Government, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Interviews and Oral Histories

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