Religion and Spirituality

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Letter from Annie Besant to Mrs. Mawsou
March 20, 1891

Annie Besant thanks a Mrs. [Mawsou?] from Ashfield, Gateshead-on-Tyne in England for sending a pamphlet. "I am so busy [that] I am afraid I cannot find time to read the larger work of which you speak," as Besant explains.

Location: I-Friends-2001-4

Subject: Literary Pursuits, Religion and Spirituality

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Annie Besant to Clara Bayliss
August 6, 1892

Annie Besant reassures Clara Bayliss that one does not have to leave their Church when they join the Theosophical Society. However, Besant also explains that “as the Theosophical teachings flow into the life and thought, they tend to widen the...

Location: I-Friends-2001-4

Subject: Religion and Spirituality

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

"Students Convention at Northfield," by Francis B. Harvey
June 14, 1893

Francis Baker Harvey prepared this oration, entitled “Student Conventions at Northfield," for the commencement ceremonies held June 14, 1893. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that...

Location: Orations-1893-H341s

Subject: Education, Religion and Spirituality

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

"The Influence of Woman in History," by Charles S. Davison
June 8, 1898

Charles Stewart Davison prepared this oration, entitled “The Influence of Women in History," for the commencement ceremonies held June 8, 1898. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at...

Location: Orations-1898-D265i

Subject: Education, Religion and Spirituality, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

"Evolution vs Special Creation," by Caleb E. Burchenal
June 6, 1900

Caleb E. Burchenal prepared this oration, entitled “Evolution vs Special Creation," 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-B947e

Subject: Religion and Spirituality, Science and Technology

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1900-1919

"The Protestant Sisterhood," by Olive C. Taylor
June 6, 1900

Olive C. Taylor prepared this oration, entitled “The Protestant Sisterhood," 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-T244p

Subject: Religion and Spirituality

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1900-1919

Woman’s Christian Temperance Union program
1907

This Woman’s Christian Temperance Union program from Mt. Vernon, Illinois contains psalms, a schedule of meetings, and a roster of the organization's officers and members.

Location: MC 2013.3, B6, F26

Subject: Religion and Spirituality, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Books and Pamphlets

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...

Letter from Montgomery Sellers to Augustine Birrell
May 1, 1913

Professor Montgomery Porter Sellers writes to Augustine Birrell, the Chief Secretary for Ireland, and describes an observance of "Nisbet Day" that morning at Dickinson College, explains how Charles Nisbet became the first President of Dickinson,...

Mt. Vernon, Illinois First Methodist Episcopal Church bulletin
December 1918

This bulletin for the Mt. Vernon First Methodist Episcopal Church advertises prayer meetings and worship services at the church, including the congregation's Christmas Sunday service on December 22, 1918.

Location: MC 2013.3, B6, F13

Subject: Religion and Spirituality

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera

Time Period: 1900-1919

"Moncure Conway and German Philosophy," by Loyd D. Easton
April 24, 1969

Typescript of "Moncure Conway and German Philosophy," a speech given by Loyd D. Easton of Ohio Wesleyan University for the Boyd Lee Spahr Lecture at Dickinson College on April 24, 1969.

Location: I-Original-1969-1

Subject: Religion and Spirituality, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1960-1979

"The Story of Joseph Priestley House," by Mabel Abbott
c.1970

Mabel Abbott provides an overview of Joseph Priestley and his house in central Pennsylvania in "The Story of Joseph Priestley House" by Mabel Abbott.

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...
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 Women's Newsletter (Jan. 1974)
January 1974

The Dickinson Women’s Newsletter is produced by the Advisory and Planning Committee on Women's Programs.

Selected highlights from this issue include:

  • "W.O.W.EE: What Do After Graduation," by Karen Kenahan and Karen...
Kol Hillel (Summer 1974)
Summer 1974

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

Selected highlights from this issue include:

  • Hillel is named Dickinson's organization of the year....
Kol Hillel (Jun. 1977)
June 1, 1977

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

Selected highlights from this issue include:

  • Dr. Richard Rubenstein, author of...
Hillel Newsletter (Dec. 1977)
December 20, 1977

The Hillel Newsletter is produced by Hillel Council of Dickinson College:

Selected highlights from this issue include:

  • Hillel Council celebrates the High Holy Days with David Yammer...
Hillel Newsletter (Oct. 1985)
October 30, 1985

The Hillel Newsletter is produced by the Hillel Council of Dickinson College:

Selected highlights from this issue include:

  • Updates on a summer study abroad opportunity in "Study in...
Hillel at Dickinson College (Feb. 1988)
February 1988

The Hillel Council announces upcoming events in this flier, including the "famous" family Shabbat dinner, a Shabbat service, a presentation from Jewish storyteller Don Fudderman, and an opportunity to meet a visiting Israeli family at the Army...

Hillel at Dickinson College (Fall 1988)
Fall 1988

The Hillel Council announces upcoming events in this flier, including the commemoration of the anniversary of Kristallnacht and the monthly Shabbat dinner.

Hillel at Dickinson College (Fall 1988)
Fall 1988

In this flier, the Hillel Council invites all students and members of the Dickinson community to four end-of-the-semester events: the council's monthly Shabbat dinner, a Chanukah celebration at Franklin and Marshall College, a Latke Party, and a...

Hillel at Dickinson College (Jan. 1989)
January 1989

The Hillel Council announces new Board members as well as upcoming events, including the Shabbat Dinner, a “How-To-Make-A-Challah” Get-Together, and a trip to New York City.

Hillel at Dickinson College (Sep. 1989)
September 1989

The Hillel Council announces upcoming events in this flier, including a pool party, Shabbat Dinner, Torah study, a Parent’s Weekend Bagel Brunch, and information on how to meet their their new advisor, Professor Norm Sharp.

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