Social Reform and Advocacy

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Letter from James M. McKim to Mr. Worrell
January 20, 1855

James M. McKim, a member of the Class of 1828 and an editor at the Philadelphia based The Anti-Slavery Standard, writes to a subscriber, Mr. Worrell. McKim mentions the major slavery related event of the day as well as the Anglo-French...

"Philanthropy," by Josiah F. Kennedy
July 12, 1855

Josiah F. Kennedy prepared this oration, entitled “Philanthropy" for the commencement ceremonies held July 12, 1855. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript...

Location: Orations-1855-K35p

Subject: Education, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1840-1859

"Authority," by Marvin E. Clark
July 10, 1856

Marvin E. Clark prepared this oration, entitled “Authority" for the commencement ceremonies held July 10, 1856. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript included....

Location: Orations-1856-C594a

Subject: Education, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1840-1859

Letter from William Lloyd Garrison to Andrew Paton
April 10, 1863

Moncure D. Conway carries a letter for abolitionist William L. Garrison, who writes from Boston to his friend, Andrew Paton in Glasgow, Scotland, and introduces Conway in terms of highest commendation. Garrison also explains that Conway is on "an...

"The Elevation of the Masses," by John W. Henderson
June 29, 1876

John Webster Henderson prepared this oration, entitled “The Elevation of the Masses ," for the commencement ceremonies held June 29, 1876. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that...

Location: Orations-1876-H496eX

Subject: Education, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1860-1879

"Prohibition," by John M. Correll
June 24, 1886

John M. Correll prepared this oration, entitled “Prohibition ," for the commencement ceremonies held June 24, 1886. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript included...

Location: Orations-1886-C824p

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

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

"Shall Women Enter the Law," by Jessica D. Longsdorff
June 16, 1891

Jessica Dale Longsdorff prepared this oration, entitled “Shall Women Enter the Law ," for the commencement ceremonies held June 18, 1891. Longsdorff delivered her oration before commencement, on June 16, 1891. Authoring an original speech was...

Location: Orations-1891-L857s

Subject: Education, Legal Affairs, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

"Co-Education in American Colleges," by Frank Moore
June 18, 1891

Frank Moore prepared this oration, entitled “Co-Education in American Colleges ," for the commencement ceremonies held June 18, 1891. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time....

Location: Orations-1891-M821c

Subject: Education, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

"The World’s Fair," by Clarence Balentine
June 14, 1893

Clarence Balentine prepared this oration, entitled “The World's Fair," for the commencement ceremonies held June 14, 1893. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript...

Location: Orations-1893-B183w

Subject: Education, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

"Co-education, a barrier," by Joseph Alexander Bennett
June 6, 1894

Joseph Alexander Bennett prepared this oration, entitled “Co-education, a barrier," for the commencement ceremonies held June 6, 1894. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time....

Location: Orations-1894-B471c

Subject: Education, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

"Urban Growth at Expense of Rural," by Paul P. Appenzellar
June 5, 1895

Paul Peyton Appenzellar prepared this oration, entitled "Urban Growth at Expense of Rural," for the commencement ceremonies held June 5, 1895. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at...

Location: Orations-1895-A646u

Subject: Science and Technology, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period:

"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

"The Need of Forest Reservations in Pennsylvania," by Henry W. Mulholan
June 6, 1900

Henry W. Mulhollan prepared this oration, entitled “The Need of Forest Reservations in Pennsylvania," for the commencement ceremonies held June 6, 1900. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College...

Location: Orations-1900-M956n

Subject: Education, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1900-1919

"The Value of International Expositions in the Culture of Art," by Jessie W. Hargis
June 6, 1900

Jessie Woodward Hargis prepared this oration, entitled “The Value of International Expositions in the Culture of Art," for the commencement ceremonies held June 6, 1900. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for...

Location: Orations-1900-H279v

Subject: Education, Social Reform and Advocacy, Visual and Performing Arts

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

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

"The Civic Movement Among Women," by Alice M. Clarkson
1908

Alice May Clarkson writes this essay, entitled "The Civic Movement Among Women," as a student at Dickinson. Clarkson is a member of the Class of 1908.

Location: Essays-General-1908-C613c

Subject: Education, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Essays and Dissertations

Time Period: 1900-1919

"Woman and the Home,” by Ella P. Davis
1909

Ella P. Davis writes this essay, entitled "Woman and the Home," as a student at Dickinson. Davis is a member of the Class of 1909.

Location: Essays-General-1909-D261w

Subject: Education, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Essays and Dissertations

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...

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...

"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

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. 

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...

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...
Dickinson Women's Newsletter (Apr. 1974)
April 1974

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

Selected highlights from this issue include:

  • "Having Options as a Women: H. O....

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