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Black Arts Festival 1980
March 30-April 5, 1980

The Black Arts Festival is presented by Dickinson College's Congress of African Students. This brochure highlights major events at the festival, including a talk by author Claude Brown, and a lecture by Benjamin Hooks, the executive director of...

"Versatility in Blackness": Black Arts Festival 1981
March 30-April 5, 1981

The 1981 Annual Black Arts Festival is presented by Dickinson College's Congress of African Students. The program for this festival highlights its theme, "Versatility in Blackness,” as the schedule includes  lectures by Acel Moore and ...

Black Arts Festival 1981
March 30-April 5, 1981

In this flier, the Congress of African Students announces the schedule for the 1981 Black Arts Festival. Events include the performance of the Chuck Davis Dance Company, a lecture from bio-chemist Dr. Richard Goldsby, and a concert by Mildred...

Black Arts Festival 1982
April 12–April 18, 1982

This flier outlines the schedule for Dickinson College's Congress of African Students' "A Black Arts Festival." Events include lectures by Oliver LaGrone and Carl B. Stokes, a Sound Entertainment party, and poetry reading from Nikki Giovanni....

“Expressions in Black”: Black Arts Festival 1982
April 12–April 18, 1982

The 1982 Annual Black Arts Festival is presented by Dickinson College's Congress of African Students. The program for this festival highlights its theme, "Expression in Black,” as the schedule includes lectures by Oliver LaGrone, Carl B. Stokes,...

"A Message in the Arts": Black Arts Festival 1983
April 11-April 17, 1983

The 1983 Annual Black Arts Festival is presented by Dickinson College's Congress of African Students. The program for this festival highlights its theme, "A Message in the Arts,” as the schedule includes an art exhibition, lectures by Catti James...

"Reflections on a Culture": Black Arts Festival 1984
March 4-10, 1984

The 1984 Annual Black Arts Festival is presented by Dickinson College's Congress of African Students. The program for this festival highlights its theme, "Reflections on a Culture,” as the schedule includes numerous lectures and performance from...

Women’s Center Newsletter (Mar. 1984)
March 28, 1984

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

Selected highlights from this issue include:

  • "Greetings from the Women's Center" 
  • Schedule of upcoming activities. 
  • ...
100th Anniversary of Women at Dickinson
Fall 1984

This flier announces upcoming events for the 100th Anniversary of Women at Dickinson, including lectures like "A History of Women at Dickinson," seminars like "American Understandings of College Reunions As Seen In Literature and Film," panel...

Notebook for Black Arts Festival 1985
1985

This notebook details the process of scheduling and planning the 1985 Black Arts Festival, including information on budget allocations, questions for lecturers, and the formulation of an advertising campaign.

"A Cultural Celebration": Black Arts Festival 1985
March 3-9, 1985

The 1985 Annual Black Arts Festival is presented by Dickinson College's Congress of African Students. The program for this festival highlights its theme, "A Cultural Celebration,” as the schedule includes numerous lectures and performance from...

Report on Activities of the Women’s Center, 1984-85
May 30, 1985

The Women's Center Executive Committee writes President Samuel A. Banks and reports on the activities of the Women's Center during the 1984-85 academic year. This report highlights the discussions on the role of Women's Studies in the liberal...

Women’s Center Newsletter (Sep.  1985)
September 6, 1985

The Women's Center Newsletter is produced by the Women's Center of Dickinson College, this short issue welcomes new students, calls for student feminists for a feminist support group on campus, and informs the student body to watch for...

"Black Artists Living in the Mid-Atlantic States": Black Arts Festival 1986
March 3- April 10, 1986

The 18th Annual Black Artists Festival program highlights the the three artists - Willie Birch, Vincent Smith, and Gilberto Wilson - whose work is on display in the Emil R. Weiss Center of the Arts as part of the “Black Artists Living in the Mid...

Black Arts Festival 1986
March 3-March 9, 1986

This brochure outlines the schedule for the Dickinson College's Congress of African Students' 18th Black Arts Festival. Events include lectures and workshops by three artists, a jazz ensemble, a disc jockey show, and a “program of gospel music...

Black Arts Festival 1987
March 5-March 8, 1987

This brochure outlines the schedule for the Dickinson College's Congress of African Students' 19th Black Arts Festival. Events include a comedy show, a film festival, a production of the musical One Mo’ Time, and a Catholic mass.

Black Arts Festival 1988
March 2-March 6, 1988

This brochure outlines the schedule for Dickinson College's Congress of African Students' 1988 Black Arts Festival. Events include a production by the Philadelphia Dance Company, a martial arts exhibit, the Peking Opera, and a lecture by Dr....

Black Arts Festival: Philadelphia Dance Company
March 6, 1988

The Philadelphia Dance Company presents Phiadanco as part of the 1988 Black Arts Festival. This program highlights the dancers and choreographers.

Women’s Center Monthly (Spring 1988)
Spring 1988

The Women's Center Monthly is produced by the Women's Center of Dickinson College. This issue defines feminism, discusses the purpose of a women's center, and includes a calendar of events.

Women's Center Newsletter (Mar. 1996)
March 1996

A newsletter with announcements about upcoming events at the Women's Center, which include:

  • A production of "What About Black Womyn?"  a dark comedy that presents the ...
LGBT History Project Logo
July 1, 2013

Born in 1949 to a Lutheran minister and his wife, Marlene Kanuck married a man, had two children, and got a divorce after 11 years of marriage before realizing that she was a lesbian. In this interview, she discusses her coming out process and...

Location: LGBT Oral History - Kanuck, Marlene - 054

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

Format: Interviews and Oral Histories

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LGBT History Logo
July 24, 2013

Bernie Pupo was born in Kulpmont, Pennsylvania in 1945 and attended Mount Carmel Catholic High School. After working in a factory after high school, Bernie moved to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where he worked as a window decorator for Pomeroy’s...

Location: LGBT Oral History - Pupo, Bernie - 096

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

Format: Interviews and Oral Histories

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LGBT History Project Logo
August 28, 2013

Born in Chicago, IL in 1949 to a Catholic family, Mary Merriman joined the Air Force in 1967, where she struggled with her sexuality due to the environment, eventually becoming pregnant and discharging from the military before giving her son up...

Location: LGBT Oral History - Merruman, Mary - 081

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

Format: Interviews and Oral Histories

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LGBT History Logo
August 29, 2013

Mark Stoner, born in 1959, grew up and currently lives in Lancaster, where he has worked as a graphic designer for the past 30 years. He came out as gay early in his college years at Penn State University and thereafter became involved in...

Location: LGBT Oral History - Stoner, Mark - 111

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

Format: Interviews and Oral Histories

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LGBT History Project Logo
September 20, 2013

Richard H. Hause was born in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, on May 21, 1947, moving to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, after he graduated from high school in 1965. After coming out to his family when he was eighteen, Richard began working for the State...

Location: LGBT Oral History - Hause, Richard H. - 045

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

Format: Interviews and Oral Histories

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