1900-1919

    Entries drawn from collection & document descriptions

"Reunion Address Class of 1870," by Edward Byrn
June 7, 1910

Edward Wright Byrn delivers this reunion address in 1910 for the Class of 1870. Byrn discusses the importance of reunions at which former students "meet every five years after graduation and renew the old associations of college days." Byrn also...

Letter from Montgomery Sellers to Augustine Birrell
September 16, 1911

Professor Montgomery Porter Sellers ('93) writes to Augustine Birrell, the Chief Secretary for Ireland, about Birrell’s claim in his book, Life of William Hazlitt, that “the presidency of [Dickinson] College” was offered to Hazlitt in...

Location: I-SellersC-1964-5

Subject: Dickinson College Administration, Dickinson College History, Education

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1900-1919

Logbook, 1911-12
1911-1912

The Logbook is the yearbook of Conway Hall, Dickinson College's Preparatory School.

Location: Dickinsoniana Periodicals

Subject: Dickinson College Organizations, Dickinson College Student Life, Education

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Time Period: 1900-1919

Logbook, 1912-13
1912-1913

The Logbook is the yearbook of Conway Hall, Dickinson College's Preparatory School.

Location: Dickinsoniana Periodicals

Subject: Dickinson College Organizations, Dickinson College Student Life, Education

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Time Period: 1900-1919

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,...

Letter from Andrew Carnegie to Funk & Wagnalls Company
October 31, 1913

Andrew Carnegie writes to Funk & Wagnalls Company, a publishing company in New York City, thanking them for their gift of their new standard dictionary.  Carngie says "I placed the new Standard Dicionary at my side-a sure refuge in the day of...

Location: I-AsbellY-1976-4

Subject: Literary Pursuits

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1900-1919

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

Esther Popel Shaw (Class of 1919) Diary
June 10, 1914 - April 30, 1915

Esther Popel Shaw, Class of 1919, was the first African American woman to graduate from Dickinson College.  This diary from Esther's senior year of high school documents her daily activities, particularly her interactions with family, friends,...

Location: MC 2013.4, B1, F1 (Diary) ; MC 2013.4, B1, F3 (Transcript of Diary)

Subject: Education, Literary Pursuits, Personal and Family Life

Format: Diaries and Journals

Time Period: 1900-1919

"Reminiscences," by Horatio Collins King
1915

Medal of Honor recipient Horatio Collins King (Class of 1858) writes a five-page composition entitled "Reminiscences" in pencil. He discusses his Dickinson College experience and includes notes of planned citations from his journal.

Southern Illinois Interscholastic Athletic Contest program
May 7, 1915

This brochure contains the roster of participants and the order of track and field events for the seventh Southern Illinois Interscholastic athletic contest held in Carbondale, Illinois.

Location: MC 2013.3, B6, F14

Subject: Sport and Recreation

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera

Time Period: 1900-1919

"Thumb Better Than Candle for Testing Out Voices" clipping from unknown newspaper
December 4, 1915

In this newspaper clipping, Hanna Butler, prima donna of the Auditorium Hotel, offers advice for how singers can test their tone using their thumb.

Location: MC 2013.3, B5, F8

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Newspapers and Magazines

Time Period: 1900-1919

Logbook, 1915-16
1915-1916

The Logbook is the yearbook of Conway Hall, Dickinson College's Preparatory School.

Location: Dickinsoniana Periodicals

Subject: Dickinson College Organizations, Dickinson College Student Life, Education

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Time Period: 1900-1919

I. J. Paderewski recital program
January 2, 1916

This program is for Polish pianist Ignacy Jan Paderewski's recital at Orchestra Hall in Chicago in 1916.

Location: MC 2013.3, B5, F5

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera

Time Period: 1900-1919

Letter to Mitchell from Unknown Author
January 30, 1916

An unknown student at Dickinson College writes to a Mitchell about the winter and getting ready for the fraternity dances that take place in February. The dances "will be quite a large and informal affair" and, as the student tells Mitchell, "I...

Letter from William Benét to Lawton Mackall
February 4, 1916

Writer and poet William Rose Benét writes to Lawton Mackall, asking him to contribute to a one-off literary magazine called The Chimaera.

Location: I-Friends-1982-3

Subject: Literary Pursuits, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1900-1919

Logbook, 1916-17
1916-1917

The Logbook is the yearbook of Conway Hall, Dickinson College's Preparatory School.

This yearbook includes a fold-out photograph between pages 76 and 77 of students and faculty outside of Conway Hall, which you can...

Location: Dickinsoniana Periodicals

Subject: Dickinson College Organizations, Dickinson College Student Life, Education

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Time Period: 1900-1919

Two Letters from William Benét to Lawton Mackall
August 15, 1917

William Rose Benét writes two letters to Lawton Mackall: the first promises poems and includes a drawing; the second explains Benét's plans to travel for ten days.

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

Concert for the benefit of the Permanent Blind Relief War Fund program
March 23, 1919

This is a concert program for a performance Marguerite Namara and Allen Tanner gave to raise money for the Permanent Blind Relief War Fund for the Soldiers and Sailors of the Allies.

Location: MC 2013.3, B5, F22

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera

Time Period: 1900-1919

Permanent Blind Relief War Fund program
March 23, 1919

This is the cover of a program for a concert to support the Permanent Blind Relief War Fund for the Soldiers and Sailors of the Allies.

Location: MC 2013.3, B4, F50

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera

Time Period: 1900-1919

Letter from Esther King to Whitelaw Saunders
March 29, 1919

Esther H. King writes to Whitelaw Saunders regarding her late husband, Horatio Collins King.

Location: I-SpahrB-1958-36

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1900-1919

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