1900-1919

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Letter from John Yost to Frank Bell
January 22, 1909

John W. Yost writes Frank T. Bell and describes his missionary work at a boys school in China as well as asks for financial help to establish scholarships . In addition, Yost notes how the reaction to news that the Emperor and Empress Dowager had died. "The people were greatly grieved indeed,...

Bachelor of Law Diploma - Harry Frederick
June 8, 1909

Harry Bright Frederick receives his Bachelor of Law Diploma from the Dickinson School of Law on June 8, 1909.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education, Legal Affairs

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1900-1919

"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....

Logbook, 1909-10
1909-1910

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

Catalog of Dickinson College, Annual Session, 1909-10
February 1910

The Dickinson College catalog for the 1909-1910 academic year. Through the years, the annual catalog was variously titled "The Bulletin," "Catalogue and Register," "Course Catalog," and similar variants. The catalog typically includes the list of courses offered, requirements for enrollment,...

Location: Dickinsoniana Periodicals

Subject: Dickinson College Academic Affairs, Dickinson College Administration, Education

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Time Period: 1900-1919

"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 describes the events that took place during the...

1910 Commencement Program
June 8, 1910

This copy of the printed program for the commencement exercises held on June 8, 1910 shows the order of exercises, lists the members of the graduating class from the college, and also lists graduates from the Dickinson School of Law.

Location: Dickinsoniana Programs

Subject: Dickinson College Events

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera

Time Period: 1900-1919

Bachelor of Arts Diploma - Blanche Dum
June 8, 1910

Blanche Lightner Dum receives this Bachelor of Arts Diploma from Dickinson College on June 8, 1910.

Location: OC 2007.5, F1

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1900-1919

Master of Arts Diploma - Charles Derick
June 8, 1910

Charles Bruce Derick, a member of the Class of 1907, receives his Master of Arts Diploma from Dickinson College on June 8, 1910.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1900-1919

Logbook, 1910-11
1910-1911

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
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 1783. Sellers, who is in the process of “collecting...

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

Dickinson Preparatory School Diploma - Lyman Hertzler
June 4, 1912

Lyman G. Hertzler receives this diploma from Conway Hall, Dickinson College's Preparatory School, on June 4, 1912.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

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, and provides additional information about Charles...

1913 Commencement Program
June 11, 1913

This copy of the printed program for the commencement exercises held on June 11, 1913 shows the order of exercises, lists the members of the graduating class from the college, and also lists graduates from the Dickinson School of Law.

Location: Dickinsoniana Programs

Subject: Dickinson College Events

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera

Time Period: 1900-1919

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. "I placed the new Standard Dictionary at my side-a sure refuge in the day of trouble with our exceedingly rich but most irregular language...

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 declines the presidency of City College.

Location: I-HanwayJ-1975-1

Subject: Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1900-1919

Letter from Leonard Blakey to Jane Perkins
1914

Professor Leonard Blakey writes to Jane Perkins from the SS Potsdam on his way home from a trip to Europe . "We had very bad weather, the fog lasted for four days steadily with the fog horn signal every sixty seconds," as Blakey notes. Transcript included.

Location: I-Original-1911-1

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Travel and Tourism, Weather and Climate

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, and neighbors. Esther routinely listed the names of...

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

Catalogue of Dickinson College, Annual Session, 1914-15
November 1914

The Dickinson College catalog for the 1914-1915 academic year. Through the years, the annual catalog was variously titled "The Bulletin," "Catalogue and Register," "Course Catalog," and similar variants. The catalog typically includes the list of courses offered, requirements for enrollment,...

Location: Dickinsoniana Periodicals

Subject: Dickinson College Academic Affairs, Dickinson College Administration, Education

Format: Books and Pamphlets

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.

Letter from Leonard Blakey to Jane Perkins (Draft)
1915

Professor Leonard Blakey writes to Jane Perkins regarding Dickinson's commencement, the political stir behind selecting Professor James Henry Morgan as President Eugene Allen Noble's successor. "So many petty men are busy having their interests pushed by their little groups of friends," as...

Logbook, 1914-15
1914-1915

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

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