1920-1939

    Entries drawn from collection & document descriptions

Soyuzfoto: Soviet News Photos
1918-1933

These images were distributed in the United States by the Soyuzfoto Soviet News Agency during the early 1930s. The images themselves date from 1918-1933 and depict notable individuals, places, and scenes from daily life.

Location: Soyuzfoto Collection

Subject: International Affairs, Personal and Family Life

Format: Photographs

Time Period: 1900-1919, 1920-1939

James Gordon Steese Photos - Alaska
1920s

These images are from a collection of photograph albums compiled by James Gordon Steese, an officer in the Army Corps of Engineers. Steese assembled these albums using photographs he collected while serving as president of the Alaska Road Commission during the construction of the Alaska Highway...

Location: MC 2002.4, B6

Subject: Business and Industry, Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Photographs

Time Period: 1920-1939

Passport, 1925 (Box 3, folder 13)
1882-1958

James Gordon Steese (1882-1958) was a member of the Dickinson College class of 1902. Among his many activities, Steese served as president of the Board of Road Commissioners for Alaska; the Steese Highway in Alaska is named for him. He later was involved with the development of railroads in both...

Collection Inventory: mc2002.04.pdf

Image of Charles Lowe Swift
1908-1947

Charles Lowe Swift enrolled at Dickinson College in 1900 with the class of 1904, but left in Fall 1903 to become a journalist for the Baltimore Herald.  He taught English at Dickinson's Conway Hall and later at the Hill School in Pottstown, PA before joining Dickinson's English Dept....

Allen C. Tanner Photos - Flickr Collection
1924-1934

These images are from the collection of Illinois-born pianist Allen C. Tanner (1898-1987) who lived in France from 1924 to 1934. This collection reflects Tanner’s interactions with members of his family, as well as with musicians, artists, and literary figures, such as Margaret Anderson,...

Location: MC 2013.3

Subject: Literary Pursuits, Personal and Family Life, Travel and Tourism

Format: Photographs

Time Period: 1920-1939

OC 2013.3, Folder 16
1890-1986

Allen C. Tanner (1898-1987) was an Illinois-born pianist. At fifteen he was awarded a scholarship to study music in Chicago. There he met Margaret Anderson, editor of the Little Review. Tanner then moved to New York City where he performed in musical salons and accompanied many musical...

Collection Inventory: Allen Tanner collection inventory

Image of Tiley Family Collection
1819-1979; bulk 1880-1945

This collection documents several members of the Dum family of Carlisle, PA, particularly Annie Spotts Dum, Blanche L. Dum (Class of 1910), George B. Dum, Miriam Dum Frey (Class of 1913), and ...

Collection Inventory: mc2017.03.pdf

Photograph, c1945 (Photographs, folder 52)
1860-2003

Ruth Agnes Trout graduated from Dickinson College with the class of 1936. In 1983, she and her sister, Helen Elizabeth Trout, established the Trout Gallery at the college in honor of their parents, Brook and Mary Agnes Cook Trout. This collection of papers documents Trout's relationship with the...

Collection Inventory: mc2005.01.pdf

Notebook, c.1895 (Box 1, folder 1)
1895-1941

Thomas W. Troxell (1874-1947) graduated from Dickinson College in 1898. He taught at schools in North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia before finishing his career as principal at Gaithersburg High School in Maryland. This small collection contains materials related to Troxell’s...

Collection Inventory: mc2012.07.pdf

Sermon, undated (Box 1, folder 8)
1880-1938

William Van Bergen Tudor (1832-1916) graduated from Dickinson College in 1850 and earned a Doctor of Divinity degree from Centenary College in Louisiana in 1872. He served as a minister in the Baltimore Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, as well as in the St. Louis and Virginia...

Collection Inventory: mc2005.02.pdf

Journal, 1950 (Box 10, folder 5)
1914-1985

Paul Walker (1896-1985) was a 1921 graduate of Dickinson College and a longtime contributing editor and columnist with the Harrisburg Patriot-News; his column "Roundabout" appeared for over ten years. This collection is comprised of diaries, commonplace books, newspaper articles and...

Collection Inventory: mc2003.10.pdf

Biology notes, 1932 (Box 1, folder 2)
1926-1934

Eleanor T. Waugh Hanley (19??-1940) was the daughter of Karl Tinsley Waugh, who served as president of Dickinson College from 1932 to 1933. Hanley enrolled in the Dickinson class of 1935 and participated in numerous campus activities, although she did not graduate from Dickinson. Hanley died...

Collection Inventory: mc2005.03.pdf

Letters, 1928-1929 (Box 1, folder 5)
1924-1934

Emma Catherine Wentzel graduated from Dickinson College in 1934. This collection contains correspondence received during her high school and college years.

Collection Inventory: mc2007.01.pdf

The Uses of Bibliography, Lecture II: “The Bibliographer and the Makers of the Book” (typescript), 1953
1928-1965

The Willoughby collection is divided into three series and housed in four document boxes. It is comprised mostly of drafts of literary works, contained in the Literary Productions series, as well as correspondence, mostly relating to his librarian work, and miscellaneous other materials. The...

Collection Inventory: mc2011.05.pdf

Ephemera, 1901 (Box 1, folder 71)
1880-c.1950

This collection consists of nine scrapbooks relating to John Perry Wood (1879-1959), Dickinson College class of 1901 and Yale University School of Law class of 1902, and his family. Most of the scrapbooks deal with aspects of family life: correspondence between family members, and memorials to...

Collection Inventory: mc2009.03.pdf

"The Old College Lot," by Edward W. Biddle
1920

Publisher: Carlisle: Hamilton Library Association

Edward W. Biddle, President of the Board of Trustees of Dickinson College and a graduate of the class of 1870, delivers a talk on the first grammar school and college building in Carlisle.

Provincetown Players’ Theatre-Club program
February 2 [c.1920]

This program is for Allen Tanner and Harold Barton's joint recital at the Provincetown Players' Theatre-Club on February 2nd. The year is unknown, but approximated.

Location: MC 2013.3, B4, F58

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera

Time Period: 1920-1939

Grand Ballet program
March 18 [c.1920]

This program is for the Grand Ballet on March 18th. The year is unknown, but approximated. Pavel Tchelitchew is listed as the decor and costume designer.

Location: MC 2013.3, B4, F60

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera

Time Period: 1920-1939

Provincetown Theatre recital program
March 28 [c.1920]

This program is for a song recital by Marguerite d'Alvarez, accompanied by Allen Tanner, at the Provincetown Theatre on March 28th. The year is unknown, but approximated.

Location: MC 2013.3, B4, F59

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera

Time Period: 1920-1939

Globe Music Club concert program
June 20, 1920

This program is for a concert in which Allen Tanner, Marguerite Namara, and others performed at the Globe Music Club in New York City.

Location: MC 2013.3, B4, F51

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera

Time Period: 1920-1939

"whole story, either, although…" clipping from unknown newspaper
1922

This partial newspaper clipping offers a brief biography of singer Alice Miriam.

Location: MC 2013.3, B5, F15

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Newspapers and Magazines

Time Period: 1920-1939

"Miss Alice Miriam, Opera Singer, Dies" clipping from unknown newspaper
March 23, 1922

This is an obituary for Alice Miriam of the Metropolitan Opera.

Location: MC 2013.3, B5, F22

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Newspapers and Magazines

Time Period: 1920-1939

"Opera Singer Dies After Operations" clipping from unknown newspaper
July 1922

This is an obituary for Alice Miriam, Metropolitan Opera soprano.

Location: MC 2013.3, B5, F15

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Newspapers and Magazines

Time Period: 1920-1939

Letter from Edwin Willoughby to Mrs. Spears
July 13, 1922

Edwin Elliot Willoughby (Class of 1922) writes to Mrs. Spears, his former instructor, in which he discusses his time at Dickinson, his career at the Newberry Library afterwards, and his future goals of continuing his education at the University of Chicago. Transcript included. 

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