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Women's Resource Center Newsletter (Mar. 1979)
March 1979

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

Selected highlights from this issue include:

  • "Women: Their Growing Awareness of Fitness," by Gail Borjeson. ...
"Have We Overcome": Black Arts Festival 1979
April 2- 8, 1979

The 10th Annual Black Arts Festival is presented by Dickinson College's Congress of African Students. The program for this festival highlights its theme, "Have We Overcome,” as the schedule includes a dramatic interpretation entitled, “An Evening...

Project Grant for Black Arts Festival
1980

The Congress of African Students (CAS) requests grant funds from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts to support their 11th Annual Black Arts Festival. The CAS argues that the festival is their "means of culturally expressing [themselves] to the...

Letter from Melvin Calvin to Barry Fortson
January 23, 1980

Chemist and 1979 Priestley Award recipient Melvin Calvin responds to an iquiry from Barry Fortson, explaining that the "most exciting moment in my life in chemistry" was "clos[ing] the carbon cycle one day in my head."

Location: I-Friends-1983-3

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1980-1999

View Item: Letter from Melvin Calvin to Barry Fortson

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 1980
March 30-April 5, 1980

The 1980 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 a workshop with Gwendolyn Bradley, a...

Letter from Judith B. Jones to Allen Tanner
May 9, 1980

Judith B. Jones writes to Allen Tanner regarding a biography of Edith Sitwell written by Victoria Glendinning.

Location: MC 2013.3, B1, F43

Subject: Literary Pursuits

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1980-1999

View Item: Letter from Judith B. Jones to Allen Tanner

Letter from Allen Tanner to Victoria Glendinning
May 26, 1980

Allen Tanner writes to Victoria Glendinning regarding her biography on Edith Sitwell, and expresses his disappointment that Glendinning did not contact him for information on Sitwell.

Location: MC 2013.3, B1, F43

Subject: Literary Pursuits

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1980-1999

View Item: Letter from Allen Tanner to Victoria Glendinning

Letter from Allen Tanner to Victoria Glendinning
July 30, 1980

In this letter to author Victoria Glendinning, Allen Tanner writes about his and Pavel Tchelitchew's friendship with English poet Edith Sitwell, as well as the end of their friendship with Gertrude Stein.

Letter from Allen Tanner to Victoria Glendinning
December 2, 1980

In this letter, Allen Tanner writes that he is displeased with how author Victoria Glendinning has characterized him in her biography of English poet Edith Sitwell.

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...

"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 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...

Admiral Hyman George Rickover's Assessment of Three Mile Island
November 19, 1983

“An Assessment of the GPU Nuclear Corporation Organization and Senior Management and Its Competence to Operate TMI-1” by Admiral H. G. Rickover. The report provides an assessment of and recommendations for Three Mile Island following the accident...

Location: Three Mile Island Alert Collection - 4.9.9.14

Subject: Three Mile Island

Format: Reports

Time Period: 1980-1999

View Item: Admiral Hyman George Rickover's Assessment of Three Mile Island

"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. 
  • ...
Women’s Center Newsletter (Fall 1984)
Fall 1984

The Women's Center Executive Committee welcomes students back to campus and asks anyone interested in joining the Board of Directors for the Women's Center to attend a meeting. 

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...

Letter from Robert Tanner to Allen Tanner
November 9, 1984

In this letter to his Uncle Allen Tanner, Robert Tanner describes his genealogical research and reconnection with distant family members. Transcript included.

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...

Black Arts Festival: Ain't Misbehavin'
March 8, 1985

A program for a the Tony Award winning musical Ain’t Misbehavin’, which is performed in Mathers Theatre as part of the 1985 Black Arts Festival.

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...

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