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

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

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...

Alice Miriam obituary clipping from unknown newspaper
July 24, 1922

This is a brief obituary, with photo, of soprano Alice Miriam.

Location: MC 2013.3, B5, F15

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Newspapers and Magazines

Time Period: 1920-1939

View Item: Alice Miriam obituary clipping from unknown newspaper

Allen Tanner passport
December 2, 1922

This item is pianist Allen Tanner's passport.

Location: MC 2013.3, B5, F55

Subject: Travel and Tourism

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1920-1939

View Item: Allen Tanner passport

"A Pioneer College and its Background (Dickinson)," by Charles W. Super
1923

Publisher: Salem, MA: Newcomb & Gauss

Charles W. Super, a graduate of the class of 1866, authors a somewhat wandering history of Dickinson College while making comparisons to The Ohio University, a history of which he...

Allen Tanner Pianiste brochure
circa 1925

This brochure offers a brief biography of pianist Allen Tanner, and advertises his services as a piano teacher and singing coach.

Location: MC 2013.3, B4, F52

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera

Time Period: 1920-1939

View Item: Allen Tanner Pianiste brochure

Cours de Piano advertisement
circa 1925

This advertisement is for Allen Tanner's piano lessons.

Location: MC 2013.3, B4, F52

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera

Time Period: 1920-1939

View Item: Cours de Piano advertisement

Catalogue of Dickinson College, Annual Session, 1924-25
May 1925

The Dickinson College catalog for the 1924-1925 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...

"Allen Tanner Pianiste"
April 26, 1929

This program is for one of Allen Tanner's piano concert performances.

Location: MC 2013.3, B4, F53

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera

Time Period: 1920-1939

View Item: "Allen Tanner Pianiste"

Letter from Horace Carpenter to Edward Biddle
May 7, 1929

Painter Horace Thompson Carpenter writes to Dickinson College trustee Edward W. Biddle, announcing the completion of a portrait of Charles Nisbet commissioned by the College.

Letter from Edward W. Biddle to Cassandra Lee Arnold
May 11, 1929

Dickinson College trustee Edward W. Biddle writes to Cassandra Lee Arnold regarding Horace Carpenter's portrait of Charles Nisbet. Biddle asks that she go through her family papers and "send them to 'Old Dickinson' to preserved with its...

Letter from Cassandra Lee Arnold to Edward W. Biddle
May 21, 1929

Cassandra Lee Arnold writes to Dickinson College trustee Edward W. Biddle regarding Horace Carpenter's portrait of Charles Nisbet. Arnold thanks Biddle for the photograph of it that he sent her and promises "I will certainly go over all of the...

Letter from Mary Logan to William White
December 1, 1930

Mary Logan writes to William White regarding Charles Wilson Peale's portrait of John Dickinson. Logan explains that her husband left the portrait to the Pennsylvania Historical Society in his will.

Letter from William White to Edward W. Biddle
December 2, 1930

Lawyer William White writes to Dickinson College Trustee Edward W. Biddle regarding Charles Wilson Peale's portrait of John Dickinson, housed at the Pennsylvania Historical Society. "The enclosed letter has sad news and I am very sorry that it...

Laurent Novikoff brochure
1931

This brochure advertises Russian ballet dancer Laurent Novikoff's services as a coach for classes and private lessons in ballet training, improvisation, rhythmics, and modern dance forms.

Location: MC 2013.3, B5, F4

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera

Time Period: 1920-1939

View Item: Laurent Novikoff brochure

Diary of Hazelle Allen
1932

Hazelle Myra Allen's diary documents her experience with classes, student life, social events, and personal matters as an undergraduate at Dickinson College. Allen, a member of the class of 1934, is a sophomore in spring 1932 and a junior in fall...

Letter from William Rose Benet to "Albert"
February 3, 1932

William Rose Benet writes to an unspecified "Albert" concerning the publication details of a book of poems by an unspecified "Sara." Benet also discusses details of payment.

Location: I-Friends-1979 -2

Subject: Business and Industry, Literary Pursuits

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1920-1939

View Item: Letter from William Rose Benet to "Albert"

Diary of Hazelle Allen
1933

Hazelle Myra Allen's diary documents her experience with classes, student life, social events, and personal matters as an undergraduate at Dickinson College. Allen, a member of the class of 1934, is a junior in spring 1933 and a senior in fall...

"Dickinson College: The History of One Hundred and Fifty Years, 1783-1933," by James H. Morgan
1933

Publisher: Carlisle, PA: Dickinson College

James H. Morgan, alumnus and former president of Dickinson College, authors a history of his alma mater in celebration of its sesquicentennial.

Diary of Hazelle Allen
1934

Hazelle Myra Allen's diary documents her experience with classes, student life, social events, and personal matters as an undergraduate at Dickinson College. Allen is a senior and graduates with the class of 1934. Allen did not write any entries...

"A Forest Pool," by Esther Popel
1934

Publisher: Washington, DC: Privately Printed

A selection of Esther Popel's poetry.

Location: DC 1919 S534fo

Subject: Literary Pursuits, Personal and Family Life

Format: Poetry and Lyrics

Time Period: 1920-1939

View Item: "A Forest Pool," by Esther Popel

Dickinson College Bulletin, Annual Session, 1934-35
November 1934

The Dickinson College catalog for the 1934-1935 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...

Letter from Stephen Vincent Benet to Miss Adlard
circa 1935

Stephen Vincent Benet thanks a Miss Adlard for her letter describing the performance of Miss Locke. "It was extremely interesting to hear about it and I know that Miss Locke must have given a beautiful and unusual performance," as Benet observes...

Location: I-Friends-1975-3

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1920-1939

View Item: Letter from Stephen Vincent Benet to Miss Adlard

"Rain After a Vaudeville Show," by Stephen Vincent Benet
circa 1935

"Rain After a Vaudeville Show," a 30 line poem by Stephen Vincent Benet.

Location: I-Friends-1991-13

Subject: Literary Pursuits

Format: Poetry and Lyrics

Time Period: 1920-1939

View Item: "Rain After a Vaudeville Show," by Stephen Vincent Benet

Introduction to Florence Locke’s Pageant Recital of "John Brown’s Body," by Stephen Benet
January 10, 1935

Stephen Vincent Benet's introduction of Florence Locke before her pageant recital in New York City of Benet's "John Brown's Body" on January 10, 1935. Benet states the need for poetry to be a living thing, spoken aloud and lauds Locke as an...

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