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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...

Location: Dickinsoniana Periodicals

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

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Time Period: 1900-1919

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"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...

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

View Item: Logbook, 1910-11

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...

Letter to Leonard Blakey from Unkown Author
November 26, 1911

Dickinson Profesosr Leonard Blakey receives this letter from a member of the Economics and Sociology Department at Bowdoin College regarding job possibilities at that college as well as John A. Hobson's economic theories.

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

View Item: Logbook, 1911-12

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

View Item: Logbook, 1912-13

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. "I placed the new Standard Dictionary at my side-a sure refuge in the day of trouble with...

Location: I-AsbellY-1976-4

Subject: Literary Pursuits

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1900-1919

View Item: Letter from Andrew Carnegie to Funk & Wagnalls Company

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...

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....

Letter from Jane Perkins to Leonard Blakey
1914

Jane Perkins writes to Professor Leonard Blakey regarding their last meeting as well as her recent trip. Transcript included.

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

View Item: Esther Popel Shaw Diary (Original Diary), Esther Popel Shaw Diary (Transcript)

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...

Location: Dickinsoniana Periodicals

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

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Time Period: 1900-1919

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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

View Item: Logbook, 1914-15

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...

"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

View Item: Southern Illinois Interscholastic Athletic Contest program

"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.

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

View Item: Logbook, 1915-16

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

View Item: I. J. Paderewski recital program

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.

Catalogue of Dickinson College, Annual Session, 1916-17
1917

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...

Location: Dickinsoniana Periodicals

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

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Time Period: 1900-1919

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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

View Item: Logbook, 1916-17

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