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"The World’s Fair," by Clarence Balentine
June 14, 1893

Clarence Balentine prepared this oration, entitled “The World's Fair," for the commencement ceremonies held June 14, 1893. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript...

Location: Orations-1893-B183w

Subject: Education, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

View Item: PDF icon "The World’s Fair," by Clarence Balentine

"The Bering Sea Controversy," by Thomas H. Evans
June 14, 1893

Thomas H. Evans prepared this oration, entitled “The Bering Sea Controversy," for the commencement ceremonies held June 14, 1893. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time....

"Students Convention at Northfield," by Francis B. Harvey
June 14, 1893

Francis Baker Harvey prepared this oration, entitled “Student Conventions at Northfield," for the commencement ceremonies held June 14, 1893. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that...

"The Achievements of Our Age," by Mary A. Humrich
June 14, 1893

Mary Ann Humrich prepared this oration, entitled “The Achievements of Our Age," for the commencement ceremonies held June 14, 1893. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time....

Location: Orations-1893-H929a

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

View Item: PDF icon "The Achievements of Our Age," by Mary A. Humrich

"The Rise of the Modern Short Story," by Robert E. MacAlarney
June 14, 1893

Robert Emmet MacAlarney prepared this oration, entitled “The Rise of the Modern Short Story," for the commencement ceremonies held June 14, 1893. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at...

Location: Orations-1893-M114r

Subject: Literary Pursuits

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

View Item: PDF icon "The Rise of the Modern Short Story," by Robert E. MacAlarney

"The Scarlet Letter," by Montgomery P. Sellers
June 14, 1893

Montgomery P. Sellers prepared this oration, entitled “The Scarlet Letter," for the commencement ceremonies held June 14, 1893. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time....

Location: Orations-1893-S467s

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

View Item: PDF icon "The Scarlet Letter," by Montgomery P. Sellers

Bachelor of Arts Diploma - Laura Horn
June 6, 1894

Laura May Horn receives her Bachelor of Arts Diploma from Dickinson College on June 6, 1894.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1880-1899

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"Co-education, a barrier," by Joseph Alexander Bennett
June 6, 1894

Joseph Alexander Bennett prepared this oration, entitled “Co-education, a barrier," for the commencement ceremonies held June 6, 1894. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time....

Location: Orations-1894-B471c

Subject: Education, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

View Item: PDF icon "Co-education, a barrier," by Joseph A. Bennett

"Influence of the World’s Fair," by C. Grant Cleaver
June 6, 1894

C. Grant Cleaver prepared this oration, entitled “Influence of the World's Fair," for the commencement ceremonies held June 6, 1894. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time....

Bachelor of Philosophy Diploma - Clarence Cleaver
June 8, 1894

Clarence Grant Cleaver receives his Bachelor of Philosophy Diploma from Dickinson College on June 8, 1894.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1880-1899

View Item: PDF icon Bachelor of Philosophy Diploma - Clarence Cleaver

Letter from Laura Windust to Esther Windust
November 10, 1894

Laura Windust writes to her sister, Esther Windust, about George Mead's departure to the Northern Federation. Laura also comments on the division and notes that only time will heal it.

Location: I-Friends-1973-11

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

View Item: PDF icon Letter from Laura Windust to Esther Windust

Annual Catalogue of Dickinson College for the Academical Year, 1894-95
1895

The Dickinson College catalog for the 1894-1895 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: 1880-1899

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"Twenty-Five Years After: Quarto-Centennial of the Class of '70,"  by Charles Biggs
June 1895

Charles Granville Biggs recounts the Quarto-Centennial reunion of the Class of 1870 after commencement in June 1895. "Although we graduated only sixteen members," Biggs notes that "thirteen were present on this auspicious occasion." Biggs...

"Urban Growth at Expense of Rural," by Paul P. Appenzellar
June 5, 1895

Paul Peyton Appenzellar prepared this oration, entitled "Urban Growth at Expense of Rural," for the commencement ceremonies held June 5, 1895. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at...

Letter from John Goucher to Dr. Huekel
July 21, [1895?]

John Goucher thanks Dr. Huekel for sending a copy of Mental Medicine. Transcript included.

Location: I-BeachW-1978-2

Subject: Health and Medicine

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

View Item: PDF icon Letter from John Goucher to Dr. Huekel

Dickinson Quarterly (Vol. 1, No. 1)
December 18, 1895

The Dickinson Quarterly, an anonymous satirical single-page broadside, discusses the students' rejection of an honor system favored by the professors. The students propose an Exemption system as an alternative solution. This post also...

Letter from Horatio King to J. H. Weeks, Jr.
March 27, 1896

Horatio King writes to J. H. Weeks, Jr., and explains why Weeks will not receive President James Buchanan's autograph. "I regret that I have no autographed letter of President Buchanan that I am willing to part with," as King notes. In addition...

Location: I-Purchase-1955-17

Subject: Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

View Item: PDF icon Letter from Horatio King to J. H. Weeks, Jr.

Letter from Horatio King to Horatio Collins King
April 3, 1896

Horatio King writes a personal letter to his son, Horatio Collins King (Class of 1858), and comments on a Mr. Phelps, "John Bull" and the Monroe Doctrine, President Grover Cleveland, as well as events in Mexico and Oregon.

Honorary Doctor of Laws Diploma - Charles Himes
June 9, 1896

Charles Francis Himes (Class of 1855) receives his Honorary Doctor of Laws Diploma from Dickinson College on June 9, 1896.

Location: OC 2000.1, F4

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1880-1899

View Item: PDF icon Honorary Doctor of Laws Diploma - Charles Himes

Bachelor of Arts Diploma - Elmer Jones
June 10, 1896

Elmer Etherington Jones receives his Bachelor of Arts Diploma from Dickinson College on June 10, 1896.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1880-1899

View Item: PDF icon Bachelor of Arts Diploma - Elmer Jones

"Some Views of College Life," by Judson T. Strickler
June 10, 1896

Judson T. Strickler prepared this oration, entitled “Some Views of College Life," for the commencement ceremonies held June 10, 1896. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time....

Letter from Horatio Collins King to Luther Marsh
November 27, 1896

Horatio Collins King (Class of 1858) writes to Luther R. Marsh saying he will send additional reports about the Society of the Army of the Potomac. While King admits looking forward to retirement and being able to "play marbles," he is also "...

Annual Catalogue of Dickinson College for the Academic Year, 1896-97
1897

The Dickinson College catalog for the 1889-1890 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: 1880-1899

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Letter from Laura Windust to Esther Windust
April 19, 1897

Laura Windust writes Esther Windust and tells her about Isabel in Rome as well as plans for going to Sweden in July.

Location: I-Friends-1973-12

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

View Item: PDF icon Letter from Laura Windust to Esther Windust

Master of Arts Diploma - Clarence Cleaver
June 5, 1897

Clarence Grant Cleaver, a member of the Class of 1894, receives his Master of Arts Diploma from Dickinson College on June 5, 1897.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1880-1899

View Item: PDF icon Master of Arts Diploma - Clarence Cleaver

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