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Josephine Brunyate Meredith Scrapbook
1901-1903

Josephine Brunyate (Class of 1901) presents this scrapbook to Jessie C. Bowers upon her graduation from Dickinson College in 1903. The scrapbook consists mostly of photographs of campus buildings and students as well as a few Commencement...

Master of Arts Diploma - Ira McNeal
June 5, 1901

Ira Bennett McNeal (Class of 1898) receives this Master of Arts Diploma from Dickinson College on June 5, 1901.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1900-1919

View Item: Master of Arts Diploma - Ira McNeal

"Secret Societies in American Colleges," by Thomas L. Jones
June 5, 1901

Thomas L. Jones prepared this oration, entitled “Secret Societies in American Colleges," for the commencement ceremonies held June 5, 1901. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that...

Master of Arts Diploma - Forrest Craver
June 4, 1902

Forrest Eugene Craver, a member of the Class of 1899, receives his Master of Arts Diploma from Dickinson College on June 4, 1902.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1900-1919

View Item: Master of Arts Diploma - Forrest Craver

Bachelor of Arts Diploma - James Steese
June 4, 1902

James Gordon Steese receives his Bachelor of Arts Diploma from Dickinson College on June 4, 1902.

Location: OC 2002.4, B1, F4

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1900-1919

View Item: Bachelor of Arts Diploma - James Steese

Bachelor of Philosophy Diploma - Ethelyn Hardesty
June 9, 1902

Ethelyn M. Hardesty receives her Bachelor of Philosophy Diploma from Dickinson College on June 9, 1902.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1900-1919

View Item: Bachelor of Philosophy Diploma - Ethelyn Hardesty

Letter from George Mead to Esther Windust
November 24, 1902

George R. Mead writes to Esther Windust, offering his sympathy for the recent death of an unspecified man named Piet.

Location: I-Friends-1973-3

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1900-1919

View Item: Letter from George Mead to Esther Windust

Letter from Constance Wachtmeister to Esther Windust
November 26, [1902?]

Countess Constance Wachtmeister offers condolence to Mrs. Esther Windust after Piet's death.

Location: I-Friends-1973-10

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1900-1919

View Item: Letter from Constance Wachtmeister to Esther Windust

Letter from Laura Windust to Esther Windust
November 28, 1902

Laura Windust writes Esther Windust a letter of sympathy in regards on the death of Piet.

Location: I-Friends-1973-12

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1900-1919

View Item: Letter from Laura Windust to Esther Windust

Dickinson College Preparatory School Diploma - Charles Derick
June 4, 1903

Charles Bruce Derick receives his diploma from Conway Hall, Dickinson College's Preparatory School, on June 4, 1903.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1900-1919

View Item: Dickinson College Preparatory School Diploma - Charles Derick

Letter from "Tissie" to Esther Windust
June 15, 1903

"Tissie" writes to Esther Windust and describes Esther's godson, work, and the impending visit of Willie Hawkswolte.

Location: I-Friends-1973-13

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1900-1919

View Item: Letter from "Tissie" to Esther Windust

Year Book of Dickinson College, Annual Session, 1904-05
1904

The Dickinson College catalog for the 1904-1905 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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"Should Woman Vote?," by Harry M. Showalter
May 1904

Harry M. Showalter writes this essay, entitled "Should Woman Vote?," as a student at Dickinson in May 1904. Showalter is a member of the Class of 1904.

Location: Essays-General-1904-S559s

Subject: Politics and Government, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Essays and Dissertations

Time Period: 1900-1919

View Item: "Should Woman Vote?," by Harry M. Showalter

Address on the History of West College by Robert McAlarney
June 6, 1904

Robert McAlarney deliverers an address on the history of West College (Old West) at the 100th anniversary of the rebuilding and re-dedication of the building. McAlarney is a 1893 graduate who works at the New York Evening Post. The text...

"The Mermaid of Old West," by Charles F. Himes
circa 1905

Professor Emeritus Charles F. Himes (Class of 1855) discusses the history of "the so-called 'Mermaid' that surmounts [Old West's] beautiful belfry as a weather vane."

"Alumni Record: Dickinson College," edited by George Reed
1905

Publisher: Carlisle, PA: Dickinson College

George L. Reed, a member of the Class of 1904, compiles this directory of alumni from the Class of 1787 to the Class of 1908. 

Location: DC 378.748 DT3 1905

Subject: Dickinson College Alumni Affairs, Dickinson College History, Education

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Time Period: 1900-1919

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"Poets in Embryo," by Laura Benét
circa 1905

Laura Benét writes this essay, titled "Poets in Embryo," on growing up in a literary household and how it influenced her and her brothers' interests in writing.

Location: I-Friends-1982-1

Subject: Literary Pursuits, Personal and Family Life

Format: Essays and Dissertations

Time Period: 1900-1919

View Item: "Poets in Embryo," by Laura Benét

"Dickinson’s New Era," by Florence H. Bursk
1905

Florence Hensel Bursk writes this essay, entitled "Dickinson's New Era," as a student at Dickinson. Bursk is a member of the Class of 1905. Transcript included.

"Poem," by Horatio Collins King
1905

Medal of Honor Recipient Horatio Collins King (Class of 1858) writes this "Poem" on the history of Dickinson College.

"Reminiscences of Dickinson College," by Richard Chaney
1906

Richard Gassaway Chaney, a member of the Class of 1849, uses these notes to write "Reminiscences of Dickinson College" for the New York Christian Advocate. Chaney uses his school diary as his primary source. Transcript included.

Catalog of Dickinson College, Annual Session, 1906-07
1906

The Dickinson College catalog for the 1906-1907 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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Master of Arts Diploma - James Steese
June 6, 1906

James Gordon Steese (Class of 1902) receives his Master of Arts Diploma from Dickinson College on June 6, 1906.

Location: OC 2002.4, B1, F4

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1900-1919

View Item: Master of Arts Diploma - James Steese

Bachelor of Philosophy Diploma - Helen Smith
June 6, 1906

Helen May Smith receives her Bachelor of Philosophy Diploma from Dickinson College on June 6, 1906.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1900-1919

View Item: Bachelor of Philosophy Diploma - Helen Smith

Woman’s Christian Temperance Union program
1907

This Woman’s Christian Temperance Union program from Mt. Vernon, Illinois contains psalms, a schedule of meetings, and a roster of the organization's officers and members.

Dickinson Preparatory School Diploma - Bessie McCullough
May 29, 1907

Bessie McCullough receives her diploma from Conway Hall, Dickinson College's Preparatory School, on May 29, 1907.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1900-1919

View Item: Dickinson Preparatory School Diploma - Bessie McCullough

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