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“The Emancipation of Literature in New England,” by Emma L. Vandewater
June 7, 1899

Emma L. Vandewater prepared this oration, entitled "The Emancipation of Literature in New England," for the commencement ceremonies held June 7, 1899. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College...

"Songs of Dickinson," edited by Horatio Collins King
1900

Horatio Collins King, a member of the Class of 1858, edited this collection of songs related to Dickinson College.

"Apparatus Owned and Used by Dr. Joseph Priestley," by Charles F. Himes
circa 1900

Professor Charles F. Himes, a member of the Class of 1855, describes the collection of Joseph Priestley's equipment held at Dickinson College.

Extracts from the Laws and Regulations of Dickinson College, 1900
1900

The Extracts from the Laws and Regulations of Dickinson College lists important information and guidelines regarding the administration of the college, faculty, admissions, instruction, student behavior, the academic calendar,...

Bachelor of Law Diploma - Leon Prince
1900

Leon Cushing Prince receives his Bachelor of Law Diploma from the Dickinson School of Law in 1900.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education, Legal Affairs

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1900-1919

View Item: PDF icon Bachelor of Law Diploma - Leon Prince

Letter from Horatio Collins King to Luther Marsh
January 20, 1900

Horatio Collins King (Class of 1858) shares a poem with Luther R. Marsh to celebrate his 88th birthday.

Location: I-SpahrB-1962-4

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1900-1919

View Item: PDF icon Letter from Horatio Collins King to Luther Marsh

"The Value of International Expositions in the Culture of Art," by Jessie W. Hargis
June 6, 1900

Jessie Woodward Hargis prepared this oration, entitled “The Value of International Expositions in the Culture of Art," for the commencement ceremonies held June 6, 1900. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for...

"The Open Door Policy in China," by George V. Metzel
June 6, 1900

George V. Metzel prepared this oration, entitled “The Open Door Policy in China," for the commencement ceremonies held June 6, 1900. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time....

"The Need of Forest Reservations in Pennsylvania," by Henry W. Mulholan
June 6, 1900

Henry W. Mulhollan prepared this oration, entitled “The Need of Forest Reservations in Pennsylvania," for the commencement ceremonies held June 6, 1900. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College...

"The Protestant Sisterhood," by Olive C. Taylor
June 6, 1900

Olive C. Taylor prepared this oration, entitled “The Protestant Sisterhood," for the commencement ceremonies held June 6, 1900. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time....

Location: Orations-1900-T244p

Subject: Religion and Spirituality

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1900-1919

View Item: PDF icon "The Protestant Sisterhood," by Olive C. Taylor

1900 Commencement Program
June 6, 1900

This copy of the printed program for the commencement exercises held on June 6, 1900 shows the order of exercises and lists the members of the graduating class from the college.

Location: Dickinsoniana Programs

Subject: Dickinson College Events

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera

Time Period: 1900-1919

View Item: PDF icon 1900 Commencement Program

"The Free Coinage of Silver," by James M. Brennan
June 6, 1900

James M. Brennan prepared this oration, entitled “The Free Coinage of Silver," for the commencement ceremonies held June 6, 1900. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time....

"The Income Tax," by Weldon Brubaker
June 6, 1900

Weldon Brubaker prepared this oration, entitled “The Income Tax," for the commencement ceremonies held June 6, 1900. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript...

Location: Orations-1900-B886i

Subject: Economics and Finance, Politics and Government

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1900-1919

View Item: PDF icon "The Income Tax," by Weldon Brubaker

"Evolution vs Special Creation," by Caleb E. Burchenal
June 6, 1900

Caleb E. Burchenal prepared this oration, entitled “Evolution vs Special Creation," for the commencement ceremonies held June 6, 1900. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time....

Master of Arts Diploma - Leon Prince
June 8, 1900

Leon Cushing Prince (Class of 1898) receives his Master of Arts Diploma from Dickinson College on June 8, 1900.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1900-1919

View Item: PDF icon Master of Arts Diploma - Leon Prince

Letter from Horatio Collins King to Luther Marsh
August 14, 1900

Horatio Collins King (Class of 1858) shares with Luther R. Marsh thoughts on aging.

Letter from Constance Wachtmeister to Esther Windust
November 18, [1900?]

Countess Constance Wachtmeister writes Mrs. Esther Windust and discuses photos of Helena Petrovna Blavatsky and describes a successful speaking engagement in Edinburgh.

Location: I-Friends-1973-10

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1900-1919

View Item: PDF icon Letter from Constance Wachtmeister to Esther Windust

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...

"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 - 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: PDF icon Master of Arts Diploma - Ira McNeal

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: PDF icon Bachelor of Arts Diploma - James Steese

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: PDF icon Master of Arts Diploma - Forrest Craver

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: PDF icon 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: PDF icon 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: PDF icon Letter from Constance Wachtmeister to Esther Windust

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