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1913 Commencement Program
June 11, 1913

This copy of the printed program for the commencement exercises held on June 11, 1913 shows the order of exercises, lists the members of the graduating class from the college, and also lists graduates from the Dickinson School of Law.

Location: Dickinsoniana Programs

Subject: Dickinson College Events

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera

Time Period: 1900-1919

View Item: 1913 Commencement Program

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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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...

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

"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

Master of Arts Diploma - Helen Williamson
June 9, 1915

Helen Katherine Williamson receives her Master of Arts Diploma from Dickinson College on June 9, 1915.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1900-1919

View Item: Master of Arts Diploma - Helen Williamson

"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.

Master of Arts Diploma - Jay Jameson
June 7, 1916

Jay Paul Jameson (Class of 1907) receives his Master of Arts Diploma from Dickinson College on June 7, 1916.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1900-1919

View Item: Master of Arts Diploma - Jay Jameson

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

Honorary Doctor of Divinity Diploma - Edgar Heckman
June 6, 1917

Edgar Rohrer Heckman (Class of 1897) receives this Honorary Doctor of Divinity Diploma from Dickinson College on June 6, 1917.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1900-1919

View Item: Honorary Doctor of Divinity Diploma - Edgar Heckman

Two Letters from William Benét to Lawton Mackall
August 15, 1917

William Rose Benét writes two letters to Lawton Mackall: the first promises poems and includes a drawing; the second explains Benét's plans to travel for ten days.

Mt. Vernon, Illinois First Methodist Episcopal Church bulletin
December 1918

This bulletin for the Mt. Vernon First Methodist Episcopal Church advertises prayer meetings and worship services at the church, including the congregation's Christmas Sunday service on December 22, 1918.

Concert for the benefit of the Permanent Blind Relief War Fund program
March 23, 1919

This is a concert program for a performance Marguerite Namara and Allen Tanner gave to raise money for the Permanent Blind Relief War Fund for the Soldiers and Sailors of the Allies.

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