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"Allen Tanner Pianiste"
April 26, 1929

This program is for one of Allen Tanner's piano concert performances.

Location: MC 2013.3, B4, F53

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera

Time Period: 1920-1939

View Item: "Allen Tanner Pianiste"

Letter from Horace Carpenter to Edward Biddle
May 7, 1929

Painter Horace Thompson Carpenter writes to Dickinson College trustee Edward W. Biddle, announcing the completion of a portrait of Charles Nisbet commissioned by the College.

Letter from Edward W. Biddle to Cassandra Lee Arnold
May 11, 1929

Dickinson College trustee Edward W. Biddle writes to Cassandra Lee Arnold regarding Horace Carpenter's portrait of Charles Nisbet. Biddle asks that she go through her family papers and "send them to 'Old Dickinson' to preserved with its...

Letter from Cassandra Lee Arnold to Edward W. Biddle
May 21, 1929

Cassandra Lee Arnold writes to Dickinson College trustee Edward W. Biddle regarding Horace Carpenter's portrait of Charles Nisbet. Arnold thanks Biddle for the photograph of it that he sent her and promises "I will certainly go over all of the...

Catalogue of Dickinson College, Annual Session, 1929-30
February 1930

The Dickinson College catalog for the 1929-1930 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: 1920-1939

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Bachelor of Arts Diploma - Harold Weigel
June 9, 1930

Harold Wildie Weigel receives his Bachelor of Arts Diploma from Dickinson College on June 9, 1930.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1920-1939

View Item: Bachelor of Arts Diploma - Harold Weigel

Letter from Mary Logan to William White
December 1, 1930

Mary Logan writes to William White regarding Charles Wilson Peale's portrait of John Dickinson. Logan explains that her husband left the portrait to the Pennsylvania Historical Society in his will.

Letter from William White to Edward W. Biddle
December 2, 1930

Lawyer William White writes to Dickinson College Trustee Edward W. Biddle regarding Charles Wilson Peale's portrait of John Dickinson, housed at the Pennsylvania Historical Society. "The enclosed letter has sad news and I am very sorry that it...

Laurent Novikoff brochure
1931

This brochure advertises Russian ballet dancer Laurent Novikoff's services as a coach for classes and private lessons in ballet training, improvisation, rhythmics, and modern dance forms.

Location: MC 2013.3, B5, F4

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera

Time Period: 1920-1939

View Item: Laurent Novikoff brochure

Diary of Hazelle Allen
1932

Hazelle Myra Allen's diary documents her experience with classes, student life, social events, and personal matters as an undergraduate at Dickinson College. Allen, a member of the class of 1934, is a sophomore in spring 1932 and a junior in fall...

Letter from William Rose Benet to "Albert"
February 3, 1932

William Rose Benet writes to an unspecified "Albert" concerning the publication details of a book of poems by an unspecified "Sara." Benet also discusses details of payment.

Location: I-Friends-1979 -2

Subject: Business and Industry, Literary Pursuits

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1920-1939

View Item: Letter from William Rose Benet to "Albert"

Bachelor of Arts Diploma - Elizabeth Clarke
June 6, 1932

Elizabeth Horn Clarke receives her Bachelor of Arts Diploma from Dickinson College on June 6, 1932.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1920-1939

View Item: Bachelor of Arts Diploma - Elizabeth Clarke

Bachelor of Arts Diploma - Robert Waidner
June 23, 1932

Robert Allen Waidner receives his Bachelor of Arts Diploma from Dickinson College on June 23, 1932.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1920-1939

View Item: Bachelor of Arts Diploma - Robert Waidner

"Dickinson College: The History of One Hundred and Fifty Years, 1783-1933," by James H. Morgan
1933

Publisher: Carlisle, PA: Dickinson College

James H. Morgan, alumnus and former president of Dickinson College, authors a history of his alma mater in celebration of its sesquicentennial.

Diary of Hazelle Allen
1933

Hazelle Myra Allen's diary documents her experience with classes, student life, social events, and personal matters as an undergraduate at Dickinson College. Allen, a member of the class of 1934, is a junior in spring 1933 and a senior in fall...

"A Forest Pool," by Esther Popel
1934

Publisher: Washington, DC: Privately Printed

A selection of Esther Popel's poetry.

Location: DC 1919 S534fo

Subject: Literary Pursuits, Personal and Family Life

Format: Poetry and Lyrics

Time Period: 1920-1939

View Item: "A Forest Pool," by Esther Popel

Diary of Hazelle Allen
1934

Hazelle Myra Allen's diary documents her experience with classes, student life, social events, and personal matters as an undergraduate at Dickinson College. Allen is a senior and graduates with the class of 1934. Allen did not write any entries...

Dickinson College Bulletin, Annual Session, 1934-35
November 1934

The Dickinson College catalog for the 1934-1935 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: 1920-1939

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Letter from Stephen Vincent Benet to Miss Adlard
circa 1935

Stephen Vincent Benet thanks a Miss Adlard for her letter describing the performance of Miss Locke. "It was extremely interesting to hear about it and I know that Miss Locke must have given a beautiful and unusual performance," as Benet observes...

Location: I-Friends-1975-3

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1920-1939

View Item: Letter from Stephen Vincent Benet to Miss Adlard

"Rain After a Vaudeville Show," by Stephen Vincent Benet
circa 1935

"Rain After a Vaudeville Show," a 30 line poem by Stephen Vincent Benet.

Location: I-Friends-1991-13

Subject: Literary Pursuits

Format: Poetry and Lyrics

Time Period: 1920-1939

View Item: "Rain After a Vaudeville Show," by Stephen Vincent Benet

Introduction to Florence Locke’s Pageant Recital of "John Brown’s Body," by Stephen Benet
January 10, 1935

Stephen Vincent Benet's introduction of Florence Locke before her pageant recital in New York City of Benet's "John Brown's Body" on January 10, 1935. Benet states the need for poetry to be a living thing, spoken aloud and lauds Locke as an...

"Allen Tanner the young pianist…" Chicago Herald and Examiner newspaper clipping
April 28, 1935

This news clipping describes a recital by Allen Tanner after his return from Europe.

1935 Commencement Program
June 10, 1935

This copy of the printed program for the commencement exercises held on June 10, 1935 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: 1920-1939

View Item: 1935 Commencement Program

Bachelor of Arts Diploma - Ruth Trout
June 6, 1936

Ruth Agnes Trout receives her Bachelor of Arts Diploma from Dickinson College on June 6, 1936.

Location: OC 2005.1, F5

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1920-1939

View Item: Bachelor of Arts Diploma - Ruth Trout

"The Home of Taney," by Edward Delaplaine
July 4, 1936

Edward S. Delaplaine addresses the Forty-First Annual Meeting of the Maryland State Bar Association with a paper titled "The Home of Taney." Delaplaine, a member of the Frederick Bar and the President of the Roger Brooke Taney Home, Inc.,...

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