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"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
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...

"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: PDF icon "A Forest Pool," by Esther Popel

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: PDF icon 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: PDF icon "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: PDF icon 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: PDF icon 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.,...

Letter from Stephen Vincent Benét to Laura Benét
July 25, 1936

Stephen Vincent Benét writes to his sister, Laura Benét, on the slowness of his writing and distress over news from abroad. Includes envelope.

Letter from William Vastine to Dr. Hartman
August 1936

William H. Vastine, a member of the Class of 1937, writes to Dr. Hartman regarding his experience taking classes at State College during the summer as well as preaching in local churches. "State College is a very lovely place but," as Vastine...

Letter from Newton Tarkington to Charles Sellers
November 17, 1936

Newton Tarkington writes to Charles Sellers with advice on the attribution of a portrait of painter Benjamin West.

Location: I-SellersC-1955-1

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1920-1939

View Item: PDF icon Letter from Newton Tarkington to Charles Sellers

Letter from Marianne Moore to Miss McGlade
December 14, 1936

Marianne Moore responds to Miss McGlade's request for copies of Moore's published work. While Moore states that she will request copies of The Egoist for McGlade and a friend, Moore dissuades McGlade from purchasing a copy of her most...

Location: I-AsbellY-2002-55

Subject: Literary Pursuits

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1920-1939

View Item: PDF icon Letter from Marianne Moore to Miss McGlade

"Songs of Dickinson," edited by Ralph Schecter
1937

Publisher: Carlisle, PA: Dickinson College

Professor Ralph Wendell Schecter is editor for Songs of Dickinson, whose publication is sponsored by Upsilon Chapter, Omicron Delta Kappa.

Dickinson College Bulletin, Annual Session, 1936-37
March 1937

The Dickinson College catalog for the 1936-1937 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 Marianne Moore to James Watson
March 12, 1937

Marianne Moore writes James S. Watson about his review of "Nightwood" by Djuna Barnes. "I read your review with great interest, heartily approving until I came to the part where you make 'Nightwood' a companion piece to 'The Waste Land,'" as...

Location: I-Friends-2002-2

Subject: Literary Pursuits

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1920-1939

View Item: PDF icon Letter from Marianne Moore to James Watson

Honorary Doctor of Science Diploma - Zatae Straw
June 7, 1937

Zatae Longsdorff Straw (Class of 1887) receives her Honorary Doctor of Science Diploma from Dickinson College on June 7, 1937.

Location: OC 2002.2, F1

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1920-1939

View Item: PDF icon Honorary Doctor of Science Diploma - Zatae Straw

Mrs. McAllister’s First Musical Morning program
November 4, 1937

This program is for Mrs. McAllister's First Musical Morning at the Copley Plaza in Boston, Massachusetts. Allen Tanner is listed as Marguerite d'Alvarez's accompanist. On the reverse side news clippings are attached that report on Tanner's...

Location: MC 2013.3, B4, F57

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera

Time Period: 1920-1939

View Item: PDF icon Mrs. McAllister’s First Musical Morning program

Letter from Carrie Cobb to Bradford McIntire
November 31, 1937

Carrie A. W. Cobb writes to Professor Bradford Oliver McIntire, updating him in her life. Cobb discusses how members of the Class of 1881 became ministers, including "my husband Charles H. Rorer being one of the number, who received the medal...

Howard Gartner, Baritone brochure
circa 1938

This brochure offers a brief biography and reviews of Allen Tanner's student Howard Gartner. Contact information for performance booking purposes is included.

Location: MC 2013.3, B5, F2

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera

Time Period: 1920-1939

View Item: PDF icon Howard Gartner, Baritone brochure

"An Open Letter to the Chinese People" by Pearl Buck
1938

This is a working manuscript by Nobel Prizewinning author Pearl S. Buck, including ink and pencil corrections, written during the Japanese invasion of China and the war that ensued.

Columbia Damen Club program
April 7, 1938

This program is for a recital by Howard Gaertner, with Allen Tanner as accompanist, at the Columbia Damen Club.

Location: MC 2013.3, B4, F55

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera

Time Period: 1920-1939

View Item: PDF icon Columbia Damen Club program

St. Francis ballet program
circa 1939

This program is for the St. Francis ballet. Pavel Tchelitchew is listed as the set and costume designer.

Location: MC 2013.3, B4, F62

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera

Time Period: 1920-1939

View Item: PDF icon St. Francis ballet program

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