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"In the Federal ballet program…" Chicago Sunday Tribune newspaper clipping
March 19, 1939

This news clipping describes a costume owned by Allen Tanner, and worn by Bentley Stone in the Federal ballet program at the Blackstone theater.

Letter from Stephan Vincent Benet to Frances Benet
November 17, 1939

Stephen Vincent Benet asks his mother, Frances Rose Benet, to come to Thanksgiving.

Location: I-Friends-1991-1

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1920-1939

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Letter from William Benet to Mr. Roberts
circa 1940

William Rose Benet, the contributing editor of The Saturday Review of Literature, asks Mr. Roberts to "send the book."

Location: I-Friends-1974-1

Subject: Literary Pursuits

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1940-1959

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Letter from Stephan Vincent Benét to Frances Rose Benét
January 9, 1940

Writer and poet Stephan Vincent Benét writes to his mother, Frances. He discusses a recent speaking engagement at Saybrook College, the cold weather, and his daughter Rachel's pet canary. Envelope included.

Dickinson College Bulletin, Annual Session, 1939-40
March 1940

The Dickinson College catalog for the 1939-1940 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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Location: Dickinsoniana Periodicals

Subject: Dickinson College Academic Affairs, Dickinson College Administration, Education

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Time Period: 1940-1959

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Bachelor of Arts Diploma - Paul Austin
June 10, 1940

Paul Leighty Austin receives his Bachelor of Arts Diploma from Dickinson College on June 10, 1940.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1940-1959

View Item: PDF icon Bachelor of Arts Diploma - Paul Austin

"Flag Salute," by Esther Popel Shaw
November 1940

Esther Popel Shaw's poem "Flag Salute" on the cover of Crisis Magazine.

Location: I-Friends-2012-2

Subject: Literary Pursuits

Format: Newspapers and Magazines

Time Period: 1940-1959

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"Front Views and Profiles" by June Provines, Chicago Tribune newspaper clipping
January 4, 1941

This news clipping from the Chicago Tribune highlights American pianist Allen Tanner and Austrian composer Ernst Krenek.

This clipping appears on page 13.

Letter from Marianne Moore to Professor Wells
January 3, 1942

Poet Marianne Moore writes to an unspecified "Professor Wells," discussing the poems she plans to read at an event on January 19.

Location: I-AsbellY-2002-27

Subject: Literary Pursuits

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1940-1959

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Letter from Marianne Moore to Professor Wells
January 16, 1942

Poet Marianne Moore writes to an unspecified "Professor Wells," finalizing the poems she plans to read at an event on January 19. Moore also declines an invitation to lunch, but suggests visiting a museum after the reading as an alternative.

Location: I-AsbellY-2002-27

Subject: Literary Pursuits

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1940-1959

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Dickinson College Bulletin, Annual Session, 1941-42
April 1942

The Dickinson College catalog for the 1941-1942 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: 1940-1959

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Letter from Whitfield Bell Jr. to Brooks Kleber
June 16, 1942

Whitfield Bell Jr. writes Brooks Kleber to catch up and discuss a number of different subjects. Bell congratulates Kleber on being selected for Officer Training School (OCS) and describes where their former classmates at Dickinson are serving in...

Flight Log - Sixth Quintile
April-August 1943

The Flight Log magazine provides an overview of the 32nd College Training Detachment's activities while at Dickinson College during World War II.

Eager Eagle (Vol. 1, No. 1)
May 14, 1943

Army Air Corps Cadets from the 32nd College Training Detachment published the Eager Eagle while stationed at Dickinson College in 1943.

Eager Eagle (Vol. 1, No. 2)
May 22, 1943

Army Air Corps Cadets from the 32nd College Training Detachment published the Eager Eagle while stationed at Dickinson College in 1943.

Eager Eagle (Vol. 1, No. 3)
May 29, 1943

Army Air Corps Cadets from the 32nd College Training Detachment published the Eager Eagle while stationed at Dickinson College in 1943.

Eager Eagle (Vol. 1, No. 4)
June 4, 1943

Army Air Corps Cadets from the 32nd College Training Detachment published the Eager Eagle while stationed at Dickinson College in 1943.

Eager Eagle (Vol. 1, No. 5)
June 11, 1943

Army Air Corps Cadets from the 32nd College Training Detachment published the Eager Eagle while stationed at Dickinson College in 1943.

Eager Eagle (Vol. 1, No. 6)
June 18, 1943

Army Air Corps Cadets from the 32nd College Training Detachment published the Eager Eagle while stationed at Dickinson College in 1943.

Bachelor of Arts Diploma - Betty Gipple
June 22, 1943

Betty Louise Gipple receives her Bachelor of Arts Diploma from Dickinson College on June 22, 1943.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1940-1959

View Item: PDF icon Bachelor of Arts Diploma - Betty Gipple

Eager Eagle (Vol. 1, No. 7)
June 25, 1943

Army Air Corps Cadets from the 32nd College Training Detachment published the Eager Eagle while stationed at Dickinson College in 1943.

Eager Eagle (Vol. 1, No. 8)
July 2, 1943

Army Air Corps Cadets from the 32nd College Training Detachment published the Eager Eagle while stationed at Dickinson College in 1943.

Eager Eagle (Vol. 1, No. 9)
July 9, 1943

Army Air Corps Cadets from the 32nd College Training Detachment published the Eager Eagle while stationed at Dickinson College in 1943.

Eager Eagle (Vol. 1, No. 10)
July 17, 1943

Army Air Corps Cadets from the 32nd College Training Detachment published the Eager Eagle while stationed at Dickinson College in 1943.

Letter from Marianne Moore to Joseph Shipley
July 18, 1943

Poet Marianne Moore writes to editor Joseph T. Shipley, thanking him for publishing her work in American Bookman.

Location: I-AsbellY-2002-26

Subject: Literary Pursuits

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1940-1959

View Item: PDF icon Letter from Marianne Moore to Joseph Shipley

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