A. Pierce Bounds Image Archive

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The A. Pierce Bounds Image Archive contains images representing the full life and history of Dickinson College and its personalities.  Its creation and launch was funded in part by a gift in honor of A. Pierce Bounds, class of 1971, who served as the college photographer for nearly thirty years before retiring in 2010.

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Cadet Band, 1881 Physical education class for women, 1888 Banjo club, c.1890 Belles Lettres Society debate team, 1902 Dickinson Club of Harrisburg banquet, 1922 Class of 1903 reunion, 1923 Women's Basketball team, 1932 Class of 1906 Gateway, 1937 History class, 1952 Tome Scientific Building, c.1955 Geology class, 1958 Bosler Hall, 1959 View of John Dickinson Campus, 1959 Conway Hall, 1966 Combined Collegium and Choir concert, 1973 Spahr Library, c.1975 Student studying in dorm room, c.1980 Aerial view of campus, 1980 Protest against Edwin Meese, 1985 Anti-Apartheid rally, 1986 Class meeting outside, 1990 Orchestra and Choir concert, 1993 Weiss Center, 1994 Old West and East College, 1996

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50th Reunion of the Class of 1904

50th Reunion of the Class of 1904, 1954

The Class of 1904 celebrate at their 50th reunion.

Left to right:  CGB, New York Superior Court Judge Towers, Prof. Mark, Mrs. Isabell Lowengard, George Reed, Miss White, Ivo Otto, Rev. Webster

55 Plus Year Reunion

55 Plus Year Reunion, 1986

Alumni from the Classes of 1930 and 1931 make up the Golden Alumni Class on June 7, 1986.

Top row L to R:  Melvin Shields, Kenneth Boohar, Joseph Storlazzi, Ralph Sheetz

Middle row:  [unknown], [unknown], Bill...

55 Plus Year Reunion

55 Plus Year Reunion, 1987

Alumni from several years come together to celebrate the Golden Alumni Class in 1987.

A Clockwork Orange, c.1989

A Clockwork Orange, c.1989

A group of students in matching costumes from the movie A Clockwork Orange pose for a photo.

A Horse-Drawn Carriage in the 175th Anniversary Parade, 1948

A Horse-Drawn Carriage in the 175th Anniversary Parade, 1948

A horse-drawn carriage in the Dickinson College 175th Anniversary Parade on April 24, 1948.

A student "ruins" friend's picture, c.1990

A student "ruins" friend's picture, c.1990

Two friends stand together and smile for a picture while another friend stands below them and makes a funny face to "ruin" their picture. 

A student and a bra, c.1990

A student and a bra, c.1990

A student wears a bra outside of her shirt and holds a sign that says "Kathy's Bra."

A student picks up another, c.1990

A student picks up another, c.1990

A male student picks up and holds another student who seems to have hurt her foot. They both smile for the camera.

Aardvarks, 1982

Aardvarks, 1982

The members of Aardvarks in summer 1982.

Front Row (left to right): David Egolf, Kevin Laws, John Booth.

Second Row: Lisa Pawelski, Jane Schwerdtfeger, Greg Alman.

Third Row: Prof. Priscilla Laws,...

Henry Winslow Abbett, 1860

Henry Winslow Abbett, 1860

Henry Winslow Abbett was a member of the Class 1860.

James Knox Abbott, 1950

James Knox Abbott, 1950

James Knox Abbott (Class of 1950) poses for a picture with a football.

Alice Margaret Abbott, 1942

Alice Margaret Abbott, 1942

View as Alice Margaret Abbott (Class of 1942) stands next to an airplane and holds the propeller.

The typed note on the reverse side reads: "First co-ed ever to play on a men's varsity team (tennis) at Dickinson."

Abroad students pose with a baguette, c.1986

Abroad students pose with a baguette, c.1986

Two female students take a photo with a baguette.

Abroad students take candid photo, c.1986

Abroad students take candid photo, c.1986

Two female students studying abroad cannot control their laughter to take a scenic photo.

Academic Procession at Commencement, c.1955

Academic Procession at Commencement, c.1955

Professor David I. Gleim carries the college mace as he leads the academic procession at a Commencement around 1955. President William Edel ('15) and Boyd Lee Spahr ('00) are directly behind Professor Gleim.

Academic Procession at Commencement, 1966

Academic Procession at Commencement, 1966

The academic procession walks through the academic quad to Old West during Commencement on June 5, 1966.

Academic procession at Commencement, 1972

Academic procession at Commencement, 1972

View of the academic procession at Commencement on May 21, 1972. English Professor Robert Bowden is holding the flag and Philosophy Professor Frederick Ferre is the macebearer. President Howard Lane Rubendall ('31) is standing behind Dr. Ferre....

Academic Procession at Commencement, 1978

Academic Procession at Commencement, 1975

President Howard Rubendall ('31) stands behind the macebearer with other faculty members during the academic procession at Commencement on June 1, 1975.

Henry Steele Commager, a History Professor at Amherst College, is standing next to...

Academic Procession at Commencement, 1977

Academic Procession at Commencement, 1977

Father Theodore Hesburgh (left), who receives an honorary Doctor of Sacred Theology, walks with Trustee Samuel Witwer (Class of 1930) in the academic procession at Commencement on May 15, 1977. 

Religion Professor Dan Bechtel, wearing...

Academic procession at commencement, c.1983

Academic procession at commencement, c.1983

A few members of the academic procession stop to look back at the camera.

Academic Procession at Commencement, 1987

Academic Procession at Commencement, 1987

A family watches the academic procession at Commencement on May 17, 1987.

Academic procession at President Rubendall's Inauguration, 1961

Academic procession at President Rubendall's Inauguration, 1961

View of the academic procession during President Howard Rubendall's inauguration on October 28, 1961.

Academic quad, c.1960

Academic quad, c.1960

Old West, the Tome Scientific Building, and East College are visible in this photograph of the Academic quad around 1960.

Academic Quad, c.1985

Academic Quad, c.1985

Panoramic view of the academic quad through the gateway on N. College St. Althouse Hall is on the left and Bosler Hall is on the right.

Academic Quad, 1999

Academic Quad, c.1985

Panoramic view of the academic quad with Bosler Hall in the foreground with Althouse Hall and Old West in the background from around 1985.

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