Education

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Bachelor of Arts Diploma - Augustus Hiester
September 15, 1828

Augustus Otto Hiester receives his Bachelor of Arts Diploma from Dickinson College on September 15, 1828.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1820-1839

Belles Lettres Society Diploma - James Davison
1829

James King Davison, a member of the Class of 1829, receives this diploma as a member of the Belles Lettres Society in 1829.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1820-1839

Bachelor of Arts Diploma - Charles Himes
September 23, 1829

Charles Francis Himes receives his Bachelor of Arts Diploma from Dickinson College on September 23, 1829.

Location: OC 2000.1, F3

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1820-1839

Catalogue of the Officers and Students of Dickinson College, 1834-35
1834

The Dickinson College catalog for the 1834-1835 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 courses offered, requirements for enrollment,...

Location: Dickinsoniana Periodicals

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

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Charles Penrose to George Wolf
September 6, 1834

Charles B. Penrose, the Secretary of the Board of Trustees, invites Pennsylvania Governor George Wolf to attend the reopening of Dickinson College on September 10, 1834. Transcript included.

Letter from James Buchanan to John Maclean
November 7, 1834

James Buchanan writes to John Maclean a month before his term as a US Senator from Pennsylvania starts. Buchanan, a Democrat who had resigned as Ambassador to Russia the previous year, also discusses Samuel Porter, son of the late Michigan Governor George Porter, and the possibility of his...

Location: I-Friends-2004-4

Subject: Education, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letters from James Buchanan to John Durbin
1835-1836

Senator James Buchanan writes three letters to Dickinson College President John Price Durbin in regard to the education and financial accounts of William Hopkins at the school. Transcripts included.

Location: MC 1998.10

Subject: Dickinson College Administration, Education

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Union Philosophical Society Diploma - John Knox
December 18, 1835

John H. Knox, a member of the Class of 1838, receives this diploma as a member of the Union Philosophical Society on December 18, 1835.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1820-1839

Report from John Durbin to John Rhoads
February 15, 1836

Dickinson College President John P. Durbin sends Rev. John Rhodes a report on the conduct of Joseph Clubine Rhodes (Class of 1838). The report lists the number of times that Joseph has been absent from his literary exercises, prayers, and public worship. Durbin also adds a note about a bill for...

Bachelor of Arts Diploma - John Zug
July 20, 1837

John Zug receives his Bachelor of Arts Diploma from Dickinson College on July 20, 1837.

Location: OC 2000.10, F1

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from John Durbin to Samuel Harvey
October 30, 1837

Dickinson College President John Durbin writes to Board of Trustees member Samuel Harvey to discuss college finances, the new college catalogue, and the state of affairs at the college.

Location: I-Friends-2013-9

Subject: Dickinson College Administration, Economics and Finance, Education

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

The Statutes of Dickinson College, 1838
July 18, 1838

The Statutes of Dickinson College lists important information and guidelines regarding the administration of the college, faculty, stewards, admissions, instruction, student behavior, the academic calendar, commencement, religious duties, student bills, literary societies, and student...

"Encouragement Due to Worth and Genius," by William Woodward
July 19, 1838

William Woodward prepared this oration, entitled “Encouragement Due to Worth and Genius," for the commencement ceremonies held July 19, 1838. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript included.

Location: Orations-1838-W899e

Subject: Education, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1820-1839

"Mental and Moral Effects of the Mathematics," by John A. Wright
July 19, 1838

John A. Wright prepared this oration, entitled “Mental and Moral Effects of the Mathematics," for the commencement ceremonies held July 19, 1838. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript included.

Location: Orations-1838-W951m

Subject: Education

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1820-1839

"The Effect of the Doctrines of Christianity on the Progress of Philosophy," by James Thompson
July 19, 1838

James Thompson prepared this oration, entitled “The Effect of the Doctrines of Christianity on the Progress of Philosophy," for the commencement ceremonies held July 19, 1838. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time....

Location: Orations-1838-T473e

Subject: Education, Religion and Spirituality

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1820-1839

Bachelor of Arts Diploma - Joseph Rhodes
July 19, 1838

Joseph Clubine Rhodes receives his Bachelor of Arts Diploma from Dickinson College on July 19, 1838.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1820-1839

Belles Letters Society Diploma - Joseph Rhodes
July 19, 1838

Joseph Clubine Rhodes, a member of the Class of 1838, receives this diploma as a member of the Belles Lettres Society on July 19, 1838.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1820-1839

Union Philosophical Society Diploma - John Zug
December 22, 1838

John Zug, a member of the Class of 1837, receives this diploma as a member of the Union Philosophical Society on December 22, 1838.

Location: OC 2000.10, F1

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1820-1839

Catalogue of the Officers and Students of Dickinson College, 1839-40
1839

The Dickinson College catalog for the 1839-1840 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 courses offered, requirements for enrollment,...

Location: Dickinsoniana Periodicals

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

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Time Period: 1820-1839, 1840-1859

Letter from James Buchanan to Garret Wall
May 2, 1839

Senator James Buchanan (Class of 1809) writes to General Garret D. Wall regarding the education of his orphaned niece Harriet R. Lane, whom he raised.

Location: I-AsbellY-2002-70

Subject: Education, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

"Formation of Female Character," by John O. Proctor
July 11, 1839

John O. Proctor prepared this oration, entitled “Formation of the Female Character," for the commencement ceremonies held July 11, 1839. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript included.

Location: Orations-1839-P964f

Subject: Education, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1820-1839

"Inequalities of Human Condition," by John Lyon
July 11, 1839

John Lyon prepared this oration, entitled “Inequalities of the Human Condition," for the commencement ceremonies held July 11, 1839. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript included.

Location: Orations-1839-L991i

Subject: Education, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from John Quincy Adams to the Union Philosophical Society
November 25, 1839

Former President and Representative John Quincy Adams writes to members of a committee of Union Philosophical Society (UPS) members and declines an invitation to deliver an address before a joint meeting of the Belles Lettres and Union Philosophical Society at Dickinson College. The members of...

"What Branch of Study is Most Important in the Education of a Young Lady," by Ellen Lyon
circa 1840

Ellen Lyon discusses how women's education should be structured and what subjects should be included in an essay entitled "What Branch of Study is Most Important in the Education of a Young Lady." "Within a few years female education has received more attention and has undergone a material...

Location: I-Original-undated-16

Subject: Education, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Essays and Dissertations

Time Period: 1840-1859

Letter from John Durbin to John Zug
April 4, 1840

Dickinson College President John P. Durbin writes John Zug (Class of 1837) and appoints him as the principal of the Dickinson College Grammar School until the Board of Trustees meeting in July. "Let us see if we cannot raise the School once more," as Durbin explains.

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