Religion and Spirituality

    Entries drawn from collection & document descriptions

Letter from Annie Besant to Clara Bayliss
August 6, 1892

Annie Besant reassures Clara Bayliss that one does not have to leave their Church when they join the Theosophical Society. However, Besant also explains that “as the Theosophical teachings flow into the life and thought, they tend to widen the thought, and gradually lead the student to see that...

Location: I-Friends-2001-4

Subject: Religion and Spirituality

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

"Students Convention at Northfield," by Francis B. Harvey
June 14, 1893

Francis Baker Harvey prepared this oration, entitled “Student Conventions at Northfield," for the commencement ceremonies held June 14, 1893. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript included.

Location: Orations-1893-H341s

Subject: Education, Religion and Spirituality

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

"The Influence of Woman in History," by Charles S. Davison
June 8, 1898

Charles Stewart Davison prepared this oration, entitled “The Influence of Women in History," for the commencement ceremonies held June 8, 1898. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript included.

Location: Orations-1898-D265i

Subject: Education, Religion and Spirituality, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

"Evolution vs Special Creation," by Caleb E. Burchenal
June 6, 1900

Caleb E. Burchenal prepared this oration, entitled “Evolution vs Special Creation," for the commencement ceremonies held June 6, 1900. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript included.

Location: Orations-1900-B947e

Subject: Religion and Spirituality, Science and Technology

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1900-1919

"The Protestant Sisterhood," by Olive C. Taylor
June 6, 1900

Olive C. Taylor prepared this oration, entitled “The Protestant Sisterhood," for the commencement ceremonies held June 6, 1900. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript included.

Location: Orations-1900-T244p

Subject: Religion and Spirituality

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1900-1919

Woman’s Christian Temperance Union program
1907

This Woman’s Christian Temperance Union program from Mt. Vernon, Illinois contains psalms, a schedule of meetings, and a roster of the organization's officers and members.

Location: MC 2013.3, B6, F26

Subject: Religion and Spirituality, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Time Period: 1900-1919

Letter from John Yost to Frank Bell
January 22, 1909

John W. Yost writes Frank T. Bell and describes his missionary work at a boys school in China as well as asks for financial help to establish scholarships . In addition, Yost notes how the reaction to news that the Emperor and Empress Dowager had died. "The people were greatly grieved indeed,...

Independent Theosophical League pamphlet
October 1909

The Independent Theosophical League creates this pamphlet to outline policies and positions as well as discuss the reasons to form of an Independent Section of the Theosophical League. Those individuals involved with creating this pamphlet include Upendra Nath Basu, Bertram Keightley, B. K....

Letter from Montgomery Sellers to Augustine Birrell
May 1, 1913

Professor Montgomery Porter Sellers writes to Augustine Birrell, the Chief Secretary for Ireland, and describes an observance of "Nisbet Day" that morning at Dickinson College, explains how Charles Nisbet became the first President of Dickinson, and provides additional information about Charles...

Letter from Leonard Blakey to Jane Perkins (Draft)
1915

Professor Leonard Blakey writes to Jane Perkins regarding Dickinson's commencement, the political stir behind selecting Professor James Henry Morgan as President Eugene Allen Noble's successor. "So many petty men are busy having their interests pushed by their little groups of friends," as...

Mt. Vernon, Illinois First Methodist Episcopal Church bulletin
December 1918

This bulletin for the Mt. Vernon First Methodist Episcopal Church advertises prayer meetings and worship services at the church, including the congregation's Christmas Sunday service on December 22, 1918.

Location: MC 2013.3, B6, F13

Subject: Religion and Spirituality

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera

Time Period: 1900-1919

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 explains, "the school is so large and the student...

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 for oratory from the Belles Letters Society." Cobb...

Location: I-Original-1937-2

Subject: Dickinson College Alumni Affairs, Religion and Spirituality

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1920-1939

"John and Mary's College" (Spahr Lectures Vol. 2)
1956

Publisher: New York: Fleming H. Revell Company

Volume 2 of the Boyd Lee Spahr Lectures in Americana series includes essays from scholars that focus on various aspects of Dickinson College's history.

Table of Contents:

...

"Moncure Conway and German Philosophy," by Loyd D. Easton
April 24, 1969

Typescript of "Moncure Conway and German Philosophy," a speech given by Loyd D. Easton of Ohio Wesleyan University for the Boyd Lee Spahr Lecture at Dickinson College on April 24, 1969.

Location: I-Original-1969-1

Subject: Religion and Spirituality, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1960-1979

"The Story of Joseph Priestley House," by Mabel Abbott
c.1970

Mabel Abbott provides an overview of Joseph Priestley and his house in central Pennsylvania in "The Story of Joseph Priestley House" by Mabel Abbott.

Kol Hillel (Sep. 1970)
September 1970

The Kol Hillel newsletter is produced by Hillel Council of Dickinson College:

Selected highlights from this issue include:

  • The recently renovated Durbin Oratory in Old West will be ready for full operations soon.
  • ...
Kol Hillel (Fall 1971)
Fall 1971

The Kol Hillel newsletter is produced by Hillel Council of Dickinson College:

Selected highlights from this issue include:

  • The start of the Judaic Studies Program at Dickinson College.
  • ...
Kol Hillel (Summer 1973)
Summer 1973

The Kol Hillel newsletter is produced by Hillel Council of Dickinson College:

Selected highlights from this issue include:

  • Danny Siegel, a Jewish poet, visits the Hillel Council.
  • ...
Dickinson Women's Newsletter (Jan. 1974)
January 1974

The Dickinson Women’s Newsletter is produced by the Advisory and Planning Committee on Women's Programs.

Selected highlights from this issue include:

  • "W.O.W.EE: What Do After Graduation," by Karen Kenahan and Karen Faulds.
  • Commentary on female ministers by...
Kol Hillel (Summer 1974)
Summer 1974

The Kol Hillel newsletter is produced by Hillel Council of Dickinson College:

Selected highlights from this issue include:

  • Hillel is named Dickinson's organization of the year.
  • The "...
Kol Hillel (Jun. 1977)
June 1, 1977

The Kol Hillel newsletter is produced by Hillel Council of Dickinson College:

Selected highlights from this issue include:

  • Dr. Richard Rubenstein, author of After Auschwitz, speaks at a two day...
Hillel Newsletter (Dec. 1977)
December 20, 1977

The Hillel Newsletter is produced by Hillel Council of Dickinson College:

Selected highlights from this issue include:

  • Hillel Council celebrates the High Holy Days with David Yammer and other guests.
  • ...
Hillel Newsletter (Oct. 1985)
October 30, 1985

The Hillel Newsletter is produced by the Hillel Council of Dickinson College:

Selected highlights from this issue include:

  • Updates on a summer study abroad opportunity in "Study in Israel."
  • ...
Hillel at Dickinson College (Feb. 1988)
February 1988

The Hillel Council announces upcoming events in this flier, including the "famous" family Shabbat dinner, a Shabbat service, a presentation from Jewish storyteller Don Fudderman, and an opportunity to meet a visiting Israeli family at the Army War College. The dinner is open to all students and...

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