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Letter from Spencer Baird to Winfrid Stearns
March 6, 1883

Naturalist and Smithsonian administrator Spencer Fullteron Baird writes to his colleague Winfrid A. Stearns regarding a request for a steamer to use in research. Despire Baird's enthusiasm for steamer technology, the Smithsonian cannot offer Stearns the use of one, nor can they afford to rent...

Location: I-Friends-1989-1

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Spencer Baird to Winfrid Stearns
May 3, 1883

Naturalist and Smithsonian administrator Spencer Fullteron Baird writes to his colleague Winfrid A. Stearns, regretting that the Smithsonian cannot fund "a special expedition to Labrador." Additonally, Baird is expecting Professor Addison E. Verrill's "papers on [Stearns'] invertebrates" to be...

Location: I-Friends-1989-1

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Spencer Baird to Robert Bell
June 16, 1883

Naturalist and Smithsonian administrator Spencer Fullerton Baird writes to Professor Robert Bell of the Geological Survey of Canada, thanking him for his advice on how to get alcohol to researchers in Canada. Baird also writes that he will add Queen's College, McGill University, the Peter...

Location: I-Friends-1987-5

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Spencer Baird to Winfrid Stearns
June 23, 1883

Naturalist and Smithsonian administrator Spencer Fullteron Baird writes to his colleague Winfrid A. Stearns about sending supplies to Quebec at the address of George Tanguay. These include "one dredge; two dredge nets; one four-gallon tank, and about eighteen jars of alcohol." Baird anticipates...

Location: I-Friends-1989-1

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

"The Choice," by Franklin F. Bond
June 28, 1883

Franklin F. Bond prepared this oration, entitled “The Choice," for the commencement ceremonies held June 28, 1883. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript included.

Location: Orations-1883-B711cX

Subject: Education, Science and Technology

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

"Jacob Tome Scientific Building," by Charles F. Himes
June 24, 1885

Natural Science Professor Charles F. Himes (Class of 1855) delievers this address at the opening of the Jacob Tome Scientific Building at Dickinson College on June 24, 1885.

"Chladni," by Jennie M. Taylor
June 27, 1889

Jennie May Taylor prepared this oration, entitled “Chaldni," for the commencement ceremonies held June 27, 1889. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript included.

Location: Orations-1889-T238c

Subject: Education, Science and Technology

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

"The Development of Science from Superstition," by Elizabeth A. Low
June 18, 1891

Elizabeth A. Low prepared this oration, entitled “The Development of Science from Superstition," for the commencement ceremonies held June 18, 1891. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript included.

Location: Orations-1891-L912d

Subject: Education, Science and Technology

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

"The Achievements of Our Age," by Mary A. Humrich
June 14, 1893

Mary Ann Humrich prepared this oration, entitled “The Achievements of Our Age," 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-H929a

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

"Urban Growth at Expense of Rural," by Paul P. Appenzellar
June 5, 1895

Paul Peyton Appenzellar prepared this oration, entitled "Urban Growth at Expense of Rural," for the commencement ceremonies held June 5, 1895. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript included.

Location: Orations-1895-A646u

Subject: Science and Technology, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Speeches and Sermons

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"Apparatus Owned and Used by Dr. Joseph Priestley," by Charles F. Himes
circa 1900

Professor Charles F. Himes, a member of the Class of 1855, describes the collection of Joseph Priestley's equipment held at Dickinson College.

Location: DC 1855 H657ap

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Time Period: 1900-1919

"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

Apparatus of Joseph Priestley
1952

This pamphlet describes the collection of Joseph Priestley's equipment held at Dickinson College. This pamphlet was produced to coincide with the establishment of the Joseph Priestley Award in 1952.

Location: Priestley Collection

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Time Period: 1940-1959

"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:

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"Early Dickinsoniana" (Spahr Lectures Vol. 3)
1961

Publisher: Harrisburg, PA: The Telegraph Press

Volume 3 of the Boyd Lee Spahr Lectures in Americana series includes essays from scholars that focus on various aspects of Dickinson College's history.

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"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.

"Oxygen - The Good and Bad Performer in Welding," by Clarence Jackson
September 1977

Dr. Clarence E. Jackson presents this paper, "Oxygen- The Good and Bad Performer in Welding," at the 1st BOC Priestley Conference in Leeds, England in September 1977. The paper includes 20 illustrations. Jackson is a Professor in the Department of Welding Engineering at the of Ohio State...

Location: I-JacksonC-1977-1

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Essays and Dissertations

Time Period: 1960-1979

Letter from Melvin Calvin to Barry Fortson
January 23, 1980

Chemist and 1979 Priestley Award recipient Melvin Calvin responds to an iquiry from Barry Fortson, explaining that the "most exciting moment in my life in chemistry" was "clos[ing] the carbon cycle one day in my head."

Location: I-Friends-1983-3

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1980-1999

Memoir of John Steigleman, Physics and Astronomy Technician, 1960-2000
2020

John W. Steigleman Jr. shares his experiences and personal memories, having worked at Dickinson College for forty years as the technician for the Physics and Astronomy Department.

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