1920-1939

    Entries drawn from collection & document descriptions

Letter from William White to Edward W. Biddle
December 2, 1930

Lawyer William White writes to Dickinson College Trustee Edward W. Biddle regarding Charles Wilson Peale's portrait of John Dickinson, housed at the Pennsylvania Historical Society. "The enclosed letter has sad news and I am very sorry that it will probably be impossible for Dickinson College...

Location: I-Original-1929-1

Subject: Dickinson College Administration, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1920-1939

Laurent Novikoff brochure
1931

This brochure advertises Russian ballet dancer Laurent Novikoff's services as a coach for classes and private lessons in ballet training, improvisation, rhythmics, and modern dance forms.

Location: MC 2013.3, B5, F4

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera

Time Period: 1920-1939

Diary of Hazelle Allen
1932

Hazelle Myra Allen's diary documents her experience with classes, student life, social events, and personal matters as an undergraduate at Dickinson College. Allen, a member of the class of 1934, is a sophomore in spring 1932 and a junior in fall 1932. Transcript included.

Letter from William Rose Benet to "Albert"
February 3, 1932

William Rose Benet writes to an unspecified "Albert" concerning the publication details of a book of poems by an unspecified "Sara." Benet also discusses details of payment.

Location: I-Friends-1979 -2

Subject: Business and Industry, Literary Pursuits

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1920-1939

Catalogue of Dickinson College, Annual Session, 1931-32
May 1932

The Dickinson College catalog for the 1931-1932 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: 1920-1939

Bachelor of Arts Diploma - Elizabeth Clarke
June 6, 1932

Elizabeth Horn Clarke receives her Bachelor of Arts Diploma from Dickinson College on June 6, 1932.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1920-1939

Bachelor of Arts Diploma - Robert Waidner
June 23, 1932

Robert Allen Waidner receives his Bachelor of Arts Diploma from Dickinson College on June 23, 1932.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1920-1939

"Dickinson College: The History of One Hundred and Fifty Years, 1783-1933," by James H. Morgan
1933

Publisher: Carlisle, PA: Dickinson College

James H. Morgan, alumnus and former president of Dickinson College, authors a history of his alma mater in celebration of its sesquicentennial.

Diary of Hazelle Allen
1933

Hazelle Myra Allen's diary documents her experience with classes, student life, social events, and personal matters as an undergraduate at Dickinson College. Allen, a member of the class of 1934, is a junior in spring 1933 and a senior in fall 1933. Transcript included.

"A Forest Pool," by Esther Popel
1934

Publisher: Washington, DC: Privately Printed

A selection of Esther Popel's poetry.

Location: DC 1919 S534fo

Subject: Literary Pursuits, Personal and Family Life

Format: Poetry and Lyrics

Time Period: 1920-1939

Diary of Hazelle Allen
1934

Hazelle Myra Allen's diary documents her experience with classes, student life, social events, and personal matters as an undergraduate at Dickinson College. Allen is a senior and graduates with the class of 1934. Allen did not write any entries in her diary between August 27 and December 31,...

Dickinson College Bulletin, Annual Session, 1934-35
November 1934

The Dickinson College catalog for the 1934-1935 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: 1920-1939

"Rain After a Vaudeville Show," by Stephen Vincent Benet
circa 1935

"Rain After a Vaudeville Show," a 30 line poem by Stephen Vincent Benet.

Location: I-Friends-1991-13

Subject: Literary Pursuits

Format: Poetry and Lyrics

Time Period: 1920-1939

Letter from Stephen Vincent Benet to Miss Adlard
circa 1935

Stephen Vincent Benet thanks a Miss Adlard for her letter describing the performance of Miss Locke. "It was extremely interesting to hear about it and I know that Miss Locke must have given a beautiful and unusual performance," as Benet observes.

Location: I-Friends-1975-3

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1920-1939

Introduction to Florence Locke’s Pageant Recital of "John Brown’s Body," by Stephen Benet
January 10, 1935

Stephen Vincent Benet's introduction of Florence Locke before her pageant recital in New York City of Benet's "John Brown's Body" on January 10, 1935. Benet states the need for poetry to be a living thing, spoken aloud and lauds Locke as an interpreter. The recital program as well as a clipping...

Location: O-Friends-1975-1

Subject: Literary Pursuits, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Miscellaneous

Time Period: 1920-1939

"Allen Tanner the young pianist…" Chicago Herald and Examiner newspaper clipping
April 28, 1935

This news clipping describes a recital by Allen Tanner after his return from Europe.

Location: MC 2013.3, B5, F23

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Newspapers and Magazines

Time Period: 1920-1939

1935 Commencement Program
June 10, 1935

This copy of the printed program for the commencement exercises held on June 10, 1935 shows the order of exercises, lists the members of the graduating class from the college, and also lists graduates from the Dickinson School of Law.

Location: Dickinsoniana Programs

Subject: Dickinson College Events

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera

Time Period: 1920-1939

Bachelor of Arts Diploma - Ruth Trout
June 6, 1936

Ruth Agnes Trout receives her Bachelor of Arts Diploma from Dickinson College on June 6, 1936.

Location: OC 2005.1, F5

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1920-1939

"The Home of Taney," by Edward Delaplaine
July 4, 1936

Edward S. Delaplaine addresses the Forty-First Annual Meeting of the Maryland State Bar Association with a paper titled "The Home of Taney." Delaplaine, a member of the Frederick Bar and the President of the Roger Brooke Taney Home, Inc., discusses Taney's home and family life.

Location: I-Delaplaine-1967-1

Subject: Legal Affairs, Personal and Family Life, Politics and Government

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1920-1939

Letter from Stephen Vincent Benét to Laura Benét
July 25, 1936

Stephen Vincent Benét writes to his sister, Laura Benét, on the slowness of his writing and distress over news from abroad. Includes envelope.

Location: I-Friends-1982-2

Subject: International Affairs, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1920-1939

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...

Dickinson vs Swarthmore Football Program (Oct. 1936)
October 24, 1936

The program for Dickinson's football game against Swarthmore College at Biddle field on October 24, 1936.

Location: Dickinsoniana Programs

Subject: Dickinson College Student Life, Sport and Recreation

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera

Time Period: 1920-1939

Letter from Newton Tarkington to Charles Sellers
November 17, 1936

Newton Tarkington writes to Charles Sellers with advice on the attribution of a portrait of painter Benjamin West.

Location: I-SellersC-1955-1

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1920-1939

Letter from Marianne Moore to Miss McGlade
December 14, 1936

Marianne Moore responds to Miss McGlade's request for copies of Moore's published work. While Moore states that she will request copies of The Egoist for McGlade and a friend, Moore dissuades McGlade from purchasing a copy of her most recent book, The Pangolin. "Our high duty...

Location: I-AsbellY-2002-55

Subject: Literary Pursuits

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1920-1939

Dickinson vs Gettysburg Basketball Program (Feb. 1937)
February 24, 1937

The program for Dickinson's basketball game against Gettysburg College in the Alumni Gymnasium on February 24, 1937.

Location: Dickinsoniana Programs

Subject: Dickinson College Student Life, Sport and Recreation

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera

Time Period: 1920-1939

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