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Letter from Horatio Collins King to Mrs. Albert Smith
May 25, 1908

Horatio Collins King writes from Brooklyn to Mrs. Albert M. Smith in Middletown, Connecticut, and agrees to send autographs from General Daniel Sickles and General Grenville M. Dodge, the latter a Corps Commander in the Western Army.

Honorary Doctor of Science Diploma - George Chenoweth
June 10, 1908

George Durbin Chenoweth, a member of the Class of 1868, receives his honorary Doctor of Science Diploma from Dickinson College on June 10, 1908.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1900-1919

View Item: PDF icon Honorary Doctor of Science Diploma - George Chenoweth

"Mary Garden as Salome" clipping from unknown publication
1909

This is a reproduced image of opera singer Mary Garden as Salome.

"Woman and the Home,” by Ella P. Davis
1909

Ella P. Davis writes this essay, entitled "Woman and the Home," as a student at Dickinson. Davis is a member of the Class of 1909.

Location: Essays-General-1909-D261w

Subject: Education, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Essays and Dissertations

Time Period: 1900-1919

View Item: PDF icon "Woman and the Home," by Ella P. Davis

Logbook, 1908-09
1908-1909

The Logbook is the yearbook of Conway Hall, Dickinson College's Preparatory School.

Location: Dickinsoniana Periodicals

Subject: Dickinson College Organizations, Dickinson College Student Life, Education

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Time Period: 1900-1919

View Item: PDF icon Logbook, 1908-09

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...

Bachelor of Law Diploma - Harry Frederick
June 8, 1909

Harry Bright Frederick receives his Bachelor of Law Diploma from the Dickinson School of Law on June 8, 1909.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education, Legal Affairs

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1900-1919

View Item: PDF icon Bachelor of Law Diploma - Harry Frederick

"Congressional Usurpation," by Ellsworth H. Mish
June 9, 1909

Ellsworth H. Mish prepared this oration, entitled “Congressional Usurpation," for the commencement ceremonies held June 9, 1909. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time....

Location: Orations-1909-M678c

Subject: Politics and Government

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1900-1919

View Item: PDF icon "Congressional Usurpation," by Ellsworth H. Mish

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...

Logbook, 1909-10
1909-1910

The Logbook is the yearbook of Conway Hall, Dickinson College's Preparatory School.

Location: Dickinsoniana Periodicals

Subject: Dickinson College Organizations, Dickinson College Student Life, Education

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Time Period: 1900-1919

View Item: PDF icon Logbook, 1909-10

Catalog of Dickinson College, Annual Session, 1909-10
February 1910

The Dickinson College catalog for the 1909-1910 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...

Location: Dickinsoniana Periodicals

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

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Time Period: 1900-1919

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"Reunion Address Class of 1870," by Edward Byrn
June 7, 1910

Edward Wright Byrn delivers this reunion address in 1910 for the Class of 1870. Byrn discusses the importance of reunions at which former students "meet every five years after graduation and renew the old associations of college days." Byrn also...

Master of Arts Diploma - Charles Derick
June 8, 1910

Charles Bruce Derick, a member of the Class of 1907, receives his Master of Arts Diploma from Dickinson College on June 8, 1910.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1900-1919

View Item: PDF icon Master of Arts Diploma - Charles Derick

Bachelor of Arts Diploma - Blanche Dum
June 8, 1910

Blanche Lightner Dum receives this Bachelor of Arts Diploma from Dickinson College on June 8, 1910.

Location: OC 2007.5, F1

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1900-1919

View Item: PDF icon Bachelor of Arts Diploma - Blanche Dum

1910 Commencement Program
June 8, 1910

This copy of the printed program for the commencement exercises held on June 8, 1910 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: 1900-1919

View Item: PDF icon 1910 Commencement Program

Logbook, 1910-11
1910-1911

The Logbook is the yearbook of Conway Hall, Dickinson College's Preparatory School.

Location: Dickinsoniana Periodicals

Subject: Dickinson College Organizations, Dickinson College Student Life, Education

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Time Period: 1900-1919

View Item: PDF icon Logbook, 1910-11

Letter from Montgomery Sellers to Augustine Birrell
September 16, 1911

Professor Montgomery Porter Sellers ('93) writes to Augustine Birrell, the Chief Secretary for Ireland, about Birrell’s claim in his book, Life of William Hazlitt, that “the presidency of [Dickinson] College” was offered to Hazlitt in...

Letter to Leonard Blakey from Unkown Author
November 26, 1911

Dickinson Profesosr Leonard Blakey receives this letter from a member of the Economics and Sociology Department at Bowdoin College regarding job possibilities at that college as well as John A. Hobson's economic theories.

Logbook, 1911-12
1911-1912

The Logbook is the yearbook of Conway Hall, Dickinson College's Preparatory School.

Location: Dickinsoniana Periodicals

Subject: Dickinson College Organizations, Dickinson College Student Life, Education

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Time Period: 1900-1919

View Item: PDF icon Logbook, 1911-12

Dickinson Preparatory School Diploma - Lyman Hertzler
June 4, 1912

Lyman G. Hertzler receives this diploma from Conway Hall, Dickinson College's Preparatory School, on June 4, 1912.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1900-1919

View Item: PDF icon Dickinson Preparatory School Diploma - Lyman Hertzler

Logbook, 1912-13
1912-1913

The Logbook is the yearbook of Conway Hall, Dickinson College's Preparatory School.

Location: Dickinsoniana Periodicals

Subject: Dickinson College Organizations, Dickinson College Student Life, Education

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Time Period: 1900-1919

View Item: PDF icon Logbook, 1912-13

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,...

1913 Commencement Program
June 11, 1913

This copy of the printed program for the commencement exercises held on June 11, 1913 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: 1900-1919

View Item: PDF icon 1913 Commencement Program

Letter from Andrew Carnegie to Funk & Wagnalls Company
October 31, 1913

Andrew Carnegie writes to Funk & Wagnalls Company, a publishing company in New York City, thanking them for their gift of their new standard dictionary. "I placed the new Standard Dictionary at my side-a sure refuge in the day of trouble with...

Location: I-AsbellY-1976-4

Subject: Literary Pursuits

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1900-1919

View Item: PDF icon Letter from Andrew Carnegie to Funk & Wagnalls Company

Draft of Letter from Horatio Collins King to William Taft
December 19, 1913

Medal of Honor Recipient Horatio Collins King (Class of 1858) drafts a letter to President William H. Taft, disagreeing with Taft on the future of the Progressive Party. Includes a photocopy of an earlier letter from Taft to King, in which Taft...

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