Dickinson's first Mother's Day celebration

Sun., May 13, 1934

For the first time in Dickinson's history, the campus celebrated Mother's Day. Between 350 and 400 students and their parents participated in the celebrations. Rev. W. Emory Hartman delivered a special Mother's day sermon titled, "A Mother's Gift to her Children" in Allison Memorial Church. After the service, Professor Leon C. Prince delivered an address during an early dinner. The entire program was arranged by the all-College Social Committee composed of Dean Ernest A. Vuilleumier, Dean Josephine B. Meredith, William Grove, Ruth Shawfield, Benjamin James and Ruth Sharp.

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Dickinsonian, May 24, 1934, pg. 2.