Note on Swarthmore

Brief note in Dickinsonian under section on Other Colleges: "Swarthmore will be represented at the intercollegiate oratorical union by a woman."

Date: March 1895
YMCA lecture by Dr. Reed

Brief item in Dickinsonian under YMCA Notes about Dr. Reed's lecture on "The New Woman" being successful.

Date: March 1895
Note from Vassar

Quoted note in Dickinsonian from Vassar College on treatment of pretty girls.

Date: March 1895
Debate over role of women in advancement of humanity

Brief note in the Local section of the Dickinsonian: "Dr. Reed, Prof. Durell, and Mrs. Biddle, wife of Judge Biddle, acted as judges in the Inter-Society Debate at the Indian School. Question was, Resolved, 'That women have done more for the advancement of humanity than men.' The affirmative won."

Date: March 1895
Notice of article in Wellesley magazine

Brief note in Dickinsonian under Exchanges: "An article in January's Wellesley Magazine on 'The Decadence of the Republican Party,' shows what a potent factor the college woman is destined to become in our political world. The writer blends fact and fiction with the adaptability of a genius."

Date: February 1895
Note on women at German universities

Brief note in Dickinsonian appears at the bottom of the page, below the YMCA Notes: "Women have been tolerated for several years past in German Universities solely through the good-will of professors. Now the bars are to be formally taken down and women are to be given all the privileges of men."

Date: January 1895
Prof. Fletcher Durell leaves to take position at Woman's College of Baltimore

In the "Local" section of the Dickinsonian, this somewhat lengthy note indicates that Prof. Fletcher Durell, chair of mathematics and astronomy, has left to take a position at Woman's College of Baltimore. "The prospective position is a much more remunerative one from a financial point of view, while he will also have the library advantages dear to every scholar," notes the anonymous author.

Date: January 1895
Historical Sketch of the Harman Literary Society

Shortly after college opened in the fall of '96, Dickinson women began to consider how they might obtain the training, which is best furnished by active work in a Literary Society.  After consulting with the President, they met October 21, to formally consider the question, with sixteen present.  After effecting a temporary organization, a committee on constitution was appointed.  It was then suggested that the society be named in honor of Dr. Harman.  On November 18, 1896, the constitution, together with the name was formally adopted.

Date: October 3, 1919
Rules for Underclassmen

An excerpt from The Dickinsonian's article titled "Rules and Regulations for Underclassmen." The rules were created by a committee of upperclassmen and underclassmen are required to follow them. This section contains those rules which apply specifically to women during the 1907 school year.

Date: September 25, 1907