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essay
Date: c1935

In her essay "Women at Dickinson College," Josephine Brunyate Meredith has a section in which she discussed "Women's Fraternities" (now referred to as sororities) at Dickinson College. Meredith explained that "We have never had such good spirit existing between the Fraternities as exists at present. Pan-Hellenic rules and rushing methods, the result of years of hard work and experiment are now fairly satisfactory to everybody." Pleased with the women's work, Meredith argued that the college must provide better housing for the female fraternities as they do for the male fraternities.

essay
Date: circa 1935

In her essay " Women at Dickinson College," Josephine Brunyate Meredith discussed women's extracurricular activities at Dickinson College. Meredith first examined the women's literary societies. She argued that the two women's literary societies were not as well organized as the male literary societies. She wrote that "The Literary Societies, however, provide the only chance for many of the students to learn how to speak and if properly helped by the Faculty many students would work hard and enjoy the work.

essay
Date: circa 1935

In her essay, "Women at Dickinson College," Josephine Brunyate Meredith took an in depth look at female students' role in religious life. She first looked at the Y.W.C.A., citing them as "somewhat of a problem" because they did not "reach many girls in a vital way...and lack definite objectives." However, the joint Y.W.C.A. and Y.M.C.A. meetings were well executed and well attended. She also discussed the organization of student called the "Freshman Commission." The organization held a weekly service on Sunday evenings in Metzger Hall.

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Date: c1900

This image was created by Charles Beetem (class of 1904), circa 1900. The drawing depicts a female Dickinsonian thinking about different Dickinson men.

essay
Date: circa 1935

During her time as the Dean of Women at Dickinson College, Dean Josephine Meredith wrote a report entitled "Women at Dickinson College." Dean Meredith, an early female graduate of Dickinson College (class of 1901), utilized both her experiences as a female student and the Dean of Women to compile a report on the conditions for and experiences of female students. Thus, in 18 sections, she highlights living conditions, extracurricular life, social life, religious life, and academic life at the College.

Article
Date: April 9, 1976

According to the April 9th, 1976 Dickinsonian, 21 female students would be moving into the fraternity quad in the fall of 1976. The women are independent, having no greek connection. The women hoped to change the college's current "social scene."

Article
Date: March 11, 1976

In the middle of the spring 1976 semester, the Office of Student Services initiated a trial program of gynecological referal. The funding for the problem was limited so no services were provided by the school. The goal of this program was rather to find out what services women at Dickinson needed. They hoped to provide such car at the college in the future.

Article
Date: October 31, 1984

In October 31, 1984, the Dickinsonian reported that Dickinson College celebrated the 100th Anniversary of Coeducation with the Metzger Series. The chairwomen of the annual Metzger Series decided to celebrate the anniversary by inviting four alumnae "from various walks of life" to talk about their post-college experience.

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Date: August 1982

The August 1982 edition of the Alumni Magazine dicussed female Dickinsonian's roles within society. According to the author's study "Dickinson women prove to be non-traditional" and often have careers, stay single longer, and wait to have children. Thus the author contends, Dickinson alumnae's participation in the labor force is higher than the average American woman.

Newspaper
Date: October 12, 1973

This article from the Dickinsonian announces the hiring of the first female athletic trainer at Dickinson, Shelley Wright. According to the author of the article, Dickinson had been looking for a female athletic trainer for quite some time and was pleased that there was such a smooth transition.

The Onion
Date: 1909

In an article published in The Onion (an alternative paper published by the Sophomore Band), the author refers to female Dickinsonians as "Lloyd Hall Skirts." He goes on to desribe a female student being tricked by a male student.

The Onion
Date: 1908

The Sophomore Band's publication The Onion mocks the Harman Literary Society's publication in 1908. According to the Sophomore Band, the Salmagundi is becoming a rival of The Onion. The writer goes on and congratulates the Harman Literary Society on mock articles he claims were in their paper.

Photo
Date: 1923

This photo depicts three female Dickinsonians attending the Y.W.C.A. Conference in 1923. Dean Meredith's Scrapbook contains numerous photos of the 1923 conference.

Photo
Date: c1915

This scrapbook page from one of Dean Josephine Meredith's scrapbooks has a group of photos from the May Day celebration. The top photo is of the May Day Court. The middle photo depicts a May Day dance performance. Finally, the bottom photo is of a group of students in costume.

The Gang
Date: circa 1920

This photograph depicts the Women's Athletic Association on an outing in the country. The women are clad in trousers, a fashion not allowed at the school.

Doll Dance
Date: circa 1915

This photograph depicts a second group of female Dickinsonians at the Doll Dance circa 1915. The women are clad in men's and women's attire.
Unfortunately, the names of the students are not given.

Doll Dance
Date: circa 1915

This photograph depicts a group of female couples at the Doll Dance, circa 1915. The women are clad in men's and women's attire.
Unfortunately, the names of the students are not given.

Doll Dance
Date: 1914

This photograph depicts a third group of female Dickinsonians at the
1914 Doll Dance. The women are clad in men's and women's attire.
Unfortunately, the names of the students are not provided.

Doll Dance
Date: 1914

This photograph depicts a second group of female Dickinsonians at the 1914 Doll Dance. The women are clad in men's and women's attire. Unfortunately, the names of the students are not given.

Doll Dance
Date: 1914

This photograph depicts a group of female Dickinsonians at the 1914 Doll Dance. The women are clad in men's and women's attire.