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Date: November 14, 1962

 
During the Presidents' Council (Women's Interdormitory Council) meeting of November 14, 1962, residents of Drayer and their (male) visitors were issued a rebuke about behavior in the dorm:
 

  • "Drayer Report: "Residents of Drayer and their visitors are reminded to act like ladies and gentlemen" 

 

Minutes
Date: October 10, 1962

 
During the Presidents' Council (Women's Interdormitory Council) meeting of October 10, 1962, women were instructed not to wear gym clothes during meals:
 

Minutes
Date: April-May 1962

During the Presidents' Council (Women's Interdormitory Council) meetings of April 18 and 25 and May 16 1962, significant changes were introduced to the Dis 'N Data (women's handbook for social rules/dorm regulations):
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Minutes
Date: April 11, 1962

 
During the Presidents' Council (Women's Interdormitory Council) meeting of April 11, 1962, members of the Dining Room committee decided that women could continue smoking in Morgan and Drayer. In addition, the representatives of Metzger requested permission to wear bathing suits while sunbathing. Additionally, residents were requested not to bring chicks into their dorm rooms and House Directors complained about casual clothes:

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Date: April 4, 1962

 
 

Minutes
Date: January 31, 1962

 
During the Presidents' Council (Women's Interdormitory Council) meeting of January 31, 1962, the issue of "improper dress" was raised and it was mentioned that two girls had been forced to leave Dickinson (expelled) after being out of their dorm overnight without permission. In addition, it was decided that a change in smoking policies for women was not necessary: 
 

Minutes
Date: January 10, 1962

During the Presidents' Council (Women's Interdormitory Council) meeting of January 10, 1962 several important issues were brought up involving dress code, curfews, and late permissions, as well as women smoking:
 

Minutes
Date: December 13, 1961

During the Presidents' Council (Women's Interdormitory Council) meeting of December 13, 1961, it was mentioned that the Council had been offered and declined membership to an un-named national women's organization:

  • "National Women's Government: The president mentioned receiving a letter inviting Presidents' Council to join a national women's government organization. It was decided this had no real benefits to offer and would cost $25 that was not available."
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Date: November 15, 1961

During the Presidents' Council (Women's Interdormitory Council) meeting of November 15, 1961, the Council discussed a variety of topics including women excusing missed classes with illness and then going out, "late permissions" for women Mermaid Players working on productions, "appropriate" dress for campus functions, and prescription drug sharing:"Sickness and Illness Excuses: Presidents' Council discussed the problem of girls receiving illness  excuses from a house director to cut classes during the day and then going out that night. It was 

Minutes
Date: November 8, 1961

During the Presidents' Council (Women's Interdormitory Council) meeting of November 8, 1961 women were advised of how to react when bothered at night:"Annoucements: Whenever girls are bothered by anyone on the way to their dorms at night, they should report the matter to Dean Wishmeyer immediately."

Minutes
Date: November 1, 1961

During the Presidents' Council (Women's Interdormitory Council) meeting of November 1, 1961 the issue of women arriving back late to their dorms due to a class trip was discussed and the question of excusing the "late minutes" was raised, as was possible actions to avoid a similar situation:

Minutes
Date: October 18, 1961

During the Presidents' Council (Women's Interdormitory Council) meeting of October 18, 1961, issues related to the (upcoming) all-campus dance were discussed, including dorm closing procedures and the saftey of women walking home from the dance:
"Other Discussions: Suzy Cooper explained the dorm closing proceedure [sic] on the night of an all-college dance. The Council was asked to think about the problem of girls walking home alone to dorms on the outskirts of campus."

Minutes
Date: October 11, 1961

During the Presidents' Council (Women's Interdormitory Council) meeting of October 11, 1961 specifics of women’s curfews and the possibilities of taking “late” hours was discussed and debated. Drayer and Biddle Halls put forth dorm specific suggestions:
"Correction to October 4 minutes: When a girl has signed up for two late hours and arrives back at the dorm 19 minutes or less after the first late hour is up, she may take the extra minutes as late minutes rather than take the second late hour.

Minutes
Date: October 4, 1961

During the Presidents' Council (Women's Interdormitory Council) meeting of October 4, 1961 a variety of suggestions were put forth in regards to curfew and rules, particularly those within the rule book/advice guide given to women students-Dis 'N Data:

1941 Lamba Sigma Pi Members
Date: 1941

Lambda Sigma Pi, a "honorary science fraternity" was a recent extra-ciricular activity for female students at Dickinson College in 1941, as they began admiting female members the year before. The fraternity focused on raising student interest in the sciences by sharing their own scientific work and discussing current scientific events at their bi-monthly meetings.  In 1941, Lambda Sigma Pi could boast of three female members: Ruth Leavitt, Jane Raring, and Janet Thornley out of the twelve-person fraternity.

1941 English Faculty
Date: 1941

The 1941 Microcosm catalogues Josephine B. Meredith as the Dean of Women, the only female dean at Dickinson College. Meredith was also one of two female professors currently teaching on campus, the other being Mary Ganoe Rehfuss, the Director of Physical Education for Women. The Microcosm notes that Meredith, an Associate Professor of English, was known on campus for her "forceful personality and executive ability" which "shaped the Dickinson collegiate world".

Meredith Foils Purse Snatcher
Date: September 23, 1922

The September 23, 1922 Dickinsonian reported that Josephine Meredith, Dean of Women, was visiting family in Boston when a thief tried to snatch her purse from her while she was walking down the street.  According to one Boston newspaper account:

Constitution
Date: October 5, 1994

In 1994, the Equality House gained Student Senate Recognition. According to their constitution the purpose was to establish "equal opportunity for every person without regards for the indivdual's sex, race, religion, sexual orientation, and monetary or physical status... The Equality House is formed with the purpose of working for the development and preservation of the Equal Rights of every person in the Dickinson Community."

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Date: c2000

Founded in the early 2000s, AIDS Awareness in Dickinson Society (A.A.I.D.S.) sought to promote AIDS awareness through education and activism. According to their constitution "The Purpose of A.A.I.D.S. is to provide the community with the realities of AIDS and its impact on the world. This organization is the first student group to offer such contributions to the college community." A.A.I.D.S. was not affiliated with any other campus group.

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Date: c1940

This photograph depicts three women mending toys. The caption below the picture reads "Social Work-Mending Toys."