A Co-ed Bench Vandalized by Poetry

Co-ed Poem
Date: 
February, 1889

The February 1889 issue of the Dickinsonian documents the occurrence that the co-ed bench was vandalized in the lecture room. The "muse of poetry" had paid a visit to Dickinson and wrote a poem on the bench about the co-eds. The poem states that "this is where they [co-eds] sit: They always want to go ahead, and won't be left a bit...they always are just right...and give the class much light."`

Location of Document in Archives: 
The Dickinsonian, February 1889, vol. XVI, no. 5