1890-1899

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Memoriae of Fellow Classmates

In the 1896 class history there is an included section to remember some of their fellow classmates, including a few women. The loss of Angella E. Harry is mentioned right away. They speak kindly of her presence on campus stating that "she still abides in our memories as a true lady and a model student. Her worth while among us could not but impress us all." Then they also mention two female students gone on to other colleges. The section states that an "A. R.

Date: 1895
Class of 1896

A picture of the junior class of 1896 is shown in the 1895 Microcosm. In the photograph it includes the images of the five women of the class, Mary L. Billings, Anna E. Isenberg, Frances C. Logan, Mary Thompson and Mary Wilcox. Under the class officers, Mary Thompson is listed as being the class poetess. There is also a section included in the Microcosm that lists some fun facts about the junior class. For Mary Billings it lists that she is only 16, her favorite pastime is rowing and that in the future she wants to become a teacher.

Date: 1895
Rememberance of Angella E. Harry

The Class of 1896 writes in their class history about the death of their fellow female classmate, Angella E. Harry. The classmates kindly remember Angella as "one of our brightest and most faithful members...her quiet enthusiasm and love of learning were shown in her persistent efforts to do her work in spite of physical weakness and depressing influences."

Date: 1895
Class of 1895

The graduating class of 1895 included a picture alongside the usual class history page. This picture includes the images of the five women of the class who are Emma V. Harry, Lulu F. Allabach, Elizabeth Root, Amy Fisher, and Margaret A. Line. As class officers, Elizabeth T. Root was the secretary, Lulu F. Allabach was the treasurer and Emma V. Harry was the class poet.

Date: 1895
"The Vale of Rest"

A year after the death of Emma V. Harry's sister, Angella Harry, she writes a poem about her sister in the Microcosm. Titled "The Vale of Rest", Emma describes the place "where our fair Angella sleeps" as well as her speculations on what heaven must be like. This is also the second poem Emma has printed in the 1894 Microcosm.

Date: 1894
Poem, "The Old College Bell"

Emma V. Harry was one of the first women to have their literary works printed in the Microcosm. Her poem, "The Old College Bell", is printed amongst fellow male classmates' works.

Date: 1894
Class of 1895 Microcosm page

In the 1894 Microcosm, the class of 1895 shares its experiences from the year, including co-education. The page states from the perspective of the male students that, "conscious of the strength of our thirty-five stalwart men, toned by the graces of our five co-eds, we determined to live according to our own ideals and the edicts of the Faculty." This brief statement showed that the women's presence at the college influenced some of the behavior of the male students in a positive way.

Date: 1894
The 1894 Microcosm Staff

In the 1894 Microcosm, more women are listed as being apart of the Microcosm staff. Emma V. Harry is listed as an Assistant Editor and Elizabeth Root is listed as an Assistant Manager. Both women are from the junior class of 1895.

Date: 1894
Class of 1894 Year in Review

The Class of 1894 in the 1894 Microcosm wrote about their history. This included a paragraph on the women who attend Dickinson College. It states, "Our especial pride is in the loveliness of our ladies, not only of '94, but of Carlisle as well." The paragraph also discussed the appeal of female classmates that if "the young men of our Class do not fall in love with them, they will be a dishonor to their sex and to the grand old College which they represent."

Date: 1894
All terms: 1890-1899, Microcosm
To Whom It May Concern

"To Whom It May Concern" is a poem written in the 1892 Microcosm about co-ed romance. The poem talks about a male student who has reformed all his devious ways for his "darling Archibald," a Sophomore. The poem concludes that the girl he is in love with is a co-ed, and that their romance is unknown to their parents.  

Date: 1892