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The news correspondent for the women's residence Lloyd Hall comments on women's suffrage.

Date: May 24, 1911
Coy-ed

The image depicts a female Dickinsonian in the 1913 Microcosm. The caption reads "Coy-ed."

Date: 1913
All terms: 1910-1919, Picture, Satire
Photo

This photo depicts female graduates of the class of 1916 being welcomed by the class of 1896.

Date: 1916
All terms: 1910-1919, Graduation
Essay

In her 1911 essay "Female Suffrage," Mary Eleta Witmer analyzes the history and condition of the Suffrage movement. She argues that the American Suffrage movement has fallen short due to its association with such groups as socialists, abolitionists, and orthodox theology. Witmer closes her essay by comparing the strengths and weaknesses of the American and English Suffrage movements.

Date: 1911
Activities of the Harman Literary Society, 1919

The activities of Harman Literary Society are in full swing.  Interesting plans for the year have been worked out by the Program Committee with the help of the President of the Society and Mrs. Meredith, Dean of Women.

Date: October 10, 1919
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
Harman Society History

On October 3, 1919 The Dickinsonian published an article comparing the histories of Dickinson's three literary societies, one of them being the Harman Literary Society, which was created as an all female group in 1896. The organization was open to all interested women, and at the time, was highly praised by the Dean of Women, Mrs. Meredith. 

Date: October 3, 1919
Photo

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.

Date: c1915
Doll Dance

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.

Date: circa 1915
All terms: 1910-1919, Dances, Doll Dance