1920-1929

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Letter

In a lengthy letter to President Morgan, Dean Meredith discussed chaperons, the inadequacy of Metzger Hall Staff, the running of Metzger Hall, and her family's situation. Most interestingly, Meredith wrote about a woman she met in Harrisburg named Dr. Taylor. According to the letter, Dr. Taylor is willing to give "six to eight talks" to Female Dickinsonians on "the care of the health and sex hygiene." Dean Meredith explained that "Our girls here are very much in need of such instruction.

Date: January 22, 1920

In her 1979 Women as Leaders Survey sent out by Dickinson College, a graduate of 1923 remembers her days at Dickinson. When asked about the issues of the day, the alum remembers, "our topic of debate was the Equal Rights Amendment."
She goes on to recall the anger at there being two senates: a women's and a school senate run by men. To protest the issue, a group of women attended the men's senate.

Date: March 1979
Meredith Foils Purse Snatcher

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:

Date: September 23, 1922
Photo

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.

Date: 1923
The Gang

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.

Date: circa 1920
Photo

This photo is of the Y.W.C.A. sitting on the porch of Metzger Hall. The women in the image are not identified.

Date: 1923
BLOG .jpg

This photograph depicts the Women's Basketball team in 1927.

Date: 1927
All terms: 1920-1929, Basketball
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In April 12, 1926, the women of Dickinson College held an "Exhibiton of Gymnastics" at the Y.W.C.A. Gym.

Date: April 12, 1926
Metzger Hall 2.jpg

This postcard depicts an image of Metzger Hall, one of Dickinson College's early female dorms.

Date: c1920
Metzger Hall.jpg

This postcard depicts an image of Metzger Hall, c1920. Metzger Hall housed female students until 1963.

Date: c1920