1950-1959

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Dean of Women Mary-Margaret Kellog

The 1951 Microcosm lists a new dean of women, Mary-Margaret Kellogg. In 1950, the Microcosm listed Phoebe Follmer as dean of women.

Date: 1951
The Queen "D"

While the 1949 Microcosm gave the task of judging the year's campus queens to the student body, the yearbook of 1950 returned to the practice of outsourcing the judging. In 1950, Conrad Thibault, a radio and concert singer, had experience as a judge of the Miss America Beauty Contest. He chose Joan Davisson as the Queen of Dickinson College and Ann Frescott as the runner-up. Other female students selected as "The Unusual Six of a Kind" included: Lois Jane Barnard, Patricia Bradley, Barbara Neilson, Alice Rogers, Grace Wiest, and Frances Scott.

Date: 1950
Inside Information, 1959

"Inside Information" is the first guidebook published by the Dean of Women office. This guidebook provides rules and regulations for dormitory life, guidelines for social life, proper dress and manners, suggestions for academic success, information on sororities, and independents. "Inside Information" was sent to freshmen students prior to the start of the academic year.

Date: July 15, 1959
Phoebe Follmer

The 1950 Microcosm lists the college administration, including a new dean of women. While the 1949 Microcosm listed Dean Helen B. Norcross, the 1950 yearbook presented Dean of Women Phoebe Follmer.

Date: 1950
Members of Pi Beta Phi in 1956

In 1956 the women of Pi Beta Phi strived to uphold the principles of "true democracy, good sportsmanship, and high standards of conduct," according to the Microcosm entry on the organization.  The officers of the organization were Carolyn Menin, president; Carol Odorizzi, vice-president; Joanne Creveling, secretary; and Helen Herr, treasurer.

Date: 1956
Members of Pi Beta Phi in 1955

According to its entry in the Microcosm, in 1955 the women of Pi Beta Phi encouraged all members to participate in campus activities and to maintain high scholarship.  They held a number of social events including a formal in honor of the seniors, a pledge formal, and a pledge tea.  In 1955, the officers of Pi Beta Phi were Susan J. Marquardt, president; Suzanne S. Ruggles, vice-president; Susan D. Epley, secretary; and Alma M. Balla, treasurer.

Date: 1955
Sui Generis

"Sui Generis" is a social club open to all female students that chose not to participate in Greek life. Much like the "Independent Women", Sui Generis required membership at the begining of the second semester.

Date: August 1, 1957
Women of Zeta Tau Alpha in 1955

In 1955, the women of Zeta Tau Alpha were active members of the Dickinson community.  They held a song festival to raise funds for a cerebral palsy organization and invited all members of the greek community to participate.  Their social calendar included Sunday morning breakfasts, teas for faculty and fraternity representatives, and the Pledge and Winter Formals.  A picture in the Microcosm also documents the women of Zeta Tau Alpha supporting athletics on campus.  The officers of the organization in 1955 were Wilma V. Hatter, president; Barbara L. Burket, vice-president; Barbara J.

Date: 1955
Inside Information, 1957

"Inside Information" is the first guidebook published by the Dean of
Women office. This guidebook provides rules and regulations for
dormitory life, guidelines for social life, proper dress and manners,
suggestions for academic success, information on sororities, and
independents. "Inside Information" was sent to freshmen students prior
to the start of the academic year.

Date: August 1, 1957
Members of Phi Mu in 1955

In 1955, the Microcosm documented a number of activities of the women of Phi Mu.  The organization held three rummage sales and two carwashes to benefit their Toy Cart at the Carlisle Hospital and the Carlisle Children's Home.  Phi Mu also held a Mary Sachs fashion show to benefit the Philadelphia Arthritic Society.  The officers of the Beta Delta chapter in 1955 were Louise E. Howard, president; Edith F. Cooke, vice-president; Edith H. Bean, secretary; and Ruth M. Costenbader, treasurer. 

Date: 1955