Also taken from Ethelyn Hardesty's personal scrapbook, this photograph documents a group of unidentified women in their nightgowns, getting ready for bed.
Taken from Ethelyn Hardesty's personal scrapbook is this photograph, which shows a group of unidentified women enjoying tea, crackers, and cards. Hardesty's caption, "business is business" suggests that this leisurely activity is one that went on regularly amongst the early co-eds of this time.
President J. H. Morgan wrote to the Dean of Women, Josephine Meredith, about an instance of "class interference" at Metzger Hall informing her of what her actions should be. The President informs Dean Meredith that an incident of the sophomore and freshman classes terrorizing each other had occurred before, about thirteen years ago, and announced that no such interferences would be allowed. Any young woman who would participate in such events would be considered "Wise to withdraw from the College" because it is in the College's interest to keep up a good reputation.
An unsigned letter, dated February 18, 1920, to Dean Meredith comments on her communication with Dean Filler about the decision to allow, or not, the female students to go to the public dance. The unnamed writer criticizes Dean Meredith on her decision to possibly allow the ladies to go on the fact that the girls had in the past been allowed to go to such dances.
An article in the Dickinsonian announces that the local Alpha Delta Epsilon sorority voted to affiliate with the national sorority Gamma Phi Beta. The group was to be a colony as of February 9 and initiated as the Delta Rho chapter to the international sorority in May of 1980. The former President of ADE, Peggy Silberthau, said that the group was â€œlooking for more structure, support, and guidance from a strong organization which could also offer us advisors and active alumni supportâ€ and which they ultimately found in Gamma Phi Beta.
A letter between the Dean of Women, Josephine Meredith, and Dean Filler discusses the allowance, or denial, of female students requesting to go to certain local dances. Gertrude Chrisman was noted as requesting to go to a dance in Harrisburg with a Mr. Duffy, but is to be denied by Dean Meredith because "no men in that Fraternity are regular callers at this house." Another dance that Dean Meredith makes mention of is Mrs. Parker's dance, where about eighteen of the female students were invited.
After thriving on Dickinsonâ€™s campus for twelve years, the women of Alpha Delta Epsilon saw that a change was needed and looked for â€œthe support which could be found in a national organization." A letter offering information about Dickinson College and Alpha Delta Epsilon was sent to nine different national organizations by the Associate Dean for Special Programs, Mary Watson Carson.
An entire page in the Alpha Delta Epsilon scrapbook is dedicated for the creed of the new organization.
Anna M. Bacon's scrapbook from 1906-1908 displayed a copy of the program from the "Annual Banquet of Graduate and Undergraduate Women of Dickinson College." The event included toasts on different aspects of the college life, from Lloyd Hall to Civic Duties. The program shows that the committee for this event included these women: Elizabeth Low (Class of 1891), May Hull (Class of 1903), Mary Thompson (Class of 1896), Isabel Goldsmith (Class of 1904), Anna C.
The new chapter of Alpha Delta Epsilon sorority documents a new design for their pledge pins, ribbons and their flower for pledgeship in their scrapbook.
Pictured here is the original crest of the new sorority, Alpha Delta Epsilon, which is illustrated in ADE's scrapbook.
In addition to the borrowed tunes from Phi Mu that contribute to the spirit of the new Alpha Delta Epsilon, an original song, entitled â€˜Warmth,â€™ was composed and seems to â€œtypify ADE to all sisters.â€
Alice Watts, Priscilla Hinebauch (Class of 1966), Elizabeth Wagner (Class of 1966, and Joanne Harris (Class of 1965) dress up for Saint Lucia Day in Metzger Hall, January 1963.
Within a week after declaring their disassociation with the National Phi Mu organization and their founding of the locally autonomous, Alpha Delta Epsilon, the sisters went to work on writing ceremonies, by-laws, and songs for the new group. Included in the ADE scrapbook is sheet music for the groupâ€™s songs, which they humorously say they sometimes â€œborrowedâ€ from Phi Mu.
Kim Larsen (Class of 66) returns indoors through a Metzger Hall window after being serenaded by a male student outside.
Jackie Jackson (Class of 1964) of Metzger Hall rushes to kill a bug that has found its way inside.
Kim Larsen (Class of 1966) and Sally Stevenson (Class of 1966) of Metzger Hall in its final years study for Spring semester courses.
The 1910 freshmen were tantalized by the upper class by a poster posted by the class of 1909 for the freshmen class. The poster outlines certain rules the incoming freshman class must observe in order to not be teased by the upper classes.
The new members of the Alpha Delta Epsilon Sorority received much support and praise for their courage in creating a new organization. President Howard L. Rubendall wrote to Diane Obersheimer, ADEâ€™s President, congratulating her and her sisters on the courageous and honorable steps they took â€œto maintain the high integrity of the group.â€ The Dean of the College wished to the new sisters â€œa successful futureâ€ as a locally autonomous sorority.
An article from The Evening Sentinel on Feb. 8, 1962 announces the groundbreaking of a new women's dorm to be built on South College St. It was scheduled to be finished by August 1963 for the new academic year. It would have 125 rooms and would cost $850,000.