From the "Hen Coop" to the "Gilded Cage"


The 1905 Microcosm includes a story abour what Dickinson College would be fifty years in the future: 1955. The Dickinson of 1955 is much different than the Dickinson of 1905. The author highlights the difference in housing for women. He wrote, "There isn't a hen coop any more. We call it the "gilded cage". The college bought the deer park you used to tell me about, enlarged the house, built a gymansium adjoining, and made everything so lovely for the girls that the fellows had to change the name."

(The first women's dormitory was built in the deer field (Morgan Field) in the 1950s)

Location of Document in Archives
1904 Dickinsonian, p. 15