The news correspondent for the women's residence Lloyd Hall comments on women's suffrage.
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.
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.Â After consulting with the President, they met October 21, to formally consider the question, with sixteen present.Â After effecting a temporary organization, a committee on constitution was appointed.Â It was then suggested that the society be named in honor of Dr. Harman.Â On November 18, 1896, the constitution, together with the name was formally adopted.
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.Â