This circa 1902 picture shows the ladies relaxing in Ladies' Hall. The women are identified as follows: 1. Isabel Goldsmith, 2. May Hull, 3. Zoe Davis, 4. Jess Rudisill, 5. Unknown, 6. Helen Wright, 7. Ada Filler, 8. Emma Super, 9. Edith Super, 10. Lillian, 11. Ruth Barrett, 12. Anna Spears, 13. Mary Spears, 14. Carolyn Eppley, 15. Mary Colburn, 16. Lucy Treverton, 17. Ethel Hardesty, 18. Emeline Thompson, 19. Mrs. Morgan, 20. Mrs. Love, 21. Mrs. Gooding, 22. Gertrude Heller, 23. Mary Love, 24. Emma Reeme, 25. Ann Frank, 26. Unknown, 27. Edith Cahoon, 28. Kathleen Gooding, 29.
Barrett, Ruth D.
The picture shown is a group picture of the female students from October 1901. As labeled in the picture, the women are as follows: 1. Ruth Barrett, 2. Ethel Hardesty, 3. Emma Reeme, 4. Anna Frank, 5. Unknown, 6. Isabel Goldsmith, 7. May Hull, 8. Anna Spears, 9. Gertrude Super, 10. Ada Filler,11. Emma Super, 12. Kathryn Kerr, 13. Gertrude Heller, 14. Lucy Treverton, 15. Edith Cahoon, 16. Anna Emerick, 17. Hopkins, 18. Florence Rothermel, 19. Zoe Davis, 20. Kathleen Gooding, 21. Helen Wright, 22. Mrs. Morgan, 23. Mabel Kirk, 24. Mrs. Love "Matron, Ladies Hall", 25. Mrs. Gooding, 26.
The 1899 Microcosm showed the first mention of the Phi Alpha Pi Fraternity of female students. Phi Alpha Pi was a local fraternity created in 1898 and consisted of 10 female students. This chapter at Dickinson lasted briefly because it then "died a natural death from want of support." Until 1903, the Phi Alpha Pi remained a local organization when Pi Beta Phi, a national sorority, then absorbed it.
"The Dickinson Dorcas Society" was featured in the 1898 Microcosm that made fun of some of the female students. It included 14 female "members" along with an interpretation of their names, what they are famous for, what committees they are apart of and what their "good work" was. Each category is a satire on the individual, poking fun at their traits, both positives and negatives.
The 1898 Microcosm included a brief history of the women's Harman Literary Society, as well as a list of its active members. Since its creation in October of 1896, the Harman Literary Society showed activity and creativity on campus. Along with the Belles Lettres and the Union Philosophical Societies, the Harman Literary Society participated with them to put on a program in celebration of Washington's birthday.
Around the time that the Harman Literary Society was being created at the college, the Preparatory School also formed their own literary society. The society, named Sigma Epsilon Literary Society, included all female students. The officers were President M. Lou Sheets, Vice-President Ruth D. Barrett, Secretary Emma S. Liggett, Treasurer Mary C. Gerber, and Critic E. Maud Soper. The other members include Emma Frances Reeme, Mary C. Love, Helen Whiting, Emma F. Leidigh, Gertrude L. Super, Edith M. Super, and Dora M. Bell.