Association of Collegiate Alumnae

Morgan Explains that Female Faculty are not "on par" with Male Faculty

Date
February 12, 1920

In a letter dated February 12, 1920, President Morgan responds to Mary Evans Rosa's letter regarding the Association of Collegiate Alumnae. According to President Morgan, he contacted the ACA a few years earlier and found that they required that women be on the faculty on equal footing as their male counterparts. He explained that "We had at that time no women in our faculty and could not, of course, meet conditions. I doubt very much whether we will meet them now. Women are not in our faculty on par with men.

The Association of Collegiate Alumnae Lists Participating Schools

Date
June 1918

The literature regarding the Association of Collegiate Alumnae sent to President Morgan from Mary Evans Rosa included a brochure listing schools with membership to the organization. The list included nearly 70 American schools as well as institutions in Europe.

Brochure from the Association of Collegiate Alumnae

Date
circa 1920

Sent to President Morgan by Mary Evans Rosa in 1920, this brochure outlines the mission of the Assocaition of Collegiate Alumnae. According to the literature "the organization is a national organization composed of women graduates from some seventy-five American colleges and univerisites whose Bachelor's degree, and the eight American universities who higher degree, entitle them to membership." Moreoever, the ACA explained that the association was founded in 1882. The primary purpose of the organization was to unite alumnae from different institutions for "practical educational work."

Mary Evans Rosa Sends President Morgan Literature from the Association of Collegiate Alumnae

Date
January 20, 1920

In a letter dated January 20, 1920, Mary Evans Rosa, an early female graduate of Dickinson College, sent literature regarding the Association of Collegiate Alumnae to President Morgan. The organization was for college women who graduated from coed and single sex institutions. Evans Rosa encouraged President Morgan to advocate for Dickinson College's membership into the organization.

The Association of Collegiate Alumnae Explains it Position on Female Faculty at Women's and Coeducational Institutions

Date
April 18, 1920

In response to President Morgan's letter of April 4, 1920, F. Louise Nardin of the Association of Collegiate Alumnae appologized for any misunderstanding the President Morgan may have had. She argues that she was in no way insinuating that Dickinson College discriminated against female faculty. It was simply a misunderstanding. She then went on to explain why it is so important for coed and women's institutions to have female faculty. Nardin wrote "It is not that we are determined to create a market for the services of women who have their higher degrees.

President Morgan is Offended by Accusations that Dickinson College Discrimantes Against Female Faculty, 1920

Date
April 4, 1920

In a letter dated April 4, 1920, President Morgan responded to F. Louise Nardin's letter of April 1st. President Morgan wrote that he was confused and a bit offended because Nardin implied that once Dickinson stoped discriminating against female faculty, they could reapply to the association.  He wrote that once Dickinson could be "fairly considered" for admission he would provide her with the information needed.

The Association of Collegiate Alumnae Encourages Dickinson to Reapply After Hiring More Female Faculty

Date
April 1, 1920

In response to President Morgan's letter of March 24, 1920 regarding discrimination against female faculty, F. Louise Nardin advised Dickinson College to reapply for admission to the Association of Collegeiate Alumnae once the College improves conditions for existing female faculty and hires more female faculty. She explained that "It seems to me that present attitudes of the College toward women in the faculty is such as to indicates that Dickinson College should become plainly eligible before much time has passed."

President Morgan Argues that He Does Not Discriminate Against Female Faculty

Date
March 24, 1920

In a letter dates March 24, 1920, President Morgan wrote to F. Louise Nardin of the Association of Collegiate Alumnae in regard to Dickinson's application for admssion to the organization. In a previous letter, F. Louise Nardin explained that Dickinson would not be eligible for admission due the inequality that existed between female and male faculty. Morgan defends Dickinson's stance on female employees and expains that "Until recent years there were no women in our faculty.

Dickinson College was not Accepted into the Association of Collegiate Alumnae as Conditions for Women are not "Up to Par"

Date
March 20, 1920

In a letter dated March 20, 1920, F. Louise Nardin of the Association of Collegiate Alumnae informs President Morgan that Dickinson request for admission into the organization would likley be declined. She explains that "I find several points on which yur institutions does not satisfy the requirements of our Association. There are no women with professorial rank in the faculty; there is only one woman as an instructor." Moreover, women at Dickinson did not receive and equal salary and are not given equal opportunities.