Ethelyn Hardesty's diary chronicles her senior year at Dickinson College. The diary spans from September 8, 1901 to June 15, 1902. The entries are brief and record her daily activities. A transcription of the dairy is available in the Dickinson College Archives and Special Collections.
Hardesty, Ethelyn M.
After three years of being dormant, the Harman Literary Society was revived once again in the 1900s. In the Harman Literary Society Minutes, it documents the beginning of the society again in September 1900. The minutes list Josephine Brunyate (Meredith) as being the President of the organization, Ethelyn Hardesty as Vice-President, Helen Schaeffer as Secretary and Georgia Cranston as Treasurer. The society decided to meet every week at ten o'clock on a Saturday morning in Denny Hall.
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.
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 'Third Floor Disturbance Club' is a fabricated organization by the Microcosm that meant to poke fun at some of the femles living in Ladies' Hall. According to the Microcosm, the ladies are to meet anytime from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. and are expected to discuss and gossip about the goings-on at the college. The author then goes on to tease the 6 committee members stating what comittee they represent.