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Dickinson College History
Archives & Special Collections is well-known for its rich and detailed history of the college and its influences. The following databases will help you research the history of Dickinson College, and you can find many more materials by searching the library catalog to the left.
Dickinson College Archives on Flickr
View selected photographs from Dickinson's special collections. Includes images of 1920s Alaska, the Carlisle Indian School, the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, and late 19th-century Europe. Visit the Dickinson Archives to access the original photographs. Citations Only. Coverage: contains primary sources.
Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Includes a variety of archival materials (e.g. the Dickinsonian and Microsocm), college history projects, and subject-based digital projects including the Carlisle Indian School, the LGBT Center of Central PA History Project, and Slavery and Abolition in the U.S. Coverage: Varies. Contains primary sources. Some full text.
Dickinson College Photos
View selected images of Dickinson people, places, organizations, and events from the 19th and 20th centuries. Visit the Dickinson Archives to access original photographs. Citations Only. Coverage: contains primary sources.
Isaac Norris Collection
Database of books donated to the College by John and Mary Dickinson in 1784. Contains bibliographic information along with images of title pages. Visit the Dickinson Archives for access to the original books. Citations Only. Coverage: contains primary sources.
James Buchanan Resource Center
Contains resources regarding the life and times of James Buchanan, Dickinson class of 1809, including Buchanan's memoirs and unpublished correspondence, several biographies, cartoons, and engravings. Also includes an extensive bibliography of writings by and about Buchanan and a comprehensive timeline of this figure's life. Contains information relevant to research on 19th-century politics, diplomacy, economics, and military activity, as well as slavery and the Civil War. Contains some full text. Visit the Dickinson Archives for physical access to original materials.
Their Own Words
Read and search the full text of select books, pamphlets, diaries, and letters from Dickinson's Special Collections. Most of these items were authored by Dickinson alumni and faculty. Materials date from 1764 to 1918 and address colonial American politics; U.S. politics, government, and foreign relations; historical biography and autobiography; the American Civil War; the temperance movement; foreign travel; economics; medicine; philosophy; and theology. Visit the Dickinson Archives for access to original materials. Citations Only. Coverage: contains primary sources.
Subjects: Africana Studies
, American Studies
, Dickinson History & Special Collections
, Equity & Inclusivity
, Latin American, Latinx & Caribbean Studies
, Master's Program in Managing Complex Disasters
, Middle East Studies
, Native American / Indigenous Studies