Dickinson College Archives.

May 8, 1970 Dickinson College Vietnam war protest at Dickinson College www.dickinson.edu

A #TBT from the archives at Dickinson College! Look what we found from the Summer of 1963 -- The reading list for incoming first-year students, which included The Crucible, Communist Manifesto and Fahrenheit 451. What was the best book you read in college? #SummerReading #Archives #1963

Dickinson College founder Benjamin Rush

Yukon - Kuskokwim Portage (circa 1922). From the James Gordon Steese Papers. Archives and Special Collections. Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA. Via Flickr.

James Steese (circa 1922). From the James Gordon Steese Papers, Archives and Special Collections. Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA. Via Flickr.

Cover to Spencer F. Baird's field notebook in Dickinson College archives. In 1871, Baird became commissioner of the newly formed Commission on Fish and Fisheries. http://blogs.dickinson.edu/romnat/2011/06/07/spencer-f-baird/

Great photo of a Dickinson College dorm room in 1890!

"I’ve got two daughters who will have to make their way in this skinny-obsessed world, and it worries me, because I don’t want them to be empty-headed, self-obsessed, emaciated clones; I’d rather they were independent, interesting, idealistic, kind, opinionated, original, funny - a thousand things, before ‘thin’. And frankly, I’d rather they didn’t give a gust of stinking chihuahua flatulence whether the woman standing next to them has fleshier knees than they do. Let my girls be Hermiones, ...

West College at Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 1865

Daughters

Circa 1890's Dickinson College Footbll Player cabinet photo. The photographer is the famous Carlisle Indian School photographer Choate.

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Slavery and Abolition in the U.S.: Select Publications of the 1800s is a collaborative project between Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and Millersville University of Pennsylvania that consists of digitized books and pamphlets demonstrating the varying ideas and beliefs about slavery in the United States throughout the 19th century. The collection includes more than 70 titles published between 1787 and 1911 with some 15,000 individual pages of text and searchable transcriptions.

Dickinson's school color :)

"Try not. Do or do not. There is no try." --Yoda

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"What on Earth could be more luxurious than a sofa, a book, and a cup of coffee?"

Archivists care for music. In an undated photo archivist Lisa Lobdell holds a classic old RCA Meredith Willson recording that is stored in an annex room within the Palladium in Carmel, Ind. It is a room where a growing collection of American Songbook memorabilia and artifacts are being stored, sorted and archived ... the beginning efforts of what one day will become a free standing museum. (AP Photo/The Indianapolis Star, Frank Espich)

Taking time to live life will only inspire your work. Remember this! Inspirational quote for today.