Journalism

1930s

Overview When Franklin Roosevelt took the oath of office as president on March 4, 1933, the nation’s economic crisis had become the most severe in its history.  Not only was unemployment rising and poverty widespread, but the banking system appeared…

1890s

Overview The nineteenth century had always been an age of certainties, but by the 1890s, some of the post-Civil War consensus about American civilization and progress was beginning to fragment as it had never quite done before.  Populists challenged the distribution…

ESSAY –Election Day 1884

In Fall 2010, Dickinson College student Peter Wright produced a concise essay that described how the presidential election of 1884 between Democrat Grover Cleveland and Republican James G. Blaine had turned quite personal and nasty. Mugwumps and Mudslingers: The Bitter…

COLLECTION –Their Own Words

The Dickinson Library has digitized over 34,000 pages of text (both published and unpublished) that were written by Dickinsonians from the 18th,19th, and 20th centuries.  The wide-ranging collection covers numerous topics, but the collection is especially strong for the following figures:…

COLLECTION –Lincoln’s Writings

NEH EDSITEMENT has named Lincoln’s Writings: The Multi-Media Edition as one of the “Best of the Humanities Web.”  The site ranks 150 of Abraham Lincoln’s most teachable documents and provides an arsenal of multi-media learning resources around each one.  This…

VIDEO –Lincoln’s Autobiography

In late 1859, Abraham Lincoln produced a short autobiographical sketch for a Pennsylvania newspaper that was profiling potential contenders for the 1860 Republican presidential nomination.  Dickinson student Leah Miller has produced this sketch as a documentary short video, using the…