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Williamsport Dickinson Seminary is
owned by the Preachers' Aid Society of the
Central Pennsylvania Conference of the
Methodist Episcopal Church. It was founded
in 1848 and is regularly chartered under the
laws of the State of Pennsylvania, It is not
a money making institution. All of its earn-
ings as well as the generous gifts of its
friends have been spent for maintenance and
improvement. Its one object is to provide the
best possible educational advantages in a
home-like, religious atmosphere, at the mini-
mum cost.



Tuesday, September 10 Fall Term Opens

Friday, September 13. .Reception by Y. M. C. A. and Y. W. C. A.

Friday, September 27 Musicale

Friday, October 4 Reception by President and Faculty

Friday, October 11 Expression Recital

Friday, October 25 Musicale

Thursday, November 28 Thanksgiving Day Banquet

Friday, November 29 First Term Closes

Monday, December 2 Second Term Opens

Friday, December 20 Christmas Recess Begins


Thursday, January 2 Second Term Resumes

Thursday, January 30 Day of Prayer for Colleges

Saturday, February 22 Washington's Birthday Celebration

Friday, March 7 Second Term Closes

Monday, March 10 Third Term Opens

Wednesday, March 19 Easter Recess Begins

Wednesday, March 26 Third Term Resumes

Friday, March 28 • • Spring Reception

Wednesday, May 21 Senior Examinations

Tuesday, May 27 Young Men's Prize Contest in Expression

Thursday, May 29 President's Reception to Senior Class

Wednesday, June 4 Final Examinations Begin

Thursday, June 5.. ..Young Women's Prize Contest in Expression
Friday, June 6 Exercises of Sophomore Class

June 8-11 — Commencement Exercises

Board of Directors

Hon. Thomas Bradley President

Mr. Albert F. Young Vice President

Mr. William F. Thompson Secretary

Mr. Albert F. Young Treasurer

Term Expires 191 i.

Mrs. DeWitt Bodine Hughesville, Pa.

Mr. William F. Thompson Williamsport, Pa,

Mr. W. W. E. Shannon Saxton, Pa.

Adlai A. Stevens, Esq Tyrone, Pa.

The Rev. John S. Souser Huntingdon, Pa.

Hon. James A. Mansel Williamsport, Pa.

Mr. William L. Sykes Buffalo, N. Y.

The Rev. Simpson B. Evans Altoona, Pa.

Dr. S. S. Koser Williamsport, Pa.

Term Expires 1912.

Herbert T. Ames, Esq Williamsport, Pa.

The Rev. Emory M. Stevens Williamsport, Pa.

Dr. William E. Glosser Williamsport, Pa.

Hon. Max L. Mitchell Williamsport, Pa.

William A. May, Esq Scranton, Pa.

The Rev. Benjamin C. Conner Altoona, Pa,

George W. Hippie Lock Haven, Pa.

The Rev. Oliver S. Metzler Williamsport, Pa.

Term Expires 19 13

Hon. Thomas Bradley Philadelphia, Pa^

The Rev. Charles Wesley Burns Germantown, Pa.

Mr. Charles E. Bennett Montoursville, Pa.

*Mr. John R. Hazelet Williamsport, Pa.

Hon. Thomas A. Murray Clearfield, Pa.

Mr. Albert F. Young ' Williamsport, Pa.

Dr. G. Lane Taneyhill Baltimore, Md.

Mr. Matthew K. Watkins Mt. Carmel, Pa.

•Deceased 4



Mr. Albert F. Young Hon. James A. Mansel

Mr. William F. Thompson Mr. Charles E. Bennett
The Rev. Simpson B. Evans

Mr. Albert F. Young Hon. James A. Mansel

Herbert T. Ames, Esq. Adlai A. Stevens, Esq.

Hon. Thos. Bradley Mr. Matthew K. Watkins

Hon. Max L. Mitchell


Mr. William L. Sykes The Rev. John S. Souser

The Rev. Emory M. Stevens Mr. W. W. E. Shannon
Hon. Thomas H. Murray

Mr. Albert F. Young Mr. Charles E. Bennett

Mr. William F. Thompson

Clarence E. McCloskey, Acting Treasurer
Sarah Edith Adams, Bookkeeper
George William Hoyt, Stenographer
Elizabeth J. Dyer, Matron
Jennie H. Benshoff, Assistant Matron

Conference Visitors, 1912
Central Pennsylvania Conference
The Rev. C. C. McLean The Rev. W. R. Whitney

The Rev. E. E. Harter Dr. G. R. Anderson

And the District Superintendent and Pastors of the Meth-
odist Episcopal churches of Williamsport and vicinity.

Philadelphia Conference
The Rev. W. E. Skeath The Rev. F. E. Graeff

The Rev. F. A. Gacks

Baltimore Conference
The Rev. C. D. Tavlor The Rev. W. I. Winger

The Rev. G. E. Williams

William Perry Eveland, Ph. D., D. D., President.

(Dickinson College.)

Clarence Eugene McCloskey, A. M., Dean.

(Dickinson College, Cornell University.)

Edna Albert, A. B,, Preceptress.

(Dickinson College.)

Wilbur Harrington Norcross, A. B.

(Dickinson College.)
ANCIENT languages.

Frances May Leech, A. B.

(University of West Virginia.)

modern languages
Charles Henry Rawlins, Jr., Ph. B.

(Dickinson College.)

Martha Brown Bowman, A. B.

(Williamsport Dickinson Seminary, Goucher College.)

Minnie May Mack, A. M.

(Dickinson College.)

psychology and political science.
Ruth Cordelia Hobart.

(Emerson College of Oratory.)


Lucy Catherine Chapin, B. P.

(Syracuse University; College of Fine Arts, Paris; Saint

Louis School of Fine Arts.)


Palmer Lloyd Cordray, A. B.

(Ohio Wesleyan University.)

Minnie Mae Hodven, M. E. L.

(Williamsport Dickinson Seminary.)
ACADEMIC department

Elizabeth Printz Supplee.

(Chicago Kindergarten Institute.)

junior department.
George William Hoyt.

(Central State Normal School.)

commercial courses.
Elna Harrison Nelson

(Bloomsburg State Normal School.)

School of Music
Mary Trimble Stuart, B. S., Director.

(M. Warner, Philadelphia; Mrs. Sherwood, Boston; Dr. Ernst
Jediezka, Berlin; Bern Boekelman, New York.)

piano and harmony
Cornelie Rose Ehren.

(Diploma from Raff Conservatory; Max Schwartz, Frankfort-on-the-
Main; Dr. Hans Von Beulow, Frankfort-on-the-Main.)

piano and harmony
Miriam Landon Chandler

(Diploma Mount Allison Conservatory of Music; Andre
Torchiana and August Spanuth, Berlin.)

Will George Butler, Mus. Doc.

(S. E. Jacobson, Chicago Musical College; Ovide Musin, Grand

Conservatory of Music, New York.)


VIOLIN, 'cello, mandolin, GUITAR,

ensemble class.
Florence Vincent

(Saidee E. Kaiser, Wyoming Seminary; Mme. Lena Doria Devine,

Royal Academy of Music, London; Mme. E. Graziaini and

Signor G. B. Lamperti, Berlin.)

vocal music
Roberta Elizabeth Swartz

(Williamsport Dickinson Seminary.)

RoscoE Huff,

(Frederick Archer, Alexander Guilmant.)
PIPE organ.

Lectures and Recitals


Bishop W. F. Anderson, LL.D.
Baccalaureate Sermon

The Reverend John C. Collins
Lecture — "The House that Jack Built"

Charles T. Underhill
Recital — "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

Emma Banks

Piano Recital

Seumas MacManus

Author's Readings — "Donegal Stories"

Edith Noyes
Recital— "Peg Woffington"

Metropolitan Concert Company
Musical Program

The Musical Faculty

Public Recital
Lizst Centennial Program

Professor Robert H. Fife, Ph.D.
Illustrated Lecture — "Some Old German Towns"

F. Vanderwecken
Violin Recital

President Edwin Earl Sparkes
Lecture — "A New View of Abraham Lincoln"

Harriet Woods Bawden
Vocal Recital

The Reverend Charles Edgar Adamson, Ph.D.

Sermon. Day of Prayer for Colleges

Series of Evangelistic Addresses

Bishop William A. Quayle, LL.D.

Lecture — "Abraham Lincoln"

Chapel Sermon

Harold Bauer
Piano Recital

Arthur Friedham
Piano Recital

Bishop William F. McDowell, LL.D.
Chapel Sermon

President Eugene Allen Noble, L.H.D.
Chapel Address

Alexander Heinemann

Albert Spalding

Violin Recital


Ruth Cordelia Hobart
Expression Recital

Pupil Recitals
Senior Musical Recitals
Emily Grace Reber Ruth Drinkwater

Margaret E. Foust Edith Bingman

Rachael Hayes

Florence E. Greybill Harry W. Williamson

Mildred Lucile Little

Junior Musical Recitals
Ralph Seybert Lila May Hopfer

Rose Steinbacher

Frances Sour Mary Hannah Mulliner

Clara Ulmer Marguerite Stanton

Helen Stackhouse Myra Danneker

Gertrude Fage Frank H. McCloskey

Nellie V. Lord Louisa M. Fage

Grace E. Fleming Hazel Elizabeth Buck

Senior Expression Recitals
Mary Elizabeth Glass Mildred Lucile Little

Genevieve Agnes Wilgus Martha L. Spicer

Seminary Choral Club (3)
Seminary Glee Club
Dr. Will George Butler's Ensemble Class
Dramatic Club (3)

Art Exhibits

Lucy Catherine Chapin

Art Class

Senior Art Exhibits
Georgia Marguerite Curns Ruth Edna McMurray


The Seminary

Williamsport Dickinson Seminary is a high grade board-
ing school for both sexes. It has long since ceased to be
an experiment. For sixty-four years it has been doing its
work with constantly increasing efficiency.


Williamsport is called "The Queen City of the West
Branch of the Susquehanna River." It is famous for its
picturesque scenery, its healthful climate, its beautiful
homes, and the culture and kindness of its people. The
New York Central, the Reading, and the Pennsylvania Rail-
roads, with their fast trains, put Williamsport within two
hours reach of Harrisburg, four and one-half hours of Phil-
adelphia, and seven hours of Pittsburg.


The Seminary aims to fit for college and for life. It
will prepare students for any college or technical school.
For those who do not plan to go to college, it offers excep-
tionally strong courses leading to appropriate degrees. The
large number of graduates who have gone directly from
the Seminary to their life work, and are now filling high
positions is the best possible testimony to the educational
value of these courses.


The Faculty is composed of thoroughly trained, carefully
selected Christian men and women. The two ideals they
hold before themselves are scholarship and character.

A Home School

Every efi'ort is put forth to make the Seminary as home-
Hke as possible. The instructors Hve with the students,
room on the same halls, eat at the same tables, and strive
in every way to win their confidence and friendship.

A School of Culture

The Seminary aims to develop in its students an easy
familiarity with the best social forms and customs. Inter-
course with young people of both sexes in the dining hall,
at receptions and other social functions, together with fre-
quent talks by instructors, do much in this way for both
ladies and gentlemen.

A Religious School

The Seminary is a religious school. It is not sectarian.
At least four religious denominations are represented on
its Board of Directors. Every student is encouraged to be
loyal to the church of his parents. But the atmosphere of
the school is positively and aggressively religious. Every
effort is made to induce students to enter upon the Christian
life and be faithful thereto.


The Seminary believes that young people can be led bet-
ter than they can be driven. It strives to inspire its students
with high ideals, rather than to force them to do right
through fear of punishment. But any lawlessness is
promptly, and if necessary severely dealt with. Those who
will not try to do right are not wanted at the Seminary.

The Sexes

The ladies' apartments are entirely separate from the
others. Young ladies are chaperoned to all public enter-
tainments. There is no association of the young ladies and
gentlemen except in the presence of the instructors.



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The place of athletics in the life of the modern school is
fully recognized. Attendance in the gymnasium is com-
pulsory. Two Physical Directors care for the health of
the students and direct their athletic work. One of the
finest athletic fields in the State offers every facility for foot
ball, base ball, tennis and other out-door sports.


The buildings are of brick. They stand upon an emi-
nence overlooking the city, in the midst of about six acres
of beautiful grounds. The rooms are large, airy, and well
furnished. The buildings are lighted by electricity, heated
by steam, and supplied throughout with hot and cold water
and all the modern conveniences. Constant care is exercised
to preserve the best sanitary conditions.

Literary Societies

Three Literary Societies, the Belles Lettres, Gamma
Epsilon and Tripartite Union, with well selected libraries
aggregating over two thousand volumes, are maintained by
the students.


A reference library is part of the equipment of the Semi-
nary and every effort is made to train the student in an in-
telligent use of the same.

The James V. Brown Public Library is within two
squares of the Seminary. Its large collection of books as
well as its courses of lectures and entertainments are freely
open to all students of the Seminary.


Special Information

Young people of good moral character may enter the Seminary at
any time for a single term or longer.

Applicants must bring certificate of work done and recommenda-
tion from school previously attended or from former instructors.

Students from a distance are required to live in the buildings. But
those having near relatives residing in Williamsport are sometimes
granted permission to make their homes with them.

Students are expected to come on the first day of the term and
remain until the last day. Absences from classes at the beginning or
end of holiday recesses count double and cannot be excused.

Parents should not call their children home during the term. Any
absence interferes with good work.

Permits from home are accepted as advices, not mandates. In
any case the final decision as to whether a permission will be granted,
rests with the President and Faculty. No permit will be considered
unless it has been mailed directly to the President.

No student shall be considered as having severed his connection
with the Seminary until notice has been given and permission obtained
from the President.

Students must report at the Seminary immediately upon arrival in

Students should be sparingly supplied with spending money. When-
ever desired a member of the Faculty will act as patron, paying weekly
such allowances as may be designated, and supervising all expenditures.

Students are not allowed to visit drinking saloons, pool rooms, the
theater or similar places of amusement. Disobedience of this rule will
be followed by dismissal.

Any student, who for disciplinary reasons, is requested to leave the
city before a certain time, shall be considered as having expelled him-
self if he delays his departure beyond the designated time.

The Sabbath must be strictly observed. Attendance upon church
services is required of all.

Students are expected to provide themselves with Methodist
Hymnals (new edition) for use in the chapel service.

Meeting or engaging in conversation by ladies and gentlemen is
forbidden except at such times and places as may be arranged for by
the Faculty.

Students remaining at the Seminary during the holidays will
be charged $1.00 for each day or part of a day.


Guests may be entertained only when the permission of the Presi-
dent has first been obtained and their hosts pay the regular rates for
their entertainment. Parents or guardians visiting pupils are for the
first twenty-four hours the guests of the Seminary. No visitors are
allowed on halls or in the students' rooms without permission.

Everyone who desires to continue as a student of the Seminary
must show a reasonable disposition to comply with its regulations. In
addition to the above some of the things expected are the following:

To be present at recitations or in his own room during study hours.

To keep his room and furniture in good condition.

To pay at once for any damage done by him to furniture, room, or
any part of the grounds and buildings.

To refrain from using tobacco about the buildings or grounds and
to abstain from all coarse or profane language.

Not to leave the city or go bathing, boating, skating, fishing, gun-
ning, or riding without permission from the President.

To obtain the permission of the Faculty before dropping any study
which has been taken up.

Day students during school hours are under the same regulations
as the boarding students. They are required:

To study quietly in the Study Hall when not in actual at-
tendance upon recitations.

To attend the morning chapel services.

To procure from parent or guardian a written excuse for absence
from chapel or recitation.

To abstain from all visiting in dormitory halls or in students'
rooms during study hours.


A registration fee of $5.00 from boarding students, $2.00 from
day students must be paid at the time of registration. There is
also a $5.00 fee which is used to help meet the expenses of Sem-
inary Athletics, Lectures, Artists Recitals, etc. This fee must be
paid by every student for each year or part of a year. No excep-
tions will be made. Students are admitted free to all entertain-
ments and games arranged for by the Seminary.

The following rates are for two students rooming together. Stu-
dents rooming alone must pay, at the time the room is engaged, an
extra charge of ten dollars per term.

Every necessary expense is included. The charge covers tuition,
board with furnished room, heat and light, laundry (twelve ordinary
pieces per week), gymnasium and athletic fees, church sittings; indeed,


everything except books and clothing. Parents who send their children
to Williamsport Dickinson Seminary may know exactly what the year's
expenses will be.

Term Year

Boarding Students $100.00 $300.00

Boarding, Without Tuition 80.00 240.00

Tuition (Day Students) 20.00 60.00

Annual Fee 5.00

For extra service, such as meals served in rooms, additional laundry
work, studies other than those in the course, etc., an extra charge
will be made. For those in the regular courses there are absolutely
no extras.

Separate charges are made for Music, Art or Expression, as

The rates given are by the term and for private lessons, unless
otherwise stated. For less than a term's work the charge will be $1.00
per lesson for Music, $ .75 for Expression or Art.

No reduction will be made for lessons missed by the pupil.


The rates for Piano, Vocal, Violin, Harmony, Cello, Mandolin
or Guitar are the same — two lessons per week, $21.00 per term, or
$63.00 per year; one lesson per week half these amounts.

For the use of a piano for practice (two periods a day), there
will be a charge of $4.00 per term.

Chorus Class: One lesson a week, $2.00 per term.

Pipe Organ: A charge of $1.50 per lesson is made; this in-
cludes rent of organ for practice.


Private lessons (two a week), $15.00 per term.
Classes of four or more, $4.00 per term.


This department offers work in water colors, oil, charcoal,
china, arts and crafts, and other branches.

Individual instruction, two lessons a week, $15.00 per term;
daily lessons, five a week, $21.00 per term.

Saturday morning class in drawing, $3.50 per term.

Mechanical drawing, $3.50 per term.

Where students in the Pottery and Crafts Department use
studio tools a small shop fee will be charged. They are also re-
quired to purchase their own materials.



Students not in commercial courses using typewriters will be
charged $4.00 per term for use of machine and instruction.


All bills are payable in advance, one-half at opening, one-half at
the middle of the term. The Seminary cannot carry accounts over.
Students whose bills are not paid two weeks after they are due must
be withdrawn. One man can arrange for the amount due by him
more easily than the Seminary can arrange to carry a deficit caused by
the failure of a large number of patrons to pay promptly.


The children of ministers who are serving churches in Williamsport
may receive free tuition at the Seminary.

Special discounts are allowed on the regular $60 and $300 rates to
the following:

(1) Two students from the same family at the same time.

(2) Children of ministers.

(3) Students preparing for the ministry or missionary work.

Not more than one discount will be allowed to any student.

Discounts will not be allowed for less than a full term.

The Seminary reserves the right to withdraw any discount from a
student whose work or behavior is unsatisfactory.


Courses of Study

The Diploma of the Seminary will be awarded to the
student who completes any one of the following courses:
Course in Commerce; College Preparatory; Scientific; His-
tory and Literature; Piano; Vocal Music; Violin; Ex-
pression ; Art.

Degrees will be conferred as follows : Upon those com-
pleting the Classical Course the Degree of Bachelor of Arts
will be conferred.

Upon those completing the Science and Literature Course
the Degree of Bachelor of Science will be conferred.

Upon those completing the Belles Lettres Course the de-
gree of Mistress of English Literature will be conferred.

In order to graduate with a Degree or a Diploma a stu-
dent must have spent at least one year in study at the
Seminary and also have paid all his bills.

Emphasis will be laid upon thoroughness of work. The
Faculty reserves the right to limit the number of studies
w^hich any pupil will be allowed to carry.

Students who do not intend to pursue one of the regular
courses, with the consent of their parents and the approval
of the Faculty, may elect such studies as they desire.

The Junior Department

A limited number of children over six years of age are
received as day pupils. For the accommodation of these
a large well lighted school room furnished with all modern
equipment is reserved. A competent teacher especially
trained for this work gives to each pupil an amount of
individual attention such as could not under ordinary con-
ditions of school life be given. The special teachers in Art,
Expression, Vocal Music, and Physical Training give the
children lessons in these subjects and the course of study
and methods of instruction are such as are in use in the
best primary schools.


The Academic Department

Young or backward pupils who are not prepared for the
work of the regular courses enter the Academic Depart-
ment. Here regularly graded classes in all the common
English branches afford opportunity to take such work as
they are fitted for. The work of the last year includes
Arithmetic, Grammar, English Composition, Geography
and Map Drawing, American History, Reading, Spelling
and Penmanship.

For more detailed information as to text books used,
methods, etc., see under Departments.

College Preparatory Course





English I

English I

English I

Latin I

Latin II

Latin III

Arithmetic B

Arithmetic A

Algebra I

Ancient History I

Ancient History II

Medieval History

English II

English II

English II

Caesar I

Caesar II

Caesar III

Greek I

Greek II

Greek III

Algebra II

Algebra III

Algebra IV

Modem History

English History I

English History II

English III

English III

English III

Virgil I

Virgil II

Virgil III

Anabasis I

Anabasis II

Anabasis III

Geometry I

Geometry II

Geometry III

American History I

American History II

Civil Government

English IV

English IV

English IV

Cicero I

Cicero II

Cicero III

Ihad I

Iliad II

Hiad III

Physics I

Physics II

Physics III

Algebra V

Mathematic Reviews

Mathematic Reviews

Ovi-d and

Classical Geography.



English I
Arithmetic A
Ancient History I
Physical Geography

f Latin I

1 French or German

Belles Lettres Course


English I
Algebra I
Ancient History II

f I>atin II

1 French or German

English II
Modem History

j Caesar I

I French or German
CM f Physics I
2 J English Literature
I 1 Algebra III
^ v Geometry I

English III

I Virgil I

I French or German

English I
Algebra II
Medieval History

f Latin III

\ French or German


English II
English History I

f Caesar II

I Fi-ench or German
«M ( Physics II
S J American Literature
° J Geometry II
^ V Geometry I


English III
f Virgil II
\ French or German


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