Dickinson has a long history of creating the future.
Chartered in 1783 by Benjamin Rush, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and a prominent Philadelphia physician, Dickinson was the first college established in the new United States of America.
Revolution was in the air when Benjamin Rush, a prominent Philadelphia physician, prepared the charter for Dickinson College in 1783.
This booklet, which was developed by students, offers a selective history of the college and is distributed each year to incoming students.
The Dickinson Archives & Special Collections has compiled several resources that trace the history of the college.
Was there ever really a horse led up the steps of Bosler Hall?
Stained-glass windows by Dennis Akin offer a view of the college's past.
Find out what the college archivist deems his favorite items in the archives.
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