Bicentennial Story #127-DSC #5

Title

Bicentennial Story #127-DSC #5

Description

Account of first classes and students enrolled at Dickinson Normal School.

Date

10/24/1975

Contributor

O. T. Belsheim

Rights

This recording cannot be copied or reproduced without the written permission of the Dickinson Museum Center. This recording may be freely used for education uses, so long as it is not altered in any way. No commercial reproduction or distribution of this recording file is permitted without written permission of the Dickinson Museum Center.

Format

mp3

Medium

audio reel, analog, 1/4 inch polyester tape

Language

English

Identifier

BS-127

Spatial Coverage

Dickinson, ND

Rights Holder

Copyright Stark County Historical Society and Dickinson Museum Center

Transcription

When is the "birthday" of Dickinson State College? Is it February 5, 1915, when Governor Hanna signed the legislative resolution for its establishment? Is it November 7, 1916, when the people of the state voted favorably on the amendment to the Constitution? Or is it June 24, 1918, when a summer session was held under the direction of Dickinson Superintendent Peter S. Berg in the old Dickinson High School Building? Or was it September 30, 1918, when the President Samuel T. May welcomed 33 students to classes in the Dickinson Elks Building which remained DSC's home for six years until May Hall was built
in 1924.

The first student to register on that first day was Aimee Bell Persons of Dickinson. Also among those who came that first day was Mathilda Stoxen and her two sisters from Taylor. Miss Stoxen would later serve for 39 years as DSC's librarian.

This is Bicentennial Story No. 127, prepared by O.T. Belsheim for the Stark County Historical Society.

Original Format

Sound recordings

Duration

1:52

Bit Rate/Frequency

128kbps

Decade

1970 1979

Physical Location

Bicentennial tape #7, Bicentennial stories 108-127

Geolocation

Comments

Allowed tags: <p>, <a>, <em>, <strong>, <ul>, <ol>, <li>

Citation

“Bicentennial Story #127-DSC #5,” Southwestern North Dakota Digital Archive At the Dickinson Museum Center, accessed June 25, 2024, https://dmc.omeka.net/items/show/532.