Bicentennial Story #128-DSC #6

Title

Bicentennial Story #128-DSC #6

Description

Description of the cornerstone ceremony for the first dormatory built at Dickinson Normal School, Stickney Hall.

Date

10/27/1975

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-128

Spatial Coverage

Dickinson, ND

Rights Holder

Copyright Stark County Historical Society and Dickinson Museum Center

Transcription

In 1919, the Legislative Assembly appropriated $90,000 for a dormitory on the bare campus of DSC and, at the same time, an additional $44,000 for a heating and power plant. The cornerstone-laying for DSC's first building took place with a great deal of ceremony on June 27, 1921. The Dickinson City Band played, the audience sang "America," and Father Dignam gave the invocation. Former State Senator M. L. McBride gave an address entitled "The Fight We Made," and Dr. Victor Stickney placed the cornerstone and gave a talk entitled "Facing the Future" and DSC's first building was officially launched. Attorney W. F. Burnett was master of ceremonies. The structure was completed and occupied in 1922, and named "Stickney Hall" in honor of Dickinson physician Victor Stickney and his wife. It was the only DSC dormitory which was built with appropriated funds, and now serves as a faculty office building.

This is Bicentennial Story No. 128, prepared by O.T. Belsheim for the Stark County Historical Society.

Original Format

Sound recordings

Duration

1:33

Bit Rate/Frequency

128kbps

Decade

1970 1979

Physical Location

Bicentennial tape #9, Bicentennial stories 128 and 129

Geolocation

Comments

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Citation

“Bicentennial Story #128-DSC #6,” Southwestern North Dakota Digital Archive At the Dickinson Museum Center, accessed June 25, 2024, https://dmc.omeka.net/items/show/533.