New York: Published at the Brother Jonathan Office, 185-?. The first comic book written in the U.S.
Chapman, George T.
In 1867, the Rev. George T. Chapman, Class of 1804, published his compilation of biographical sketches for graduates of Dartmouth College. The volume contains entries for most graduates from the classes of 1771 through 1867, but does not include Dartmouth Medical School alumni, nor non-graduates of the undergraduate College. In most cases, Chapman was able to provide birth and death dates and places, parents, education and career information.
Geisel, Theodor Seuss (1904-1991)
Hanover, NH: Dartmouth College, 2004. This volume contains Theodor Geisel’s own reflections on his early career—from high school through the publication in 1937 of And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street. The text is drawn from tape recordings made in 1975.
Jippensha, Ikku, 十返舎一九 (1765-1831)
Tōkyō: Takamizawa Mokuhansha, 18--. Selections from the 19th century comic novel: A shanks' mare tour of the Tōkaidō.
Krieger, Lois A.
Hanover, NH: Dartmouth College, 2010. This 102-page, richly illustrated book tells the story of the history of the Dartmouth College Library. Also includes bibliographical references (p. 94-96) and an index.
Lathem, Edward Connery (1926-2009)
Hanover, NH: Dartmouth College, 2000. This extensive guide commemorates the seventy-fifth anniversary of Theodor Seuss Geisel's graduation from Dartmouth College.
Lebedev, Vladimir Ivanovich (1894-1966)
Petersburgh: Petersburgh branch of the News of the All-Russian Central Executive Committee, 1923. Posters designed by V. Lebedev for the windows of ROSTA, the state news agency of Soviet Russia.
Ovid (43 BCE-17/18 CE)
A color facsimile of a pre-1480 printed Italian book (an incunabulum), one of only two copies known in American libraries.
Stefansson, Vilhjalmur (1879-1962)
A color facsimile of 16 volumes of an Arctic encyclopedia, sponsored in the 1940s by the U.S. Office of Naval Research and never published. The Encyclopedia covers many scientific, geographic, zoological, and ethnographical subjects, and includes maps, diagrams, and biographies of important Arctic figures. For more Stefansson materials, see Images (1906-1918) from The Stefansson Collection of Arctic Photographs.
Töpffer, Rodolphe (1799-1846)
New York: Wilson & Co., [184-?]. The first comic book printed in the U.S.
Historical Films (1930s—1960s)
18m 27s; black and white, no sound. A series of short segments shows well-known personalities around Dartmouth.
17m 40s; black and white, no sound. A series of short segments shows well-known personalities and numerous coaches at Dartmouth College.
12m 30s; black and white, no sound. This film depicts life at Dartmouth in the winter, including hiking, snowball fighting, boxing, and more.
10m 30s; color, no sound. This film records scenes and activities of the 1938 Winter Carnival at Dartmouth College.
12m 51s; black and white, no sound. Silent, titled footage of winter life at Dartmouth College, filmed in the late 1930s.
35m 35s; black and white, sound. After summarizing earlier games in the 1940 Dartmouth football season, the film covers the Big Green vs. Cornell in Hanover, N.H. on Nov. 16, 1940.
11m 00s; color, black and white, no sound. This film highlights some events and scenes from the 1941 Winter Carnival and other events at Dartmouth College.
11m 01s (Semis); 8m 31s (Finals disk #2); 11m 31s (Finals disk #3); black and white, no sound. Footage from the 1944 NCAA Tournament, including the Dartmouth victory in the final against Ohio State.
20m 32s; color, sound. A student-produced compilation of color motion picture films concerning Dartmouth and the life of its students during and immediately after World War II.
20m 18s; color, sound. This film shows the various activities in preparation for the 1947-48 academic year at Dartmouth College. Included are scenes of the Dartmouth Outing Club Freshman trip, convocation, class lectures, and more.
22m 00s; color, no sound. This film combines footage from 1947 and 1948 showing members of the Dartmouth Outing Club and other students preparing for Dartmouth Winter Carnival, including a detailed depiction of construction of ice sculptures.
10m 39s; color, sound. This promotional film for Dartmouth College emphasizes Dartmouth Outing Club (DOC) events, such as Freshman Trips and Woodsmen's Weekend, and activities such as hiking, skiing, canoeing, fishing, and mountaineering.
19m 52s; color, sound. This color promotional film for potential applicants to Dartmouth College follows a fictional freshman, "Peter," through his first days on campus and around Hanover.
38m 52s; black and white, sound. This is the story of President Eisenhower's trip to the Dartmouth campus on Saturday June 13, 1953, to receive an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws and give the Commencement Address.
30m 02s; black and white, sound. This film includes clips of the 1955 Dartmouth football season, and introduces team members and the new coaching staff.
8m 03s; black and white, sound. This film provides the background and history of the event, and depicts the transition from regular academic life to Winter Carnival festivities and back again.
This short excerpt from the 1950s film "Dartmouth Visited," about a prospective student's visit to Dartmouth College, features a tour of the Baker Library. See Library Catalog entry.
Narrated promotional video; 1956; 37m 29s; color, sound. This color promotional 1950s’ film for potential applicants to Dartmouth College follows a fictional applicant, "Bert," through an admissions interview, classes, lectures, and student activities.
33m 31s; color, sound. This film contains biographical information on artist Paul Sample. Sample demonstrates and discusses his approach to painting, and as artist in residence at Dartmouth College, he speaks about and demonstrates the art of creating a painting called 'Mountain Farm.'
45m 47s; black and white, sound. This film highlights Dartmouth's football season in 1960, edited to show as many possible Dartmouth players as possible at their best in key plays.
23m 50s; color, sound. The film tells the myth of Quetzalcoatl as depicted in "The Epic of American Civilization" frescos painted by José Clemente Orozco in Baker Library, using camera techniques and a dramatic score to make the murals come alive.
43m 46s; color, black and white, sound. A compilation of clips of games from Dartmouth's 1966 football season.
45m 21s; color, black and white, sound. A compilation of clips of games from Dartmouth's 1967 football season.
43m 11s; color, sound. This film introduces the Dartmouth players and shows clips of games from the 1968 season.
A selection of scenes taken during winter carnival events from the 1930s to the 1960s. Winter Carnival dates back to 1911 and is the nation's oldest collegiate winter celebration.
20m 58s; color with black and white sequences, sound. Short film clips, stills, and interviews are combined in a retrospective of Dartmouth's athletic tradition.
Contemporary Films (2008—2012)
Baker-Berry Library opens the Bell Tower eight times during the year to allow visitors an opportunity to enjoy a campus view from above the trees. The self-guided tower tour is very popular, especially during First Year Family Weekend. Approximately 3000 visitors experience the tour each year.
Overview of the Dartmouth College Library system. See Library Catalog entry.
The Dartmouth Dance Ensemble is a student performing group consisting of undergraduate and graduate Dartmouth students. Since the Dance Ensemble's inception in 1999, members and guest and faculty choreographers have created 23 new works. In this video, the Ensemble performs for the Random Acts of Art program in Baker-Berry Library, giving an unusual and welcomed study break to students preparing for finals.
Short films highlighting interviews of first-year students, speaking about their experiences, reasons for deciding to come to Dartmouth and first impressions of the campus. Classes of 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.
J. Robert Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer's lecture was given as part of the 1958-1959 Dartmouth College Lecture Series and the Independent Reading Program.
Manuscripts & Typescripts
Press Translations / Japan was produced by the General Headquarters, Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers, Allied Translator and Interpreter Section during the U.S. Occupation of post-World War II Japan. It consists of English summaries or full translations of newspaper articles and editorials from November 1945 to June 1946. This searchable database contains incomplete holdings of four series of the translations: Economic, Editorial, Political, and Social.
Includes essays, speeches and translations concerning Tenney's time in China as well as his views on education, the tensions between Christian missions and Confucianism, criticism of the Chinese language and writing system, criticism of the 1911 revolution and the founding of the Chinese Republic, as well as Tenney's thoughts on the Jewish colony and tablets at Keifeng. Additionally, included is Tenney's typescript copy of Bishop George Smith's translation of the Keifeng Jewish Tablets.
The papers of the Stone family contain parchment indentures, covenants, probate deeds and wills, manuscript notes, letters, receipts and invoices. The documents chronicle the legal transactions of Richard Stone (circa 1570-1653) of Clayhanger, Devon and Chipstable, Somerset, England and his descendants.
These three unique manuscripts of rituals in classical Chinese and Vietnamese Nom are traceable to medieval China. One of the manuscripts can be dated to 1924. They contain practical Buddhist-Taoist rituals on death, healing and natural disasters. The manuscripts contain Chinese calligraphy from different calligraphers, colorful illustrations and inserts written in Vietnamese Nom. Their origin is unknown.
The John McCoy Family papers contain letters, discharge papers, and pension payment records from 1847-1899. The letters describe John McCoy's time as a Union soldier in the US Civil War while stationed in North Carolina and at hospitals in North Carolina and Rhode Island. The letters also include descriptions of his ongoing health problems, his family back home in Quebec as well and financial problems facing the family.
Image and transcription of the charter for Dartmouth College, signed by Theodore Atkinson and John Wentworth on December 13, 1769.
Correspondence to, from, and concerning Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry (1785-1819), a United States naval commander famed for his victories in the War of 1812.
Handwritten documents by and about Samson Occom (1727-1792) housed in Dartmouth College. Occom was a Mohegan Indian, Presbyterian minister and missionary, intertribal leader, public intellectual, and important Indian writer. Dartmouth’s archives hold a wealth of primary holograph materials pertaining to Occom and his circle, which included Eleazar Wheelock, founder of Moor’s Indian Charity School in Lebanon, CT, other Native American students at Moor’s, and a wide range of prominent figures in North America and Great Britain involved in Indian missionary efforts
Descriptions and selected images from Dartmouth's collection of early manuscripts. The manuscripts represent a variety of types, formats, styles, and hands, demonstrating the development of the written word from its earliest times.
Six plays of the Roman writer Terence. Medieval manuscript -- 91 leaves: parchment. Written in Ferrara. Illuminated capitals and marginal commentaries throughout.
A legendary history of England. Medieval manuscript -- 121 leaves: parchment. Composed in Anglo-Norman sometime after 1272, then extended to 1333, and, finally, in about 1400 translated into English; includes second continuation, believed to have been written around 1430, that extends the account from 1377 to 1419.
Maps of towns and cities giving detailed information on building location and structures for insurance purposes, produced by the Sanborn Map Company. These maps also hold a wealth of information and can be used as primary sources in historical research.
London, R. Sayer and J. Bennet, [1776]. A collection of maps of the British colonies.
These are maps of Hanover, New Hampshire and Dartmouth College from the Evans Map Room at the Dartmouth College Library. This collection's dates range from 1700 to 1999. Maps dated after 1923 are currently not available online pending copyright clearance.
The state of New Hampshire began its existence as a British colony and part of Massachusetts on the North American continent. It eventually became part of the original 13 states of the union. This digital map collection not only illustrates the changes in New Hampshire's borders but how the state saw itself. Each map is a snapshot in time for the state.
Over 140 compositions, freely available for non-commercial uses.
PhD Disserations
This collection includes doctoral dissertations written at Dartmouth College between 1960 to 2015. All are provided online with permission of the author.
Photographs & Posters
Photos of life at Dartmouth College from various sources, including scenes of campus grounds, facilities, people, and events (including sports teams, student organizations, and Commencement).
Photos of life at Dartmouth College created by College Photographers Adrian N. Bouchard (1938-1976); Stuart Bratesman (1985-1993); Joseph Mehling (1993-2011); and Eli Burak (2011-present).
The real and legendary images and perceptions of Dartmouth's Winter Carnival have become linked in imagination and memory during the past century. This collection contains digital images of each known Dartmouth Winter Carnival poster.
Over 1,200 black and white images primarily from the Canadian Arctic Expedition (1913-1918), and 700 lantern slides (some hand-colored). For more Stefansson materials, please see The Encyclopedia Arctica above.
Richard E. Stoiber '32 (1911-2001) was a professor of geology and a volcanologist at Dartmouth College (1935-1989). Available here are 12,000 color slides, mostly from field trips to Central American volcanoes.
The Vox images are a set of digital photographs created for the print publication titled Vox of Dartmouth between 2006 and 2007 that began publication in 1983.