Dogs at Dartmouth: A Light-Hearted Look at Dartmouth's Canine Population at Play and at Work

Dogs at DartmouthFor the dog days of summer, a special exhibit, "Dogs at Dartmouth: a Light-Hearted Look at Dartmouth's Canine Population at Play and at Work," is now on display in the Class of 1965 Galleries in Rauner Special Collections Library. Student dogs, administrative and faculty dogs, and others are featured.

The exhibition was curated by Mary Donin and Eric Esau and was on display in the Class of 1965 Galleries from July 1 to August 31, 2010.

You may download a small, 8x10 version of the poster: Dogs (1.5 MB) You may also download a handlist of the items in this exhibition: Dogs.

Materials Included in the Exhibition

Case 1. Presidents, Faculty and Administrators and their Dogs

  1. Awaiting the start of Commencement with President John Kemeny and the Dean of the College Ralph Manuel, ca. 1976.
  2. President Hopkins, in retirement, at home with his husky, 1957. Iconography 1283
  3. Official Portrait of President Hopkins with Bruce, in the President's House.
  4. A warm greeting for President Hopkins from Roger.
  5. President Dickey and Rusty with Richard Morin '24. Iconography 111
  6. Rusty with President Dickey and family on the grounds of the President's House, 1955.
  7. Rusty walking with President Dickey in front of the President's Houes, 1951.
  8. Rusty with President Dickey and son John, Jr.
  9. A winter walk. Rusty accompanied by President Dickey and students.
  10. President Dickey and Rusty hard at work in Parkhurst Hall.
  11. President McLaughlin and Tuck, 1986.
  12. Professor Marysa Navarro of the History Department with Bentley Vernazza, also of the History Department.
  13. Edward Connery Lathem '51 (1926-2009), former College Usher, Bezaleel Woodward Fellow and Counselor to the President, Dean of Libraries and Librarian of the College, Emeritus with Barley at Homecoming 2008. Barley now lives in Norwich, VT.
  14. Commencement.

Case 2. Students and their Dogs

  1. Quite possibly the first depiction of a dog at Dartmouth: Iconography 1317
  2. ...and two hundred years later.
  3. Read Corey Ford's account of why his dog likes it here in Hanover. D. C. Hist F44.H4 F62
  4. Going to the library.
  5. On the steps of Dartmouth Hall, 1974. Available online.
  6. Frederick Harrell '53 and companion in the old Periodicals Room, Baker Library, 1952. Available online.
  7. Dinner time at Thayer Dining Hall.
  8. Winter Carnival, 1970.
  9. Observing the clay pipe ceremony on Class Day, 1968.
  10. Nap time in front of the Hop.
  11. Marching at graduation, 1972.
  12. Coach "Doggie" Julian with Francis Hanlon '64 and canine pal.
  13. Article about John Crane Pine with his seeing eye dog, Bozo.
  14. Susan Urben '88 with Korley, a service dog she trained for Guide Dogs for the Blind during her senior year. Susan has continued as a volunteer for more than 25 years and has raised 17 dogs.
  15. Winter playtime on the Green, 1952.
  16. A football Saturday, 2002.
  17. Fun on Main Street, Downtown Hanover, 1976.
  18. Edward L. Glaser '51 and his seeing eye dog Pal, 1951. Pal received a special certificate from the College during the 1951 Commencement exercises in recognition of her faithful attendance at classes and her loyalty and devotion to her master. Available online.
  19. Cooling off in the Connecticut River.
  20. Tube Stock, 1996. Available online.
  21. ROTC Training, 1952.

Case 3. Dogs from our Collection

  1. Daniel Webster's paperweight. Gift of Lord Ashburton to Daniel Webster at the conclusion of the Webster-Ashburton Treaty, 1842. Realia 34
  2. Kate Sanborn (1893-1917), writer, journalist, lecturer and educator, was born into a prominent Dartmouth College family and grew up in Hanover. She was an ardent lover of dogs throughout her life and had a great rapport with her canine companions. Later in life, she published "Educated Dogs of To-day," which bears this dedication. D. C. Hist QL795.D6 S3 c.2
  3. Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907) had no direct connection to Dartmouth College during his lifetime, but his summer home and studio were located not far south of Hanover in town of Cornish, New Hampshire. His papers came to Dartmouth many years ago and are now housed in Rauner Special Collections Library. He shared his life with many dogs, including Dunrobin, a Scottish deerhound, who is depicted in this bas relief scrulpture of two children (Mortimer and Freida Schiff), ca. 1884-85. It has been said that Saint-Gaudens "thought Dunrobin to be the most beautiful dog, possibly the most beautiful animal, he had ever seen."