Dartmouth College

private university in Hanover, New Hampshire, US

Dartmouth College is a private Ivy League research university in Hanover, New Hampshire, United States. Established in 1769 by Eleazar Wheelock, it is the ninth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States and one of the nine colonial colleges chartered before the American Revolution. Although founded to educate young Native Americans in Christian theology and liberal arts, Dartmouth primarily trained Congregationalist ministers during its early history before it gradually secularized, emerging at the turn of the 20th century from relative obscurity to national prominence.

Baker Memorial Library at Dartmouth College


  • They have the still North in their soul, The hill-winds in their breath, And the granite of New Hampshire is made part of them till death.
    • Dartmouth College Alma Mater, Written in 1894 by Richard Hovey, class of 1885. Quoted in: The Scroll of Phi Delta Theta. Vol. 20. (1896). p. 27. p. 327
  • Vox Clamantis in Deserto
    • The voice of one crying in the wilderness
      • Dartmouth College Motto, mentioned in: Mrs. helen C. Knight (1853), Lady Huntington and her friends... p. 155
      • Quote appears in five places in the Bible: Isaiah 40:3, Matthew 3:3, Mark 1:3, Luke 3:4, and John 1:23.
  • When better women are made, Dartmouth men will make them.
    • Dartmouth slogan attributed to those students opposed to coeducation, early 1970s. cited in: Yale Daily News (1978), The Insiders' guide to the colleges, p. 111
  • Don't join the book burners. Don't think you are going to conceal thoughts by concealing evidence that they ever existed.
    • Dwight D. Eisenhower, Dartmouth College, June 14, 1953; cited in: Robert P. Doyle, ‎American Library Association (1993), Banned Books Week '93: celebrating the freedom to read. p. 60
  • Men of Dartmouth, give a rouse For the college on the hill! For the Lone Pine above her, and the loyal men who love her — Give a rouse, give a rouse, with a will!...
    • R. Hovey, " Men of Dartmouth," quoted in: The Scroll of Phi Delta Theta. Vol. 20. (1896). p. 27. p. 327
  • Yes, when I was here the first word of the alma mater was 'Men... Men of Dartmouth, give a rouse...' Well, now the first word is 'Dear.' Some things change for the better."
  • It is, Sir, as I have said, a small college. And yet there are those who love it.
    • Daniel Webster at the Supreme Court of the United States 1819; cited in: Craig R. Smith (2005), Daniel Webster and the Oratory of Civil Religion. p. 47
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