New York State Archives, NYSA_A0412-78_B04_F04_Dickerman
Marion Dickerman was born on April 11, 1890 in Westfield, N.Y. She graduated with a B.A. in 1911 and a master's degree in education in 1912 from Syracuse University. She was a teacher, suffragist, women and children rights advocate, as well as a one time close friend of Eleanor Roosevelt. After a falling out occurred between the two, Dickerman still worked closely with FDR, who appointed her to the President's Commission to Study Industrial Relations in Great Britain and Sweden in 1938.; During WWI, Dickerman became involved with the Red Cross and Liberty Loan drives. She also conducted work abroad, serving as a nurse orderly at the Endell Street Military Hospital in London in spring 1918.; Dickerman died on May 16, 1983 in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Photograph taken c. 1918.
List three specific ways Marion Dickerman contributed to the war effort during World War 1.
If Marion was a pacifist (opposed to all war), why do you think she was such a strong supporter of President Woodrow Wilson?
What was a suffragette?
Based on the causes supported by Marion, what political movement would she have supported during this time period?
Marion Dickerman was a business partner and very close friend of Eleanor Roosevelt. Research her relationship with Eleanor and determine the extent to which Marion may have influenced some of Eleanor’s political and social opinions.
English Language Art: Write a newspaper article about Marion Dickerman’s contributions during World War I.
Art/Technology: Design a webpage for Marion Dickerman and the various political and social movements that she supported. Be sure to include information about her contributions during World War I.
Davis, Kenneth S. Invincible Summer: An Intimate Portrait of the Roosevelts based on the recollections of Marion Dickerman. New York: Atheneum, 1974.