Dartmouth College

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Baker Memorial Library at Dartmouth College

Dartmouth College is a private research university in Hanover, New Hampshire, United States, founded in 1769.


  • 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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