Shirley Dickson

Photograph included with student application. Courtesy of Western Regional Archives

Courtesy of Western Regional Archives






1947 - 1948



Great Neck, NY


Shirley was a student for fall of 1947 to spring 1948.

Asheville Art Museum Collection

2017.40.325.01-02 choral music poster, "With soloists: Dolores Fullman Shirley Dickson Katherine Rondthaler"

2012.26.003 Portrait by Leo Krikorian

Courses Taken

Fall 1947: Reading of Poetry (Richards), Logic (Levi), Advanced Music (Schlesinger), Voice (Jalowetz), Piano (Lynch), Chorus (Schlesinger).

Spring 1947-48: Music II (Schlesinger), Piano (Schlesinger), Voice (Jalowetz), Chorus (Schlesinger), Greek Drama (Richards)

Black Mountain College students near Old Fort, February 1948.Shirley Dickson at BMC.
Photograph of author


Amanda Hartman

Amanda Hartman is the creator of BMC Yearbook, serving as the lead director, engineer, and researcher. She holds a MLIS in archive/ collections management, MA in art/ museum education, and BA in design. After working in museums and archives for a decade, she made the transition to tech and is now a software developer specializing in applications for museums, archives, and higher education.

Her interest in Black Mountain College began while working as a digital archivist with the Asheville Art Museum's BMC archive collection. She transcribed and digitized over 1500 documents created by the college. While working closely with these archives, she began independent research on the interracial program and Negro Week activities BMC, writing biographies of lesser known students and staff members. That research transformed into this BMC Yearbook project.

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