1950-1959

180th Anniversary Commemorative Plates, 1953

Four Wedgwood plates featuring different views of Dickinson College, including Old West, the Old Stone Steps, Denny Hall, and East College.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00260

Location: Shelf 24

Subject: Commemorative Plates, Denny Hall, East College, West College (Old West), Anniversaries, Wedgwood, Old Stone Steps

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

180th Anniversary Commemorative Plates, 1953

Four Wedgwood china plates commemorating the 180th Anniversary of Dickinson College in 1953.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00463

Location: Shelf 24

Subject: Commemorative Plates, West College (Old West), East College, Denny Hall, Wedgwood, Anniversaries, Old Stone Steps

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

180th Anniversary Commemorative Plates, 1953

Two designs from the set of Wedgwood plates prepared for the 180th anniversary of Dickinson College and issued in 1953, featuring views of Denny Hall and the Old Stone Steps.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00261

Location: Shelf 24

Subject: Commemorative Plates, Denny Hall, Old Stone Steps, Anniversaries, Wedgwood

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Alpha Chi Rho banner, c.1950

Maroon felt banner with "AXP" and a border in white felt, which belonged to Bob Keuch, class of 1953. 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00702

Location: Shelf 9 (housed with 00703)

Subject: Greek Life

Format: Flags/Pennants/Banners

Alpha Chi Rho Beer Stein, 1959

Ceramic beer stein with Alpha Chi Rho fraternity's symbol on the front and 'Dickinson College' printed on the top. '1959' printed in the middle through the symbol.  Belonged to George Kessler Livezey III (Class of 1959). 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00837

Location: Shelf 14 (housed with AC 00829, AC 00830, AC 00831, AC 00832, AC 00833, AC 00836, AC 00838)

Subject: Greek Life, Sororities, Stein

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Alpha Chi Rho Beerstein, c.1950

Ceramic with white glaze.  On the front is the Alpha Chi Rho crest and on the other side is "Pritch  '53".

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00855

Location: Shelf 14 (housed with AC 00856)

Subject: Greek Life, Stein, Beer Mug

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Alpha Chi Rho Button, c.1950

This Alpha Chi Rho fraternity button has a white background with "Crows" written in red lettering.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00863

Location: Shelf 25 (housed with AC 00864, AC 00865, AC 00866, AC 00867, AC 00868, and AC 00869)

Subject: Buttons, Greek Life

Format: Pins/Buttons

Alpha Chi Rho Formal Fans, 1952 and 1957

Two black wood folding fans, with black cloth featuring red flowers and the text "Alpha Chi Rho" in red and white. Small explanation booklets are attached to the fans reading "AXP, A Chinese Garden Spring Formal May 17, 1952" or "AXP, Dickinson Spring Formal, April 27, 1957". These were given out by the Alpha Chi Rho fraternity during the Formal dances of 1952 and 1957.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00523

Location: Shelf 18 (housed with 00522-00527)

Subject: Folding Fans

Format: Miscellaneous

Alpha Chi Rho Jacket, front

Alpha Chi Rho jacket worn by Lewis Gobrecht. Gobrecht was a member of the Class of 1955.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00715

Location: Shelf 22

Subject: Jacket, Greek Life

Format: Clothing

Alpha Chi Rho Jacket

Maroon canvas jacket with "AXP" and "Alpha Chi Rho" stitched in white on the left front breast, "Dickinson" stitched in white on the back.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00703

Location: Shelf 9 (housed with AC 00702)

Subject: Greek Life, Jacket

Format: Clothing

Alpha Chi Rho Tie Pin, c.1953

The pin has white stones (unclear whether they are precious stones) are made in the shape of a shepherd's crook and the red stones in the shape of an "X" - to the left of the "X" is a hand which is extended and to the right of the "X" is a torch.  Attached to the chain is the Greek letters for Alpha Chi Rho and engraved on the back of the tie pin is "James Lewis Pritchard '53".

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00865

Location: Shelf 25 (housed with AC 00863, AC 00864, AC 00866, AC 00867, AC 00868, and AC 00869)

Subject: Greek Life, Tie, Fraternity Pin

Format: Clothing, Jewelry, Pins/Buttons

Alpha Chi Rho Wool Socks, c.1950

Burgundy knit wool socks with Alpha Chi Rho letters in white wool, made for Lewis Gobrecht, class of 1955.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00443

Location: Shelf 2 (housed with AC 00432 - AC 00436, AC 00443, AC 00459, AC 00470)

Subject: Greek Life, Socks

Format: Clothing

Autographed Sam Rayburn Gavel, c.1952

A wooden gavel previously owned by Sam Rayburn, a former Speaker of the House of Representatives. Rayburn signed the gavel. 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 2001.18_1

Location: Shelf 28 (Box 1)

Subject: Politics, Gavel

Format: Miscellaneous

Band  Uniform Blazer

White wool blazer with red and white cord piping on pockets and lapel and a red and white college seal on left breast pocket. 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00426

Location: RR 02 (housed with AC 00425-00429)

Subject: Jacket, Uniform, Blazer

Format: Clothing

Band Uniform Cap, c.1955

White flat-top style band cap with wide red band, red cord, and Dickinson embroidered in red. The cap was donated in 2000 by Lewis Gobrecht and is thought to have originally been used in the mid 1950's. 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00055

Location: RR 01 (housed with AC 00054 - AC 00057)

Subject: Uniform, Cap

Format: Hats

Band Uniform Jacket, c.1955

Red wool band jacket with white trim worn by a member if the Dickinson College Marching Band around 1955.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00012

Location: Shelf 9

Subject: Jacket, Uniform

Format: Clothing

Band Uniform Jacket, c.1955

Short white wool jacket with red trim, brass buttons, and a red sash.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00425

Location: RR 02 (housed with AC 00425-00429)

Subject: Jacket, Uniform

Format: Clothing

Basketball Shorts, c.1950

A pair of white satin Dickinson College basketball shorts with the number "48" inscribed on the inside of the belt strap.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00457

Location: Shelf 18

Subject: Athletics

Format: Athletic Equipment

Beta Theta Pi Beer Stein, 1959

Ceramic beer stein with Beta Theta Pi fraternity's symbol on the front and 'Dickinson College' printed on the top. '1959' printed in the middle through the symbol. Belonged to George Kessler Livezey III (Class of 1959). 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00841

Location: Shelf 14 (housed with AC 00834, AC 00835, AC 00839, AC 00840, AC 00842, AC 00843)

Subject: Greek Life, Fraternities, Stein

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Carlisle Bi-Centennial Bowl, 1951

A white bowl with scalloped edges and a gold trim. In the center of the bowl is an illustration in red of the gate that leads across the academic quad to Old West. On the reverse side there is text in red on the bottom of the bowl that reads "Cumberland-Carlisle Bi-Centenial 1751 1951 made expressly for Carlisle.  Penna Musical Arts Club first edition". This object belonged to Velva Diven Daihl, class of 1927. 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 2012.6_8

Location: Shelf 34

Subject: Bowl, Carlisle

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Carlisle Bi-Centennial Commemorative Plate, 1951

A white plate with scalloped edges and a gold trim. In the center of the plate is a collage of illustrations in red of important sites in Carlisle, including (clockwise from the top) the Cumberland County Courthouse, Dickinson School of Law's Trickett Hall, County Jail, the Doorway of Old West, the Molly Pitcher Monument, and Hoff Hall, the USAF Information School on the Carlisle Barracks. This object belonged to Velva Diven Daihl, class of 1927. 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 2012.6_1

Location: Shelf 34

Subject: Commemorative Plates, Carlisle

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Cheerleader Uniform

College cheerleader uniform consisting of a red and white knit sweater and a knee-length wool skirt.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00347

Location: Shelf 9

Subject: Athletics, Skirt, Sweater, Uniform

Format: Clothing

Chi Omega Ashtray, c.1950

Ceramic ashtray with white glaze and the Chi Omega crest.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00854

Location: Shelf 25

Subject: Ashtray

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Chi Omega Beer Stein, 1959

Ceramic beer stein with Chi Omega sorority's symbol on the front and 'Dickinson College' printed on the top. '1959' printed in the middle through the symbol. Belonged to George Kessler Livezey III (Class of 1959).    

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00840

Location: Shelf 14 (housed with AC 00834, AC 00835, AC 00839, AC 00841, AC 00842, AC 00843)

Subject: Greek Life, Sororities, Stein

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Cholly Freshman Beanie, 1951

A red and white stripped beanie hat with a red rim. On the rim is "Cholly" embroidered in white. This item belonged to Charles Seller, class of 1955. 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00803

Location: Shelf 10 (housed with AC 00804-00810)

Subject: Freshman Beanies

Format: Hats

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