1950-1959

Jeremiah Atwater Commemorative Medal in Box

Bronze medal with Jeremiah Atwater and Middlebury College symbols, produced for the 150th anniversary of Middlebury in 1950. Atwater was President of Dickinson from 1809 to 1815.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00074

Location: Shelf 3 (housed with AC 00058-00088, AC 00507, AC 00590, AC 00607, AC 00735)

Subject: Commemorative Medal, Anniversaries

Format: Currency/Medallions

John Glover Award Medal, 1959

Gold medal featuring inscriptions and laurels, produced for the John Glover Award by the Royal Mint, 1959. This gold plated replica medal was presented to the college, along with an original solid gold medal and 17 other gold plated replica medals, by John Yeagley. The replicas were meant to be presented to future Glover Lecturers. The Glover Memorial Lectures are usually presented in alternate years. This lectureship in science was established in 1958 in memory of John Glover of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, the inventor of the Glover Tower, and in memory of his son and grandson, Henry and Lester Glover, by the late Dr. John D. Yeagley and Mrs. Yeagley of York, Pennsylvania.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00068

Location: Shelf 3 (housed with AC 00058-00088, AC 00507)

Subject: Honors and Awards, John Glover Award

Format: Currency/Medallions

John Glover Award Medal, 1959

Gold medal featuring inscriptions and laurels, produced for the John Glover Award by the Royal Mint, 1959. This original solid gold medal was presented to the college, along with 18 gold plated replica medals, by John Yeagley. The replicas were meant to be presented to future Glover Lecturers. The Glover Memorial Lectures are usually presented in alternate years. This lectureship in science was established in 1958 in memory of John Glover of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, the inventor of the Glover Tower, and in memory of his son and grandson, Henry and Lester Glover, by the late Dr. John D. Yeagley and Mrs. Yeagley of York, Pennsylvania.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00067

Location: Shelf 3 (housed with 00058-00088, 00507)

Subject: Honors and Awards, John Glover Award

Format: Currency/Medallions

Kappa Sigma Beer Stein, 1959

Ceramic beer stein with Kappa Sigma's symbol on the front and "Dickinson College" printed on the top. The year "1959" is printed in the middle of the stein through the symbol.  Belonged to George Kessler Livezey III (Class of 1959). 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00832

Location: Shelf 14 (housed with AC 00829, AC 00830, AC 00833, AC 00836, AC 00837 AC 00838)

Subject: Greek Life, Stein, Fraternities

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

King Solomon Signet Ring, 1952

A replica of King Solomon’s ring worn by Rev. Canon Lewis Douglas Gottschall, Class of 1922. A gold ring fitted with 10 various precious stones and weighing about a half a pound.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00711

Location: Shelf 26

Subject: Ring

Format: Miscellaneous

Lewis Gobrecht's Academic Tassel, 1955

Academic tassel of black braided cord worn by Lewis Gobrecht, class of 1955. Gobrecht majored in Political Science and History at Dickinson and was an active member of the College Choir, Glee Club, and the Dickinson Follies theater group. Gobrecht went on to have a long career teaching middle-school history in Carlisle.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00432

Location: Shelf 2 (housed with 00433-00436, 00443, 00459, 00470)

Subject: Academic Regalia

Format: Miscellaneous

Lewis Gobrecht's Freshman Beanie and Sign, 1951

Red felt “dink” beanie, and a brown cardboard sign worn by Lewis Gobrecht '55 as a freshman at Dickinson College in 1951. The front of the sign reads "Lewis D. Gobrecht" in large red letters and "AXP" penciled in smaller letters, with a list of names on the back written in pencil, likely the names of the other members of the Alpha Chi Rho pledge class.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00436

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

Subject: Greek Life, Freshman Beanies, Dink, Student Life

Format: Hats

Lewis Gobrecht's Freshman Button, 1951

Freshman button worn as name tag by Lewis Gobrecht '55 while attending Dickinson College as a student. Gobrecht majored in Political Science and History at Dickinson and was an active member of the College Choir, Glee Club, and the Dickinson Follies theater group. Gobrecht went on to have a long career teaching middle-school history in Carlisle.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00470

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

Subject: Freshman Buttons, Buttons

Format: Pins/Buttons

Lewis Gobrecht's Name Buttons

Buttons worn as name tags by Lewis Gobrecht '55 while attending Dickinson College Commencement and Dickinson College Guest Day as a student. Gobrecht majored in Political Science and History and was an active member of the College Choir, Glee Club, and the Dickinson Follies theater group. Gobrecht went on to have a long career teaching middle-school history in Carlisle.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00433

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

Subject: Commencement, Guest Day, Buttons

Format: Pins/Buttons

Metal Seal Bookmarks

Two flat metal bookmarks with the College seal printed on them.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00305

Location: Shelf 25 (housed with AC 00217)

Subject: College Seal, Bookmark

Format: Miscellaneous

Methodist Church Council Pins, 1952

Pins and ribbons worn by officials at the 4th Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference of the Methodist Church in 1952.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00091

Location: Shelf 25 (housed with AC 00089 - AC 00093)

Subject: Medal, Methodist Church, Religion and Spirituality

Format: Pins/Buttons

Navy Chaplain Service Case, c.1950

A black faux leather case containing items for Christian religious services, belonging to Amos B. Horlacher.  Items include silver communion cups, a silver cross and, silver candle sticks as well as Bibles and religious texts.  The case is lined with red velvet and has a false top that lays flat across the items.  

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00336

Location: RR 05

Subject: Religion and Spirituality, Military, World War II

Format: Miscellaneous

Noah Pinkney Plaque, 1951

This bronze plaque honors Noah Pinkney for years of dedication and service to the college community. The plaque was dedicated during alumni day in 1951 as part of commencement week activities. Pinkney, who had been enslaved earlier in life before making his way to Pennsylvania, sold pretzels, ice cream, and sandwiches to students and staff for over 40 years. He was often found with his cart in front of East College or just outside the East College gate. This plaque was placed on the Class of 1905 Gate on N. West Street during the tenure of President William W. Edel, a member of the class of 1915 who had fond memories of Pinkney. The plaque bears the words, "Rest here a while, Dickinsonians, near the East College Gate where for more than forty years Noah Pinkney, former slave and Christian gentleman, sold pretzels and gave lavishly of friendship. 'Fine as silk, sah, fine as silk.' To many generations of Dickinsonians 'Pink' was as much a part of the college as the mermaid on Old West. Born in 1846, he passed over Jordan on August 6, 1923, 'And all the trumpets sounded for him on the other side.'"

This plaque had gone missing sometime in the 1970s, and a new plaque was put in its place around 1978. The original plaque was later discovered near Philadelphia and returned to the college in 1983.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00104

Location: Shelf 3 (housed with 00104-00107)

Subject: Commemorative Plaque, Carlisle

Format: Plaques/Trophies

Pewter Platter with College Seal

A silver pewter metal plate with scalloped edges and a pewter replica of the college seal placed off center on the bottom of the plate. The manufactorer's mark is stamped on the back of the plate. This object belonged to Velva Diven Daihl, class of 1927. 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 2012.6_10

Location: Shelf 34

Subject: Plate

Format: Miscellaneous

Phi Beta Kappa plaques, 1956-1971

Three wooden plaques featuring scholarship award winners for 1956 to 1971.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00121

Location: Shelf 16

Subject: Honors and Awards, Honor Societies, Commemorative Plaque

Format: Plaques/Trophies

Phi Delta Theta Beer Stein, 1959

Ceramic beer stein with Phi Delta Theta's symbol on the front and "Dickinson College" printed on the top. The year "1959" is printed in the middle of the stein through the symbol.  Belonged to George Kessler Livezey III (Class of 1959). 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00831

Location: Shelf 14 (housed with AC 00829, AC 00830, AC 00832, AC 00833, AC 00836, AC 00837, AC 00838)

Subject: Fraternities, Greek Life, Stein

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Phi Epsilon Pi Pledge Formal Paddle, 1956

The Phi Epsilon Pi Pledge Formal Paddle is made of wood with an attached rope cord. Greek letters, "PLEDGE FORMAL," and 1956 are written on the paddle.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00871

Location: Shelf 17 (housed with AC 00874)

Subject: Paddle, Greek Life

Format: Ephemera

Phi Kappa Psi Beer Stein, 1959

Ceramic beer stein with Phi Kappa Psi's symbol on the front and "Dickinson College" printed on the top. The year "1959" is printed in the middle of the stein through the symbol.  Belonged to George Kessler Livezey III (Class of 1959). 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00833

Location: Shelf 14 (housed with AC 00829, AC 00830, AC 00831, AC 00832, AC 00836, AC 00837, AC 00838)

Subject: Fraternities, Greek Life, Stein

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Phi Kappa Sigma Beer Stein, 1959

Ceramic beer stein with Phi Kappa Sigma 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 00838

Location: Shelf 14 (housed with AC 00829, AC 00830, AC 00831, AC 00832, AC 00833, AC 00836, AC 00837)

Subject: Greek Life, Sororities, Stein

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Phi Mu Beer Stein, 1959

Ceramic beer stein with Phi Mu 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 00836

Location: Shelf 14 (housed with AC 00829, AC 00830, AC 00831, AC 00832, AC 00833, AC 00837, AC 00838)

Subject: Greek Life, Sororities, Stein

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Phi Mu Spring Formal Favor, 1953

Ceramic, small stein with Phi Mu symbol on the front and 'Spring Formal '53' printed on the back.  Belonged to George Kessler Livezey III (Class of 1959). 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00830

Location: Shelf 14 (housed with AC 00829, AC 00831, AC 00832, AC 00833, AC 00836, AC 00837, AC 00838)

Subject: Sororities, Greek Life, Stein

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Pi Beta Phi Beer Stein, 1959

Ceramic beer stein with Pi Beta Phi's 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 00835

Location: Shelf 14 (housed with AC 00834, AC 00839, AC 00840, AC 00841, AC 00842, AC 00843)

Subject: Greek Life, Sororities, Stein

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Pi Beta Phi Spring Formal Paddle, 1952

Small, wooden paddle with a maroon rope attached to the handle. "Pi Beta Phi (written in Greek Letters) Spring Formal 1952" printed on the front and "PA. Gamma Chapter" on the back.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00818

Location: Shelf 26 (housed with AC 00333)

Subject: Greek Life, Paddle, Student Life

Format: Ephemera

Red Beanie, 1953

A red, felt beanie with “’53” in white felt on the front. Donor describes this hat as a replacement for one that he received as a Freshman. On the tag inside the hat "J. P." is written in black marker.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00769

Location: RR 04 (housed with AC 00768, 00781-85, 00788-89, 00791)

Subject: Freshman Beanies, Dink, College Traditions

Format: Hats

Reserve Officers Training Corps Flag, 1952

A green silk flag with red fringe with the Dickinson seal and "Dickinson College, Reserve Officers Training Corps" in white embroidered letters on a red banner above and below the college seal.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00024

Location: Shelf 18

Subject: Military, Flag, College Flags

Format: Flags/Pennants/Banners

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