Dickinson College Whistles, 1990

Two red and white plastic whistles with emergency numbers printed on one side, from the Department of Safety and Security.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00218

Location: Shelf 25 (housed with AC 00219)

Subject: Keychain

Format: Miscellaneous

Dickinson Keychain, c. 2000

Bottle cap style keychain with the red and white Dickinson Compass logo.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00629

Location: Shelf 25 (housed with AC 00203, AC 00540)

Subject: Keychain, Compass Rose

Format: Miscellaneous

Dickinson Letter Opener, c.1980

Letter opener in the shape of a sword with "DC" on the front and "Dickinson College" on the back. 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00845

Location: Shelf 25 (housed with AC 00181-188, AC 00230-231, AC 00471, AC00673)

Subject: Letter Opener

Format: Miscellaneous

Dickinson Physical Plant Keychain front

White rubber keychain with information for the Physical Plant and the facilities Service Response Center in red lettering.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00219

Location: Shelf 25 (housed with AC 00218)

Subject: Keychain

Format: Miscellaneous

Doll of a Woman, c.1960

A wooden doll of a woman. This artifact was brought back from Nepal by Drs. Edgar and Elizabeth Bucke Miller, Class of 1920 and 1923 respectively.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 1999.3_43

Location: Shelf 31 Box 2

Subject: Nepal

Format: Artwork/Photography, Miscellaneous

Drinking Dipper

A carved wooden dipper, purportedly made of orange root, given to James Buchanan.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00303

Location: Shelf 20 (housed with 00297-00308)

Subject: utensil

Format: Miscellaneous

Elizabeth Low Teacups and Book

A tea set and book owned by Elizabeth Anna Low, Class of 1891. The white china tea cup and saucer are hand painted by Sarah Yocum with cherubs and gold stars, with gilt on the edges and tea cup handle. The tea cup and saucer are accompanied by the book with a ripped and yellowing cover titled "Tea Cup - Fortune Telling". The text on the cover reads 'No end of strange things are discussed over a cup of tea and not infrequently a talk about divination. In this book will be found more than is usually known about the art of "Tea Cup Fortune Telling."' On the back of the cover is a listing for similar publications in black text. 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 2002.8

Location: Shelf 33 (Box 2)

Subject: China, Book

Format: Glassware/Ceramics, Miscellaneous


A black iron embosser featuring a stamp of the Metzger Institute seal.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00316

Location: Shelf 21 (housed with 00314-00315)

Subject: Embosser

Format: Miscellaneous


A black iron embosser with red and yellow painted designs featuring a stamp of the college seal.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00315

Location: Shelf 21 (housed with AC 00314, AC 00316)

Subject: Embosser

Format: Miscellaneous


A black iron embosser featuring a stamp of an owl, "Dickinson College" and a caduceus.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00314

Location: Shelf 21 (housed with AC 00315-00316)

Subject: Embosser

Format: Miscellaneous

Embroidered Pillow Case, c.1905

A white pillow case with red trim. On one side are names and "'02" embroidered in red. This object belonged to and was made by Ethelyn Hardesty, class of 1902.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 2002.9_2

Location: Shelf 33 Box 1

Subject: Pillow Case

Format: Miscellaneous

Engraving Plate

Metal engraving plate used to produce the invitations to President William W. Edel's inauguration, 1946.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00319

Location: Shelf 25 (housed with AC 00317, AC 00318)

Subject: Engraving Plate

Format: Miscellaneous

Events magnet, 2005-2006

Red and black on white magnet with Dickinson compass and “Dickinson Events 2005-2006” printed on the top and important events listed below.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00510

Location: Shelf 26 (housed with AC 0021, AC 00485 - AC 00486, etc.)

Subject: Magnet

Format: Miscellaneous


A collapsible wooden fan with the slats connected by white fabric. On each slat there is a signature from a member of the Class of 1870.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00302

Location: Shelf 20 (housed with AC 00297-00308)

Subject: Folding Fans

Format: Miscellaneous

Feather Quill Pen Holder, c.1890

A gold feather quill-shaped pen holder with intricate detailed metal work seen in the feathers and stem of the quill. This object was owned by Elizabeth Anna Low, class of 1891. 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 2002.8_11

Location: Shelf 33 Box 3

Subject: Pens

Format: Miscellaneous

Foam Coasters

Two red and white foam coasters. The coaster on the left has the contact information of the Dickinson Information Service Help Desk written in white on a red background. The coaster on the right has the information of the Department of the Physical Plant with the college seal in white on a red background. 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00515

Location: Shelf 18 (housed with 00483, 00514 & 00537)

Subject: Coasters

Format: Miscellaneous

Freshman Beanie, Name Tag, and Student ID, 1967

President William Durden's Dickinson College Freshman red beanie (“dink”) with "71" on the back in white and "A-1" written in black marker on the front. A name tag with the college seal and "Dickinson College" in red and "William Durden" in black, and a red and white student ID with a student photo on the back, all from 1967.  

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00462

Location: Shelf 19

Subject: Dink, Nametag, Student ID

Format: Clothing, Miscellaneous, Pins/Buttons

Glass Ashtray with the College Seal

A square glass ash tray featuring the college's seal in red and white on the bottom of the tray. Velva Diven Daihl was a member of the class of 1927. 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 2012.6_9

Location: Shelf 34

Subject: Ashtray

Format: Miscellaneous

Gold Compass Magnet

Magnet depicting the Compass Rose logo in gold with embossed lettering.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00754

Location: Shelf 25 (housed with AC 00746, AC 00750)

Subject: Magnet, Compass Rose

Format: Miscellaneous

Golden Alumni Name Tag, 1987

A rectangular paper name tag in a plastic sleeve with two attached golden ribbons with the text "GOLDEN" on the left ribbon and "ALUMNI" on the right ribbon. The name tag has a gold trim which frames the hand written name "Velva Diven Daihl, 1927" and "DICKINSON COLLEGE" typed in black. This object belonged to Velva Diven Daihl, class of 1927. 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 2012.6_3

Location: Shelf 34

Subject: Nametag, Golden Alumni, Reunion, Alumni Weekend

Format: Miscellaneous

Grocery tote, 2009

Red grocery tote distributed at June 2009 Alumni Weekend. Printed with white seal and “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.”

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00588

Location: Shelf 22 (housed with AC 00583 and AC 00587)

Subject: Tote Bag, Alumni Weekend

Format: Miscellaneous

Hurwitz Green Excavation Finds, 2000

A spoon, pottery sherds, and a button that were found during an excavation of Hurwitz Green (between Stern Center and East College) in 2000.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00464

Location: Shelf 25 (housed with AC 00478)

Subject: Archeological Artifacts, Campus Buildings, Silverware

Format: Glassware/Ceramics, Miscellaneous

ID Holder

Red vinyl ID holder with red lettering given out during student orientation.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00748

Location: Shelf 25 (housed with AC 00746-AC 00750)

Subject: Orientation, ID Card, Wallet, Student Life

Format: Miscellaneous

Insulated Bag, 2004

A red and black insulated lunch bag with a black shoulder strap. The college compass seal and “Class of 1994” are printed in black on the front pocket.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00494

Location: Shelf 18

Subject: Insulated Bag

Format: Miscellaneous

James Henry Morgan Cane

Cane with an engraved silver top and metal cap at bottom, belonged to President James Henry Morgan (Class of 1878).

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00248

Location: RR 01 (housed with AC 00249, AC 00412, AC 00598, AC 00758)

Subject: Cane

Format: Miscellaneous


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