Award Medals

Basketball medal, 1917

Round, sterling silver medal on black ribbon engraved with image of basketball player and “Dickinson College Champions 1917.”

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00561

Location: Shelf 16 (housed with AC 0022-00225, etc.)

Subject: Athletics, Award Medals

Format: Currency/Medallions

Belles Lettres Prize for Oratory medal, 1895

A Belles Lettres gold medal engraved with the society's symbol and motto, hung from a black crepe ribbon. This medal was awarded to Edgar Rohrer Heckman for winning the Sophomore Oratorical contest in 1895. 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00189

Location: Shelf 17 (housed with 00190-00193)

Subject: Award Medals, Oratorical Contests, Literary Societies

Format: Currency/Medallions

Certificate and World War II Medals, 1945

A certificate mounted in a gold frame listing the date, medals and position awarded to Thomas Edward Munce, Jr. for his service in World War II. Under the crest printed in orange, the text reads "The Under-Secretary of State for War presents his compliments and by Command of the Army Council has the honour to transmit the enclosed Awards granted for service during the war of 1939-45. 1939-1945 Star, Africa Star, with 8th Army Clasp, Italy Star, War Medal, 1939-1945." This item belonged to Thomas Edward Munce, Jr., class of 1939.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 2005.5_2

Location: Shelf 34

Subject: certificate, Award Medals

Format: Miscellaneous

Congressional Medal of Honor, 1862

A bronze pin, star and red, white and blue ribbon featuring U. S. symbols which was awarded to Thomas T. Fallon in 1862 and was sent to replace the medal lost by Horatio Collins King.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00193

Location: Shelf 17 (housed with AC 00189-00192)

Subject: Award Medals, Military

Format: Currency/Medallions

Croix Noir Award

A silver tarnished star shaped medallion with white, blue, and green enamel attached to a faded blue ribbon. Awarded to James Gordon Steese for his service in the aftermath of World War I.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 2002.4

Location: Shelf 32

Subject: Award Medals, Military, World War I

Format: Currency/Medallions

Naval Reserve Medal

A gold medal attached to a red, yellow and blue ribbon pin. On the front there is an image of an eagle spreading its wings. On the reverse side there is engraved text that reads "FAITHFUL SERVICE UNITED STATE NAVAL RESERVE". This object was owned by Albert Louther Demaree, class of 1923.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 2010.4_2

Location: Shelf 34 Box 1

Subject: Award Medals, Military

Format: Currency/Medallions

Order of the Crown of Italy Medal

A gold metal and white enamel medallion in the shape of a cross attached to a red and white stripped ribbon. In the center there is a dark blue circle with gold crown, representing the Order of the Crown of Italy. This medallion purportedly belonged to Flint Kellogg.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00233

Location: Shelf 24 (housed with AC 00234-00237)

Subject: Award Medals

Format: Currency/Medallions

Pierson Prize for Oratory Medal, 1887

A round gold pendant with oratorical contest details inscribed on both the front and the back. On the front the name of the winner for 1887, "AWARDED TO MARY R. CURRAN AS A PRIZE FOR ORATORY", is inscribed in the center of the medallion, around which reads "FOUNDED BY DANIEL PIERSON MDCCIXXXVII". On the back it reads "COLLEGIUM DICKINSONIENSE DETUR DIGNIORI". 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00165

Location: Shelf 26 (housed with AC 00161-00180)

Subject: Award Medals, Oratorical Contests, Pierson Prize

Format: Currency/Medallions

Pierson Prize-Longsdorff, 1886

A gold medallion attached to a red ribbon. On the front the engraving reads "COLLEGIUM DICKINSONIENSE DETUR DIONIORI" and on the back "AWARDED TO Zatae Longsdorff AS A PRIZE FOR ORATORY FOUNDED BY DANIEL PIERSON MDCCCLXXXVI"

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 2002.2

Location: Shelf 33

Subject: Award Medals, Oratorical Contests, Pierson Prize

Format: Currency/Medallions

Purple Heart Award, c.1910

A gold metal and purple enamel heart shaped medallion attached to a purple and white striped ribbon. In the center features the profile of a male bust. James Gordon Steese, a member of the Class of 1902, received this award during World War I. 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 2002.4

Location: Shelf 32

Subject: Award Medals, Military, World War I

Format: Currency/Medallions

Ribbon to Accompany Medals

A long bar covered by multicolored ribbon with a small bronze colored star glued to the top of the bar. This object was meant to accompany the award medals received by Albert Louther Demaree, class of 1923. 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 2010.4_4

Location: Shelf 34 Box 1

Subject: ribbons, Award Medals, Military

Format: Miscellaneous

Robert Cole Prize Medal, 1890

A gold polygonal medal for the Cole Freshman Elocution Contest of 1890, awarded to Montgomery Porter Sellers, inscribed with the text "COLE PRIZE MEDAL GIFT OF Robert C. Cole Class of '79" on the front. On the back the inscription reads "Awarded to M. P. Sellers June 19th, 1890 for excellence in Elocution Freshman Contest Class '93".

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00164

Location: Shelf 26 (housed with AC 00161-00180)

Subject: Award Medals, Oratorical Contests

Format: Currency/Medallions

World War I Victory Medal, 1919

A gold medal attached to a rainbow colored ribbon pin. On the front is the image of an angel holding a sword and a shield. On the reverse side is the image of the United States crest with an eagle. The engraved text around it reads "THE GREAT WAR FOR CIVILIZATION FRANCE ITALY SERBIA JAPAN MONTENEGRO RUSSIA GREECE GREAT BRITAIN BELGIUM BRAZIL PORTUGAL ROMANIA CHINA" and six stars aligned on the bottom edge of the medal. This object belonged to Albert Louther Demaree, class of 1923.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 2010.4_1

Location: Shelf 34 Box 1

Subject: Award Medals, Military, World War I

Format: Currency/Medallions

World War II Victory Medal, c.1945

A gold medal attached to a rainbow and red colored ribbon pin. On the front there is an image of woman holding a broken sword in each hand and one foot standing on a helmet and the text "WORLD WAR II". On the reverse is the image of a piece of grain and the text "UNITED STATES OF AMERICAN 1941 - 1945". This object belonged to Albert Louther Demaree, class of 1923. 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 2010.4_3

Location: Shelf 34 Box 1

Subject: Award Medals, Military, World War II

Format: Currency/Medallions

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