Honor Societies

Pewter Cup, 1988

Pewter cup with no handles, engraved with college seal and “The John Dickinson Society 1988.”

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00517

Location: Shelf 27 (housed with AC 00592)

Subject: Honor Societies

Format: Miscellaneous

Phi Beta Kappa Key Award

Phi Beta Kappa key awarded to Mabel B. Kirk.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00420

Location: Shelf 25 (housed with AC 00418-00422, AC 00448-00449, AC 00484, AC 00488, AC 00541)

Subject: Honor Societies, Key

Format: Pins/Buttons

Phi Beta Kappa key, 1868

Copper key inscribed with name of Alexander Dallas Bache Smead as a member of Phi Beta Kappa in 1868.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00151

Location: Shelf 26 (housed with AC 00141 - AC 00160)

Subject: Honor Societies, Key

Format: Miscellaneous

Phi Beta Kappa key, 1883

Copper key inscribed with Bradford Oliver McIntire as a member of Phi Beta Kappa in 1883; also inscribed “Wesleyan.”

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00150

Location: Shelf 26 (housed with AC 00141 - AC 00160)

Subject: Honor Societies, Key

Format: Miscellaneous

Phi Beta Kappa key, 1893

Copper key inscribed with name of Mervin Grant Filler as a member of Phi Beta Kappa in 1893.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00149

Location: Shelf 26 (housed with AC 00141 - AC 00160)

Subject: Honor Societies, Key

Format: Miscellaneous

Phi Beta Kappa key, 1895

Copper key and pin inscribed with name of Amy Fisher as a member of Phi Beta Kappa in 1895.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00142

Location: Shelf 26 (housed with AC 00141 - AC 00160)

Subject: Honor Societies, Key

Format: Pins/Buttons

Phi Beta Kappa key, 1897

Copper key inscribed with name of Edgar Rohrer Heckman as a member of Phi Beta Kappa, 1897.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00148

Location: Shelf 26 (housed with AC 00141 - AC 00160)

Subject: Honor Societies, Key

Format: Pins/Buttons

Phi Beta Kappa key, 1898

Large copper key inscribed with name of Leon Cushing Prince as a member of Phi Beta Kappa in 1898.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00146

Location: Shelf 26 (housed with AC 00141 - AC 00160)

Subject: Honor Societies, Key

Format: Pins/Buttons

Phi Beta Kappa key, 1898

Copper key inscribed with name of Walter Wesley Rice as a member of Phi Beta Kappa in 1898.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00152

Location: Shelf 26 (housed with AC 00141 - AC 00160)

Subject: Honor Societies, Key

Format: Miscellaneous

Phi Beta Kappa key, 1898

Copper key inscribed with name of Montgomery Porter Sellers as a member of Phi Beta Kappa in 1898.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00147

Location: Shelf 26 (housed with AC 00141 - AC 00160)

Subject: Honor Societies, Key

Format: Pins/Buttons

Phi Beta Kappa key, 1905

Copper key inscribed with name of James M. Green as a member of Phi Beta Kappa in 1905.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00145

Location: Shelf 26 (housed with AC 00141 - AC 00160)

Subject: Honor Societies, Key

Format: Pins/Buttons

Phi Beta Kappa key, 1907

Copper key inscribed with name of Florence Irene Ralston as a member of Phi Beta Kappa in 1907.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00144

Location: Shelf 26 (housed with AC 00141 - AC 00160)

Subject: Honor Societies, Key

Format: Pins/Buttons

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

Raven's Claw Engraving Blocks

Two copper plates attached to blocks, with the two part Raven's Claw emblem on them.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00311

Location: Shelf 25 (housed with AC 00309 - AC 00310)

Subject: Printing, Honor Societies

Format: Artwork/Photography

Raven’s Claw Cap, c.1935

Raven's Claw cap belonging to George Shuman, Jr. This cap would have been work by Shuman to represent his affiliation with the honor society.  Raven's Claw is made up of seven senior Dickinson males.  

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00052

Location: RR 01 (housed with 00053, 00460-00461)

Subject: Honor Societies

Format: Hats

Raven’s Claw Hat, 1943

Raven's Claw cloth hat with insignia, belonging to James Prescott, III, class of 1944. Prescott wore the hat to show his affiliation with the honor society.  Raven's Claw is an honor society consisting of seven senior Dickinson males. 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00577

Location: RR 01 (housed with AC 00456, AC 00548, AC 00578)

Subject: Honor Societies

Format: Hats

Raven’s Claw Hat c. 1930

This hat belonged to Raven's Claw member John Christian Arndt III, Class of 1931 and was worn to symbolize his affiliation with the honor society. Raven's Claw is an all male senior honor society that admits seven male members of the Dickinson campus.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00601

Location: RR 01 (housed with AC 00606, AC 00708, AC 00675)

Subject: Honor Societies

Format: Hats

Raven’s Claw pin, 1937

Gold Raven’s Claw symbol featuring “7” and “1937,” which belonged to George Shuman, Jr.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00163

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

Subject: Honor Societies

Format: Pins/Buttons

Union Philosophical Society pin, c.1860

Gold pin shaped like Union Philosophical Society symbol which belonged to Samuel Bean as a member.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00180

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

Subject: Honor Societies

Format: Pins/Buttons

Wheel and Chain 80th Anniversary Banner, c.2004

80th anniversary banner of Dickinson College's Wheel and Chain Society.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00685

Location: Shelf 10

Subject: Anniversaries, Honor Societies

Format: Flags/Pennants/Banners

Wheel and Chain candle holders, 2006

Yellow, glass candle holders painted with Wheel and Chain 2006 in blue.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00684

Location: Shelf 25

Subject: Honor Societies

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Wheel and Chain Hat, 1945

This Wheel and Chain hat from 1945 was worn by Christine Myers Crist, class of 1946. The hat was donated by Jane Myers Seller, class of 1955, in 2012. 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00708

Location: RR 01 (housed with AC 00601, AC 00708, AC 00675)

Subject: Honor Societies

Format: Hats

Wheel and Chain Hat, 1965

This Wheel and Chain hat from 1965 was worn by Pamela Searles Miller, class of 1965. The hat was donated by Pamela Searles Miller and Albert Miller, class of 1963, in 2003. 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00460

Location: RR 01 (housed with AC 00052-00053, AC 00461)

Subject: Honor Societies

Format: Hats

Wheel and Chain Hat, 1971

Wheel and Chain hat belonging to Dr. Mary Moser, Class of 1972.  Dr. Moser would wear this hat to symbolize her affiliation with the Wheel and Chain honorary Society.  Wheel and Chain is an honor society that consists of women from Dickinson's senior class. 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00606

Location: RR 01 (housed with AC 00601, AC 00708, AC 00675)

Subject: Honor Societies

Format: Hats

Wheel and Chain Hat, c.2010

Wheel and Chain "blue hat" with ship's wheel on patch. 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00686

Location: RR 01 (housed with AC 00708 and AC 00606)

Subject: Honor Societies

Format: Hats

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