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Letter Opener

A bronze dagger-like letter opener with the Korea University emblem enameled on top with red tassels attached on the end of the sword.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: letter opener

Format: Miscellaneous

Bookplate Engraving Block

Copper printing plate mounted to a wooden block for the personal bookplate of Flora Stichling Lynch.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Printing

Format: Artwork/Photography

Plaque and Name Tag

A rectangular wooden award plaque with gold-tone  medal reading "Westinghouse Corp Pennsylvania Electric Assoc." above a metal plate reading "Participant Seventh Annual College Debates on Energy 1987-88" in black text. This award was given to...

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Plaque, Nametag, Energy Debates

Format: Pins/Buttons, Plaques/Trophies

Early Electric Motor

A motor comprised on a brass-colored metal cylinder with several holes at the top of its sides and bottom. On the top between the two bent pipes sticking out is the text engraved ".01 - OHM MORRIS E. LEEDS & CO. PHILADELPHIA 3713". 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: scientific equipment

Format: Scientific Equipment

New Testament Bible

A small, green-black leather bible that belonged to David Stone, class of 1859. On the inside of the front cover there is an inscription in pencil.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Bible, Religion and Spirituality

Format: Miscellaneous

Dickinson Sweatshirt

White cotton pullover with hood and front pocket, "Dickinson College" in red letters on the front.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Sweatshirt

Format: Clothing

Benjamin Rush tie

Red necktie with Benjamin Rush print. Signed by President William Durden. Manufactured by Vineyard Vines.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Necktie

Format: Clothing

James Buchanan Commemorative Medal

Silver commemorative medal featuring the profile of James Buchanan on the obverse side and Wheatland, Buchanan's house, on the reverse.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Commemorative Medal

Format: Currency/Medallions

Initial Pin

Gold circle pin with black center with gold entwining letters.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Initials

Format: Pins/Buttons

Dickinson College Orientation pin

Round white pin with red lettering, “Dickinson College Orientation Committee FRIEND.”

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Buttons, Orientation

Format: Pins/Buttons

Desk Set

A brown marble desk set including a letter holder, an ink blotter, and and inkwell/pen holder. This set was used by President Karl Tinsley Waugh. 

Decade: 1930-1939

Subject: Desk Set

Format: Miscellaneous

Denny Hall fireplace brick

Clay brick removed from Denny Hall fireplace during 1980's renovations.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Denny Hall

Format: Building Materials

Bishop Beverly Waugh cane

Dark wooden cane with plain crook carved with the letter "W" and a small metal cap on bottom, owned by Bishop Beverly Waugh, a trustee from 1839 to 1858.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Cane

Format: Miscellaneous

John Dickinson Society Paperweight

A plastic block with beveled edges containing a piece of limestone. An engraved plate with the text "The John Dickinson Society 1984" is situated on the top of the block.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Paperweight

Format: Miscellaneous

Calvert S. Foote Plaque

Gold-tone plaque inscribed to the memory of Calvert S. Foote, a member of the class of 1944, who served and died in World War II.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Commemorative Plaque, Military, World War II

Format: Plaques/Trophies

Seal

A thick red circular wax seal from the Maharaja of Panna, India. A long, red tassel is attached to the back of the seal.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: seal

Format: Miscellaneous

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. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Ashtray

Format: Miscellaneous

Dickinson College Buttons (3)

Three small white buttons (one with red and white ribbon) with the red college seal and number. Belonged to Edgar Heckman and Carl Stoner.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Pin

Format: Pins/Buttons

Magic Lantern Slides

Multiple long glass plate slides painted with images to be used with a projector. A total of 18 slides are stored in two wooden boxes along with a black painted wood slide holder. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: scientific equipment, Photography

Format: Scientific Equipment

Buttons and Canvas Bag

Four gold tone buttons with the navy emblem in a small canvas drawstring bag with "547138 Navy" printed in black ink.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Buttons, Military

Format: Miscellaneous, Pins/Buttons

Washington College Food Service Polo Shirt

Maroon cotton short sleeved polo shirt with a button collar and "Washington College Food Service" in white.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Polo

Format: Clothing

C.O.T.E. cards

Playing Cards with the C.O.T.E. logo and "Commission on the Environment at Dickinson College" printed in black on a white background.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Playing Cards

Format: Miscellaneous

Joseph Priestley Commemorative Plate

White Wedgwood plate with profile of Joseph Priestley in center in black.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Commemorative Plates, Wedgwood

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Allison Memorial Church plate

China plate with oil-lamp and flower pattern, black engraving of Allison Memorial Church in center.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Commemorative Plates, Methodist Church, Religion and Spirituality

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

John Dickinson Society Paperweight

A plastic block with beveled edges containing a piece of limestone. An engraved plate with the text "The John Dickinson Society 1984" is on the top of the block.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Paperweight

Format: Miscellaneous

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