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Raven's Claw Engraving Blocks

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

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Printing, Honor Societies

Format: Artwork/Photography

Dickinson College Pen

A red, white and silver twist pen. On the top white half of the pen is the text "DICKINSON COLLEGE" written on the side. This pen belonged to Velva Diven Daihl, class of 1927. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Pens

Format: Miscellaneous

Masland Mug and Magnet

White ceramic mug with "Masland for the 199th" in blue, and blue magnet with white lettering of identical design.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Magnet, Mug

Format: Glassware/Ceramics, Miscellaneous

Swim Team Warm-Up Jacket

Red jacket with red devil head and "Dickinson Swim Team" on back.  Labeled with white number "2" on left, near waist. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Athletics, Jacket

Format: Clothing

Lacrosse Stick

Lacrosse stick labeled as "D106." 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Athletics

Format: Athletic Equipment

John Dickinson's Mansion Plate

Ceramic plate with gold border and center view of the John Dickinson mansion in blue.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Plate

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Priestley Scientific Glassware

Ten pieces of various scientific glassware owned and used by John Priestley for his experiements. The set includes several clear glass test tubes, flasks, "s" tubes, and a flask with a valve.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: scientific glassware

Format: Glassware/Ceramics, Scientific Equipment

College Seal Ornament

Flat glass ornament with printed gold College seal.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: College Seal

Format: Ornaments

Bell

A brass bell with a pink ribbon tied around the wooden handle. It was used at Metzger Hall.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Bell

Format: Miscellaneous

Wooden Railings

Dark wooden railings carved with names and symbols, believed to be from either West College or East College.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Railings, West College (Old West), East College

Format: Building Materials

Ceramic Model of West College

Large 3D painted ceramic model of Old West. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: West College (Old West)

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Lancet

A brass medical instrument used by Benjamin Rush to bleed his patients for medical treatments.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: medical equipment

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

Warm-Up Jacket

Red acrylic jacket with white striping and zipper. "Dickinson College" printed on the left, front.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Athletics, Jacket

Format: Clothing

Carlisle, Pennsylvania Button

A round white metal button with "I love (red heart symbol) Carlisle" in black lettering.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Button, Carlisle

Format: Pins/Buttons

Chinese Pin

Gold circle pin painted with blue and green enamel, featuring Chinese letters and two figures.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Chinese

Format: Pins/Buttons

Founder's Society Medallion, 1950

Oval, brass medallion with an engraving of Old West on the front and the name "Bob Weinstein '50" on the back.

Decade: 1950-1959

Subject: Founder's Society, Medallion

Format: Currency/Medallions

Bell

A large silver metal bell with a black handle.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Bell

Format: Miscellaneous

West College Nail

Nail removed from lover level of West College during renovations in spring 2006. Possibly dating from early nineteenth century, when building was originally constructed.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: West College (Old West)

Format: Building Materials

Class of 1936 Reunion Beanie

Red cotton cap with slight brim and "36" in white made in honor of the class of 1936's reunion. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Reunion Beanie, Dink, Reunion

Format: Hats

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

Japanese Footwear

Two pairs of red painted wooden Japanese traditional footwear. One pair has a pair of plastic red and white polka dotted toe covers. There are a total of seven pairs of shoes in the collection. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: footwear

Format: Clothing

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

Red Devil decals

Two decals of Red Devil sitting on a letter "D".

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Red Devil

Format: Miscellaneous

West College Ceramic Facade

Flat ceramic model of the front of Old West.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: West College (Old West), Campus Buildings

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

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