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Basketball Shorts, c.1950

A pair of white satin Dickinson College basketball shorts with the number "48" inscribed on the inside of the belt strap.

Decade: 1950-1959

Subject: Athletics

Format: Athletic Equipment

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

Christmas Tree Ornament

Gold metallic ornament containing college seal encircled by wreath.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: College Seal, Christmas Decorations

Format: Ornaments

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

Alchometer

A black tin case containing an alchometer apparatus, with instructions, consisting of a glass graduated cylinder, a metal tube and clip, a small candle, a small glass orb and a glass flask. This apparatus was developed by Chemistry Professor...

Decade: Unknown

Subject: scientific equipment

Format: Scientific Equipment

College Seal Keyring

Brass colored, metal key ring with metal charm that features the college seal on the front. Reverse features the facade of Old West.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: West College (Old West), College Seal, Key Chain

Format: Miscellaneous

Plaster

A plaster rectangle imprint of the Rough Riders commemorative. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Plaster imprint

Format: 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

Dance Theatre Group pin

Pin for the Dance Theatre Group. Triangle shaped with three dancing stick figures.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Pins/Buttons

Commons Club Plaque

A small black wooden shield with the Commons Club seal in bronze and engraved with the text “Dickinson for Aye.” Two labels have been glued to the back.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Plaque

Format: Plaques/Trophies

Welcome to Dickinson pin

Round red pins with “Welcome to Dickinson” in white block letters.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Buttons, Orientation

Format: Pins/Buttons

Lacrosse Stick

Lacrosse stick labeled as "D106." 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Athletics

Format: Athletic Equipment

Pitcher Shard

A fragment of a white ironstone pitcher painted with Asian scenes and style. It was found in an excavation of the ground for Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Pitcher, Construction

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Dickinson College Seal patch

Round red patch with a red border and the seal in white. History Professor and soccer coach John Osborne designed the patch for the men’s team.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: College Seal, Athletics, Patches

Format: Textiles

West College fireplace brick

Clay brick removed from third floor fireplace in West College during 1980's renovations.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: West College (Old West)

Format: Building Materials

Order of St. George Pin

Round green and blue pin with a figure on a house bearing a shield. Perhaps an proponent of the Order of St. George. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Military, Honors and Awards

Format: Pins/Buttons

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

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

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

Ceramic Model of West College

Large 3D painted ceramic model of Old West. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: West College (Old West)

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Mermaid Players Banner

Canvas banner with a colored felt design for the Mermaid Players.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Banner

Format: Flags/Pennants/Banners

Optician's Apparatus

An optician's apparatus, including a a pair of fitting glasses, 24 lenses in storage boxes and two spectrum aparatuses. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: scientific equipment

Format: Scientific Equipment

John Dickinson Society Pocket Notebook

Black leather pocket notebook with "John Dickinson Society" embossed on the cover, given to members of the society. Inside the "3 P's of Public Speaking" and "Speaker's First Aid Kit" cards can be found. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Donor Relations

Format: Miscellaneous

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

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

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