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Cheerleader Uniform

College cheerleader uniform consisting of a red and white knit sweater and a knee-length wool skirt.

Decade: 1950-1959

Subject: Athletics, Skirt, Sweater, Uniform

Format: Clothing

Dickinson Banner

Large rectangle banner of red felt with white border, college name and seal.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: College Seal

Format: Flags/Pennants/Banners

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

Omicron Delta Kappa pin

Gold circular pin with fraternity letters in gold against black enamel.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Greek Life, Fraternity Pin

Format: Pins/Buttons

Clothing from Cameroon

A four piece set of clothing and textiles given to President A. Lee Fritschler in Cameroon. Two textiles are white with red and blue stripes with a thick strip of navy cloth running through the center. The other textiles include a hat and a large...

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Cameroon

Format: Clothing, Textiles

Band  Uniform Blazer

White wool blazer with red and white cord piping on pockets and lapel and a red and white college seal on left breast pocket. 

Decade: 1950-1959

Subject: Jacket, Uniform, Blazer

Format: Clothing

"Natural Highs" cup

White plastic cup with "Natural Highs" listed on each side.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Cup

Format: Miscellaneous

Embosser

A black iron embosser featuring a stamp of the Metzger Institute seal.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Embosser

Format: Miscellaneous

West College organ key

Gold key with cut-out top, with attached tag identifying it as the key to the organ in West College.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: West College (Old West), Key

Format: Miscellaneous

Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority Pin

Zeta Tau Alpha sorority pin awarded to Dorothy Harpster.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Sorority Pin, Greek Life

Format: Pins/Buttons

Fan

A collapsible wooden fan with the slats connected by white fabric. On each slat there is a signature from a member of the Class of 1870.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Folding Fans

Format: Miscellaneous

Butter Dishes

Two sets of cut glass butter dishes with flower shaped handles, deep bowls, accompanying plates, and glass drains to separate ice from butter.  This set reportedly belonged to Joseph Priestley.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: dish set

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Green Silk Tapestry

Green silk tapestry with interwoven pattern and fringed edges.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Tapestry

Format: Textiles

Dickinson Commencement Guest Button

A circular white metal button featuring the college seal and the text "DICKINSON COLLEGE COMMENCEMENT" in red. Written across the center of the button is the name "Sam L. Daihl, Guest" in blue ink. This object belonged to Velva Diven Daihl, class...

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Button

Format: Pins/Buttons

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...

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Award Medals

Format: Currency/Medallions

Dickinson Blanket

Dark blue-gray wool blanket with a large red "D" centered on a white diamond.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Blanket

Format: Textiles

Gold Compass Magnet

Magnet depicting the Compass Rose logo in gold with embossed lettering.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Magnet, Compass Rose

Format: Miscellaneous

Dickinson College bumper sticker

Red rectangular sticker with white lettering, “Dickinson College/Carlisle, Penna.”

Decade: Unknown

Subject: bumper sticker

Format: Miscellaneous

Library Embosser with College Seal

A small blue and silver metal library embosser of the Dickinson College seal.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Embosser

Format: Miscellaneous

Red Dickinson Necktie

A red silk necktie with the repeating college seal motif in blue and white embroidery. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Necktie

Format: Clothing

Swim Team Warm-Up Jacket

Red cotton jacket with white striping and zipper, red devil's head patch on back with "Dickinson Swim Team" in white. Labeled with white number "6" on left, near waist.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Athletics, Jacket

Format: Clothing

Three Varsity Soccer Letters

Three varsity soccer letters. Two are large red block letter “D”s with white trim and an embroidered soccer ball, and one is a medium white “D” with red trim and embroidered soccer ball.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Athletics

Format: Clothing

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

Embosser

A black iron embosser featuring a stamp of an owl, "Dickinson College" and a caduceus.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Embosser

Format: Miscellaneous

Dickinson College Plaque

The Dickinson College seal engraved on a circular bronze plaque.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Plaque

Format: Plaques/Trophies

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