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Sigma Kappa pin, 1913

Sterling silver shield with fraternity letters and date painted in blue enamel.

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: Greek Life, Sorority Pin

Format: Pins/Buttons

Woodrow Wilson Inauguration Medallion, 1913

A gold metal medallion embossed with the portrait of Woodrow Wilson on the front with the text "INAUGURATION MARCH 4, 1913". On the back  the text reads "Woodrow Wilson President Thomas Riley Marshall Vice President" accompanied by the symbols of...

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: Medallion

Format: Currency/Medallions

Football Helmet, 1914

A brown leather football helmet worn by Frank E. Masland during the 1914 and 1915 football seasons.

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: Helmet, Athletics

Format: Athletic Equipment

Frank Masland Freshman Beanie, 1914

White cotton "dink" with gold button and "18."  Worn by Frank Masland (Class of 1918) as a freshman in 1914.

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: Freshman Beanies

Format: Hats

Conway Hall banner, 1914

Reddish-orange felt banner, which hung in Conway Hall from 1914 to 1917, made by the class of 1917.

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: Conway Hall, Banner, Preparatory School

Format: Flags/Pennants/Banners

Conway Hall Plaque, 1914

Brass letters "C" and "H" and "1914" mounted on a dark wooden shield, made for Conway Hall. Donated by Florence Hutchison Baker in 1971.

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: Residence Halls, Campus Buildings, Commemorative Plaque, Conway Hall

Format: Plaques/Trophies

James Henry Morgan Hood

Black hood, gown, and cap worn by James Henry Morgan as president of Dickinson College in the early twentieth century.

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: Academic Regalia, Presidents, Hood, Gown, Cap

Format: Clothing, Hats

Chi Omega sorority ring, c.1915

Gold ring with sorority letters in black setting which belonged to Beatrice Carmitchell and her daughter, Nan Stover.

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: Greek Life

Format: Jewelry

Identification bracelet, c.1917

Silver chain bracelet with name and rank of Donald Beitzel Filler as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army during World War I.

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: World War I, Military, Bracelet, Dog Tags

Format: Jewelry

Basketball medal, 1917

Round, sterling silver medal on black ribbon engraved with image of basketball player and “Dickinson College Champions 1917.”

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: Athletics, Award Medals

Format: Currency/Medallions

Academic Hood and Cap, 1917

A black cap and a red and black hood worn by Edgar Rohrer Heckman (Class of 1897) upon receiving an honorary degree from Dickinson College in 1917.

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: Academic Regalia, Hood, Cap

Format: Clothing

Phi Beta Kappa Key, 1919

A small gold metal necklace charm of a Phi Beta Kappa key with “Beatrice Carmitchel, Dickinson ’19, December 5, 1776” engraved on the back. Given by donor’s mother (Beatrice Earle Carmitchell) to donor (her daughter) at her graduation from...

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: necklace charm

Format: Jewelry

Class Ring, 1919

A gold metal class ring with the college seal and the text “19” and “DC” engraved on either side of the seal. The initials “B.E.C.” are engraved on the inside of the band. Given by donor’s mother (Beatrice Earle Carmitchell) to donor (her...

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: Class Ring

Format: Jewelry

Walt Whitman Commemorative medal

Bronze medal featuring relief portrait of Walt Whitman.  Produced by the Franklin Inn Club to commemorate Whitman's 100th birthday.

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: Commemorative Medal

Format: Currency/Medallions

World War I Victory Medal, 1919

A gold medal attached to a rainbow colored ribbon pin. On the front is the image of an angel holding a sword and a shield. On the reverse side is the image of the United States crest with an eagle. The engraved text around it reads "THE GREAT WAR...

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: Award Medals, Military, World War I

Format: Currency/Medallions

Phi Kappa Sigma Black Wallet, c.1920

A small black leather wallet with a flap with a gold snap button and an embossed gold Phi Kappa Sigma crest on the front. Inside the wallet unfolds into two segments each with multiple pockets and a square mirror. This item belonged to Charles...

Decade: 1920-1929

Subject: Wallet

Format: Miscellaneous

Army Staff Accommodation Pin, c.1920

A circular gold metal pin with black, green, blue, white and red enamel. In the center is a black enameled star with the United States seal in gold, blue, white and red. Surrounding the star are green enameled leaves. This object belonged to...

Decade: 1920-1929

Subject: Military

Format: Pins/Buttons

Dickinson Banner, c.1920

A red felt rectangular banner with “DICKINSON” in white felt letters and white trim. The banner is approximately 11” x 34”, but believed to have shrunken from an original dimension of 12” x 36”.

Decade: 1920-1929

Subject: Banner

Format: Flags/Pennants/Banners

Lose Military Ribbons, c.1920

Six lose military ribbons of various colors and sizes. These objects belonged to Charles M. Steese, ex-class of 1907. 

Decade: 1920-1929

Subject: Military, ribbons

Format: Miscellaneous

Military Ribbon Bars, c.1920

Twelve military ribbon bars of various color and sizes. Many of the bars have either star or circular buttons attached to them. These objects belonged to Charles M. Steese, ex-class of 1907.

Decade: 1920-1929

Subject: Military, ribbons

Format: Miscellaneous

Commencement button, 1923

White round buttons with college seal and name, and “Commencement” in red, with “My Name is C. B. Stoner, '23.”

Decade: 1920-1929

Subject: Commencement, Buttons, College Traditions

Format: Pins/Buttons

Academic Hood Lining

Red satin academic hood lining used by Isaac Franklin Russell to represent his honorary degree from Dickinson College. Russell was granted an honorary Doctor of Laws in 1893.

Decade: 1920-1929

Subject: Academic Regalia

Format: Textiles

Ulysses Wright Academic Hood, 1923

Black and red hood worn by Ulysses Grant Simpson Wright, member of the class of 1902 and 1923 honorary degree recipient. 

Decade: 1920-1929

Subject: Academic Regalia, Hood

Format: Clothing

Pi Beta Phi sorority pins, c.1920

Two small gold arrow-shaped pins with sorority letters which belonged to M. Elizabeth Filler.

Decade: 1920-1929

Subject: Sorority Pin, Greek Life

Format: Pins/Buttons

Woodrow Wilson Memorial Medallion, 1924

A gold metal medallion featuring the embossed portrait of Woodrow Wilson on the front. On the back reads the text "WOODROW WILSON 28th PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES BORN DECEMBER 28 1856 DIED February 3 1924. The text is then surrounded by an...

Decade: 1920-1929

Subject: Medallion

Format: Currency/Medallions

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