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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

Green Knit Cap, 1924

Green knit wool cap with yellow pom pom worn by Donald McIntyre as a freshman in 1924.

Decade: 1920-1929

Subject: Freshman Beanies

Format: Hats

Dickinson College Seal Plaque, c.1925

Bronze college seal mounted on a cherry wood shield-shaped plaque.

Decade: 1920-1929

Subject: Commemorative Plaque, College Seal

Format: Plaques/Trophies

William Wood Gerhard Commemorative Medal

Bronze medal featuring  an image of William Wood Gerhard and his birth and death dates on the front, with the words "THE PHILADELPHIA PATHOLOGICAL SOCIETY HONORS ZEAL IN RESEARCH" on the back. 

Decade: 1920-1929

Subject: Health and Medicine, Honors and Awards, Commemorative Medal

Format: Currency/Medallions

Communion Kit

Three piece silver communion kit donated in honor of John Wesley and Annie Wilcox Edel for use in the Durbin Oratory. 

Decade: 1920-1929

Subject: Religion and Spirituality

Format: Miscellaneous

Felt Beret

Felt armbands, beret and pin for the Dickinson class of 1926 and a Carlisle High School pennant.  

Decade: 1920-1929

Subject: Buttons, Carlisle High School

Format: Flags/Pennants/Banners, Hats

Class Blazer, 1926

Gray and red striped wool blazer worn by Victor B. Hann '28 during his student days at Dickinson.

Decade: 1920-1929

Subject: Class Blazer, Blazer

Format: Clothing

Shelf 26 (housed with 00142-00160)

Copper key and staff belonging to Mervin Grant Filler as a member of Omicron Delta Kappa in 1927.

Decade: 1920-1929

Subject: Honors Societies, Key

Format: Pins/Buttons

Pin, c.1928

Very small gold pin with "28" in a center triangle and the letters “N,” “E,” and “M” around the outside. The organization behind the pin is unknown.

Decade: 1920-1929

Subject: Sorority Pin

Format: Pins/Buttons

Class of 1902 Award Pocket Watch

Silver pocket watch given to John W. McConnnell as the first recipient of the Class of 1902 Award in 1928. Endowed by the class of 1902, the award is given annually to a member of the junior class who has contributed the most good to the college...

Decade: 1920-1929

Subject: Honors and Awards, Class of 1902 Award, Watch

Format: Jewelry

Commencement  Buttons, 1929

White round commencement buttons and one oval commencement buttons with,“My Name is James A. Strite, ’29.”

Decade: 1920-1929

Subject: Commencement, Buttons, College Traditions

Format: Pins/Buttons

Walter Buckingham Carver Academic Hood, 1929

Black and yellow hood worn by Walter Buckington Carver upon receiving an honorary degree from Dickinson in 1929

Decade: 1920-1929

Subject: Academic Regalia, Hood

Format: Clothing

1909 Felt Pennant

Four silk Dickinson ribbons and one felt banner for the class of 1909 . Produced for the 20th reunion in 1929. 

Decade: 1920-1929

Subject: Class Flags, Reunion

Format: Flags/Pennants/Banners

Woodrow Wilson Commemorative Medal

Plaster cast of medal with President Woodrow Wilson, produced in 1929 for the 50th anniversary of Wilson's graduation from Princeton University.

Decade: 1920-1929

Subject: Commemorative Medal

Format: Currency/Medallions

Pennsylvania State Senate pins (4), c.1929-1936

Four member pins belonging to Leon Cushing Prince as a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate from 1929 to 1936.Three of the pins are gold with blue enamel and the state seal from 1930-1931, 1933-1934, and 1935-1936. The last pin is a gold...

Decade: 1930-1939

Subject: Pins

Format: Pins/Buttons

Dickinson College Seal Plaque, c.1930

College seal in bronze mounted on a shield of light colored wood.

Decade: 1930-1939

Subject: Commemorative Plaque, College Seal

Format: Plaques/Trophies

William Penn High School Class Ring, 1930

A gold metal high school class ring with the school's seal engraved on the front of the ring. On either side are designs featuring "WP" and "30" for the class of 1930. This item belonged to Helen Trout, sister of Ruth Trout, class of 1936. 

Decade: 1930-1939

Subject: Class Ring

Format: Jewelry

Boyd Lee Spahr Academic Regalia, c.1930

Black hoods, gown, and caps worn by Boyd Lee Spahr as President of the Board of Trustees of Dickinson College, a position he held from 1931 to 1961.

Decade: 1930-1939

Subject: Academic Regalia, Hood, Gown, Cap

Format: Clothing, Hats

Pi Beta Phi Wood Pin, c.1930

A sorority pin made of wood featuring the greek letters of the Pi Beta Phi Fraternity. This item was owned by Ruth Trout, class of 1936.

Decade: 1930-1939

Subject: Sorority Pin

Format: Pins/Buttons

Knit Dickinson Sweater, c.1930

Cream, knit letter sweater with large red “D” on front worn by Edward Hoberman, class of 1930.

Decade: 1930-1939

Subject: Sweater, Athletics

Format: Clothing

Phi Mu sorority pin, c.1930

Gold pin featuring sorority seal and motto which belonged to Sarah Rowe, class of 1934, as a member of Phi Mu.

Decade: 1930-1939

Subject: Greek Life, Sorority Pin

Format: Pins/Buttons

Engraving Blocks

Twenty two engraving blocks from "Theophilus, the Battle Axe" by Charles C. Sellers. 

Decade: 1930-1939

Subject: Printing

Format: Artwork/Photography

Dickinson College button, c.1930

Red and white button with name of Whitfield Jenks Bell, Jr. and “Dickinson College Freshman” in red.

Decade: 1930-1939

Subject: Buttons

Format: Pins/Buttons

Letter Sweater, c.1930

An off-white knit wool letter sweater with a big red varsity letter "D" sewn onto the front. The sweater was worn by Edward Johnson (Class of 1932), captain of the varsity football team. 

Decade: 1930-1939

Subject: Sweater

Format: Clothing

Swim Team patch, 1931

Round white felt patch with blue trim, featuring female swimmer and “Dickinson 1931” in white.

Decade: 1930-1939

Subject: Athletics, Patches

Format: Textiles

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