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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

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

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

Engraving Blocks

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

Decade: 1930-1939

Subject: Printing

Format: Artwork/Photography

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

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

Inter-Class Athletic Championship Women's Trophy, c.1931-1961

A 15” brass tarnished cup inscribed with the names of the championship winners from 1931 to 1961.

Decade: 1930-1939

Subject: Trophy

Format: Plaques/Trophies

Miami Triad wallet, 1931

Black leather wallet souvenir with a “D" and the  "Miami Triad 1931” embossed in gold on the front, made for the annual Miami Triad Dance held by Beta Theta Pi, Phi Delta Theta, and Sigma Chi.

Decade: 1930-1939

Subject: Wallet, Greek Life, Dances

Format: Miscellaneous

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

William Penn High School Class Ring, 1932

A gold metal high school class ring with the school's seal engraved on the ring. On either side are designs featuring "32" and "WP" for the William Penn High School Class of 1932. On the inside of the band the initials "R.A.T" are engraved. This...

Decade: 1930-1939

Subject: Class Ring

Format: Jewelry

Inter-Class Women's Hockey Championship Trophy, c.1932-1957

A 14” brass tarnished cup with two handles inscribed with "INTER-CLASS HOCKEY CHAMPIONS DICKINSON COLLEGE WOMEN" over a design of a pair of crossed hockey sticks and the names of the women’s hockey championship winners from 1932 to 1957.

Decade: 1930-1939

Subject: Women's Trophy

Format: Plaques/Trophies

Class of 1935 flag

Class of 1934/1935 flag made of red felt with white felt letters, last digit can be replaced to alternate the class year.

Decade: 1930-1939

Subject: Class Flags

Format: Flags/Pennants/Banners

Phi Mu sorority pin, c.1930

Gold polygonal pin with sorority letters and jewels which belonged to Sarah Rowe.

Decade: 1900-1909

Subject: Greek Life, Sorority Pin

Format: Jewelry

Wilson College Class Ring, 1934

A silver metal class ring for Wilson College. A dark blue stone engraved with the college seal is set into the face of the ring. On either side of the stone are designs featuring the Wilson College "W". On the inside of the band, the intials "H....

Decade: 1930-1939

Subject: Class Ring

Format: Jewelry

Raven’s Claw Cap, 1935

Raven's Claw cap belonging to George Shuman, Jr. This cap would have been work by Shuman to represent his affiliation with the honor society.  Raven's Claw is made up of seven senior Dickinson males.  

Decade: 1930-1939

Subject: Honor Societies

Format: Hats

Dickinson Jacket, c.1935

A red warm-up jacket, similar to others worn by the basketball team, with "Dickinson" stitched in white on the front and a "7" on the sleeve. 

Decade: 1930-1939

Subject: Athletics, Jacket

Format: Clothing

Football, 1936

Football from the Dickinson v. Penn State game on October 17, 1931.

Decade: 1930-1939

Subject: Football

Format: Athletic Equipment

"Mascot Twelve" Football Uniform (#5), 1936

A red and white knitted jersey, pants, and socks worn by H. Gilman Wing for the "Mascot Twelve" football game played by children of the faculty. This game was held during halftime at Homecoming, October 24, 1936. 

Decade: 1930-1939

Subject: Athletics, Uniform, Homecoming

Format: Clothing

“Mascot Twelve” Football Uniform (#66), 1936

A red and white knitted jersey, pants, and socks worn by Daniel Kahler for the “Mascot Twelve” football game played during halftime at Homecoming on October 24, 1936. This game was traditionally played by the children of the faculty. 

Decade: 1930-1939

Subject: Athletics, Homecoming, Uniform

Format: Clothing

“Mascot Twelve” football uniform (#77), 1936

A red and white knitted jersey, pants, and socks worn by Conrad Kahler for the “Mascot Twelve” football game during halftime at Homecoming on October 24, 1936. This game was traditionally played by the children of the faculty. 

Decade: 1930-1939

Subject: Uniform, Athletics, Homecoming

Format: Clothing

Powder Box, 1937

Spherical black enamel box with metal base and white plastic top, Phi Kappa Sigma symbol in gold metal, from 1937.

Decade: 1930-1939

Subject: Greek Life

Format: Miscellaneous

Raven’s Claw pin, 1937

Gold Raven’s Claw symbol featuring “7” and “1937,” which belonged to George Shuman, Jr.

Decade: 1930-1939

Subject: Honor Societies

Format: Pins/Buttons

Freshman Dink, 1937

Red, cotton freshman dink that belonged to Madelaine Batt Grafton, class of 1941. 

Decade: 1930-1939

Subject: Dink

Format: Hats

Phi Kappa Psi Convention Pin and Ribbon, 1937

A gold rectangular pin with a paper insert "George Shuman, Da Zeta" written in black pen attached to a red silk ribbon with "Council Convention District II, N. C. Alpha, Phi Kappa Psi, April 29- May 1, 1937, Delegate" in black lettering.

Decade: 1930-1939

Subject: pin and ribbon

Format: Pins/Buttons

Zatae Longsdorff Straw Academic Hood, 1937

A black, red, white and yellow academic hood given to Zatae Longsdorff Straw (Class of 1887) at the reception of her honorary degree in 1937. 

Decade: 1930-1939

Subject: Academic Regalia, Hood

Format: Clothing

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