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USNR Dog Tag, 1943

A United States Navy Reserve (USNR) Dog Tag with a chain necklace attached and engraved with the text "COUTTS ALAN 647 43 68 TYPE-O T/11/43 USNR-P."

Decade: 1940-1949

Subject: Dog Tags, Military

Format: Jewelry

Raven’s Claw Hat, 1943

Raven's Claw cloth hat with insignia, belonging to James Prescott, III, class of 1944. Prescott wore the hat to show his affiliation with the honor society.  Raven's Claw is an honor society consisting of seven senior Dickinson males. 

Decade: 1940-1949

Subject: Honor Societies

Format: Hats

Class of 1944 ring, 1944

Gold ring with college seal in black setting which belonged to Elizabeth Faddis Cunliffe.

Decade: 1940-1949

Subject: Class Ring

Format: Jewelry

Frank Elmer Masland, Jr. regalia

Black cap and hood and red gown belonging to Frank Elmer Masland, Jr., class of 1918 and a member of the Dickinson College Board of Trustees from 1946-1965.

Decade: 1940-1949

Subject: Academic Regalia, Cap, Gown, Hood

Format: Clothing, Hats

Certificate and World War II Medals, 1945

A certificate mounted in a gold frame listing the date, medals and position awarded to Thomas Edward Munce, Jr. for his service in World War II. Under the crest printed in orange, the text reads "The Under-Secretary of State for War presents his...

Decade: 1940-1949

Subject: certificate, Award Medals

Format: Miscellaneous

Wheel and Chain Hat, 1945

This Wheel and Chain hat from 1945 was worn by Christine Myers Crist, class of 1946. The hat was donated by Jane Myers Seller, class of 1955, in 2012. 

Decade: 1940-1949

Subject: Honor Societies

Format: Hats

Dickinson College Embosser, c.1940-50

A hand-held gray metal embosser for the stamp of the Dickinson College seal.

Decade: 1940-1949

Subject: Embosser

Format: Miscellaneous

Dickinson College Embosser, c.1945

A black iron embosser with the stamp of the Dickinson College seal.

Decade: 1940-1949

Subject: Embosser

Format: Miscellaneous

World War II Victory Medal, c.1945

A gold medal attached to a rainbow and red colored ribbon pin. On the front there is an image of woman holding a broken sword in each hand and one foot standing on a helmet and the text "WORLD WAR II". On the reverse is the image of a piece of...

Decade: 1940-1949

Subject: Award Medals, Military, World War II

Format: Currency/Medallions

Mug, 1946

A white ceramic mug with the college name, date, and Chi Omega insignia on the front. The name “Marion V. Bell" is printed on the back in black.

Decade: 1940-1949

Subject: Mug

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

John W. Snyder Commemorative Medal, c.1945

Bronze Medal with bust of John W. Snyder, inscription, and treasury seal. Produced by the U.S. Mint. John W. Snyder was the United States Secretary of the Treasury under President Harry S. Truman. Snyder delivered an address during the 1949...

Decade: 1940-1949

Subject: Commemorative Medal

Format: Currency/Medallions

Engraving Blocks

Fifty-nine engraving blocks from "Fifty Printer's Marks" by Edwin Elliot Willoughby, Class of 1922.

Decade: 1940-1949

Subject: Printing

Format: Artwork/Photography

Dickinson Pennant (black), c.1948

A black felt Dickinson pennant with red trim and tassels. The pennant features a large Dickinson red and white “D” with the text “DICKINSON COLLEGE” in red.

Decade: 1940-1949

Subject: Pennants

Format: Flags/Pennants/Banners

Alpha Chi Rho fraternity key, 1948

Alpha Chi Rho fraternity key. The text on the attached paper reads "AXP 'Monte Carlo' March 20, 1948."

Decade: 1940-1949

Subject: Key, Greek Life

Format: Miscellaneous

George Shuman, Jr. Football Plaque, 1949

A bronze medallion on a wooden plaque with the inscription, "1949, Red Devils, Dickinson College, George Shuman Jr.", honoring George Shuman, Jr. for his performance in football in 1949.

Decade: 1940-1949

Subject: Athletics, Athletic plaque

Format: Plaques/Trophies

Commencement button, 1949

White round button with college seal and name, and “Commencement” in red, with “My Name is Dean Hoffman,” a member of the Class of 1949.

Decade: 1940-1949

Subject: Commencement, Buttons, College Traditions

Format: Pins/Buttons

Ribbon to Accompany Medals

A long bar covered by multicolored ribbon with a small bronze colored star glued to the top of the bar. This object was meant to accompany the award medals received by Albert Louther Demaree, class of 1923. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: ribbons, Award Medals, Military

Format: Miscellaneous

Machete and Sheath

A short sword with a carved gray-green bone handle and a light brown embossed leather sheath.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Sword, Machete

Format: Weapons

Col. William Turnbull Epaulet

Fawn colored epaulet with gold thread and tassels in a wooden keepsake box with ornamental top that belonged to Col. William Turnbull.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Epaulet, Military

Format: Clothing

Dickinson College Football Pin

Red plastic pin with “Dickinson” and plastic charms in shape of football and helmet, which belonged to Robert Faddis.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Athletics

Format: Pins/Buttons

Pin and Ribbon Sets

Two pin and ribbon sets of silver pendants with black silk ribbons, and a set of cufflinks from the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem. These sets belonged to Flint Kellogg.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Pins

Format: Pins/Buttons

Daguerreotype of Young Man

Oval daguerreotype of a young man in a black carved frame with red velvet interior.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Daguerreotype, Photography

Format: Artwork/Photography

Air Gun Pellets

Sixteen small heavy metal balls each about a quarter inch in diameter.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Artillery

Format: Weapons

Fabric Swatch

A reproduction by Scalamandre of an 18th century red and white printed fabric featuring the profile of John Dickinson.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Fabric

Format: Textiles

James Henry Morgan Cane

Cane with an engraved silver top and metal cap at bottom, belonged to President James Henry Morgan (Class of 1878).

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Cane

Format: Miscellaneous

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