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United States Flag, 1942

The American flag with 48 stars, folded in a military fashion. Slightly faded.

Decade: 1940-1949

Subject: American flag

Format: Flags/Pennants/Banners

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pistols and Bullets

Two small four barreled pistols, each of a different design and color of the handle, with a box containing five bullets.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: pistols, bullets

Format: Weapons

Wine Glasses

Three 5 inch tall crystal goblets with etched hunting scene, reportedly brought by Dr. Charles Nisbet from Scotland.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Wine Glasses, Crystal

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

White Knit Sweater

Hand sewn white knit letter cardigan with red felt "D" in the center.  Worn by Boyd Lee Spahr, Jr. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Sweater, Athletics

Format: Clothing

Metal Seal Bookmarks

Two flat metal bookmarks with the College seal printed on them.

Decade: 1950-1959

Subject: College Seal, Bookmark

Format: Miscellaneous

Pennant

A red felt pennant with "Dickinson" and the college seal in white lettering. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Pennants

Format: Flags/Pennants/Banners

White Hat with College Seal

A white canvas fishing hat featuring the college seal in red. A name tag button with the name "Cummings, Wallace J." is pinned to the brim of the hat just below the college seal. This item belonged to Velva Diven Daihl, class of 1927. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: hat

Format: Hats

Dickinson Banner with Seal

A red Brocade Banner with the Dickinson College seal embroidered in gold with gold fringe, silk back panel, and a rod for hanging.  The banner was found in Allison Church after Dickinson bought the building.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Banner

Format: Flags/Pennants/Banners

Washington College Food Service Polo Shirt

Maroon cotton short sleeved polo shirt with a button collar and "Washington College Food Service" in white.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Polo

Format: Clothing

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