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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

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

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

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

College Seal Keyring

Brass colored, metal key ring with metal charm that features the college seal on the front. Reverse features the facade of Old West.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: West College (Old West), College Seal, Key Chain

Format: Miscellaneous

Naval Reserve Medal

A gold medal attached to a red, yellow and blue ribbon pin. On the front there is an image of an eagle spreading its wings. On the reverse side there is engraved text that reads "FAITHFUL SERVICE UNITED STATE NAVAL RESERVE". This object was owned...

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Award Medals, Military

Format: Currency/Medallions

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

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

Magic Lantern Slides

Multiple long glass plate slides painted with images to be used with a projector. A total of 18 slides are stored in two wooden boxes along with a black painted wood slide holder. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: scientific equipment, Photography

Format: Scientific Equipment

Face of Pocket Watch

Internal mechanism of pocket watch with white face and gold pieces which purportedly belonged to James Buchanan.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Watch

Format: Jewelry

Clothing from Cameroon

A four piece set of clothing and textiles given to President A. Lee Fritschler in Cameroon. Two textiles are white with red and blue stripes with a thick strip of navy cloth running through the center. The other textiles include a hat and a large...

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Cameroon

Format: Clothing, Textiles

Department of Public Safety baseball hats

Three baseball caps from the Department of Public Safety uniform embroidered with different versions of Dickinson's compass rose logo, one cap with mesh back.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Baseball Hat, Uniform

Format: Hats

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