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Plaster

A plaster rectangle imprint of the Rough Riders commemorative. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Plaster imprint

Format: Miscellaneous

Order of St. George Pin

Round green and blue pin with a figure on a house bearing a shield. Perhaps an proponent of the Order of St. George. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Military, Honors and Awards

Format: Pins/Buttons

Dance Theatre Group pin

Pin for the Dance Theatre Group. Triangle shaped with three dancing stick figures.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Pins/Buttons

Commons Club Plaque

A small black wooden shield with the Commons Club seal in bronze and engraved with the text “Dickinson for Aye.” Two labels have been glued to the back.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Plaque

Format: Plaques/Trophies

Welcome to Dickinson pin

Round red pins with “Welcome to Dickinson” in white block letters.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Buttons, Orientation

Format: Pins/Buttons

Pitcher Shard

A fragment of a white ironstone pitcher painted with Asian scenes and style. It was found in an excavation of the ground for Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Pitcher, Construction

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Dickinson College Seal patch

Round red patch with a red border and the seal in white. History Professor and soccer coach John Osborne designed the patch for the men’s team.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: College Seal, Athletics, Patches

Format: Textiles

Mermaid Players Banner

Canvas banner with a colored felt design for the Mermaid Players.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Banner

Format: Flags/Pennants/Banners

Dickinson College Name Tag Pin

A white button with "DICKINSON COLLEGE" in red text above the college seal in red. "Ruth Trout '36" is handwritten in black pen across the center of the button. This object belonged to Ruth Trout, class of 1936.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Button

Format: Pins/Buttons

West College fireplace brick

Clay brick removed from third floor fireplace in West College during 1980's renovations.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: West College (Old West)

Format: Building Materials

John Dickinson Society Pocket Notebook

Black leather pocket notebook with "John Dickinson Society" embossed on the cover, given to members of the society. Inside the "3 P's of Public Speaking" and "Speaker's First Aid Kit" cards can be found. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Donor Relations

Format: Miscellaneous

Dickinson Fund Award

An oval-shaped wavy metal strip attached to a clear square plastic base with the text engraved "UNITED STATES STEEL FOUNDATION DICKINSON COLLEGE FOR IMPROVEMENT ALUMNI GIVING INCENTIVE AWARD AMERICAN ALUMNI COUNCIL", awarded to the college by the...

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Honors and Awards

Format: Plaques/Trophies

Basketball Shorts, c.1950

A pair of white satin Dickinson College basketball shorts with the number "48" inscribed on the inside of the belt strap.

Decade: 1950-1959

Subject: Athletics

Format: Athletic Equipment

Wallace J. Cummings Name Tag Button

A white circular name tag button  featuring the college seal and the text "DICKISNON COLLEGE" in red. The hand written text "Cummings, Wallace J., Howard Pa." in black is written across the center of the button. This object belonged to Velva...

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Button

Format: Pins/Buttons

Cross and Initial Pin

Gold inverted triangle pin in red and black enamel with black triangle and white cross in center, with a chain leading to a pin in the shape of a G".

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Sorority Pin

Format: Pins/Buttons

Dickinson Sweatshirt

White cotton pullover with hood and front pocket, "Dickinson College" in red letters on the front.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Sweatshirt

Format: Clothing

Seal

A thick red circular wax seal from the Maharaja of Panna, India. A long, red tassel is attached to the back of the seal.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: seal

Format: Miscellaneous

Dickinson College Buttons (3)

Three small white buttons (one with red and white ribbon) with the red college seal and number. Belonged to Edgar Heckman and Carl Stoner.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Pin

Format: Pins/Buttons

Silver Candlesticks (2 pairs)

Two pairs of decorative silver candlesticks. One pair is Sheffield candlesticks and the other is Gorham silver candlesticks. These objects were donated in memory of Charles Frederick Mayer (Class of 1812 and Trustee 1834-36), great-great-...

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Candlesticks

Format: Miscellaneous

New Testament Bible

A small, green-black leather bible that belonged to David Stone, class of 1859. On the inside of the front cover there is an inscription in pencil.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Bible, Religion and Spirituality

Format: Miscellaneous

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

Dickinson College Orientation pin

Round white pin with red lettering, “Dickinson College Orientation Committee FRIEND.”

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Buttons, Orientation

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

Desk Set

A brown marble desk set including a letter holder, an ink blotter, and and inkwell/pen holder. This set was used by President Karl Tinsley Waugh. 

Decade: 1930-1939

Subject: Desk Set

Format: Miscellaneous

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