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Dink and Freshman Pin, c.1949

The dink is made out of red felt with a white button on top.  The button is made out of metal which has "Dickinson College Freshman", along with the old college seal and on a piece of paper in the middle "Jim Pritchard" is written.

Decade: 1940-1949

Subject: Student Life, Freshman Beanies, Dink, Nametag

Format: Clothing, Hats, Pins/Buttons, Textiles

Cupola and Mermaid Tie Pin

Tie pin shaped like the Old West Cupola with the Mermaid.  In the bottom center of the pin has the year "1773".

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Tie, Mermaid, West College (Old West), Pins

Format: Clothing, Jewelry, Pins/Buttons

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

Chess Pieces

Four wooden chess pieces - Two black pawns, one yellow bishop, and one smaller red knight - which purportedly belonged to Moncure Conway.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Games

Format: Miscellaneous

License Plate Frame

A cream colored metal license plate frame with the college seal and "Dickinson College" in red.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: license plate frame

Format: Miscellaneous

Dickinson College Football Sweatshirt, c.1950

Red Dickinson football sweatshirt donated by Wilbur Gobrecht, class of 1952.

Decade: 1950-1959

Subject: Athletics, Sweatshirt

Format: Clothing

Bowl and Plate

A white china bowl with matching plate. Both feature the college seal in red.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Dishes, Plate, Bowl

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Dickinson College Banner

Red and white felt banner with college seal and "Dickinson College" on one side.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: College Flags

Format: Flags/Pennants/Banners

Band Uniform Jacket

Red wool jacket with white trim and epaulets, silver buttons, and a college seal patch on the left shoulder.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Jacket, Uniform

Format: Clothing

Dickinson College Democrats button

Round white button with “Dickinson College Democrats” and Democratic donkey in red.

Decade: 1950-1959

Subject: Buttons, Dickinson Democrats

Format: Pins/Buttons

Mt. Holly Springs plate

Ceramic plate with gilded edge with engraved image of Mt. Holly Springs park in black, produced by Charles F. Himes.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Commemorative Plates, Cumberland County

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

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

Phi Beta Kappa Key Award

Phi Beta Kappa key awarded to Mabel B. Kirk.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Honor Societies, Key

Format: Pins/Buttons

Dickinson Commencement Guest Button

A circular white metal button featuring the college seal and the text "DICKINSON COLLEGE COMMENCEMENT" in red. Written across the center of the button is the name "Sam L. Daihl, Guest" in blue ink. This object belonged to Velva Diven Daihl, class...

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Button, Commencement

Format: Pins/Buttons

Order of the Crown of Italy Medal

A gold metal and white enamel medallion in the shape of a cross attached to a red and white stripped ribbon. In the center there is a dark blue circle with gold crown, representing the Order of the Crown of Italy. This medallion purportedly...

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Award Medals

Format: Currency/Medallions

Leather Case and Pins

One gold pin with Dickinson College seal, one gold pin in shape of treble clef, one silver pin for Taylor School Award, one pin with gemstone, in a navy blue leather storage case.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Wallet, College Seal

Format: Pins/Buttons

License Plate

A Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Dickinson College license plate. Number 00055 in navy blue and yellow.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: license plate

Format: Miscellaneous

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

Embosser

A black iron embosser featuring a stamp of the Metzger Institute seal.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Embosser

Format: Miscellaneous

Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority Pin

Zeta Tau Alpha sorority pin awarded to Dorothy Harpster.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Sorority Pin, Greek Life, Pins

Format: Pins/Buttons

Scarf

Maroon and white striped scarf with fringed edges, worn by Lewis Gobrecht.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Scarves

Format: Textiles

Dickinson Banner

Large rectangle banner of red felt with white border, college name and seal.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: College Seal

Format: Flags/Pennants/Banners

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

Omicron Delta Kappa pin

Gold circular pin with fraternity letters in gold against black enamel.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Greek Life, Fraternity Pin

Format: Pins/Buttons

Library Embosser with College Seal

A small blue and silver metal library embosser of the Dickinson College seal.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Embosser

Format: Miscellaneous

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