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Department of Public Safety vanity plate

Red plastic vanity plate from the front of Department of Public Safety squad cards with the Compass Rose logo.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Vanity Plate

Format: Miscellaneous

Cuneiform Tablets

Three plaster reproductions, two small and one large, of cuneiform tablets held by the University of Pennsylvania. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Tablets

Format: Miscellaneous

Navy Chaplain Service Case, c.1950

A black faux leather case containing items for Christian religious services, belonging to Amos B. Horlacher.  Items include silver communion cups, a silver cross and, silver candle sticks as well as Bibles and religious texts.  The case is lined...

Decade: 1950-1959

Subject: Religion and Spirituality, Military, World War II

Format: Miscellaneous

Red Beanie, 1953

A red, felt beanie with “’53” in white felt on the front. Donor describes this hat as a replacement for one that he received as a Freshman. On the tag inside the hat "J. P." is written in black marker.

Decade: 1950-1959

Subject: Freshman Beanies, Dink, College Traditions

Format: Hats

Dickinson Blanket

Dark blue-gray wool blanket with a large red "D" centered on a white diamond.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Blanket

Format: Textiles

Bowl and Plate

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

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Dishes

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Gold Compass Magnet

Magnet depicting the Compass Rose logo in gold with embossed lettering.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Magnet, Compass Rose

Format: Miscellaneous

Bronze Mermaid Pin

A small bronze mermaid pin. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Pins, Mermaid

Format: Pins/Buttons

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

Pennant Stickers

Six red adhesive paper pennant stickers with "Dickinson" and the college insignia in white. Five large and one small. Donated by Wilbur Gobrecht of the class of 1952. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Pennants

Format: Flags/Pennants/Banners

Department of Public Safety uniform polo

Tan polo shirt with black collar and cuffs, Department of Public Safety logo with compass embroidered on the left breast.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Uniform

Format: Clothing

Phi Beta Kappa Key Award

Phi Beta Kappa key awarded to Mabel B. Kirk.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Honor Societies, Key

Format: Pins/Buttons

Christmas Decorations

Four trees from the holiday decorations of Karl Tinsley Waugh, and two choir members from Marie Ferré.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Christmas Decorations

Format: Miscellaneous

Alchometer

A black tin case containing an alchometer apparatus, with instructions, consisting of a glass graduated cylinder, a metal tube and clip, a small candle, a small glass orb and a glass flask. This apparatus was developed by Chemistry Professor...

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Scientific Equipment

Format: Scientific Equipment

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

Blanket

Brown wool blanket with brown paisley trim.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Blanket

Format: Textiles

Embosser

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

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Embosser

Format: Miscellaneous

Theta Nu Epsilon pin

Gold pin in shape of skull and crossed keys with fraternity letters and gems, with “E. A. B.” inscribed on reverse.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Greek Life, Fraternity Pin

Format: Pins/Buttons

Department of Public Safety patches

Six patches used by the Department of Public Safety on uniforms. One patch uses Dickinson's compass rose logo while the others incorporate the college seal. The patches range from 1964 to 2013. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Patches, Uniform

Format: Textiles

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

College Seal Gravy Boat

College china gravy boat, white glazed with small red college seal on one side.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: China, College Seal

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Optician's Apparatus

An optician's apparatus, including a a pair of fitting glasses, 24 lenses in storage boxes and two spectrum aparatuses. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Scientific Equipment

Format: Scientific Equipment

Daguerreotype of Young Woman

Small oval daguerreotype of unidentified woman in a brown carved box with red velvet interior.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Photography, Daguerreotype

Format: Artwork/Photography

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

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