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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

Peking University Plaque

A golden metal plaque featuring the raised emblem of Peking University in bronze and a gold plate with Chinese letters in red. The plaque is stored in a cloth covered box.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Plaque, Study Abroad

Format: Plaques/Trophies

Big Brothers, Big Sisters Plaque

A wooden plaque with 14 black name plates. Engraved in gold on the top name plate is the title "Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids Sake". Underneath are nameplates engraved with the names of participants under the categories "Most Raised" and...

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Plaque

Format: Plaques/Trophies

C.O.T.E. cards

Playing Cards with the C.O.T.E. logo and "Commission on the Environment at Dickinson College" printed in black on a white background.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Playing Cards

Format: Miscellaneous

Joseph Priestley Commemorative Plate

White Wedgwood plate with profile of Joseph Priestley in center in black.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Commemorative Plates, Wedgwood

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Phi Beta Kappa Key Award

Phi Beta Kappa key awarded to Mabel B. Kirk.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Honor Societies, Key

Format: Pins/Buttons

Allison Memorial Church plate

China plate with oil-lamp and flower pattern, black engraving of Allison Memorial Church in center.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Commemorative Plates, Methodist Church, Religion and Spirituality

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Spoon

Spoon found west of 255 West Louther St. when installing handicap ramp in Fall 2004.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Silverware, Construction

Format: Miscellaneous

Bourbon Bottle

A clear glass bourbon bottle with a gold seal. The front of the bottle is labeled “Personally selected for Professor Flaherty.” On the back is another label that reads "The Maker's Mark whisky in this bottle has been specially aged to maturity in...

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Bottle

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

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

Engraving Plate

Metal engraving plate used to produce the invitations to President William W. Edel's inauguration, 1946.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Engraving Plate

Format: Miscellaneous

Football

The football from the Dickinson v. Penn State game, October 17, 1931.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Football

Format: Athletic Equipment

Dickinson College Football Buttons

One football shaped golden pin with a white ribbon. One football shaped button with "Dickinson Get Gettysburg" in black lettering with a red ribbon. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Button

Format: Pins/Buttons

College seal pin

Gold circle pin with college seal trimmed in red and white enamel which belonged to Forrest Eugene Craver.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: College Seal

Format: Pins/Buttons

Tobacco Leather Swatch with Dickinson Seal

Red leather swatch tobacco souvenir imprinted with the Dickinson College seal.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: College Seal, Tobacco Souvenir

Format: Ephemera

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

Ashtray

A green and blue ceramic ashtray of an abstract shape with a raised college seal in metal.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Ashtray

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Pocket Watch

White gold pocket watch engraved with initials of Mervin Grant Filler, which was a gift from Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Greek Life, Watch

Format: Miscellaneous

Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority Pin

Zeta Tau Alpha sorority pin awarded to Dorothy Harpster.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Sorority Pin, Greek Life

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

John Mitchell Mason Miniature Portrait

Miniature portrait in watercolor set in a gold frame, of Dickinson College President John Mitchell Mason.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Portraits

Format: Artwork/Photography

Cigarette Collector's Card

A collector's card distributed by Murad Cigarette company as a part of the College Series still in its original plastic packaging. The front of the card features a colored drawing of a Dickinson male athlete along with a white pennant banner with...

Decade: Unknown

Subject: collector card

Format: Miscellaneous

Plate

Silver plate with ornate borders and inscription "Dr. Prinz/A Dedicated Man/Respectfully Economics 74/Dickinson 7-26-63."

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Commemorative Plates

Format: Miscellaneous

Distinguished Alumni Award

A small triangular wooden base with a small gold metal mermaid attached at the top. An unattached gold metal plate is also included. This was used as a sample and was meant to be given for the Distinguished Alumni Award.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Honors and Awards

Format: Plaques/Trophies

Dickinson College patch

Patch with the college seal in red on white shield.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Patches

Format: Textiles

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