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Dickinson College Plaque

The Dickinson College seal engraved on a circular bronze plaque.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Plaque, College Seal

Format: Plaques/Trophies

Ceramic Model of West College

Large 3D painted ceramic model of Old West. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: West College (Old West)

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Commencement button

White round button with college seal and name, and “Commencement” in red, with “My Name is Whitfield J. Bell, Jr.”

Decade: 1950-1959

Subject: Commencement, Buttons, College Traditions

Format: Pins/Buttons

Dickinson College plate

White stoneware plate, nine inches in diameter, with the Dickinson College Seal in red at the top.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: College Seal, Plate

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Warm-Up Jacket

Red acrylic jacket with white striping and zipper. "Dickinson College" printed on the left, front.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Athletics, Jacket

Format: Clothing

Ribbon to Accompany Medals

A long bar covered by multicolored ribbon with a small bronze colored star glued to the top of the bar. This object was meant to accompany the award medals received by Albert Louther Demaree, class of 1923. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Ribbons, Award Medals, Military

Format: Miscellaneous

Fan

A collapsible wooden fan with the slats connected by white fabric. On each slat there is a signature from a member of the Class of 1870.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Folding Fans

Format: Miscellaneous

Butter Dishes

Two sets of cut glass butter dishes with flower shaped handles, deep bowls, accompanying plates, and glass drains to separate ice from butter.  This set reportedly belonged to Joseph Priestley.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: dish set

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Dickinson College Pen

A red, white and silver twist pen. On the top white half of the pen is the text "DICKINSON COLLEGE" written on the side. This pen belonged to Velva Diven Daihl, class of 1927. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Pens

Format: Miscellaneous

Dickinson Blanket

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

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Blanket

Format: Textiles

Gold Compass Magnet

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

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Magnet, Compass Rose

Format: Miscellaneous

Air Gun Pellets

Sixteen small heavy metal balls each about a quarter inch in diameter.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Bullets

Format: Weapons

Pennant

A red felt pennant with "Dickinson" and the college seal in white lettering. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Pennants

Format: Flags/Pennants/Banners

Fabric Swatch

A reproduction by Scalamandre of an 18th century red and white printed fabric featuring the profile of John Dickinson.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Fabric

Format: Textiles

Class of 1936 Reunion Beanie

Red cotton cap with slight brim and "36" in white made in honor of the class of 1936's reunion. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Reunion Beanie, Dink, Reunion

Format: Hats

Embosser

A black iron embosser with red and yellow painted designs featuring a stamp of the college seal.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Embosser

Format: Miscellaneous

West College Ceramic Facade

Flat ceramic model of the front of Old West.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: West College (Old West), Campus Buildings

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

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

Academic Hoods and Cap, c.1950

Two black academic hoods and mortorboard cap worn by George Shuman, Jr. as treasurer of Dickinson College.

Decade: 1950-1959

Subject: Academic Regalia, Hood

Format: Clothing, Hats

Chi Omega Ashtray, c.1950

Ceramic ashtray with white glaze and the Chi Omega crest.

Decade: 1950-1959

Subject: Ashtray

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Gold Cross Pin

A gold pin in the shape of a cross. Two circular pin backs are attached to the pin. This object belonged to Albert Louther Demaree, class of 1923. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Pins

Format: Pins/Buttons

Machete and Sheath

A short sword with a carved gray-green bone handle and a light brown embossed leather sheath.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Sword, Machete

Format: Weapons

Blanket

Brown wool blanket with brown paisley trim.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Blanket

Format: Textiles

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

Priestley Scientific Glassware

Ten pieces of various scientific glassware owned and used by John Priestley for his experiements. The set includes several clear glass test tubes, flasks, "s" tubes, and a flask with a valve.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: scientific glassware

Format: Glassware/Ceramics, Scientific Equipment

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