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Calvert S. Foote Plaque

Gold-tone plaque inscribed to the memory of Calvert S. Foote, a member of the class of 1944, who served and died in World War II.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Commemorative Plaque, Military, World War II

Format: Plaques/Trophies

Embosser

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

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Embosser

Format: Miscellaneous

Silk Scarves

Two creme and red silk scarves with college seal at both ends. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Scarves

Format: Clothing

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

Founder's Society Medallion, 1950

Oval, brass medallion with an engraving of Old West on the front and the name "Bob Weinstein '50" on the back.

Decade: 1950-1959

Subject: Founder's Society, Medallion

Format: Currency/Medallions

Initial Pin

Gold circle pin with black center with gold entwining letters.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Initials

Format: Pins/Buttons

Dickinson College bumper sticker

Red rectangular sticker with white lettering, “Dickinson College/Carlisle, Penna.”

Decade: Unknown

Subject: bumper sticker, Decal

Format: Miscellaneous

Library Embosser with College Seal

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

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Embosser

Format: Miscellaneous

Red Dickinson Necktie

A red silk necktie with the repeating college seal motif in blue and white embroidery. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Necktie

Format: Clothing

Masland Mug and Magnet

White ceramic mug with "Masland for the 199th" in blue, and blue magnet with white lettering of identical design.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Magnet, Mug

Format: Glassware/Ceramics, Miscellaneous

Spoon

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

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Silverware, Construction

Format: Miscellaneous

Embosser

A black iron embosser featuring a stamp of an owl, "Dickinson College" and a caduceus.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Embosser

Format: Miscellaneous

Dickinson College Plaque

The Dickinson College seal engraved on a circular bronze plaque.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Plaque

Format: Plaques/Trophies

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

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

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

Lacrosse Stick

Lacrosse stick labeled as "D106." 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Athletics

Format: Athletic Equipment

Air Gun Pellets

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

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Bullets

Format: Weapons

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

Embosser

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

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Embosser

Format: Miscellaneous

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

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

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

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