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Pistols and Bullets

Two small four barreled pistols, each of a different design and color of the handle, with a box containing five bullets.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: pistols, 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

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

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

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

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 Banner

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

Decade: Unknown

Subject: College Seal

Format: Flags/Pennants/Banners

Ashtray

A square, glass ashtray with the college seal in red on the bottom.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Ashtray

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

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

West College organ key

Gold key with cut-out top, with attached tag identifying it as the key to the organ in West College.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: West College (Old West), Key

Format: Miscellaneous

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

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

Glass Ashtray with the College Seal

A square glass ash tray featuring the college's seal in red and white on the bottom of the tray. Velva Diven Daihl was a member of the class of 1927. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Ashtray

Format: Miscellaneous

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

West College Pin

Ceramic pin of West College.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: West College (Old West)

Format: Pins/Buttons

James Buchanan Coins

Two gold coins commemorating President James Buchanan's birth place. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Commemorative Medal

Format: Currency/Medallions

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

Cheerleading Letter, c.1950

Made out of red and white felt-like material.  The overall shape of the cheerleading letter is the shape of a "D" with a megaphone through it.

Decade: 1950-1959

Subject: Athletics

Format: Clothing, Textiles

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, Plate, Bowl

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

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

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

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

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