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Engraving Block

Metal engraving block of the poem "The Dreamer" by Professor Leon C. Prince (Class of 1898).

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Engraving Blocks

Format: Artwork/Photography

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

License Plate Frame

A cream colored metal license plate frame with the college seal and "Dickinson College" in red.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: license plate frame

Format: Miscellaneous

Swim Team Warm-Up Jacket

Red cotton jacket with white striping and zipper, red devil's head patch on back with "Dickinson Swim Team" in white. Labeled with white number "6" on left, near waist.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Athletics, Jacket

Format: Clothing

Dickinson Banner with Seal

A red Brocade Banner with the Dickinson College seal embroidered in gold with gold fringe, silk back panel, and a rod for hanging.  The banner was found in Allison Church after Dickinson bought the building.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Banner

Format: Flags/Pennants/Banners

Three Varsity Soccer Letters

Three varsity soccer letters. Two are large red block letter “D”s with white trim and an embroidered soccer ball, and one is a medium white “D” with red trim and embroidered soccer ball.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Athletics

Format: Clothing

Ammeter

A brass metal mechanism with an exposed needle, raised half-circle meter and two current knobs mounted on a wooden base. A small silver metal plaque on the front of the instrument reads "CURRENT INDICATOR No. 122 CAPACITY 34 AMPERES PATENT...

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Scientific Equipment

Format: Scientific Equipment

Dickinson College Democrats button

Round white button with “Dickinson College Democrats” and Democratic donkey in red.

Decade: 1950-1959

Subject: Buttons, Dickinson Democrats

Format: Pins/Buttons

Harry S. Truman commemorative medal

Bronze medal with President Harry S. Truman on obverse and the White House on the reverse.  Produced by the U.S. Mint in honor of his presidency. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Commemorative Medal

Format: Currency/Medallions

Mt. Holly Springs plate

Ceramic plate with gilded edge with engraved image of Mt. Holly Springs park in black, produced by Charles F. Himes.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Commemorative Plates

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Wooden Cane

Wooden cane with carved knob handle and silver cap on bottom.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Cane

Format: Miscellaneous

Old West Keys

Five metal keys of various shapes and sizes that were used in Old West, from the early to mid-twentieth century.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Key, Campus Buildings, West College (Old West)

Format: Miscellaneous

Green Silk Tapestry

Green silk tapestry with interwoven pattern and fringed edges.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Tapestry

Format: Textiles

Engraving Block

Metal engraving block of the Scientific Society seal.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Printing

Format: Artwork/Photography

License Plate

A Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Dickinson College license plate. Number 00055 in navy blue and yellow.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: license plate

Format: Miscellaneous

Metzger Institute pin

Gold pennant-shaped pin painted in white enamel with name “Metzger” for the Metzger Institute.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Education, Carlisle, Cumberland County

Format: Pins/Buttons

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

Dickinson Sweatshirt

White cotton pullover with hood and front pocket, "Dickinson College" in red letters on the front.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Sweatshirt

Format: Clothing

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

James Buchanan Commemorative Medal

Silver commemorative medal featuring the profile of James Buchanan on the obverse side and Wheatland, Buchanan's house, on the reverse.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Commemorative Medal

Format: Currency/Medallions

Wine Glasses

Three 5 inch tall crystal goblets with etched hunting scene, reportedly brought by Dr. Charles Nisbet from Scotland.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Wine Glasses, Crystal

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Metal Seal Bookmarks

Two flat metal bookmarks with the College seal printed on them.

Decade: 1950-1959

Subject: College Seal, Bookmark

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

West College plate

China plate with gilt trim, manufactured by Lenox. It features the college seal in gold at the top, and West College in black in the center. On the back, the plate notes the 200th anniversary of the college (1773-1973), with a date of September...

Decade: Unknown

Subject: West College (Old West), Commemorative Plates

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Dickinson Tobacco Silk

Egyptienne Luxury red tobacco silk with Dickinson College seal and name.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Tobacco Souvenir, College Seal

Format: Ephemera

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