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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

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

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

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

Tintype of a family

Tintype of a family, with hand-painted colors in a green display box.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Photography, Tintype

Format: Artwork/Photography

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

Dickinson College bumper sticker

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

Decade: Unknown

Subject: bumper sticker, Decal

Format: Miscellaneous

Alchometer

A black tin case containing an alchometer apparatus, with instructions, consisting of a glass graduated cylinder, a metal tube and clip, a small candle, a small glass orb and a glass flask. This apparatus was developed by Chemistry Professor...

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Scientific Equipment

Format: Scientific Equipment

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

Embosser

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

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Embosser

Format: Miscellaneous

ID Holder

Red vinyl ID holder with red lettering given out during student orientation.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Orientation, ID Card, Wallet, Student Life

Format: Miscellaneous

Dickinson College Plaque

The Dickinson College seal engraved on a circular bronze plaque.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Plaque, College Seal

Format: Plaques/Trophies

Green Silk Tapestry

Green silk tapestry with interwoven pattern and fringed edges.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Tapestry

Format: Textiles

Bronze Mermaid Pin

A small bronze mermaid pin. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Pins, Mermaid

Format: Pins/Buttons

Dickinson College Seal Pin

Gold college seal with red and white enamel circle around the College motto “Sigillum Collegii Dickinsonii.”

Decade: Unknown

Subject: College Seal

Format: Pins/Buttons

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 Sweatshirt

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

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Sweatshirt

Format: Clothing

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

Face of Pocket Watch

Internal mechanism of pocket watch with white face and gold pieces which purportedly belonged to James Buchanan.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Watch

Format: Jewelry

Optician's Apparatus

An optician's apparatus, including a a pair of fitting glasses, 24 lenses in storage boxes and two spectrum aparatuses. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Scientific Equipment

Format: Scientific Equipment

Air Gun Pellets

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

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Bullets

Format: Weapons

Christmas Tree Ornament

Gold metallic ornament containing college seal encircled by wreath.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: College Seal, Christmas Decorations

Format: Ornaments

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