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Foam Coasters

Two red and white foam coasters. The coaster on the left has the contact information of the Dickinson Information Service Help Desk written in white on a red background. The coaster on the right has the information of the Department of the...

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Coasters

Format: Miscellaneous

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

Football

The football from the Dickinson v. Penn State game, October 17, 1931.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Football

Format: Athletic Equipment

White Hat with College Seal

A white canvas fishing hat featuring the college seal in red. A name tag button with the name "Cummings, Wallace J." is pinned to the brim of the hat just below the college seal. This item belonged to Velva Diven Daihl, class of 1927. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: hat, Button

Format: Hats

Chess Pieces

Four wooden chess pieces - Two black pawns, one yellow bishop, and one smaller red knight - which purportedly belonged to Moncure Conway.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Games

Format: Miscellaneous

Ashtray

A green and blue ceramic ashtray of an abstract shape with a raised college seal in metal.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Ashtray

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

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

Pennant

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

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Pennants

Format: Flags/Pennants/Banners

Swim Team Warm-Up Jacket

Red jacket with red devil head and "Dickinson Swim Team" on back.  Labeled with white number "2" on left, near waist. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Athletics, Jacket

Format: Clothing

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

Lacrosse Stick

Lacrosse stick labeled as "D106." 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Athletics

Format: Athletic Equipment

Leather Case and Pins

One gold pin with Dickinson College seal, one gold pin in shape of treble clef, one silver pin for Taylor School Award, one pin with gemstone, in a navy blue leather storage case.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Wallet, College Seal

Format: Pins/Buttons

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

Department of Public Safety baseball hats

Three baseball caps from the Department of Public Safety uniform embroidered with different versions of Dickinson's compass rose logo, one cap with mesh back.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Baseball Hat, Uniform

Format: Hats

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

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

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

Ashtray

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

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Ashtray

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Ceramic Model of West College

Large 3D painted ceramic model of Old West. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: West College (Old West)

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

Dickinson Banner

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

Decade: Unknown

Subject: College Seal

Format: Flags/Pennants/Banners

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

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

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

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