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Navy Chaplain Service Case, c.1950

A black faux leather case containing items for Christian religious services, belonging to Amos B. Horlacher.  Items include silver communion cups, a silver cross and, silver candle sticks as well as Bibles and religious texts.  The case is lined...

Decade: 1950-1959

Subject: Religion and Spirituality, Military, World War II

Format: Miscellaneous

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

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

Wine Bottle

Green glass wine bottle with an image of West College on the label.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: West College (Old West)

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

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

Band Uniform Jacket

Red wool jacket with white trim and epaulets, silver buttons, and a college seal patch on the left shoulder.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Jacket, Uniform

Format: Clothing

College Seal decal

Clear static cling decal printed with college seal in red and black

Decade: Unknown

Subject: College Seal, Decal

Format: Miscellaneous

Phi Beta Kappa Key Award

Phi Beta Kappa key awarded to Mabel B. Kirk.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Honor Societies, Key

Format: Pins/Buttons

Clothing from Cameroon

A four piece set of clothing and textiles given to President A. Lee Fritschler in Cameroon. Two textiles are white with red and blue stripes with a thick strip of navy cloth running through the center. The other textiles include a hat and a large...

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Cameroon

Format: Clothing, Textiles

Old East door knob

Brass door knob from the west entrance to East College.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: East College, Campus Buildings

Format: Building Materials

Embosser

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

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Embosser

Format: Miscellaneous

Dickinson College Football Sweatshirt, c.1950

Red Dickinson football sweatshirt donated by Wilbur Gobrecht, class of 1952.

Decade: 1950-1959

Subject: Athletics, Sweatshirt

Format: Clothing

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 College Banner

Red and white felt banner with college seal and "Dickinson College" on one side.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: College Flags

Format: Flags/Pennants/Banners

Three Dickinson Pins

Three pins, two are enamel and one is cloth.  The cloth pin shows the college mascot, the Red Devil. The other two enamel are the College Seal in red and white with gold lettering and the doors of Old West.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: College Seal, Red Devil, West College (Old West), Pins

Format: Pins/Buttons

Dickinson Commencement Guest Button

A circular white metal button featuring the college seal and the text "DICKINSON COLLEGE COMMENCEMENT" in red. Written across the center of the button is the name "Sam L. Daihl, Guest" in blue ink. This object belonged to Velva Diven Daihl, class...

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Button, Commencement

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

Pin and Ribbon Sets

Two pin and ribbon sets of silver pendants with black silk ribbons, and a set of cufflinks from the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem. These sets belonged to Flint Kellogg.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Pins

Format: Pins/Buttons

Welcome to Dickinson pin

Round red pins with “Welcome to Dickinson” in white block letters.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Buttons, Orientation

Format: Pins/Buttons

Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority Pin

Zeta Tau Alpha sorority pin awarded to Dorothy Harpster.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Sorority Pin, Greek Life, Pins

Format: Pins/Buttons

Library Embosser with College Seal

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

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Embosser

Format: Miscellaneous

Dickinson College Seal patch

Round red patch with a red border and the seal in white. History Professor and soccer coach John Osborne designed the patch for the men’s team.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: College Seal, Athletics, Patches

Format: Textiles

Red Dickinson Necktie

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

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Necktie

Format: Clothing

West College fireplace brick

Clay brick removed from third floor fireplace in West College during 1980's renovations.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: West College (Old West)

Format: Building Materials

Embosser

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

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Embosser

Format: Miscellaneous

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