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Bookplate Engraving Block

Copper printing plate mounted to a wooden block for the personal bookplate of Flora Stichling Lynch.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Printing

Format: Artwork/Photography

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

Lacrosse Stick

Lacrosse stick labeled as "D106." 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Athletics

Format: Athletic Equipment

Initial Pin

Gold circle pin with black center with gold entwining letters.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Initials

Format: Pins/Buttons

Scarf

Maroon and white striped scarf with fringed edges, worn by Lewis Gobrecht.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Scarves

Format: Textiles

Bourbon Bottle

A clear glass bourbon bottle with a gold seal. The front of the bottle is labeled “Personally selected for Professor Flaherty.” On the back is another label that reads "The Maker's Mark whisky in this bottle has been specially aged to maturity in...

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Bottle

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Dickinson College Name Tag Pin

A white button with "DICKINSON COLLEGE" in red text above the college seal in red. "Ruth Trout '36" is handwritten in black pen across the center of the button. This object belonged to Ruth Trout, class of 1936.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Button

Format: Pins/Buttons

James Buchanan Teacups and Saucers

A set of five white and pink china teacups and saucers with gold gilt detail. President James Buchanan used this set while in office at the White House.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Tea Set

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Bishop Beverly Waugh cane

Dark wooden cane with plain crook carved with the letter "W" and a small metal cap on bottom, owned by Bishop Beverly Waugh, a trustee from 1839 to 1858.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Cane

Format: Miscellaneous

License Plate

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

Decade: Unknown

Subject: license plate

Format: Miscellaneous

Calvert S. Foote Plaque

Gold-tone plaque inscribed to the memory of Calvert S. Foote, a member of the class of 1944, who served and died in World War II.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Commemorative Plaque, Military, World War II

Format: Plaques/Trophies

Wallace J. Cummings Name Tag Button

A white circular name tag button  featuring the college seal and the text "DICKISNON COLLEGE" in red. The hand written text "Cummings, Wallace J., Howard Pa." in black is written across the center of the button. This object belonged to Velva...

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Button

Format: Pins/Buttons

Peking University Plaque

A golden metal plaque featuring the raised emblem of Peking University in bronze and a gold plate with Chinese letters in red. The plaque is stored in a cloth covered box.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Plaque, Study Abroad

Format: Plaques/Trophies

Big Brothers, Big Sisters Plaque

A wooden plaque with 14 black name plates. Engraved in gold on the top name plate is the title "Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids Sake". Underneath are nameplates engraved with the names of participants under the categories "Most Raised" and...

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Plaque

Format: Plaques/Trophies

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

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

Silver Candlesticks (2 pairs)

Two pairs of decorative silver candlesticks. One pair is Sheffield candlesticks and the other is Gorham silver candlesticks. These objects were donated in memory of Charles Frederick Mayer (Class of 1812 and Trustee 1834-36), great-great-...

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Candlesticks

Format: Miscellaneous

Cigarette Collector's Card

A collector's card distributed by Murad Cigarette company as a part of the College Series still in its original plastic packaging. The front of the card features a colored drawing of a Dickinson male athlete along with a white pennant banner with...

Decade: Unknown

Subject: collector card

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

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Distinguished Alumni Award

A small triangular wooden base with a small gold metal mermaid attached at the top. An unattached gold metal plate is also included. This was used as a sample and was meant to be given for the Distinguished Alumni Award.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Honors and Awards

Format: Plaques/Trophies

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

Joseph Priestley Commemorative Plate

White Wedgwood plate with profile of Joseph Priestley in center in black.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Commemorative Plates, Wedgwood

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Football

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

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Football

Format: Athletic Equipment

Spoon

Spoon found west of 255 West Louther St. when installing handicap ramp in Fall 2004.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Silverware, Construction

Format: Miscellaneous

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