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John Drew Medallion

A gold metal medallion featuring the profile of a  bust of a man embossed in the center. Around the bust is the embossed text that reads "JOHN DREW MAR-XXII MDCCCLXXIII-MCMXXIII". 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Medallion

Format: Currency/Medallions

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

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

Scarf

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

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Scarves

Format: Textiles

Pewter West College Ornament

Pewter Christmas Ornament depicting the front of West College.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: West College (Old West)

Format: Ornaments

Cane

A brown wooden cane with a carved white ivory handle. On the handle the inscription reads "M. Mengel. Jan 13,  1883". The cane is said to have belonged to James Buchanan.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Cane

Format: Miscellaneous

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

Cheerleading Letter, c.1950

Made out of red and white felt-like material.  The overall shape of the cheerleading letter is the shape of a "D" with a megaphone through it.

Decade: 1950-1959

Subject: Athletics

Format: Clothing, Textiles

Pewter Platter with College Seal

A silver pewter metal plate with scalloped edges and a pewter replica of the college seal placed off center on the bottom of the plate. The manufactorer's mark is stamped on the back of the plate. This object belonged to Velva Diven Daihl, class...

Decade: 1950-1959

Subject: Plate

Format: Miscellaneous

Drinking Dipper

A carved wooden dipper, purportedly made of orange root, given to James Buchanan.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: utensil

Format: Miscellaneous

Alpha Chi Rho banner, c.1950

Maroon felt banner with "AXP" and a border in white felt, which belonged to Bob Keuch, class of 1953. 

Decade: 1950-1959

Subject: Greek Life

Format: Flags/Pennants/Banners

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

Alpha Chi Rho Wool Socks, c.1950

Burgundy knit wool socks with Alpha Chi Rho letters in white wool, made for Lewis Gobrecht, class of 1955.

Decade: 1950-1959

Subject: Greek Life, Socks

Format: Clothing

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

China

Two teacups and two saucers in white glazed china with a small red Dickinson College seal on one side. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: China

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

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

Wooden Model of West College

Painted wooden model of the facade of West College. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: West College (Old West)

Format: Ornaments

Silver Knife Set

A black leather and red velvet flip-top box with three metal feet housing eleven silver knives and two small pronged silver forks. This set was owned by John Dickinson.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: knife set

Format: Miscellaneous

Skull and Key Paperweight

Made out of marble and metal. The paperweight has "Skull and Key' and "1908" inscribed along with the insignia for the Skull and Key group.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Paperweight

Format: Miscellaneous

Jeremiah Atwater Commemorative Medal in Box

Bronze medal with Jeremiah Atwater and Middlebury College symbols, produced for the 150th anniversary of Middlebury in 1950. Atwater was President of Dickinson from 1809 to 1815.

Decade: 1950-1959

Subject: Commemorative Medal, Anniversaries

Format: Currency/Medallions

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

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