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West College Ceramic Facade

Flat ceramic model of the front of Old West.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: West College (Old West), Campus Buildings

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Academic Hoods and Cap, c.1950

Two black academic hoods and mortorboard cap worn by George Shuman, Jr. as treasurer of Dickinson College.

Decade: 1950-1959

Subject: Academic Regalia, Hood

Format: Clothing, Hats

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

Engraving Plate

Metal engraving plate used to produce the invitations to President William W. Edel's inauguration, 1946.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Engraving Plate

Format: Miscellaneous

Engraving Block

Metal engraving block of the poem "The Dreamer" by Professor Leon C. Prince (Class of 1898).

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Engraving Blocks

Format: Artwork/Photography

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

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

Pennant

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

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Pennants

Format: Flags/Pennants/Banners

Wooden Cane

Wooden cane with carved knob handle and silver cap on bottom.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Cane

Format: Miscellaneous

Old West Keys

Five metal keys of various shapes and sizes that were used in Old West, from the early to mid-twentieth century.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Key, Campus Buildings, West College (Old West)

Format: Miscellaneous

West College Pin

Ceramic pin of West College.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: West College (Old West)

Format: Pins/Buttons

James Buchanan Coins

Two gold coins commemorating President James Buchanan's birth place. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Commemorative Medal

Format: Currency/Medallions

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

Engraving Block

Metal engraving block of the Scientific Society seal.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Printing

Format: Artwork/Photography

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

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

Ashtray

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

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Ashtray

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

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

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

Dickinson Tobacco Silk

Egyptienne Luxury red tobacco silk with Dickinson College seal and name.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Tobacco Souvenir, College Seal

Format: Ephemera

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

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

Pewter West College Ornament

Pewter Christmas Ornament depicting the front of West College.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: West College (Old West)

Format: Ornaments

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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