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Optician's Apparatus

An optician's apparatus, including a a pair of fitting glasses, 24 lenses in storage boxes and two spectrum aparatuses. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Scientific Equipment

Format: Scientific Equipment

Daguerreotype of Young Man

Oval daguerreotype of a young man in a black carved frame with red velvet interior.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Daguerreotype, Photography

Format: Artwork/Photography

New Testament Bible

A small, green-black leather bible that belonged to David Stone, class of 1859. On the inside of the front cover there is an inscription in pencil.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Bible, Religion and Spirituality

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

James Henry Morgan Cane

Cane with an engraved silver top and metal cap at bottom, belonged to President James Henry Morgan (Class of 1878).

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Cane

Format: Miscellaneous

Desk Set

A brown marble desk set including a letter holder, an ink blotter, and and inkwell/pen holder. This set was used by President Karl Tinsley Waugh. 

Decade: 1930-1939

Subject: Desk Set

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

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

Col. William Turnbull Epaulet

Fawn colored epaulet with gold thread and tassels in a wooden keepsake box with ornamental top that belonged to Col. William Turnbull.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Epaulet, Military

Format: Clothing

Seal

A thick red circular wax seal from the Maharaja of Panna, India. A long, red tassel is attached to the back of the seal.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Seal

Format: Miscellaneous

Dickinson College Football Pin

Red plastic pin with “Dickinson” and plastic charms in shape of football and helmet, which belonged to Robert Faddis.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Athletics

Format: Pins/Buttons

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

Buttons and Canvas Bag

Four gold tone buttons with the navy emblem in a small canvas drawstring bag with "547138 Navy" printed in black ink.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Buttons, Military

Format: Miscellaneous, 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

Phi Kappa Psi Paddle, front

Paddle of light stained wood with leather strap and Phi Kappa Psi letters on front, "Grievance Committee" on reverse.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Paddle, Greek Life

Format: Ephemera

Raven's Claw Engraving Blocks

Two copper plates attached to blocks, with the two part Raven's Claw emblem on them.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Printing, Honor Societies

Format: Artwork/Photography

Red Devil decals

Two decals of Red Devil sitting on a letter "D".

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Red Devil, Decal

Format: Miscellaneous

Pi Beta Phi Black Key Wallet

A small black leather wallet with a gold zipper and the greeks letters of Pi Beta Phi embossed in gold on the lower right hand corner on the front of the wallet. Inside the wallet is a gold metal piece with six metal loop hooks for keys. This...

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Wallet

Format: Miscellaneous

John Dickinson's Mansion Plate

Ceramic plate with gold border and center view of the John Dickinson mansion in blue.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Plate

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

College Seal Ornament

Flat glass ornament with printed gold College seal.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: College Seal

Format: Ornaments

Dickinson Beat Gettysburg button

Red and white button with “Dickinson Beat Gettysburg” printed in black. Belonged to James A. Strite, class of 1929.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Athletics, Pins

Format: Pins/Buttons

Denny Hall ceramic jar

White ceramic jar with Denny Hall image on lid.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Denny Hall

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

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

West College Nail

Nail removed from lover level of West College during renovations in spring 2006. Possibly dating from early nineteenth century, when building was originally constructed.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: West College (Old West)

Format: Building Materials

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

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