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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

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

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

Dickinson College Orientation pin

Round white pin with red lettering, “Dickinson College Orientation Committee FRIEND.”

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Buttons, Orientation

Format: Pins/Buttons

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

Denny Hall fireplace brick

Clay brick removed from Denny Hall fireplace during renovations in the 1980s.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Denny Hall

Format: Building Materials

Spoon

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

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Silverware, Construction

Format: Miscellaneous

Ceramic Model of West College

Large 3D painted ceramic model of Old West. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: West College (Old West)

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

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

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

Dickinson College Football Button

An oval shaped metal football button with "Dickinson Beat Gettysburg" in black lettering. Attached to the back of the button is a red and white tassel. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Button

Format: Pins/Buttons

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

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

C.O.T.E. cards

Playing Cards with the C.O.T.E. logo and "Commission on the Environment at Dickinson College" printed in black on a white background.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Playing Cards, Sustainability

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

Allison Memorial Church plate

China plate with oil-lamp and flower pattern, black engraving of Allison Memorial Church in center.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Commemorative Plates, Methodist Church, Religion and Spirituality

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

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

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 Plate

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

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Engraving Plate

Format: Miscellaneous

Dickinson College Football Buttons

One football shaped golden pin with a white ribbon. One football shaped button with "Dickinson Get Gettysburg" in black lettering with a red ribbon. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Button

Format: Pins/Buttons

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

College seal pin

Gold circle pin with college seal trimmed in red and white enamel which belonged to Forrest Eugene Craver.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: College Seal

Format: Pins/Buttons

Pocket Watch

White gold pocket watch engraved with initials of Mervin Grant Filler, which was a gift from Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Greek Life, Watch

Format: Miscellaneous

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