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Class of 1936 Reunion Beanie

Red cotton cap with slight brim and "36" in white made in honor of the class of 1936's reunion. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Reunion Beanie, Dink, Reunion

Format: Hats

Wine Bottle

Green glass wine bottle with an image of West College on the label.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: West College (Old West)

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

Chinese Pin

Gold circle pin painted with blue and green enamel, featuring Chinese letters and two figures.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Chinese

Format: Pins/Buttons

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

Dickinson College patch

Round red felt patch with white border and intertwined “DC” in center.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Patches

Format: Textiles

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

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

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

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

Three Dickinson Pins

Three pins, two are enamel and one is cloth.  The cloth pin shows the college mascot, the Red Devil. The other two enamel are the College Seal in red and white with gold lettering and the doors of Old West.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: College Seal, Red Devil, West College (Old West), Pins

Format: Pins/Buttons

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

College Seal decal

Clear static cling decal printed with college seal in red and black

Decade: Unknown

Subject: College Seal, Decal

Format: Miscellaneous

Initial Pin

Gold circle pin with black center with gold entwining letters.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Initials

Format: Pins/Buttons

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

Old East door knob

Brass door knob from the west entrance to East College.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: East College, Campus Buildings

Format: Building Materials

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

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

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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