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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

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

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

Dance Theatre Group pin

Pin for the Dance Theatre Group. Triangle shaped with three dancing stick figures.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts, Pins

Format: Pins/Buttons

Welcome to Dickinson pin

Round red pins with “Welcome to Dickinson” in white block letters.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Buttons, Orientation

Format: 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

Dickinson College Seal patch

Round red patch with a red border and the seal in white. History Professor and soccer coach John Osborne designed the patch for the men’s team.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: College Seal, Athletics, Patches

Format: Textiles

West College fireplace brick

Clay brick removed from third floor fireplace in West College during 1980's renovations.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: West College (Old West)

Format: Building Materials

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

Alpha Chi Rho Button, c.1950

This Alpha Chi Rho fraternity button has a white background with "Crows" written in red lettering.

Decade: 1950-1959

Subject: Buttons, Greek Life

Format: Pins/Buttons

Leather Case and Pins

One gold pin with Dickinson College seal, one gold pin in shape of treble clef, one silver pin for Taylor School Award, one pin with gemstone, in a navy blue leather storage case.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Wallet, College Seal

Format: Pins/Buttons

Band  Uniform Blazer

White wool blazer with red and white cord piping on pockets and lapel and a red and white college seal on left breast pocket. 

Decade: 1950-1959

Subject: Jacket, Uniform, Blazer

Format: Clothing

West College organ key

Gold key with cut-out top, with attached tag identifying it as the key to the organ in West College.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: West College (Old West), Key

Format: Miscellaneous

Dickinson College Orientation pin

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

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Buttons, Orientation

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

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

Denny Hall fireplace brick

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

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Denny Hall

Format: Building Materials

Alchometer

A black tin case containing an alchometer apparatus, with instructions, consisting of a glass graduated cylinder, a metal tube and clip, a small candle, a small glass orb and a glass flask. This apparatus was developed by Chemistry Professor...

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Scientific Equipment

Format: Scientific Equipment

Alpha Chi Rho Tie Clip

The tie clip is gold in color and has the Alpha Chi Rho Fraternity Crest.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Tie, Greek Life, Fraternities

Format: Clothing, Jewelry, Pins/Buttons

Dickinson Banner

Large rectangle banner of red felt with white border, college name and seal.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: College Seal

Format: Flags/Pennants/Banners

Cheerleader Uniform

College cheerleader uniform consisting of a red and white knit sweater and a knee-length wool skirt.

Decade: 1950-1959

Subject: Athletics, Skirt, Sweater, Uniform

Format: Clothing

Dickinson College Buttons (3)

Three small white buttons (one with red and white ribbon) with the red college seal and number. Belonged to Edgar Heckman and Carl Stoner.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Pins

Format: Pins/Buttons

Omicron Delta Kappa pin

Gold circular pin with fraternity letters in gold against black enamel.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Greek Life, Fraternity Pin

Format: 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

Swim Team Warm-Up Jacket

Red cotton jacket with white striping and zipper, red devil's head patch on back with "Dickinson Swim Team" in white. Labeled with white number "6" on left, near waist.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Athletics, Jacket

Format: Clothing

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