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John Mitchell Mason Miniature Portrait

Miniature portrait in watercolor set in a gold frame, of Dickinson College President John Mitchell Mason.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Portraits

Format: Artwork/Photography

Denny Hall fireplace brick

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

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Denny Hall

Format: Building Materials

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lacrosse Stick

Lacrosse stick labeled as "D106." 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Athletics

Format: Athletic Equipment

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

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

Engraving Block

Metal engraving block of the Scientific Society seal.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Printing

Format: Artwork/Photography

Ashtray

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

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Ashtray

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

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

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

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

Swim Team Warm-Up Jacket

Red jacket with red devil head and "Dickinson Swim Team" on back.  Labeled with white number "2" on left, near waist. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Athletics, Jacket

Format: Clothing

Metal Seal Bookmarks

Two flat metal bookmarks with the College seal printed on them.

Decade: 1950-1959

Subject: College Seal, Bookmark

Format: Miscellaneous

Dickinson College patch

Patch with the college seal in red on white shield.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Patches

Format: Textiles

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