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Interscholastic Relay Race Trophy, c.1910

A tarnished metal cup trophy with three handles and engraving on the front that reads "DICKINSON COLLEGE INTERSCHOLASTIC RELAY RACES FIRST PRIZE". The trophy belonged to Franklin Mt. Pleasant from the Class of 1910.

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: Trophy

Format: Plaques/Trophies

Croix Noir Award

A silver tarnished star shaped medallion with white, blue, and green enamel attached to a faded blue ribbon. Awarded to James Gordon Steese for his service in the aftermath of World War I.

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: Award Medals, Military, World War I

Format: Currency/Medallions

Purple Heart Award, c.1910

A gold metal and purple enamel heart shaped medallion attached to a purple and white striped ribbon. In the center features the profile of a male bust. James Gordon Steese, a member of the Class of 1902, received this award during World War I. ...

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: Award Medals, Military, World War I

Format: Currency/Medallions

Dickinson College button, 1910

White button with red lettering, “Dickinson College 1910.”

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: Buttons

Format: Pins/Buttons

Class of 1911 pin

White cardboard pin for the Class of 1911's 50th reunion.

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: Cardboard Pin, Reunion, Nametag

Format: Pins/Buttons

Inter-Collegiate Debating Trophy, 1911

A silver tarnished trophy cup with two handles and engraving on the front that reads "Inter Collegiate Debating League of Pennsylvania". On the back the engraving reads "RECORD 1911 Dickinson aff. from State College Dickinson Neg. from Franklin...

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: Trophy

Format: Plaques/Trophies

Dickinson College Contemporary Club wallet exterior

Brown leather wallet with club symbol, created for 5th annual banquet of the Contemporary Club in 1912.

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: Wallet, Greek Life

Format: Miscellaneous

Sigma Kappa pin, 1913

Sterling silver shield with fraternity letters and date painted in blue enamel.

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: Greek Life, Sorority Pin

Format: Pins/Buttons

Woodrow Wilson Inauguration Medallion, 1913

A gold metal medallion embossed with the portrait of Woodrow Wilson on the front with the text "INAUGURATION MARCH 4, 1913". On the back  the text reads "Woodrow Wilson President Thomas Riley Marshall Vice President" accompanied by the symbols of...

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: Medallion

Format: Currency/Medallions

Football Helmet, 1914

A brown leather football helmet worn by Frank E. Masland during the 1914 and 1915 football seasons.

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: Helmet, Athletics

Format: Athletic Equipment

Frank Masland Freshman Beanie, 1914

White cotton "dink" with gold button and "18."  Worn by Frank Masland (Class of 1918) as a freshman in 1914.

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: Freshman Beanies

Format: Hats

Conway Hall banner, 1914

Reddish-orange felt banner, which hung in Conway Hall from 1914 to 1917, made by the class of 1917.

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: Conway Hall, Banner, Preparatory School

Format: Flags/Pennants/Banners

Conway Hall Plaque, 1914

Brass letters "C" and "H" and "1914" mounted on a dark wooden shield, made for Conway Hall. Donated by Florence Hutchison Baker in 1971.

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: Residence Halls, Campus Buildings, Commemorative Plaque, Conway Hall

Format: Plaques/Trophies

James Henry Morgan Hood

Black hood, gown, and cap worn by James Henry Morgan as president of Dickinson College in the early twentieth century.

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: Academic Regalia, Presidents, Hood, Gown, Cap

Format: Clothing, Hats

Maroon Dickinson Football Pennant, c.1915

Maroon football pennant with the word "Dickinson" and an image of a man with a football under his arm on it. "Wallace '15" has been written on the back. The pennant originally belonged to David McKee Wallace, Class of 1915.

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: Athletics Football

Format: Flags/Pennants/Banners

Chi Omega sorority ring, c.1915

Gold ring with sorority letters in black setting which belonged to Beatrice Carmitchell and her daughter, Nan Stover.

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: Greek Life

Format: Jewelry

Identification bracelet, c.1917

Silver chain bracelet with name and rank of Donald Beitzel Filler as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army during World War I.

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: World War I, Military, Bracelet, Dog Tags

Format: Jewelry

Basketball medal, 1917

Round, sterling silver medal on black ribbon engraved with image of basketball player and “Dickinson College Champions 1917.”

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: Athletics, Award Medals

Format: Currency/Medallions

Academic Hood and Cap, 1917

A black cap and a red and black hood worn by Edgar Rohrer Heckman (Class of 1897) upon receiving an honorary degree from Dickinson College in 1917.

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: Academic Regalia, Hood, Cap

Format: Clothing

World War I Victory Medal, 1919

A gold medal attached to a rainbow colored ribbon pin. On the front is the image of an angel holding a sword and a shield. On the reverse side is the image of the United States crest with an eagle. The engraved text around it reads "THE GREAT WAR...

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: Award Medals, Military, World War I

Format: Currency/Medallions

Phi Beta Kappa Key, 1919

A small gold metal necklace charm of a Phi Beta Kappa key with “Beatrice Carmitchel, Dickinson ’19, December 5, 1776” engraved on the back. Given by donor’s mother (Beatrice Earle Carmitchell) to donor (her daughter) at her graduation from...

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: necklace charm

Format: Jewelry

Walt Whitman Commemorative medal

Bronze medal featuring relief portrait of Walt Whitman.  Produced by the Franklin Inn Club to commemorate Whitman's 100th birthday.

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: Commemorative Medal

Format: Currency/Medallions

Class Ring, 1919

A gold metal class ring with the college seal and the text “19” and “DC” engraved on either side of the seal. The initials “B.E.C.” are engraved on the inside of the band. Given by donor’s mother (Beatrice Earle Carmitchell) to donor (her...

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: Class Ring

Format: Jewelry

WWI Allied Service Medal and Certificate, c.1919

A medal with a rainbow-colored ribbon attached. The medal is attached to a certificate, written in French, that seems to recognize service. The filled in line reads "John Zug Steese Captain, Chemical Warfare Service."

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: World War I

Format: Currency/Medallions

Army Staff Accommodation Pin, c.1920

A circular gold metal pin with black, green, blue, white and red enamel. In the center is a black enameled star with the United States seal in gold, blue, white and red. Surrounding the star are green enameled leaves. This object belonged to...

Decade: 1920-1929

Subject: Military

Format: Pins/Buttons

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