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Pierson Prize medal, 1907

Peirson Prize medal awarded to William H. Davenport in 1907 for his performance at the annual Junior Oratorical Contest 

Front: "Founded by Daniel Pierson MDCCCCVII" on the rim of the medal and  "Awarded to William H. Davenport as a Prize...

Decade: 1900-1909

Subject: Pierson Prize, Honors and Awards, Award Medals

Format: Currency/Medallions

West College Pins

Three small round white pins with the image of West College and 'Dickinson College, "Old West" 1783-1908' in black lettering. Red ribbon is attached to the back of pins.

Decade: 1900-1909

Subject: Pins, West College (Old West)

Format: Pins/Buttons

Pennant Quilt, c.1909

Hand-sewn quilt made from felt pennants representing colleges, schools, and student organizations.

Decade: 1900-1909

Subject: Quilt, Greek Life

Format: Flags/Pennants/Banners, Textiles

Conway Hall Inter-Class Track trophy

9.5” copper cup with 3 handles and inscribed with title and the winning class years for track, 1909-1913.

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: Conway Hall Inter-Class Track

Format: Plaques/Trophies

William Travers Jerome memento, 1909

Made of pewter, this small rectangular box with a hinge top was likely meant to hold calling cards. On one side is a profile portrait of William Travers Jerome with the date "MAY-7-MCMIX" engraved towards the bottom. On the reverse side is text...

Decade: 1900-1909

Subject: Card Case

Format: Miscellaneous

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

Carlisle souvenir plate, c.1910

Blue and white plate featuring “New Denny Hall” and images of other landmarks in Carlisle and at the Carlisle Indian School.

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: Commemorative Plates, Carlisle, Denny Hall

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Dickinson Stein, c.1910

A cream ceramic stein with a handle and a silver metal lid. The Dickinson College seal is printed in read on the front and a pennant is printed in red and white on the back.

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: Stein

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Pink & Blue Small Dickinson Rug, 1910

Two small (approximately 2" x 4") felt rugs. There is a picture of a Dickinson pennant in the middle of the pink, blue, and orange pattern. 

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: Cigarette Rug, Tobacco Souvenir, Pennants

Format: Ephemera, Miscellaneous

Tobacco Silk Pillowcase, c.1910

Red felt pillow case, handmade, decorated with “Dickinson” in white felt and silk patches from packages of tobacco featuring pennants of other colleges.

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: Tobacco Souvenir, Pillow Case

Format: Textiles

Red Felt Pi Beta Phi Pennant

One maroon felt double pointed pennant with Pi Beta Phi letters in turquoise and one turquoise felt pennant with letters in maroon. 

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: Greek Life, Pennants

Format: Flags/Pennants/Banners

Pennant-Stamped Rectangle, 1910

A small rectangle of cream-colored leather with an image of a Dickinson pennant stamped on it. 

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: Pennants

Format: Ephemera

Red Dickinson Tobacco Souvenir Ribbon, c.1910

A red piece of ribbon with the seal and name "Dickinson" on it. There are also, in small print, labels which say "Egyptienne Luxury" and "Factory No. 7. 3rd District State NY." It would have been sold as a tobacco souvenir. 

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: Tobacco Souvenir, College Seal

Format: Ephemera

Tobacco Leather Swatch with Dickinson Seal (3), 1910

A set of three pieces of red leather swatch tobacco souvenirs imprinted with the seal of Dickinson College. There are slight variations between the three.

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: College Seal, Tobacco Souvenir

Format: Ephemera

Preparatory School Class of 1908 Hat, c.1910

Cloth hat with “08” stitched to rim. Probably worn by Ray Dum, Dickinson College Class of 1921, Preparatory School Class of 1911.

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: Preparatory School

Format: Hats

Tobacco Leather Swatch with Dickinson Seal, c.1910

Red leather swatch tobacco souvenir imprinted with the Dickinson College seal.

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: College Seal, Tobacco Souvenir

Format: Ephemera

Dickinson Tobacco Silk, c.1910

Egyptienne Luxury red tobacco silk with Dickinson College seal and name.

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: Tobacco Souvenir, College Seal

Format: Ephemera

Dickinson College button, 1910

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

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: Buttons

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

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

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

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

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

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