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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, Pin, World War I

Format: Pins/Buttons

Lose Military Ribbons, c.1920

Six lose military ribbons of various colors and sizes. These objects belonged to Charles M. Steese, ex-class of 1907. 

Decade: 1920-1929

Subject: Military, Ribbons, World War I

Format: Miscellaneous

Military Ribbon Bars, c.1920

Twelve military ribbon bars of various color and sizes. Many of the bars have either star or circular buttons attached to them. These objects belonged to Charles M. Steese, ex-class of 1907.

Decade: 1920-1929

Subject: Military, Ribbons, World War I

Format: Miscellaneous

Red Felt Dickinson Banner, c.1920

Rectangular, red felt banner with "Dickinson" sewed on it. Belonged to either David McKee Wallace, class of 1915, or Clarence Wallace, class of 1924.

Decade: 1920-1929

Subject: College Banners

Format: Flags/Pennants/Banners

Dickinson Banner, c.1920

A red felt rectangular banner with “DICKINSON” in white felt letters and white trim. The banner is approximately 11” x 34”, but believed to have shrunken from an original dimension of 12” x 36”.

Decade: 1920-1929

Subject: Banner

Format: Flags/Pennants/Banners

Croix Noir Award, c.1920

A silver tarnished star shaped medallion with white, blue, and green enamel attached to a faded blue ribbon. Awarded to Charles M. Steese (class of 1907 for his service in the aftermath of World War I.

Decade: 1920-1929

Subject: Award Medals, Military, World War I

Format: Currency/Medallions

Purple Heart Medal, c.1920

A gold metal and purple enamel heart shaped medallion attached to a purple and white striped ribbon. In the center features the obverse profile of President George Washington. Charles M. Steese, a member of the Class of 1907, received this award...

Decade: 1920-1929

Subject: Award Medals, Military, World War I

Format: Currency/Medallions

Phi Kappa Sigma Black Wallet, c.1920

A small black leather wallet with a flap with a gold snap button and an embossed gold Phi Kappa Sigma crest on the front. Inside the wallet unfolds into two segments each with multiple pockets and a square mirror. This item belonged to Charles...

Decade: 1920-1929

Subject: Wallet

Format: Miscellaneous

Commencement button, 1923

White round buttons with college seal and name, and “Commencement” in red, with “My Name is C. B. Stoner, '23.”

Decade: 1920-1929

Subject: Commencement, Buttons, College Traditions

Format: Pins/Buttons

Ulysses Wright Academic Hood, 1923

Black and red hood worn by Ulysses Grant Simpson Wright, member of the class of 1902 and 1923 honorary degree recipient. 

Decade: 1920-1929

Subject: Academic Regalia, Hood

Format: Clothing

Academic Hood Lining

Red satin academic hood lining used by Isaac Franklin Russell to represent his honorary degree from Dickinson College. Russell was granted an honorary Doctor of Laws in 1893.

Decade: 1920-1929

Subject: Academic Regalia

Format: Textiles

Commencement button, 1924

White round button with college seal and name, and “Commencement” in red, with “My Name is Robert E. Faddis, ’24.”

Decade: 1920-1929

Subject: Commencement, Buttons, College Traditions

Format: Pins/Buttons

Woodrow Wilson Memorial Medallion, 1924

A gold metal medallion featuring the embossed portrait of Woodrow Wilson on the front. On the back reads the text "WOODROW WILSON 28th PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES BORN DECEMBER 28 1856 DIED February 3 1924. The text is then surrounded by an...

Decade: 1920-1929

Subject: Medallion

Format: Currency/Medallions

Pi Beta Phi sorority pins, c.1920

Two small gold arrow-shaped pins with sorority letters which belonged to M. Elizabeth Filler.

Decade: 1920-1929

Subject: Sorority Pin, Greek Life

Format: Pins/Buttons

Green Knit Cap, 1924

Green knit wool cap with yellow pom pom worn by Donald McIntyre as a freshman in 1924.

Decade: 1920-1929

Subject: Freshman Beanies

Format: Hats

Alpha Chi Rho Tie Pin, c.1925

The pin has white stones (unclear whether they are precious stones) are made in the shape of a shepherd's crook and the red stones (unclear whether they are precious stones) an in the shape of an "X" - to the left of the "X" is a hand which is...

Decade: 1920-1929

Subject: Greek Life, Pin, Tie

Format: Clothing, Jewelry, Pins/Buttons

William Wood Gerhard Commemorative Medal

Bronze medal featuring  an image of William Wood Gerhard and his birth and death dates on the front, with the words "THE PHILADELPHIA PATHOLOGICAL SOCIETY HONORS ZEAL IN RESEARCH" on the back. 

Decade: 1920-1929

Subject: Health and Medicine, Honors and Awards, Commemorative Medal

Format: Currency/Medallions

Communion Kit

Three piece silver communion kit donated in honor of John Wesley and Annie Wilcox Edel for use in the Durbin Oratory. 

Decade: 1920-1929

Subject: Religion and Spirituality

Format: Miscellaneous

Dickinson College Seal Plaque, c.1925

Bronze college seal mounted on a cherry wood shield-shaped plaque.

Decade: 1920-1929

Subject: Commemorative Plaque, College Seal

Format: Plaques/Trophies

Felt Beret

Felt armbands, beret and pin for the Dickinson class of 1926 and a Carlisle High School pennant.  

Decade: 1920-1929

Subject: Buttons, Carlisle High School

Format: Flags/Pennants/Banners, Hats

Class Blazer, 1926

Gray and red striped wool blazer worn by Victor B. Hann '28 during his student days at Dickinson.

Decade: 1920-1929

Subject: Class Blazer, Blazer

Format: Clothing

Shelf 26 (housed with 00142-00160)

Copper key and staff belonging to Mervin Grant Filler as a member of Omicron Delta Kappa in 1927.

Decade: 1920-1929

Subject: Honors Societies, Key

Format: Pins/Buttons

Class of 1902 Award Pocket Watch

Silver pocket watch given to John W. McConnnell as the first recipient of the Class of 1902 Award in 1928. Endowed by the class of 1902, the award is given annually to a member of the junior class who has contributed the most good to the college...

Decade: 1920-1929

Subject: Honors and Awards, Class of 1902 Award, Watch

Format: Jewelry

Pin, c.1928

Very small gold pin with "28" in a center triangle and the letters “N,” “E,” and “M” around the outside. The organization behind the pin is unknown.

Decade: 1920-1929

Subject: Sorority Pin

Format: Pins/Buttons

Woodrow Wilson Commemorative Medal

Plaster cast of medal with President Woodrow Wilson, produced in 1929 for the 50th anniversary of Wilson's graduation from Princeton University.

Decade: 1920-1929

Subject: Commemorative Medal

Format: Currency/Medallions

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