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United States Flag, 1942

The American flag with 48 stars, folded in a military fashion. Slightly faded.

Decade: 1940-1949

Subject: American flag

Format: Flags/Pennants/Banners

USNR Dog Tag, 1943

A United States Navy Reserve (USNR) Dog Tag with a chain necklace attached and engraved with the text "COUTTS ALAN 647 43 68 TYPE-O T/11/43 USNR-P."

Decade: 1940-1949

Subject: Dog Tags, Military

Format: Jewelry

Raven’s Claw Hat, 1943

Raven's Claw cloth hat with insignia, belonging to James Prescott, III, class of 1944. Prescott wore the hat to show his affiliation with the honor society.  Raven's Claw is an honor society consisting of seven senior Dickinson males. 

Decade: 1940-1949

Subject: Honor Societies

Format: Hats

Class of 1944 ring, 1944

Gold ring with college seal in black setting which belonged to Elizabeth Faddis Cunliffe.

Decade: 1940-1949

Subject: Class Ring

Format: Jewelry

World War II Victory Medal, c.1945

A gold medal attached to a rainbow and red colored ribbon pin. On the front there is an image of woman holding a broken sword in each hand and one foot standing on a helmet and the text "WORLD WAR II". On the reverse is the image of a piece of...

Decade: 1940-1949

Subject: Award Medals, Military, World War II

Format: Currency/Medallions

Frank Elmer Masland, Jr. regalia

Black cap and hood and red gown belonging to Frank Elmer Masland, Jr., class of 1918 and a member of the Dickinson College Board of Trustees from 1946-1965.

Decade: 1940-1949

Subject: Academic Regalia, Cap, Gown, Hood

Format: Clothing, Hats

Certificate and World War II Medals, 1945

A certificate mounted in a gold frame listing the date, medals and position awarded to Thomas Edward Munce, Jr. for his service in World War II. Under the crest printed in orange, the text reads "The Under-Secretary of State for War presents his...

Decade: 1940-1949

Subject: certificate, Award Medals

Format: Miscellaneous

Wheel and Chain Hat, 1945

This Wheel and Chain hat from 1945 was worn by Christine Myers Crist, class of 1946. The hat was donated by Jane Myers Seller, class of 1955, in 2012. 

Decade: 1940-1949

Subject: Honor Societies

Format: Hats

Dickinson College Embosser, c.1940-50

A hand-held gray metal embosser for the stamp of the Dickinson College seal.

Decade: 1940-1949

Subject: Embosser

Format: Miscellaneous

Dickinson College Embosser, c.1945

A black iron embosser with the stamp of the Dickinson College seal.

Decade: 1940-1949

Subject: Embosser

Format: Miscellaneous

Mug, 1946

A white ceramic mug with the college name, date, and Chi Omega insignia on the front. The name “Marion V. Bell" is printed on the back in black.

Decade: 1940-1949

Subject: Mug

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

John W. Snyder Commemorative Medal, c.1945

Bronze Medal with bust of John W. Snyder, inscription, and treasury seal. Produced by the U.S. Mint. John W. Snyder was the United States Secretary of the Treasury under President Harry S. Truman. Snyder delivered an address during the 1949...

Decade: 1940-1949

Subject: Commemorative Medal

Format: Currency/Medallions

Engraving Blocks

Fifty-nine engraving blocks from "Fifty Printer's Marks" by Edwin Elliot Willoughby, Class of 1922.

Decade: 1940-1949

Subject: Printing

Format: Artwork/Photography

Dickinson Pennant (black), c.1948

A black felt Dickinson pennant with red trim and tassels. The pennant features a large Dickinson red and white “D” with the text “DICKINSON COLLEGE” in red.

Decade: 1940-1949

Subject: Pennants

Format: Flags/Pennants/Banners

Alpha Chi Rho fraternity key, 1948

Alpha Chi Rho fraternity key. The text on the attached paper reads "AXP 'Monte Carlo' March 20, 1948."

Decade: 1940-1949

Subject: Key, Greek Life

Format: Miscellaneous

George Shuman, Jr. Football Plaque, 1949

A bronze medallion on a wooden plaque with the inscription, "1949, Red Devils, Dickinson College, George Shuman Jr.", honoring George Shuman, Jr. for his performance in football in 1949.

Decade: 1940-1949

Subject: Athletics, Athletic plaque

Format: Plaques/Trophies

Commencement button, 1949

White round button with college seal and name, and “Commencement” in red, with “My Name is Dean Hoffman,” a member of the Class of 1949.

Decade: 1940-1949

Subject: Commencement, Buttons, College Traditions

Format: Pins/Buttons

John Dickinson Society Pocket Notebook

Black leather pocket notebook with "John Dickinson Society" embossed on the cover, given to members of the society. Inside the "3 P's of Public Speaking" and "Speaker's First Aid Kit" cards can be found. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Donor Relations

Format: Miscellaneous

Silk Scarves

Two creme and red silk scarves with college seal at both ends. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Scarves

Format: Clothing

Fan

A collapsible wooden fan with the slats connected by white fabric. On each slat there is a signature from a member of the Class of 1870.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Folding Fans

Format: Miscellaneous

Cross and Initial Pin

Gold inverted triangle pin in red and black enamel with black triangle and white cross in center, with a chain leading to a pin in the shape of a G".

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Sorority Pin

Format: Pins/Buttons

Butter Dishes

Two sets of cut glass butter dishes with flower shaped handles, deep bowls, accompanying plates, and glass drains to separate ice from butter.  This set reportedly belonged to Joseph Priestley.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: dish set

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Dickinson Commencement Guest Button

A circular white metal button featuring the college seal and the text "DICKINSON COLLEGE COMMENCEMENT" in red. Written across the center of the button is the name "Sam L. Daihl, Guest" in blue ink. This object belonged to Velva Diven Daihl, class...

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Button

Format: Pins/Buttons

Masonic pin

Gold Masonic symbol pin which belonged to Mervin Grant Filler.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Masonic Pin

Format: Pins/Buttons

Order of the Crown of Italy Medal

A gold metal and white enamel medallion in the shape of a cross attached to a red and white stripped ribbon. In the center there is a dark blue circle with gold crown, representing the Order of the Crown of Italy. This medallion purportedly...

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Award Medals

Format: Currency/Medallions

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