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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

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

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

Dink and Freshman Pin, c.1949

The dink is made out of red felt with a white button on top.  The button is made out of metal which has "Dickinson College Freshman", along with the old college seal and on a piece of paper in the middle "Jim Pritchard" is written.

Decade: 1940-1949

Subject: Student Life, Freshman Beanies, Dink

Format: Clothing, Hats, Pins/Buttons, Textiles

Harry S. Truman commemorative medal

Bronze medal with President Harry S. Truman on obverse and the White House on the reverse.  Produced by the U.S. Mint in honor of his presidency. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Commemorative Medal

Format: Currency/Medallions

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

Green Silk Tapestry

Green silk tapestry with interwoven pattern and fringed edges.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Tapestry

Format: Textiles

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

Pennant

A red felt pennant with "Dickinson" and the college seal in white lettering. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Pennants

Format: Flags/Pennants/Banners

Chess Pieces

Four wooden chess pieces - Two black pawns, one yellow bishop, and one smaller red knight - which purportedly belonged to Moncure Conway.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Games

Format: Miscellaneous

Swim Team Warm-Up Jacket

Red cotton jacket with white striping and zipper, red devil's head patch on back with "Dickinson Swim Team" in white. Labeled with white number "6" on left, near waist.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Athletics, Jacket

Format: Clothing

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

Three Varsity Soccer Letters

Three varsity soccer letters. Two are large red block letter “D”s with white trim and an embroidered soccer ball, and one is a medium white “D” with red trim and embroidered soccer ball.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Athletics

Format: Clothing

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

Naval Reserve Medal

A gold medal attached to a red, yellow and blue ribbon pin. On the front there is an image of an eagle spreading its wings. On the reverse side there is engraved text that reads "FAITHFUL SERVICE UNITED STATE NAVAL RESERVE". This object was owned...

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Award Medals, Military

Format: Currency/Medallions

Ashtray

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

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Ashtray

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Magic Lantern Slides

Multiple long glass plate slides painted with images to be used with a projector. A total of 18 slides are stored in two wooden boxes along with a black painted wood slide holder. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Scientific Equipment, Photography

Format: Scientific Equipment

Department of Public Safety baseball hats

Three baseball caps from the Department of Public Safety uniform embroidered with different versions of Dickinson's compass rose logo, one cap with mesh back.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Baseball Hat, Uniform

Format: Hats

Department of Public Safety vanity plate

Red plastic vanity plate from the front of Department of Public Safety squad cards with the Compass Rose logo.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Vanity Plate

Format: Miscellaneous

Leather Case and Pins

One gold pin with Dickinson College seal, one gold pin in shape of treble clef, one silver pin for Taylor School Award, one pin with gemstone, in a navy blue leather storage case.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Wallet, College Seal

Format: Pins/Buttons

Dickinson Sweatshirt

White cotton pullover with hood and front pocket, "Dickinson College" in red letters on the front.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Sweatshirt

Format: Clothing

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

James Buchanan Commemorative Medal

Silver commemorative medal featuring the profile of James Buchanan on the obverse side and Wheatland, Buchanan's house, on the reverse.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Commemorative Medal

Format: Currency/Medallions

West College organ key

Gold key with cut-out top, with attached tag identifying it as the key to the organ in West College.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: West College (Old West), Key

Format: Miscellaneous

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