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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

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

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

Carlisle, Pennsylvania Button

A round white metal button with "I love (red heart symbol) Carlisle" in black lettering.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Button, Carlisle

Format: Pins/Buttons

Lacrosse Stick

Lacrosse stick labeled as "D106." 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Athletics

Format: Athletic Equipment

Dickinson College patch

Round red felt patch with white border and intertwined “DC” in center.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Patches

Format: Textiles

Initial Pin

Gold circle pin with black center with gold entwining letters.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Initials

Format: Pins/Buttons

Bell

A large silver metal bell with a black handle.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Bell

Format: Miscellaneous

Bishop Beverly Waugh cane

Dark wooden cane with plain crook carved with the letter "W" and a small metal cap on bottom, owned by Bishop Beverly Waugh, a trustee from 1839 to 1858.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Cane

Format: Miscellaneous

Calvert S. Foote Plaque

Gold-tone plaque inscribed to the memory of Calvert S. Foote, a member of the class of 1944, who served and died in World War II.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Commemorative Plaque, Military, World War II

Format: Plaques/Trophies

Lancet

A brass medical instrument used by Benjamin Rush to bleed his patients for medical treatments.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: medical equipment

Format: Miscellaneous

Wine Bottle

Green glass wine bottle with an image of West College on the label.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: West College (Old West)

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Swim Team Warm-Up Jacket

Red jacket with red devil head and "Dickinson Swim Team" on back.  Labeled with white number "2" on left, near waist. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Athletics, Jacket

Format: Clothing

Warm-Up Jacket

Red acrylic jacket with white striping and zipper. "Dickinson College" printed on the left, front.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Athletics, Jacket

Format: Clothing

Phi Kappa Sigma Plaque

A bronze shield featuring Phi Kappa Sigma insignias and motto “Stellis Aequus Durando.”

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Plaque

Format: Plaques/Trophies

College Seal decal

Clear static cling decal printed with college seal in red and black

Decade: Unknown

Subject: College Seal

Format: Miscellaneous

Mug

A wide-bottom mug with a platinum trim and Dickinson text. The mug belonged to Ellis Stern who was a member of the class of 1949.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Mug

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Old East door knob

Brass door knob from the west entrance to East College.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: East College

Format: Building Materials

Joseph Priestley Commemorative Plate

White Wedgwood plate with profile of Joseph Priestley in center in black.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Commemorative Plates, Wedgwood

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Dickinson Fund Award

A wavy oval-shaped metal strip attached to a square plastic base with the text engraved "UNITED STATES STEEL FOUNDATION DICKINSON COLLEGE FOR IMPROVEMENT ALUMNI GIVING INCENTIVE AWARD AMERICAN ALUMNI COUNCIL". In 1970 it was awarded to the...

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Honors and Awards

Format: Plaques/Trophies

Japanese Footwear

Two pairs of red painted wooden Japanese traditional footwear. One pair has a pair of plastic red and white polka dotted toe covers. There are a total of seven pairs of shoes in the collection. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: footwear

Format: Clothing

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