1902 Award Pocket Watch, 1941

A small silver pocket watch given to the recipient of “The 1902 Award”. The watch has a silver clock-face with black numbers and text and is housed in a small green pouch with the text “Tahys Watch Cases” in blue. The award was given to Dean Meck Hoffman I (Class of 1941).

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00776

Location: Shelf 25 (housed with AC 00770-1 and 00794-5)

Subject: Honors and Awards, Class of 1902 Award

Format: Jewelry

Alpha Chi Rho fraternity key, 1948

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

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00471

Location: Shelf 25 (housed with AC 00181-AC 00187, etc.)

Subject: Key, Greek Life

Format: Miscellaneous

Bracelet, c.1940

Gold linked band with black centerpiece bearing the Phi Kappa Sigma symbol in gold metal.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00446

Location: Shelf 26 (housed with AC 00445)

Subject: Greek Life

Format: Jewelry

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 compliments and by Command of the Army Council has the honour to transmit the enclosed Awards granted for service during the war of 1939-45. 1939-1945 Star, Africa Star, with 8th Army Clasp, Italy Star, War Medal, 1939-1945." This item belonged to Thomas Edward Munce, Jr., class of 1939.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 2005.5_2

Location: Shelf 34

Subject: certificate, Award Medals, Military, World War II

Format: Currency/Medallions, Ephemera

Class of 1944 ring, 1944

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

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00173

Location: Shelf 26 (housed with AC 00161 - AC 00180)

Subject: Class Ring

Format: Jewelry

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.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00211

Location: Shelf 16 (housed with AC 00209-00215, etc.)

Subject: Commencement, Buttons, College Traditions

Format: Pins/Buttons

Deck Piece from the USS Missouri, c.1945

A piece of reddish wood with a circular silver disk inserted on one side. The disk reads, "U. S. S. MISSOURI, Over this spot on 2 September 1945 the instrument of formal surrender of Japan to the Allied Powers was signed thus bringing to a close the second world war. The ship at that time was at anchor in Tokyo Bay. Latitude 35 21 17 North - Longitude 139 45 36 East" 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 2001.18_2

Location: Shelf 28 (Box 1)

Subject: U.S.S. Missouri, World War II, Military

Format: Miscellaneous

Dickinson College Embosser, c.1940-50

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

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00671

Location: Shelf 19 (housed with AC 00670, AC 00672)

Subject: Embosser

Format: Miscellaneous

Dickinson College Embosser, c.1945

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

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00670

Location: Shelf 19 (housed with AC 00671-00672)

Subject: Embosser

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.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00858

Location: Reading Room 1 (housed with AC 00851, AC 00859, and AC 00860)

Subject: Student Life, Freshman Beanies, Dink, Nametag

Format: Clothing, Hats, Pins/Buttons, Textiles

Engraving Blocks

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

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00312

Location: Shelf 10

Subject: Printing

Format: Artwork/Photography

Engraving Plate, 1946

Metal engraving plate used to produce the invitations to President William W. Edel's inauguration on October 26, 1946.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00319

Location: Shelf 25 (housed with AC 00317, AC 00318)

Subject: Engraving Plate, Inauguration, Presidents

Format: Miscellaneous

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.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00014

Location: RR 03

Subject: Academic Regalia, Cap, Gown, Hood

Format: Clothing, Hats

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.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00109

Location: Shelf 20 (housed with 00110-00112)

Subject: Athletics, Athletic plaque

Format: Plaques/Trophies

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 commencement exercises and was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00073

Location: Shelf 3 (housed with 00058-00088, 00507, 00590, 00607, 00735)

Subject: Commemorative Medal

Format: Currency/Medallions

Marion Bell's Chi Omega 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.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00137

Location: Shelf 21 (housed with AC 00138)

Subject: Mug

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

New Hampshire Medical Society Medal, 1941

A small gold metal pendent featuring a stamped seal of the New Hampshire Medical Society celebrating fifty years. "New Hampshire Medical Society" is engraved around the seal. On the back is a name and date engraved "Zatae L. Straw 1892-1942". This object belonged to Zatae Longsdorff, class of 1887.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 2002.2_3

Location: Shelf 32 Box 2

Subject: Commemorative Medal

Format: Currency/Medallions

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. 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00577

Location: RR 01 (housed with AC 00456, AC 00548, AC 00578)

Subject: Honor Societies

Format: Hats

Basketball Warm-Up Jacket

Three red satin zip-up basketball jackets with white lettering and numbers on the left sleeve. 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00466

Location: RR 02 (housed with AC 00465)

Subject: Athletics, Jacket

Format: Clothing

United States Flag, 1942

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

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00023

Location: Shelf 18

Subject: American flag, Military

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."

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00449

Location: Shelf 25 (housed with AC 00418-422, AC 00448, AC 00484, AC 00488, AC 00541)

Subject: Dog Tags, Military

Format: Jewelry

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. 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00708

Location: RR 01 (housed with AC 00601, AC 00708, AC 00675)

Subject: Honor Societies

Format: Hats

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 grain and the text "UNITED STATES OF AMERICAN 1941 - 1945". This object belonged to Albert Louther Demaree, class of 1923. 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 2010.4_3

Location: Shelf 34 Box 1

Subject: Award Medals, Military, World War II

Format: Currency/Medallions

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