Student Life

Alpha Chi Rho Formal Fans, 1952 and 1957

Two black wood folding fans, with black cloth featuring red flowers and the text "Alpha Chi Rho" in red and white. Small explanation booklets are attached to the fans reading "AXP, A Chinese Garden Spring Formal May 17, 1952" or "AXP, Dickinson Spring Formal, April 27, 1957". These were given out by the Alpha Chi Rho fraternity during the Formal dances of 1952 and 1957.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00523

Location: Shelf 18 (housed with AC 00522-00527)

Subject: Folding Fans, Dances, Greek Life, Student Life

Format: Miscellaneous

Arts House T-shirt, 1982

A white t-shirt, size large, with a colorful design on the front. It appears to be a line of dancers. Below the image reads the inscription "Arts House '82."

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00926

Location: Shelf 19

Subject: T-shirt, Student Life

Format: Clothing

Bandana's for Ally Campaign, 2012

Three pink and one green bandana. All of the bandanas have text that reads: "I am an Ally are you?"

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00914

Location: Housed with RG8/298

Subject: Student Life, LGBT History, LGBTQ, Bandana

Format: Clothing

Belles Lettres Society Rose, 1861

Faded pink silk roses and ribbon given to William Halbert (Class of 1865) upon his election to Belles Lettres Society in October 1861.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00134

Location: Shelf 25

Subject: Literary Societies, Student Life

Format: Miscellaneous

Black Hat Society Paddle, c.1966

This paddle is from the 1966 class of the Black Hat society. The front has the skull and key written on it with Dickinson College below it. The back has a list of members from that year as well as the member's Greek names with a picture of the black hat with 1966 written above it.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00852

Location: RR 01

Subject: Student Life, Paddle

Format: Ephemera

Charter Day Scarf, 2012

A red and white striped scarf from Dickinson College’s Charter Day in 2012.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00781

Location: Reading Room Shelf 4 (housed with AC 00768-69, AC 00782-85, AC 00788-89, AC 00791)

Subject: Scarves, Charter Day, Student Life

Format: Clothing

Charter Day Shirt, 2012

A red T-shirt, size small, with “Dickinson Charter Day 229 Years” in black text on the left side of chest and a drawing of Old West with the text “Dickinson Rockin’ since 1783” in black on the back.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00782

Location: Reading Room Shelf 4 (housed with AC 00768-69, AC 00781, AC 00783-85, AC 00788-89, AC 00791)

Subject: T-shirt, Charter Day, Student Life

Format: Clothing

College Bowl T-shirt, front

White T-shirt with Trivial Pursuit theme printed for the College Bowl in 1997

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00040

Location: Shelf 9 (housed with 00033-00041, 00467)

Subject: College Bowl, T-shirt, Student Life

Format: Clothing

Delta Nu Pledge Class Paddle, 1995

The Delta Nu Pledge Class Paddle for 1995 is made out of wood.  Attached to the handle is a green chord but the handle itself is white with the year "1995" in light green lettering surrounded by dark green ivy.  The paddle itself is a rainbow going in reverse order.  At the top off the paddle is a purple octopus holding a light blue flag with "FALL PLEDGE CLASS" and it is also holding a black infinity sign.  Below the octopus is the Greek letters for the sorority but between them is a yellow rose.  At the very bottom of the paddle is a black cauldron with a pig, enguin, rabbit, and a duck inside.  In the front of the cauldron is a lamb and a chick.  Behind the cauldron in the center is a bear - to the left of the bear is an elephant and to the right of the bear is Mufasa from The Lion King.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00882

Location: Reading Room 6

Subject: Greek Life, Student Life, Paddle

Format: Furniture

Devil's Advocates T-Shirt, 2004

A tan T-Shirt, no tag, with a cartoon figure of the red devil with a pitchfork and text around it in red that reads "DICKINSON COLLEGE 2004" on the upper left corner of the chest. On the back "COME ON BABY LIGHT MY FIRE" written in a flame design with the devil cartoon as the "i" in "FIRE". Underneath is the text "DEVIL'S ADVOCATES" in red. 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00808

Location: Shelf 10 (housed with AC 00803-00807, 00809-00810)

Subject: T-shirt, Student Life

Format: Clothing

Dickinson Caf Tray, 2010

A red cafeteria tray with the college seal in the top right corner. The use of trays was discontinued in 2010, and a tray was presented as a gift to the each member of the class of 2010 during graduation by President Bill Durden.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00596

Location: Shelf 9

Subject: Cafeteria, Student Life

Format: Miscellaneous

Dickinson Yarmulke

A blue suede Yarmulke with “Dickinson” printed in silver on the front.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00775

Location: Shelf 25 (housed with AC 00773-4)

Subject: Yarmulke, Student Life, Religion and Spirituality

Format: Clothing

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

Eastern Pennsylvania Collegiate Chess League Trophy

Wooden trophy topped with chess piece and inscribed with league title and winners; Dickinson won in 1968 and 1971.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00128

Location: Shelf 15

Subject: Student Life, Trophy

Format: Plaques/Trophies

Emerging Leaders Retreat Shirt, 2015

Cotton, orange, long sleeve shirt with "Emerging Leaders Retreat, Dickinson College 2015, Blazing a Trail" printed on the the back.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00820

Location: Shelf 18 (housed with AC 00819)

Subject: Emerging Leaders Retreat, Student Life, T-shirt

Format: Clothing

Emerging Leaders Retreat T-shirt front

Navy blue t-shirt with yellow lettering produced for Emerging Leaders Retreat in 1998.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00038

Location: Shelf 9 (housed with 00033-00041)

Subject: Student Leadership, T-shirt, Student Life

Format: Clothing

Emerging Leaders Retreat T-shirt, 2000

White T-shirt produced for the Emerging Leaders Retreat in 2000.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00039

Location: Shelf 9 (housed with 00033-00041, 00467)

Subject: Student Leadership, T-shirt, Student Life

Format: Clothing

English 404 T-shirt, 1993

White t-shirt from first English 404 senior experience as part of new English major. Printed with quotes about writing.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00503

Location: Shelf 16 (housed with AC 00499, 00500, 00502)

Subject: T-shirt, Student Life

Format: Clothing

First-year Student Sign, 1960

A piece of cardboard, with a ribbon for hanging, with the name Marilyn Detweiler in big letters. There is also a small picture of a Dickinson pennant. Marilyn wore this sign as a first-year student.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00935

Location: Shelf 25

Subject: Sign, Student Life

Format: Ephemera

Freshman Beanie and Name Tag, 1967

A red felt Freshman Beanie ("dink") with "71" on the back in white and a Dickinson College Name Tag with the name "Michael Trachtman" typed in black under the college seal and "Dickinson College" in red. Trachtman is a member of the Class of 1971.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00453

Location: Shelf 18 (housed with AC 00451, 00452)

Subject: Dink, Nametag, Student Life

Format: Hats, Pins/Buttons

Freshman Dink, 1956

William Freeman's (Class of 1960) dink from his freshman year in 1956. Wool, with a few holes around the seams, size 7.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00921

Location: Reading Room 7

Subject: Student Life, Dink, Freshman Beanies, College Traditions

Format: Hats

Freshman Dink, 1962

All red, cotton dink.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00825

Location: Shelf 20 (housed with AC 00825)

Subject: Dink, Student Life, Freshman Beanies

Format: Hats

Home Grown T-Shirt, 2003

A light blue T-Shirt, size large, with black text on the upper left corner of the chest that reads "HOME GROWN, CAMPUS ACTIVITIES BOARD, Dickinson College, April 30, 2003". On the back "STAFF" is printed in black. 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00806

Location: Shelf 10 (housed with AC 00803-00805, 00807-00810)

Subject: T-shirt, Student Life

Format: Clothing

ID Holder

Red vinyl ID holder with red lettering given out during student orientation.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00748

Location: Shelf 25 (housed with AC 00746-AC 00750)

Subject: Orientation, ID Card, Wallet, Student Life

Format: Miscellaneous

Intramural Champion T-Shirt, c.2003

A red T-shirt, size large, with a white and black design on the front featuring six different sports balls and the text "DICKINSON Intramural Champion '03-'04".

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00804

Location: Shelf 10 (housed with AC 00803, AC 00805-00810)

Subject: T-shirt, Student Life

Format: Clothing


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