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Welcome to Dickinson pin

Round red pins with “Welcome to Dickinson” in white block letters.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Buttons, Orientation

Format: Pins/Buttons

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

Spoon

Spoon found west of 255 West Louther St. when installing handicap ramp in Fall 2004.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Silverware, Construction

Format: Miscellaneous

Old West Keys

Five metal keys of various shapes and sizes that were used in Old West, from the early to mid-twentieth century.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Key, Campus Buildings, West College (Old West)

Format: Miscellaneous

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

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

Omicron Delta Kappa pin

Gold circular pin with fraternity letters in gold against black enamel.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Greek Life, Fraternity Pin

Format: Pins/Buttons

Theta Nu Epsilon pin

Gold pin in shape of skull and crossed keys with fraternity letters and gems, with “E. A. B.” inscribed on reverse.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Greek Life, Fraternity Pin

Format: Pins/Buttons

Dickinson College Seal Pin

Gold college seal with red and white enamel circle around the College motto “Sigillum Collegii Dickinsonii.”

Decade: Unknown

Subject: College Seal

Format: Pins/Buttons

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

Raven's Claw Engraving Blocks

Two copper plates attached to blocks, with the two part Raven's Claw emblem on them.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Printing, Honor Societies

Format: Artwork/Photography

Bookplate Engraving Block

Copper printing plate mounted to a wooden block for the personal bookplate of Flora Stichling Lynch.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Printing

Format: Artwork/Photography

Engraving Block

Metal engraving block of the poem "The Dreamer" by Professor Leon C. Prince (Class of 1898).

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Engraving Blocks

Format: Artwork/Photography

Engraving Block

Metal engraving block of the Scientific Society seal.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Printing

Format: Artwork/Photography

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

Dickinson College Football Button

An oval shaped metal football button with "Dickinson Beat Gettysburg" in black lettering. Attached to the back of the button is a red and white tassel. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Button

Format: Pins/Buttons

Christmas Decorations

Four trees from the holiday decorations of Karl Tinsley Waugh, and two choir members from Marie Ferré.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Christmas Decorations

Format: Miscellaneous

College Seal Gravy Boat

College china gravy boat, white glazed with small red college seal on one side.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: China, College Seal

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Order of St. George Pin

Round green and blue pin with a figure on a house bearing a shield. Perhaps an proponent of the Order of St. George. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Military, Honors and Awards

Format: Pins/Buttons

Col. William Turnbull Epaulet

Fawn colored epaulet with gold thread and tassels in a wooden keepsake box with ornamental top that belonged to Col. William Turnbull.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Epaulet, Military

Format: Clothing

John Dickinson's Mansion Plate

Ceramic plate with gold border and center view of the John Dickinson mansion in blue.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Plate

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Chinese Pin

Gold circle pin painted with blue and green enamel, featuring Chinese letters and two figures.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Chinese

Format: Pins/Buttons

Initial Pin

Gold circle pin with black center with gold entwining letters.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Initials

Format: Pins/Buttons

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

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

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