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Army of the Potomac Pin, 1890

Army of the Potomac Pin given to Horatio Collins King in 1890, recognizing his service in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00441

Location: Shelf 25 (housed with AC 00415, AC 00416)

Subject: Military, Civil War, Honors and Awards

Format: Pins/Buttons

Avi Keremidchieva’s Bike Shorts

 Avi Keremidchieva’s cross country bike outfit (knee-length Hawaiian-style pants and blue Dickinson T-shirt) and a red Dickinson banner.  Avi and a fellow Dickinson classmate Andre Lekich left on a cross-country bike trip to promote sustainability shortly after graduation.  

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00604

Location: Shelf 10

Subject: Biking

Format: Clothing

Bible, 1888

A Holy Bible with a well worn dark leather cover. On the spine is the text "Holy Bible" embossed in gold. Inside the front cover is a gift inscription to the owner. This object was owned by Zatae Longsdorff, class of 1887. 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 2002.2_4

Location: Shelf 32 Box 2

Subject: Bible, Religion and Spirituality, Book

Format: Miscellaneous

C.O.T.E. cards

Playing Cards with the C.O.T.E. logo and "Commission on the Environment at Dickinson College" printed in black on a white background.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00508

Location: Shelf 26 (housed with 00221, 00485, 00489, 00508-00510, 00516)

Subject: Playing Cards

Format: Miscellaneous


A brown wooden cane with a carved white ivory handle. On the handle the inscription reads "M. Mengel. Jan 13,  1883". The cane is said to have belonged to James Buchanan.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00249

Location: RR 01 (housed with AC 00248, 00412, 00598, and 00758)

Subject: Cane

Format: Miscellaneous

Clothing from Cameroon

A four piece set of clothing and textiles given to President A. Lee Fritschler in Cameroon. Two textiles are white with red and blue stripes with a thick strip of navy cloth running through the center. The other textiles include a hat and a large shirt.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00346

Location: Shelf 16

Subject: Cameroon

Format: Clothing, Textiles

Croix Noir Award, c.1920

A silver tarnished star shaped medallion with white, blue, and green enamel attached to a faded blue ribbon. Awarded to Charles M. Steese (class of 1907 for his service in the aftermath of World War I.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 2002.4_3

Location: Shelf 32

Subject: Award Medals, Military, World War I

Format: Currency/Medallions

Earthweek t-shirt, front

White T-shirt produced by DARE (Dickinsonians Advocating Resourcefulness with Our Environment) to celebrate Earthweek 1989.  

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00034

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

Subject: T-shirt, Earthweek, Sustainability

Format: Clothing

Dickinson College Bowl Bowl, 1966

An inscribed silver bowl commemorating Dickinson College’s undefeated College Bowl team of 1966. The inscription reads "DICKINSON COLLEGE UNDEFEATED CHAMPIONS G. E. COLLEGE BOWL".

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00132

Location: Shelf 15

Subject: Trophy

Format: Plaques/Trophies

Elizabeth Low Teacups and Book

A tea set and book owned by Elizabeth Anna Low, Class of 1891. The white china tea cup and saucer are hand painted by Sarah Yocum with cherubs and gold stars, with gilt on the edges and tea cup handle. The tea cup and saucer are accompanied by the book with a ripped and yellowing cover titled "Tea Cup - Fortune Telling". The text on the cover reads 'No end of strange things are discussed over a cup of tea and not infrequently a talk about divination. In this book will be found more than is usually known about the art of "Tea Cup Fortune Telling."' On the back of the cover is a listing for similar publications in black text. 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 2002.8

Location: Shelf 33 (Box 2)

Subject: China, Book

Format: Glassware/Ceramics, Miscellaneous

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


A collapsible wooden fan with the slats connected by white fabric. On each slat there is a signature from a member of the Class of 1870.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00302

Location: Shelf 20 (housed with AC 00297-00308)

Subject: Folding Fans

Format: Miscellaneous

Green Devil Cookie Tokens, 2006

Wooden token printed with image of Green Devil on one side and “Good for one cookie” on the other. Distributed by Sustainability Office for “green” actions and redeemable with dining services for cookie.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00682

Location: Shelf 25 (housed with AC 00698)

Subject: Sustainability, Green Devil

Format: Ephemera

Horatio Collins King Sash

Saber, scabbard and sash of Horatio Collins King (Class of 1858), from around 1861.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00412

Location: RR 01 (housed with AC 000248, AC 00249, AC 00598, AC 00758)

Subject: Saber, Sword, Civil War, Military

Format: Weapons

Inter-Class Athletic Championship Women's Trophy, c.1931-1961

A 15” brass tarnished cup inscribed with the names of the championship winners from 1931 to 1961.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00126

Location: Shelf 15

Subject: Trophy

Format: Plaques/Trophies

Inter-Class Women's Hockey Championship Trophy, c.1932-1957

A 14” brass tarnished cup with two handles inscribed with "INTER-CLASS HOCKEY CHAMPIONS DICKINSON COLLEGE WOMEN" over a design of a pair of crossed hockey sticks and the names of the women’s hockey championship winners from 1932 to 1957.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00127

Location: Shelf 15

Subject: Women's Trophy

Format: Plaques/Trophies

Inter-Collegiate Debating Trophy, 1911

A silver tarnished trophy cup with two handles and engraving on the front that reads "Inter Collegiate Debating League of Pennsylvania". On the back the engraving reads "RECORD 1911 Dickinson aff. from State College Dickinson Neg. from Franklin & Marshall".

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00450

Location: Shelf 15

Subject: Trophy

Format: Plaques/Trophies

Interscholastic Relay Race Trophy, c.1910

A tarnished metal cup trophy with three handles and engraving on the front that reads "DICKINSON COLLEGE INTERSCHOLASTIC RELAY RACES FIRST PRIZE". The trophy belonged to Franklin Mt. Pleasant from the Class of 1910.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00454

Location: Shelf 15

Subject: Trophy

Format: Plaques/Trophies

James Buchanan Teacups and Saucers

A set of five white and pink china teacups and saucers with gold gilt detail. President James Buchanan used this set while in office at the White House.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00549

Location: Shelf 20

Subject: Tea Set

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

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. 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00275

Location: Shelf 21

Subject: footwear

Format: Clothing

Judge Advocate General Medal, 1883

Gold metal pendant awarded to Horatio Collins King by Governor Grover Cleveland in 1883, which appointed King to Judge Advocate General of New York.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00416

Location: Shelf 25 (housed with AC 00415 and AC 00441)

Subject: Medal, Honors and Awards, Military

Format: Currency/Medallions

King Solomon Signet Ring, 1952

A replica of King Solomon’s ring worn by Rev. Canon Lewis Douglas Gottschall, Class of 1922. A gold ring fitted with 10 various precious stones and weighing about a half a pound.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00711

Location: Shelf 26

Subject: Ring

Format: Miscellaneous

Leather Dickinson Tobacco Pennant, c.1900

Small leather Dickinson pennant that came as a souvenir in a package of tobacco.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00610

Location: Shelf 25 (housed with AC 00226 - AC 00229)

Subject: Tobacco Souvenir

Format: Ephemera

Letter Opener

A bronze dagger-like letter opener with the Korea University emblem enameled on top with red tassels attached on the end of the sword.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00300

Location: Shelf 20 (housed with AC 00297-00308)

Subject: Letter Opener

Format: Miscellaneous

Machete and Sheath

A short sword with a carved gray-green bone handle and a light brown embossed leather sheath.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00245

Location: RR 01 (housed with AC 00246-00247)

Subject: Sword, Machete

Format: Weapons


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