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Bell

A large silver metal bell with a black handle.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Bell

Format: Miscellaneous

College Seal Keyring

Brass colored, metal key ring with metal charm that features the college seal on the front. Reverse features the facade of Old West.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: West College (Old West), College Seal, Key Chain

Format: Miscellaneous

Band  Uniform Blazer

White wool blazer with red and white cord piping on pockets and lapel and a red and white college seal on left breast pocket. 

Decade: 1950-1959

Subject: Jacket, Uniform, Blazer

Format: Clothing

Swim Team Warm-Up Jacket

Red cotton jacket with white striping and zipper, red devil's head patch on back with "Dickinson Swim Team" in white. Labeled with white number "6" on left, near waist.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Athletics, Jacket

Format: Clothing

Three Varsity Soccer Letters

Three varsity soccer letters. Two are large red block letter “D”s with white trim and an embroidered soccer ball, and one is a medium white “D” with red trim and embroidered soccer ball.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Athletics

Format: Clothing

Masonic pin

Gold Masonic symbol pin which belonged to Mervin Grant Filler.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Masonic Pin

Format: Pins/Buttons

Alchometer

A black tin case containing an alchometer apparatus, with instructions, consisting of a glass graduated cylinder, a metal tube and clip, a small candle, a small glass orb and a glass flask. This apparatus was developed by Chemistry Professor...

Decade: Unknown

Subject: scientific equipment

Format: Scientific Equipment

Harry S. Truman commemorative medal

Bronze medal with President Harry S. Truman on obverse and the White House on the reverse.  Produced by the U.S. Mint in honor of his presidency. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Commemorative Medal

Format: Currency/Medallions

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

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

Phi Kappa Sigma Plaque

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

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Plaque

Format: Plaques/Trophies

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

Green Silk Tapestry

Green silk tapestry with interwoven pattern and fringed edges.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Tapestry

Format: Textiles

Dickinson College patch

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

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Patches

Format: Textiles

Mermaid Players Banner

Canvas banner with a colored felt design for the Mermaid Players.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Banner

Format: Flags/Pennants/Banners

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

John Dickinson Society Pocket Notebook

Black leather pocket notebook with "John Dickinson Society" embossed on the cover, given to members of the society. Inside the "3 P's of Public Speaking" and "Speaker's First Aid Kit" cards can be found. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Donor Relations

Format: Miscellaneous

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

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

Dickinson Sweatshirt

White cotton pullover with hood and front pocket, "Dickinson College" in red letters on the front.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Sweatshirt

Format: Clothing

James Buchanan Commemorative Medal

Silver commemorative medal featuring the profile of James Buchanan on the obverse side and Wheatland, Buchanan's house, on the reverse.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Commemorative Medal

Format: Currency/Medallions

Optician's Apparatus

An optician's apparatus, including a a pair of fitting glasses, 24 lenses in storage boxes and two spectrum aparatuses. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: scientific equipment

Format: Scientific Equipment

Plaster

A plaster rectangle imprint of the Rough Riders commemorative. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Plaster imprint

Format: Miscellaneous

Three Pins

Three pins, two are enamel and one is cloth.  The cloth pin shows the college mascot, the Red Devil. The other two enamel are the College Seal in red and white with gold lettering and the doors of Old West.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: College Seal, Red Devil, West College (Old West)

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

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