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Wooden Railings

Dark wooden railings carved with names and symbols, believed to be from either West College or East College.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Railings, West College (Old West), East College

Format: Building Materials

John Dickinson Society Paperweight

A plastic block with beveled edges containing a piece of limestone. An engraved plate with the text "The John Dickinson Society 1984" is on the top of the block.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Paperweight

Format: Miscellaneous

Silk Scarves

Two creme and red silk scarves with college seal at both ends. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Scarves

Format: Clothing

Pi Beta Phi Black Key Wallet

A small black leather wallet with a gold zipper and the greeks letters of Pi Beta Phi embossed in gold on the lower right hand corner on the front of the wallet. Inside the wallet is a gold metal piece with six metal loop hooks for keys. This...

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Wallet

Format: Miscellaneous

Cane

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.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Cane

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

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.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Playing Cards

Format: Miscellaneous

Initial Pin

Gold circle pin with black center with gold entwining letters.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Initials

Format: Pins/Buttons

Allison Memorial Church plate

China plate with oil-lamp and flower pattern, black engraving of Allison Memorial Church in center.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Commemorative Plates, Methodist Church, Religion and Spirituality

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Bishop Beverly Waugh cane

Dark wooden cane with plain crook carved with the letter "W" and a small metal cap on bottom, owned by Bishop Beverly Waugh, a trustee from 1839 to 1858.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Cane

Format: Miscellaneous

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

Silver Knife Set

A black leather and red velvet flip-top box with three metal feet housing eleven silver knives and two small pronged silver forks. This set was owned by John Dickinson.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: knife set

Format: Miscellaneous

Swim Team Warm-Up Jacket

Red jacket with red devil head and "Dickinson Swim Team" on back.  Labeled with white number "2" on left, near waist. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Athletics, Jacket

Format: Clothing

Dickinson College Football Buttons

One football shaped golden pin with a white ribbon. One football shaped button with "Dickinson Get Gettysburg" in black lettering with a red ribbon. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Button

Format: Pins/Buttons

Pewter Platter with College Seal

A silver pewter metal plate with scalloped edges and a pewter replica of the college seal placed off center on the bottom of the plate. The manufactorer's mark is stamped on the back of the plate. This object belonged to Velva Diven Daihl, class...

Decade: 1950-1959

Subject: Plate

Format: Miscellaneous

Drinking Dipper

A carved wooden dipper, purportedly made of orange root, given to James Buchanan.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: utensil

Format: Miscellaneous

Lacrosse Stick

Lacrosse stick labeled as "D106." 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Athletics

Format: Athletic Equipment

Pocket Watch

White gold pocket watch engraved with initials of Mervin Grant Filler, which was a gift from Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Greek Life, Watch

Format: Miscellaneous

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

Plate

Silver plate with ornate borders and inscription "Dr. Prinz/A Dedicated Man/Respectfully Economics 74/Dickinson 7-26-63."

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Commemorative Plates

Format: Miscellaneous

China

Two teacups and two saucers in white glazed china with a small red Dickinson College seal on one side. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: China

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Dickinson College patch

Patch with the college seal in red on white shield.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Patches

Format: Textiles

Spoon

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

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Silverware, Construction

Format: Miscellaneous

Dickinson College Name Tag Pin

A white button with "DICKINSON COLLEGE" in red text above the college seal in red. "Ruth Trout '36" is handwritten in black pen across the center of the button. This object belonged to Ruth Trout, class of 1936.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Button

Format: Pins/Buttons

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.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Tea Set

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

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