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Commencement  Buttons, 1929

White round commencement buttons and one oval commencement buttons with,“My Name is James A. Strite, ’29.”

Decade: 1920-1929

Subject: Commencement, Buttons, College Traditions

Format: Pins/Buttons

Woodrow Wilson Commemorative Medal

Plaster cast of medal with President Woodrow Wilson, produced in 1929 for the 50th anniversary of Wilson's graduation from Princeton University.

Decade: 1920-1929

Subject: Commemorative Medal

Format: Currency/Medallions

Pennsylvania State Senate pins (4), c.1929-1936

Four member pins belonging to Leon Cushing Prince as a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate from 1929 to 1936.Three of the pins are gold with blue enamel and the state seal from 1930-1931, 1933-1934, and 1935-1936. The last pin is a gold...

Decade: 1930-1939

Subject: Pins

Format: Pins/Buttons

Walter Buckingham Carver Academic Hood, 1929

Black and yellow hood worn by Walter Buckington Carver upon receiving an honorary degree from Dickinson in 1929

Decade: 1920-1929

Subject: Academic Regalia, Hood

Format: Clothing

Dickinson College Seal Plaque, c.1930

College seal in bronze mounted on a shield of light colored wood.

Decade: 1930-1939

Subject: Commemorative Plaque, College Seal

Format: Plaques/Trophies

Boyd Lee Spahr Academic Regalia, c.1930

Black hoods, gown, and caps worn by Boyd Lee Spahr as President of the Board of Trustees of Dickinson College, a position he held from 1931 to 1961.

Decade: 1930-1939

Subject: Academic Regalia, Hood, Gown, Cap

Format: Clothing, Hats

Knit Dickinson Sweater, c.1930

Cream, knit letter sweater with large red “D” on front worn by Edward Hoberman, class of 1930.

Decade: 1930-1939

Subject: Sweater, Athletics

Format: Clothing

William Penn High School Class Ring, 1930

A gold metal high school class ring with the school's seal engraved on the front of the ring. On either side are designs featuring "WP" and "30" for the class of 1930. This item belonged to Helen Trout, sister of Ruth Trout, class of 1936. 

Decade: 1930-1939

Subject: Class Ring

Format: Jewelry

Phi Mu sorority pin, c.1930

Gold pin featuring sorority seal and motto which belonged to Sarah Rowe, class of 1934, as a member of Phi Mu.

Decade: 1930-1939

Subject: Greek Life, Sorority Pin

Format: Pins/Buttons

Engraving Blocks

Twenty two engraving blocks from "Theophilus, the Battle Axe" by Charles C. Sellers. 

Decade: 1930-1939

Subject: Printing

Format: Artwork/Photography

Pi Beta Phi Wood Pin, c.1930

A sorority pin made of wood featuring the greek letters of the Pi Beta Phi Fraternity. This item was owned by Ruth Trout, class of 1936.

Decade: 1930-1939

Subject: Sorority Pin

Format: Pins/Buttons

Dickinson College button, c.1930

Red and white button with name of Whitfield Jenks Bell, Jr. and “Dickinson College Freshman” in red.

Decade: 1930-1939

Subject: Buttons

Format: Pins/Buttons

Raven’s Claw Hat, 1930

This hat belonged to Raven's Claw member John Christian Arndt III, Class of 1931 and was worn to symbolize his affiliation with the honor society. Raven's Claw is an all male senior honor society that admits seven male members of the Dickinson...

Decade: 1930-1939

Subject: Honor Societies

Format: Hats

Letter Sweater, c.1930

An off-white knit wool letter sweater with a big red varsity letter "D" sewn onto the front. The sweater was worn by Edward Johnson (Class of 1932), captain of the varsity football team. 

Decade: 1930-1939

Subject: Sweater

Format: Clothing

Miami Triad wallet, 1931

Black leather wallet souvenir with a “D" and the  "Miami Triad 1931” embossed in gold on the front, made for the annual Miami Triad Dance held by Beta Theta Pi, Phi Delta Theta, and Sigma Chi.

Decade: 1930-1939

Subject: Wallet, Greek Life, Dances

Format: Miscellaneous

Swim Team patch, 1931

Round white felt patch with blue trim, featuring female swimmer and “Dickinson 1931” in white.

Decade: 1930-1939

Subject: Athletics, Patches

Format: Textiles

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.

Decade: 1930-1939

Subject: Trophy

Format: Plaques/Trophies

William Penn High School Class Ring, 1932

A gold metal high school class ring with the school's seal engraved on the ring. On either side are designs featuring "32" and "WP" for the William Penn High School Class of 1932. On the inside of the band the initials "R.A.T" are engraved. This...

Decade: 1930-1939

Subject: Class Ring

Format: Jewelry

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.

Decade: 1930-1939

Subject: Women's Trophy

Format: Plaques/Trophies

Wilson College Class Ring, 1934

A silver metal class ring for Wilson College. A dark blue stone engraved with the college seal is set into the face of the ring. On either side of the stone are designs featuring the Wilson College "W". On the inside of the band, the intials "H....

Decade: 1930-1939

Subject: Class Ring

Format: Jewelry

Phi Mu sorority pin, c.1934

Gold polygonal pin with sorority letters and jewels which belonged to Sarah Rowe.

Decade: 1930-1939

Subject: Greek Life, Sorority Pin

Format: Jewelry

Class of 1935 flag

Class of 1934/1935 flag made of red felt with white felt letters, last digit can be replaced to alternate the class year.

Decade: 1930-1939

Subject: Class Flags

Format: Flags/Pennants/Banners

Raven’s Claw Cap, 1935

Raven's Claw cap belonging to George Shuman, Jr. This cap would have been work by Shuman to represent his affiliation with the honor society.  Raven's Claw is made up of seven senior Dickinson males.  

Decade: 1930-1939

Subject: Honor Societies

Format: Hats

Dickinson Jacket, c.1935

A red warm-up jacket, similar to others worn by the basketball team, with "Dickinson" stitched in white on the front and a "7" on the sleeve. 

Decade: 1930-1939

Subject: Athletics, Jacket

Format: Clothing

“Mascot Twelve” football uniform (#77), 1936

A red and white knitted jersey, pants, and socks worn by Conrad Kahler for the “Mascot Twelve” football game during halftime at Homecoming on October 24, 1936. This game was traditionally played by the children of the faculty. 

Decade: 1930-1939

Subject: Uniform, Athletics, Homecoming

Format: Clothing

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