Guide to the Canes of the Dartmouth College, Rauner Special Collections Library, circa 1800 - 2008 Realia 535

Introduction to the Collection

Wooden canes with various heads, including ivory and gold. The collection is primarily Dartmouth Indian head senior canes, with carvings of names and initials of classmates on the shaft. Collection also includes presentation canes, canes from Dartmouth senior societies, the Dartmouth Medical School, Daniel Webster's walking stick and cane parts. Canes without specific heads belonging to members of 19th century Dartmouth classes may or may not be from their student years.

Finding Aids