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Shepherd University Archives-- Reading Room Displays: Reading Room Display Fall 2021 Sesquicentennial Milestones: 1871-2021

2021 Fall Display Left Side

From the back of the display to the front

1871--First classes held in McMurran Hall (Wooden McMurran replica--Dr. James Watson)

1874-Hymnal of Shepherd College

1912-Shepherd College seal and motto adopted (SC Seal pennant--Dr. James Watson)

1960's-Meal tickets for the cafeteria (1967 Meal Ticket--Ms. Linda Riegle)

1980's-Personal computers become mainstream tools of the world (mousepad and mouse)

1991-Tabler Farm purchased (used to teach sustainable farming--represented by plastic fruit)

Sesquicentennial Milestones: 1871-2021



2021Fall Display Sesquicentennial Milestones 1871-2021


This year's display, titled "Sesquicentennial Milestones: 1871-2021" is a celebration of Shepherd University's one hundred-fiftieth birthday. The display is divided into three sections (Studies, Sports, and Social Activities).


Display photo taken by Ms. Rhonda Donaldson

Photos of the Display--Fall Term

2021FallDisplayStudies1 2021FallDisplayWVCommendation 2021Fall DisplaySports1
2021FallDisplayStudies2 2021FallDisplaySocialActivitiesPicketFirst Issue 2021FallDisplaySports2

2021 Fall Display Center of Case (photos are not in order of display)

From the back of the case

Photo 1: WV State Congratulations for Shepherd College reaching its centennial (1971)--Dr. James Watson

Photo 2: First issue of Shepherd University newspaper, The Picket, from 1896 (at front of case)

Photo 3: Display title and sources (center of display)


Photos taken by Ms. Jess Roberts

An Invitation

Join us in the celebration! Sign a square for our Sesquicentennial Quilt!


On the top of the New Arrivals display is an on-going project created by one of our librarians. Feel free to use the fabric markers on the quilt squares provided and drop the completed square into the second basket. When enough squares have been signed or otherwise decorated by the Shepherd University community, the quilt will be sewn together and then kept for posterity in the Shepherd University Archives.

2021 Fall Display Right Side

From the back of the case to the front:

1899-Team sports on campus (Basketball-girls, Baseball-boys)


The trio of sports are represented by stress balls shaped like the sports' signature balls

1930's-1970's--Freshman beanie

1950-Ram mascot (represented by plush toy)

2004- Shepherd becomes a university (Pennant with SU seal- SU Bookstore)

2016--Photo of first Shepherd president to also be a graduate of the school