From the Special Collections
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)
CELEBRATE SHEPHERD'S 150TH BIRTHDAY!
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
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
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.
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
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