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Shepherd University's Archives and Special Collections: Sesquicentennial Mini- Display Spring 2021

Sesquicentennial Mini-Display Wear Your School Spirit!



Spring 2022 mini-display titled SHEPHERD CELEBRATIONS A Retrospective: Looking Back from 2022-1902


This year marks the sesquicentennial (150th) year since Shepherd University (former Shepherd College) was accepted by West Virginia as a State Normal School. The mini-display in the area near the B&T Collection is a joint effort between Shepherd University Archives and Special Collections and the library.

The Spring display, titled, SHEPHERD CELEBRATIONS A Retrospective: Looking Back from 2022 to 1902, focuses on items within the archives that show items and methods of major celebrations at Shepherd from the Founders' Day gift during 2021 backward to the ceremonial cornerstone-laying of Knutti Hall in 1902.


Display photo taken by Ms. Lori Bernado

Photos of the Display--Spring Term

SU 2022 Mini-Display Mascot Choice and Founder'sDay Notebook&Pen Set 2021 (top) and 1924 "Light of Learning" Pageant (bottom) SU2022 Mini-Display--Centennial Coin (top) and 1902 Cornerstone-Laying (bottom) SU  2022 SpringMini-Display--Dr. A. G Slonaker's history on Shepherd College plus blurb on his 1997 talk (top) 1902 Cornerstone-Laying  and text describing 1924 "Light of Learning" pageant(bottom)

Photo 1 Top: shows 2021 Founders Day notebook and Pen at  left;

Ram "fan" wrapped in blue cloth (mascot choice made during 1930's) on the right

Photo 1 Bottom: "Light of Learning" Pageant (1924) participants photo (left corner)

 1925 yearbook with college seal (pageant is described in the yearbook)

Photo 2: Top: Shepherd College Centennial Coin

Photo 2: Bottom: 1902 Cornerstone Laying information

Photo 3 Top: Information on 1997 celebration of Shepherd's 125th; also Slonaker's A HISTORY OF SHEPHERD COLLEGE

Photo 3: Bottom: 1902 information; 1925 yearbook; Dr. White's write-up of the 1924 "Light of Learning" pageant




Photos taken by Ms. Lori Bernado