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Archive for February 15th, 2012

This blue-and-white sash, the February Artifact of the Month, was worn by Nannie Louise Davis in UNC’s 1936 commencement exercises. Badges at the shoulder and hip ornament the sash and gold tassels hang from the ends, rendering it an appropriately regal piece of regalia. Davis was a junior when she was elected marshal by her […]

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“With 36 million manuscripts and a million rare books, the Harry Ransom Center, on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin, is a standout in the exclusive club of the world’s great museum-quality collections…. “The Ransom Center is on a buying binge, but not with the long-dead titans of literature in mind. Instead, […]

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