Often archives accumulate objects and tools in the course of acquiring archival records. For the month of January, we will exhibit three objects from the holdings of the Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections. We invite people to visit the exhibit case just outside the archives to take a look at these items and try to guess what they are, what there function is (or was) and how they came to be held by the archives.
Every Friday, staff will reveal the identity and history of one object.
Here are three hints:
- Two objects relate to the history of the university.
- One item was used to celebrate an anniversary.
- One item was rendered obsolete in the late twentieth century.