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Costume, Apparel and Memorabilia. Collection, 1940-Ongoing

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSU Archives Collection 220

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of costumes, apparel and memorabilia associated with Minnesota State University, Mankato and its predecessor institutions. Included in this collection are: athletic apparel, banners, blankets, sweaters, sweatshirts, t-shirts, alumni "swag," commencement apparel items and homecoming costumes. This collection has been assembled from numerous and ongoing donations from campus departments and offices. The University Archives also actively gathers material for this collection. The school colors have been Purple and Gold since 1892. From 1935-1973, the University Mascot was the "Indians." Some of the athletic apparel and homecoming costumes reflect this mascot. The Maverick has been the mascot since 1977. The American Flag in this collection may be the Service Flag dedicated in 1943 to the students who served in World War 11. This claim is based off the program for the dedication, which is in the University General Records Collection, and the number of stars on the flag. There is no other proof that this flag is the same flag that was dedicated in 1943. For additional details about specific items in this collection, please contact the Archives.

Dates

  • 1940-Ongoing

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property and libel laws as they apply.

Extent

80.00 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

English

Overview

This collection consists of costumes, apparel and memorabilia associated with Minnesota State University, Mankato and its predecessor institutions. Included in this collection are: athletic apparel, banners, blankets, sweaters, sweatshirts, t-shirts, alumni "swag," commencement apparel items and homecoming costumes.
Title
Costume, Apparel and Memorabilia. Collection, 1940-Ongoing
Status
Completed
Author
Heather Harren and Derek Barlage
Date
2011-08
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Minnesota State University, Mankato University Archives Repository

Contact:
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Memorial Library
PO Box 8419
Mankato MN 56002-8419 US
507-389-1029