Guide to the Artifacts and Memorabilia Collection , 1960-2020


Roger Williams University
Roger Williams University Library
One Old Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809
Tel: 401-254-3049
Fax: 401-254-0818
email: hbenedict@rwu.edu

Published in 2012

Collection Overview

Title: Artifacts and Memorabilia
Date range: 1960-2020
Creator: University Archives
Extent: 10 box(es)
Abstract: This collection contains approximately 100 items relating to Roger Williams University's history.
Language of materials: English
Repository: Roger Williams University
Collection number: UA2012.01

Scope & content

This collection contains over 100 items including clothing; ceramics and glassware; pins, buttons, and medallions; and other material that document special events and University life. Highlights include p piece of rock from the campus groundbreaking in 1967 and items from the University's 50th anniversary celebraton in 2006.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into 4 series.
  • 1. Early Artifacts: Roger Williams Junior College (RWJC)
  • 2. Commemorative Items: Roger Williams College and University
  • 3. Mugs and Glasses
  • 4. Clothing
  • 5. Miscellaneous Items
              
              

Access & Use

Access to the collection: There are no restrictions on access, except that the collection can only be seen by prior appointment.
Use of the materials: Researchers are advised that express written permission to reproduce, quote, or otherwise publish any portion or extract from this collection must be obtained from the University Library. Although Roger Williams University has physical ownership of the collection and the materials contained therein, it does not claim literary rights. It is up to the researcher to determine the owners of the literary rights and to obtain any necessary permissions from them.
Preferred citation: Artifacts and Memorabilia, UA2012.01, Roger Williams University.
Contact information: Roger Williams University
Roger Williams University Library
One Old Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809
Tel: 401-254-3049
Fax: 401-254-0818
email: hbenedict@rwu.edu

Administrative Information

ABOUT THE COLLECTION  
Acquisition: This artificial collection was brought together from a variety of sources donated by individuals and University departments. It continues to grow as additional items are received.
ABOUT THE FINDING AID  
Author: Finding aid prepared by Heidi Benedict and Victoria Ramos.
Encoding: Finding aid encoded by Heidi Benedict 2012 March 30
Descriptive rules: Finding aid based on Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS)

Additional Information

Inventory


Series 1. Early Artifacts: Roger Williams Junior College (RWJC)

Container Description Date
Box 3, Item 1 4 Beanies (blue and white)
circa 1961
Box 3, Item 2 3 Binders (7x10 inches)
circa 1961

Series 2. Commemorative Items: Roger Williams College and University

Subseries 1. Roger Williams College (RWC)

Container Description Date
Box 1, Item 1 10 pins
n.d.
Box 1, Item 2 1 President’s Medallion Club, Bronze Medallion Award
1990
Box 1, Item 3 1 patch
n.d.
Box 1, Item 4 2 decals
n.d.
Box 1, Item 5 2 medallions
n.d.
Box 7, Item 1 3 pewter plates
circa 1970
Box 7, Item 2 1 paperweight
circa 1970

Subseries 2. Roger Williams University: 50th Anniversary items

Container Description Date
Box 2, Item 1 9 commencement stoles
2006
Box 2, Item 2 2 snowflake ornaments
2006
Box 2, Item 3 5 "50 Years Hawks" lapel pins
2006
Box 2, Item 4 2 luggage tags
2006
Box 2, Item 5 5 50mm bronze medallions
2006
Box 2, Item 6 1 mug (blue)
2006
Box 2, Item 7 1 glass platter (shelved separately)
2006

Subseries 3. Roger Williams University: Inauguration of Roy J. Nirschel

Container Description Date
Box 2, Item 1 1 medallion celebrating the leadership of President Roy J. Nirschel
2006
Box 2, Item 2 2 pens
2006
Box 2, Item 3 4 bookmarks
2006
Box 2, Item 4 1 coin/medallion
2006

Subseries 4. Waterfire and the 20th Anniversary of the Law School

Container Description Date
Box 10, Item 1 Buttons
n.d.
Box 10, Item 2 Wristbands
n.d.
Box 10, Item 3 2 RWU Alex and Ani bracelets
n.d.
Box 10, Item 4 Pins
n.d.
Box 10, Item 5 Promotional material
n.d.
Box 10, Item 6 2 toy gliders
n.d.

Subseries 5. Roger Williams University: Miscellaneous Items

Container Description Date
Box 8, Item 1 1 ornament for RWU's celebration of 350 years of RI Colonial Charter
2013
Box 8, Item 2 3 "I heart RWU" wristbands with thank you tag (from Founder's Day)
2011
Box 8, Item 3 2 RWU Hawk Society pins
n.d.

Series 3. Mugs and Glasses

Container Description Date
Box 5, Item 1 2 RWC Commencement Ball Champagne flutes
1990
Box 5, Item 2 RWC Winter Weekend Champagne coupe
1969
Box 5, Item 3 3 RWC Library Ceramic mugs, no date
undated
Box 5, Item 4 1 High House Society mug
n.d.
Box 6, Item 5 4 RWU mugs
n.d.

Series 4. Clothing

Container Description Date
Box 4, Item 1 6 RWC t shirts (from orientation and cedar)
n.d.
Box 4, Item 2 1 RWC sweatshirt
n.d.
Box 4, Item 3 1 RWU tie
n.d.

Series 5. Miscellaneous Items

Container Description Date
Box 8, Item 1 1 RWU residence life and housing velcro wallet
n.d.
Box 8, Item 2 1 RWU campus ministry notepad
n.d.
Box 8, Item 3 1 RWU "educating with pride" keychain
n.d.
Box 8, Item 4 1 RWU "#1" keychain (hot pink)
n.d.
Box 8, Item 5 1 RWU magnet from Homecoming
2009
Box 8, Item 6 1 RWU magnet from RWU's 2nd annual spirit week
n.d.
Box 8, Item 7 1 RWU pen
n.d.
Box 8, Item 8 1 graduation cap tassel
2006
Box 8, Item 9 1 RWU library endowed book-fund metal bookmark
n.d.
Box 8, Item 10 1 RWU Hawks Society leather bookmark (navy blue)
n.d.
Box 8, Item 11 3 RWC School of Business bookmarks
n.d.
Box 8, Item 12 2 RWU Alumni sticky note pads
n.d.
Box 8, Item 13 2 RWU pocket planners
n.d.
Box 8, Item 14 1 RWC Medallion Club (silver)
n.d.
Box 8, Item 15 1 RWU Honors Program medallion
n.d.
Box 8, Item 16 4 RWU campus campaign pins
2013-2014
Box 8, Item 17 1 RWU pin
n.d.
Box 9, Item 1 1 RWU Ocean State International Wrestling Festival Tumbler (blue)
n.d.
Box 9, Item 2 1 RWU Eco-Reps water bottle (transparent blue)
n.d.
Box 9, Item 3 1 RWU Student Senate tumbler (blue)
1993-1994
Box 9, Item 4 1 RWU Student Senate tumbler (yellow)
1996-1997
Box 9, Item 5 1 RWU Senate super sundae tumbler (yellow)
1988-1989
Box 9, Item 6 1 RWU North Campus Residence Hall grand opening tumbler (white)
2009
Box 9, Item 7 1 RWU Department of Student Life tumbler with lid (white)
n.d.
Box 9, Item 8 1 RWU bookmark
n.d.
Box 9, Item 9 1 tie
n.d.
Box 9, Item 10 RWC/RWU miscellaneous buttons
n.d.
Box 9, Item 11 1 RWU gift bag from Scholarship Tournament (with older book over water logo)
n.d.
Box 9, Item 1 Foam finger (RWU)
n.d.