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Creator Role

sculptor producer issuer

Description

The medal's obverse design depicts the right-side profile of Emma Willard, an American women's rights activist who founded the first school of higher education for women, Troy Female Seminary. The reverse pictures two women. One sits in a chair while holding a book. The other stands with her proper left hand on the seated woman's proper right shoulder. She draws back a curtain with her proper right hand. Behind the curtain, symbols for various educational disciplines are revealed, which include: celestial shapes, a globe and ship, a depiction of human anatomy, a soybean plant, and a frog.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

1968

Measurement

1 3/4 inches (diameter)

Materials and Techniques Display

bronze

Inscription

obverse: PIONEER FOR HIGHER / EDUCATION / FOR WOMEN / EMMA / WILLARD / 1787-1870 reverse: THE HALL OF FAME / R / A / W / FOR GREAT AMERICANS / AT NEW YORK / UNIVERSITY / 19©67 edge: MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y. BRONZE

Creation Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Work Type

commemorative medal

Class

Article

Rights

Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

ID

3154.9

Current Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Repository

Mississippi State University Libraries

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

Emma Willard Commemorative Medal (from Hall of Fame for Great Americans at New York University Medal Series)

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