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Creator Role

sculptor producer issuer

Description

The medal's obverse design features a bust portrait of Mark Hopkins, an American educator and theologian. The reverse image alludes to an quotation attributed to President James A. Garfield where he defines the ideal college as ""Mark Hopkins on one end of a log and a student on the other."" The scene shows just this, Hopkins seated at one end of a log with a bound volume in his hands. The student is seated to Hopkins's proper left, also equipped with a book. A tree makes up the scene's background.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

1963

Measurement

1 3/4 inches (diameter)

Materials and Techniques Display

bronze

Inscription

obverse: MARK HOPKINS / 1809 / 1887 / J.E.R. SC / EDUCATOR · THEOLOGIAN reverse: THE HALL OF FAME FOR GREAT / AMERICANS AT THE NEW / YORK UNIVERSITY 19©63 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

3154.84

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.

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

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