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Creator Role

sculptor producer issuer

Description

The medal's obverse design depicts a portrait of Alice Freeman Palmer from the waist up and holding a book. Palmer was an advocate of female education and founder of the Association of Collegiate Alumnae, which later became the American Association of University Women. On the medal's reverse, female figures are depicted in various roles. These figures include: a woman with a child on her lap, a woman playing a flute, a woman a girl holding books, and a female scientist working in a lab.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

1964

Measurement

1 3/4 inches (diameter)

Materials and Techniques Display

bronze

Inscription

obverse: THE HALL OF FAME FOR GREAT AMERICANS / ALICE FREEMAN PALMER / 1855 / 1902 / 19©64 / AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY reverse: DEDICATED PIONEER / TO ADVANCING / WOMAN'S ROLE / IN / AMERICA 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

3154.87

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.

Alice Freeman Palmer Commemorative Medal (from Hall of Fame for Great Americans at New York University Medal Series)

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