Alice Freeman Palmer Commemorative Medal (from Hall of Fame for Great Americans at New York University Medal Series)
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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.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
1 3/4 inches (diameter)
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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
New York University. Hall of Fame for Great Americans; Palmer, Alice Freeman, 1855-1902
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)
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