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Framed Imprint of the Original Seal for the University of Alabama

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4112

Scope and Contents

This imprint of the original seal of the University of Alabama was created by Shari DeGraw, an instructor in the University's Book Arts Program. The collection also includes seven unframed copies of the imprint.

Dates

  • 2015

Creator

Biographical / Historical

The original seal of the University of Alabama shows Minerva, the Roman goddess of wisdom, inside a circle surrounded by the Latin text "UNIVERSITAT. ALABAM. SIGIL." which is the abbreviated form of "UNIVERSITATIS ALABAMENSIS SIGILLUM" and is translated "The Seal of the University of Alabama." Minerva's right hand rests on a globe while other symbols of learning rest at her feet. In her left hand is the olive branch of peace. The Greek Parthenon is in the background and the sun is rising behind her head.

Extent

2 Linear Feet (framed seal imprint)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Imprint of the original seal of the University of Alabama's first seal which was lost for 125 years.

Provenance

gift of Dr. Judy Bonner, 2015

General

To provide faster access to our materials, this finding aid was published without formal and final review. Email us at archives@ua.edu if you find mistakes or have suggestions to make this finding aid more useful for your research.

Processed by

Martha Bace, 2015
Title
Guide to the Framed Imprint of the Original Seal for the University of Alabama
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
June 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266
205.348.0500