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academic costume

Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Refers to the various costumes worn by university and collegiate faculty, administrators, and graduating students at graduation ceremonies and other special occasions. The most common element of academic costume is the gown, a tradition dating to the Middle Ages. Decorative hoods and various caps, including the mortarboard, are other common elements of academic costume. Trimmings of various colors may be used to refer to different disciplines of study. [Also called "academic regalia."]

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Robert E. Bader, Academic Stole

Identifier: MS-0235
Scope and Contents

An University of Nebraska-Lincoln academic stole that Robert E. Bader wore when receiving his PhD in history in 1953.

Dates: 1953