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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."]

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Chancellor's Seal, October 15, 1965

 Item — Box Ceremonial Objects [6]
Scope and Contents The Chancellor's Seal is the emblem or ceremonial chain of office worn as part of the academic regalia of the chancellor of the university. The badge is 5 inches high, 4.5 inches wide, and 1 inch deep. It hangs upon a 34-inch chain. In the center of the emblem is the cupola of the Arts and Sciences Building, ringed by the words, "The University of Nebraska at Omaha." Beneath the circle on a sculpted ribbon are the words, "Chancellor's Seal." The emblem has eight...
Dates: Event: October 15, 1965