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Foley Center Exhibition ‘Tradition & Transformation’ Recognizes Gonzaga’s 125th Anniversary

Posted on October 17, 2012 in: @Gonzaga, Academics, Alumni, Events, Spotlight
Gonzaga University’s Special Collections department, located in the Foley Center Library, is presenting an exhibition recognizing Gonzaga’s 125th anniversary. The exhibition is titled, “Tradition and Transformation: 125 Years in 125 Items.” There is no cost to view the exhibition, which is open to the public

Gonzaga University vs. Washington State College in football Game, 1923. Courtesy Gonzaga University Special Collections.

SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University’s Special Collections department, located in the Foley Center Library, is presenting an exhibition recognizing Gonzaga’s 125th anniversary. The exhibition is titled, “Tradition and Transformation: 125 Years in 125 Items.” There is no cost to view the exhibition, which is open to the public.

As its title indicates, the exhibition includes 125 items displaying Gonzaga’s rich and storied 125-year history. Most items on display are from the Gonzaga University Archives while others are loaned from various departments on campus. The event is part of Gonzaga’s 125th Anniversary Celebration.

Among the highlights are a 1939 football, a piece of the Wall, a 1954 freshman beanie, a letterman sweater, and the original registry of student names from 1887.

Located in the Rare Book Reading Room on the third floor of Foley Center, the exhibition is open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. This exhibition will close Jan. 31, 2013.

The exhibit is also available online: [http://researchguides.gonzaga.edu/125exhibit].

This academic year marks the 125th Anniversary Celebration for Gonzaga University and the Centennial Celebration for the Gonzaga University School of Law. Visit the following link [www.Gonzaga.edu/125] for an overview of all Gonzaga 125th Anniversary and Gonzaga Law Centennial events, historical timeline, stories, videos, downloads and more.

For more information, please contact Gonzaga Special Collections Librarian Stephanie Plowman at (509) 313-3847 or via email.

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