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University Ephemera, Artifacts, and Iconography, Presidential Medallion

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 3-2-505


Silver medallion and chain created for the President of the University at Buffalo.


  • 1967


Terms of Access and Use

The University Ephemera, Artifacts, and Iconography, Presidential medallion, 1967, is open to researchers.


Copyright is held by The State University of New York at Buffalo, University Archives. Copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the University Archives before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Historical Note

As a symbol of the Office of President, a silver medallion with a silver chain was created and used for the first time at the inauguration of Martin M. Meyerson on May 29, 1967. The medallion bears the new seal for the State University of New York at Buffalo designed in 1967 by Ivan Chermayeff of New York City firm of Chermayeff and Geismar Associates. The seal represents a radial cluster of books which symbolizes the integration of knowledge achieved through the diverse faculties of the university. The medallion was replaced circa 1982 with a medallion reflecting a new university seal.


1.0 Linear Feet (1 flat box)

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Acquisition Information

Donated by the Office of the President, May 23, 1988.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.

Processing Information

Processed by John Edens, January 2011; finding aid encoded by Lucy Bell, August 2018.

University Ephemera, Artifacts, and Iconography, Presidential Medallion
Finding aid prepared by John Edens, January 2011.
January 2011
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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