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Box 4


Contains 3 Collections and/or Records:

Student Organizations, 1949 - 1954

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 392, Series 2
Scope and Contents Series contains artifacts, images, newspaper clippings, booklets, reports, and invitations related to Gershman's involvement in student organizations at Purdue University.
Dates: 1949 - 1954

Gold pepper hat, 1949 - 1953

 Item — Box: 4
Identifier: MSA 392, Series 2, Item 1
Scope and Contents This box includes Jacqueline Wise Gershman's Gold Pepper hat. Gershman included a note stating that the hat was worn on the black side as a pledge and that members of the organization carried a pepper coated in wax, painted gold, attached to a double string. Gershman also noted that pledges carried a cigar box filled with candy to hand out if they were stopped by fellow Gold Peppers or Reamers.
Dates: 1949 - 1953

Jacqueline Wise Gershman papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 392
Scope and Contents The Jacqueline Wise Gershman papers were created and collected by Gershman and document her time as a student at Purdue University from 1948 until she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1953. Types of materials include dance programs, many from Sigma Eta of Sigma Alpha Mu sorority dances, personal correspondence, photographs, papers, and artifacts related to student life on campus. Also included are reports and class notes from Gershman's invovlement in the science department,...
Dates: 1948 - 2003