Subject Source: Art & Architecture ThesaurusScope Note: Objects bearing special or distinctive marks and worn for decoration or to signify affiliation. Originally, badges were heraldic symbols worn as identifying marks by a knight and his retainers, e.g., a badge of arms. In later use, the term refers to any distinctive device, emblem, or mark worn to indicate a person's affiliation, rank, office, name, or membership in an organization or support for a cause, particularly objects that comprise small pieces of metal, card, plastic, etc., that bear a distinguishing design or words.
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Collection — Box Box 1
Identifier: MSA 274
Abstract Two Space Shuttle patches with certificates of authenticity, signed by Purdue alum and Mission Specialist, Colonel Mark N. Brown. The patches include: Thirtieth Flight of the Space Shuttle, Columbia, August 8-13, 1989 and Forty-third Flight of the Space Shuttle, Discovery, September 12-18, 1991. Also included is a copy of a letter from the donor, Curtis Haley to Ms. Flanary.