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 1
Identifier: MSA 274
Scope and Contents The Mark Brown United States Space Shuttle Patches collection consists of 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 (STS-28), Columbia, August 8 - 13, 1989 and Forty-third Flight of the Space Shuttle (STS-48), Discovery, September 12 - 18, 1991. Also included is a copy of a letter from the donor, Curtis Haley to Ms. Flanary.