Bronx Community College, Hall of Fame Collection

The Hall of Fame for Great Americans collection consists of 142 photographs and documents related to the selection, election, induction and media coverage of individuals represented in the Hall of Fame located at Bronx Community College (BCC).

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"Ex-slave pays tribute to Lincoln"
"Uncle Henry" Swain, who was a slave in his youth, places a wreath at the bust of Abraham Lincoln at the Hall of Fame as part of a campaign to raise funds for the construction of the Booker T. Washington Birthplace Memorial.
"Good Morning America" photo
Dr. Roscoe Brown and Bronx Community College students in front of the Hall of Fame for an appearance on the "Good Morning America" TV show.
"Loss of NYU's Subsidy Dooms Hall of Fame" article
Washington Square Daily News article about the end of New York University assistance to the Hall of Fame.
"Moses Disposes..." article
Article from New York Magazine about elector Robert Moses' plans to move to the Hall of Fame out of the Bronx.
"NYU, CCNY Affirm Pact" article
Article from the Washington Square Daily News regarding New York University and the City College of New York arranging for the joint care of the Hall of Fame published on October 18, 1973.
"The Hall of Fame" article
Essay by Grace D. Vanamee from magazine 'The Metropolis'.
1900 ballot
Ballot for 1900 election marked by elector.
1922 changes to election rules
Printed note detailing changes to election rules made in 1922.
1925 ballot
Ballot for 1925 election from which 12 new names may have been chosen for the Colonnade marked by elector.
1925 election memo to the Committee of 21
Memo from Director Robert Underwood Johnson regarding 1925 election, dated March 30, 1925.
1926 bust unveiling ceremony
The unveiling ceremony for Edwin Booth, Daniel Boone, Jonathan Edwards, James Kent, George Peabody, Daniel Webster, Eli Whitney, and Roger Williams.
Abraham Lincoln bust
The bust of Abraham Lincoln made for the Hall of Fame by Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
Abraham Lincoln medallion
Both sides of the Abraham Lincoln medallion by Anthony de Francisci.
Albert Abraham Michelson medallion
Both sides of the medallion of Albert Abraham Michelson.
American Issues Forum flyer
Advertisement for lecture series for bicentennial of the American Revolution, held in May, 1976. The series was entitled "The Unfinished American Revolution".
American issues forum flag presentation
Jerry Grundfest being presented with a flag at the American Issues Forum hosted by the Hall of Fame.
American issues forum group
Jerry Grundfest at the American Issues Forum hosted by the Hall of Fame.
Band at John Philip Sousa bust unveiling
The U.S. Marine Band performing at the unveiling ceremony of the bust of John Philip Sousa which took place at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. on August 23, 1976.
Benjamin Franklin birthday ceremony
People gathered in the colonnade to mark Benjamin Franklin's birthday on January 17, 1927.
Booker T. Washington bust
The bust of Booker T. Washington made for the Hall of Fame by sculptor Richmond Barthé.
Booker T. Washington bust with sculptor
The bust of Booker T. Washington with its sculptor Richmond Barthé.
Booker T. Washington medallion
Both sides of the Booker T. Washington medallion.
C. Paul Jennewein biography
Short biography of sculptor C. Paul Jennewein made for a booklet on his James Monroe medallion.
Calvin Coolidge letter
Letter from former U.S. President Calvin Coolidge to Hall of Fame Director Robert Underwood Johnson about the John Quincy Adams bust unveiling, dated April 18, 1930.
Chief Joseph nomination form
Proposal for nomination form filled out by Chelan High School Honor Society for Chief Joseph, dated May 23, 1972.
Children in the colonnade another student group
Schoolchildren in the Hall of Fame colonnade as part of a school activity.
Children in the colonnade contact sheet
Contact sheet with more photographs of schoolchildren at the Hall of Fame.
Children in the colonnade student group
Schoolchildren in the Hall of Fame colonnade as part of a school activity.
Color exterior photo of Hall of Fame
The Hall of Fame and Gould Memorial Library seen from the air.
Constitution Day
Hall of Fame director Robert Underwood Johnson with the bust of Alexander Hamilton for Constitution Day activities.
Constitution Week group with Washington bust
Observers of the Constitution Week ceremony with the bust of George Washington.
Correspondence regarding "Hall O' Fame" Whiskey
Letter to Herman Weiss of the New York Times from attorney Ralph Folks regarding the use of the title "Hall O' Fame" in a liquor advertisement.
Correspondence regarding Abigail Adams nomination
Response from Bertha L. Lyons to a Mrs. James Henry Jackson regarding Mrs. Jackson's nomination of Abigail Adams to the Hall of Fame and the selection methods of the electors, dated March 11, 1955.
Correspondence regarding National Enquirer proposal to take over Hall of Fame
Memo from Lenore Cooney to director Jerry Grundfest regarding offer by National Enquirer to gain control over Hall of Fame and relocate to Florida, dated June 1, 1977.
Correspondence regarding moving Hall of Fame to Roosevelt Island
Letter from Lenore Cooney to Oren Lehman, Commissioner of the Office of Parks and Recreation, regarding the possibility of moving the Hall of Fame to Roosevelt Island, dated May 20, 1977.
Correspondence regarding moving Hall of Fame to Snug Harbor
Letter from Lenore Cooney to New York Senator John J. Marchi regarding possibility of moving the Hall of Fame to Snug Harbor dated May 20, 1977.
Correspondence regarding title "Hall of Fame"
Letter to H.F.J. Porter, secretary of the National Engineering Museum Committee, about the use of the title "Hall of Fame", dated January 30, 1925.
David G. Farragut medallion obverse
Obverse of the medallion of David G. Farragut
David G. Farragut medallion reverse
Reverse of the medallion of David G. Farragut
David Glasgow Farragut bust
The bust of David Glasgow Farragut made for the Hall of Fame.
Dekanawida nomination letter
Letter from the League of the Six Iroquois Nations to the Hall of Fame nominating Dekanawida for inclusion in the Hall of Fame.
Dekanawida nomination news clipping
Article in the Post-Standard newspaper about the nomination of Dekanawida to be represented in the Hall of Fame, dated May 5, 1920.
Dr. Jerry Grundfest
Jerry Grundfest, the last director of the Hall of Fame.
Draft resolution for NYU Senate regarding busts
Draft resolution for the New York University Senate for transferring ownership of the Hall of Fame busts to Bronx Community College.
Edgar Allan Poe bust
The bust of Edgar Allen Poe made for the Hall of Fame by sculptor Daniel Chester French.
Edgar Allan Poe medallion
Both sides of the Edgar Allen Poe medallion by Michael Lantz.
Edison at 1924 ceremony
Thomas Alva Edison at the 1924 installation ceremony.
Edwin Booth medallion
Both sides of the medallion of Edwin Booth.
Elector's Dinner
Electors at a dinner celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Hall of Fame.
Eli Whitney bust
The bust of Eli Whitney made for the Hall of Fame by sculptor, Chester Beach.

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