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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Eli Whitney medallion
Both sides of the Eli Whitney medallion.
Excerpt from Mr. Dooley's Opinions
Excerpt from the book Mr. Dooley's Opinions by Finley Peter Dunne which briefly mentions the first election.
Frances Willard bust
The bust of Frances Willard made for the Hall of Fame.
Frances Willard medallion
Both sides of the Frances Willard medallion by C. P. Jennewein.
Franklin D. Roosevelt bust unveiling
Instant photograph of unveiling of Franklin Roosevelt's bust on July 16, 1992.
Franklin's bust decorated
The bust of Benjamin Franklin decorated for Constitution Day with a descendant of Franklin present.
George Washington Carver bust
The bust of George Washington Carver made for the Hall of Fame.
George Washington Carver bust with guests
Daniel T. Williams, Tuskegee Institute Archivist, and Elaine Thomas, Curator of the Carver Museum with the bust of George Washington Carver at the unveiling ceremony.
George Washington Carver ceremony
The unveiling ceremony for the bust of George Carver Washington which took place at Tuskegee Institute, Alabama.
Hall O' Fame Whiskey photo
A bottle of whiskey with a label reading "Hall O' Fame" and an image of busts in niches.
Hall of Fame Deed of Gift
Terms of a gift of money to New York University for the construction of the Hall of Fame.
Hall of Fame Greeting Card
Front and back of a greeting card showing an entrace and interior shot of the Hall of Fame.
Hall of Fame classroom activities
Information packet for school teachers to use the Hall of Fame as an educational topic prepared by the American History Workshop for Bronx Community College.
Hall of Fame information booth
The information booth that formerly served Hall of Fame visitors.
Hall of Fame postcard, Interior of The Colonnade
Postcard showing views of the Hall of Fame and interior of colonnade.
Hall of Fame postcard, The Colonnade
Postcard showing view of the Hall of Fame and exterior of the colonnade.
Hall of Fame postcard, The North Gate Entrance
Postcards showing view of the Hall of Fame and entrance to the colonnade.
Harriet Beecher Stowe bust
The bust of Harriet Beecher Stowe made for the Hall of Fame by Brenda Putnum.
Harriet Beecher Stowe bust unveiling with descendants
Descendants of Harriet Beecher Stowe at the unveiling ceremony of her bust.
Henry David Thoreau Ceremony
The unveiling of the bust of Henry David Thoreau.
Installation of Franklin Roosevelt bust
Photograph showing installation of Franklin Roosevelt bust in the colonnade.
Installation of Franklin Roosevelt bust, affixing column
Photograph showing installation of Franklin Roosevelt bust in the colonnade.
Installation of Franklin Roosevelt bust, installing bust
Photograph showing installation of Franklin Roosevelt bust in the colonnade.
Jane Addams bust
The bust of Jane Addams made for the Hall of Fame.
Jane Addams ceremony
The unveiling ceremony for the bust of Jane Addams.
Jefferson Davis nomination letter
Letters from Tennessee State Library and Archives Senior Archivist Mrs. Frank L. Owsley (Harriet Owsley) and author Lee Meriwether nominating Jefferson Davis to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, dated March 14 and May 14, 1960.
John Philip Sousa bust unveiling
The unveiling of the bust of Henry David Thoreau which took place at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. on August 23, 1976.
John Skenandoah nomination letter
Letter from Marion Bradley Boise for nomination of John Skenandoah to be represented in the Hall of Fame, dated June 9, 1977. There is a further note included with the original letter dated June 10, 1977.
Lafayette bust and inscription
The bust of Lafayette outside Gould Memorial Library and the accompanying inscription.
Lauer and Starobin folk concert
Musicians Lauer and Starobin performing outside the Hall of Fame.
Lillian Wald bust
The bust of Lillian D. Wald made for the Hall of Fame.
Lillian Wald bust contract
Contract between sculptor Eleanor Platt and New York University for the production of a bust of Lillian Wald.
Lillian Wald ceremony
The unveiling ceremony for the bust of Lillian D. Wald held on September 12, 1991. Present were the Community Chorus of the Henry Street Settlement with Andrew Frierson conducting.
Lillian Wald ceremony group
Guests at the unveiling ceremony for the bust of Lillian D. Wald, held on September 12, 1991.
Lillian Wald medallion
Both sides of the Lillian D. Wald medallion.
Lillian Wald unveiling ceremony pamphlet cover
Program cover for the installation ceremony for the bust of Lillian Wald as an example of the pamphlet design for a later ceremony, which took place on September 12, 1971.
Lincoln's bust decorated
The bust of Abraham Lincoln decorated by the Young Republican Club on February 11, 1927.
Mark Twain wreath-laying
Wreath-laying in commemoration of the anniversary of Mark Twain's death. Children are costumed as characters from Twain's works.
Medallion series advertisement
Advertisement for Hall of Fame series of commemorative medallions in honor of the 75th anniversary of the Hall of Fame.
Memo about Hall of Fame shutdown
Letter to electors from director Jerry Grundfest regarding the end of Hall of Fame operations due to lack of budget, dated October 12, 1977.
Memorial Day observance
People gathered in the colonnade for Memorial Day commemoration on May 30, 1969.
NYU and Board of Higher Education agreement
Agreement between New York University and Board of Higher Education regarding the sale of the University Heights campus and Hall of Fame ownership.
NYU faculty procession
Faculty of New York University make ceremonial walk through the Hall of Fame in annual commencement exercises.
NYU/CUNY agreement regarding ownership of the Hall of Fame
Agreement between New York University and the City University of New York to transfer ownership of Hall of Fame busts to the City University of New York (CUNY).
Nomination blank for 1970 election
Blank nomination form for the 1970 election.
Original constitution of Hall of Fame
First version of the constitution of the Hall of Fame for Great Americans.
Orville Wright with model helicopter
Orville Wright with a model of a helicopter.
Paul Swan modelling Robert Underwood Johnson
The sculptor Paul Swan models Hall of Fame director Robert Underwood Johnson for a sculpture.
People at 1900 ceremony
The first installation ceremony at the Hall of Fame. Only plaques without busts were installed.
Puppet Show flyer
Flyer advertising puppet show held just outside Hall of Fame gates on July 27, 1977.

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