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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Puppet show at Hall of Fame
Children gather in front of a small stage to watch a puppet show outside the north gate of the Hall of Fame.
Radio program transcript
Outline of a radio program with Hall of Fame curator Bertha Lyons broadcast on November 1, 1945.
Report on influence of the Committee of 21
Essay on the effect of the Committee of 21's preliminary recommendations on 1965, 1970, and 1973 elections.
Report on theft of bronze plaques
Letter and memo regarding theft of three bronze plaques from the Hall of Fame.
Robert E. Lee bust
The bust of Robert E. Lee. made for the Hall of Fame by George T. Brewster.
Robert E. Lee bust installation
The installation ceremony of the bust for Robert E. Lee.
Robert Moses correspondence exchange
Correspondence between Robert J. Kibbee, Chancellor of the City University of New York, and elector Robert Moses regarding his views on the future of the Hall of Fame, dated September 28 and October 2, 1973.
Robert Moses memo regarding moving Hall of Fame
Memo from elector Robert Moses to the lawyer Charles Preusse regarding possibility of moving the Hall of Fame, dated December 13, 1972.
Robert Moses memo to electors
Memo from elector Robert Moses to other electors about the future of the Hall of Fame, dated March 19, 1973.
Russian visit to University Heights campus
Russian visitors are shown through the Hall of Fame by New York University faculty.
Sacagawea nomination form
Proposal for nomination form filled out by a fifth-grade school class for Sacagawea to be represented in the Hall of Fame.
Sacajawea Hall of Fame committee nomination letter
Letter from the Sacajawea Hall of Fame committee nominating Sacajawea to be represented in the Hall of Fame.
Sacajawea nomination news clipping
Article in 'The Morning Oregonian' newspaper about the nomination of Sacajawea to the Hall of Fame, published on March 28, 1935.
Sketch of Ulysses S. Grant medallion alternate reverse
Illustration of a design for the reverse of the Ulysses S. Grant medallion. This design was not used in the final medallion.
Sketch of Ulysses S. Grant medallion reverse
Illustration of a design for the reverse of the Ulysses S. Grant medallion. This design was used in the final medallion.
Spanish-language tourist pamphlet
Spanish translation of a tourist pamphlet for the Hall of Fame, which includes the name and brief description of all the busts in the Colonnade. Published as part of the American Revolution Bicentennial.
Stephen Foster ceremony
Unveiling ceremony for the bust of Stephen Foster held on May 27, 1941 with Foster's granddaughter present.
Students studying in colonnade
Students studying in the colonnade of the Hall of Fame.
Susan B. Anthony bust with guests at ceremony
Guest with the bust of Susan B. Anthony at its unveiling ceremony.
Sylvanus Thayer ceremony
The United States Military Academy band at the installation ceremony for Sylvanus Thayer.
The Hall of Fame for Great Americans World's Fair 1939 pamphlet
Pamphlet made to promote the Hall of Fame to visitors of the 1939 World's Fair which was held in New York.
Theodore Roosevelt bust unveiling pamphlet
Program for the installation ceremony for the bust of Theodore Roosevelt held on May 9, 1954.
Thomas Alva Edison bust
The bust of Thomas Alva Edison made for the Hall of Fame.
Thomas Edison bust with sculptor
The bust of Thomas Edison with its sculptor Bryant Baker, dated June 4, 1961.
Thomas Edison ceremony
The unveiling ceremony for the bust of Thomas Edison.
Thomas Jefferson commemoration
The bust of Thomas Jefferson decorated by Virginians on the anniversary of his birthday.
Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson bust
The bust of Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson made for the Hall of Fame by Bryant Baker.
Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson medallion
Both sides of the Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson medallion by Granville Carter.
Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson unveiling ceremony
The unveiling ceremony for the bust of Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson.
Tulsa Tribune letter about Hall of Fame possible move
Letter from Tulsa Tribune editor Jenkin Lloyd Jones to director Jerry Grundfest about the possibility of moving the Hall of Fame with suggested locations, dated January 20, 1977.
Ulysses S. Grant bust
The bust of Ulysses S. Grant made for the Hall of Fame by James Earl Fraser.
Ulysses S. Grant bust installation
The installation ceremony of the bust for Ulysses S. Grant.
United Daughters of the Confederacy historian at Jackson ceremony
Daughter of the Confederacy historian at Stonewall Jackson unveiling ceremony.
Virginia Military Institute representatives at Stonewall Jackson ceremony
Representatives of Virginia Military Institute at the Stonewall Jackson unveiling ceremony.
Washington's bust decorated
The bust of George Washington decorated with a wreath for Constitution Day.
William Tecumseh Sherman bust
The bust of William Tecumseh Sherman made for the Hall of Fame by Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
William Tecumseh Sherman bust unveiling with descendants
Descendents of William Tecumseh Sherman at the unveiling ceremony of his bust.
William Tecumseh Sherman medallion
Both sides of the William Tecumseh Sherman medallion.
Women in the Hall of Fame tour text
List and brief description of women elected to the Hall of Fame.
Wright Brothers ceremony
The unveiling ceremony for the busts of Wilbur and Orville Wright.
Wright Brothers medallion
Both sides of the Wright brothers medallion.
Wyatt Earp nomination letter from young boy
Letter from 13 year-old boy nominating Wyatt Earp to the Hall of Fame, dated January 15, 1976.

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