Penmanship Certificate for Excellence in Practical Business Writing Given to Mary Elizabeth Hay, 1919
Flat File Drawer B
Penmanship Certificate for Excellence in Practical Business Writing Given to Mary Elizabeth Hay, 1919 , MC2004/667, Archives and Brethren Historical Collection, Funderburg Library, Manchester University, North Manchester, Indiana.
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One Penmanship certificate issued by Manchester College, 1919, belonging to Mary Elizabeth Hay for acquired excellence in practical Business Writing using the Zaner Method of Arm Movement Writing, Ina Hornish, Instructor. The certificate was given at Columbus, Ohio on 25 March 1919.
Date of Accession
23 April 2009
Bio History Note
This student is thought to be Mary E. Hay Rinehart as found in the Alumni Directory.
The laminated document was adhered onto a backing board that extended about 3 inches beyond the certificate. The object probably had been stored in the old Museum housed the Communications Building (soon to be torn down) and something brown had dripped upon the verso. Raised little black dots about the size of a pencil point were on the recto. Both recto and verso were dirty. The Archivist used an enzyme and water treatment to removed most of the grime. She also trimmed the backing board close to the document. There are areas where the lamination was starting to give up its adhesion. It also appears that small foreign substances were sandwiched between the diploma and laminating material during the lamination process.
Provenance: Unknown, in Archives prior to April 2006. The diploma had been laminated at one time on a large backing board. In 2004 it was given an accession number but no paperwork had been done. Archivist, Jeanine Wine created an accession page and entered the item onto the Archives' website on 23 April 2009.
Description prepared 23 April 2009 by Jeanine M. Wine and updated 8 April 2011 by Jeanine M. Wine.