Drs. Thomas and Mary Winstead Bonner Collection
2005.0017

Summary Information

Repository
Emporia State University Special Collections and Archives
Creator
Bonner, Mary Winstead, Dr., 1924- .
Title
Drs. Thomas and Mary Winstead Bonner Collection
ID
2005.0017
Date
1933-2005
Extent
37.0 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract
This collection consists of the personal papers and artifacts of Dr. Thomas and Dr. Mary Winstead Bonner, and it includes correspondence, awards, diplomas, newspaper articles, photographs and posters, and newsletters. It also contains information about the Kansas State Teacher’s College, later Emporia State University, including the Bonner and Bonner Lecture Series, the Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, and the Ruth Schillinger Award.

Preferred Citation note

Recommended citation: The Bonner and Bonner Collection, Emporia State University Archives, Emporia State University.

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Biographical/Historical note

Thomas Edison Bonner

Thomas Edison Bonner was born September 29, 1921, in St. Louis, Missouri, to Gamaliel and Olivia Bonner. He graduated from Lincoln University in 1943 with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics; from the University of Illinois with a Master of Art in 1949 and Master of Science in 1953; and from Oklahoma State University with a Doctor of Education degree in mathematics. Thomas married Mary Winstead Bonner in Champaign, Illinois, on August 11, 1945.

Thomas taught in the Mathematics Department at Emporia State University from 1960 until 1986. He was the first African-American faculty member hired by the University. In addition to his teaching, Thomas served actively on campus as the advisor of Kappa Mu Epsilon, the honor society for mathematics; as chairman of the Emporia State Federal Credit Union; and on the Emporia State University Scholarship Committee. He also initiated efforts to bring the first predominately black fraternity, Omega Psi Phi, to campus. The fraternity was established at Kansas State Teachers College in 1971.

In 1992 Dr. Thomas and Mary Bonner were honored by having the Bonner and Bonner Lecture Series named for them. The lecture series annually brings a nationally-known leader in diversity to campus. The title of the series was later changed to the Bonner and Bonner Diversity Lecture Series to better reflect its mission. Thomas Bonner received the Emporia State University President’s Award for Leadership in Diversity in 2000.

Thomas Edison Bonner passed away on April 30, 2004. An endowed scholarship, the Bonner and Bonner Mathematics Scholarship, exists at Emporia State University.

Mary Winstead Bonner

Mary Winstead Bonner became the second African-American faculty member at Kansas State Teachers College in 1964; she did not arrive until four years after her husband moved to Emporia, as she was pursuing her educational goals. She received four degrees: a Bachelor of Science in Education degree from St. Paul’s Polytechnic Institute in 1946, a Master of Science in Elementary Education from Virginia State College in 1952, a Doctor of Education degree in elementary education with a specialization in reading and minors in Social Studies and English from Oklahoma State University in 1968; and an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from St. Paul’s College in 1979. In Emporia, Mary first taught as a sixth-grade supervising teacher at Butcher Elementary School, and then joined the faculty in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. She retired from teaching in 1986. Mary was known for being an exceptional reading teacher.

Mary Bonner was instrumental in bringing the Sigma Gamma Rho sorority to campus in 1969. Other campus activities included serving on the Faculty Senate and as a member of the Kansas Standardization Committee, which dealt with the issue of teacher competency tests. She was awarded a certificate of service to Emporia State University in 1983. Mary and Thomas Bonner also established an endowed scholarship fund for mathematics majors.

Mary’s other organizational affiliations include the American Association of University Women, the Panel of American Women, the International Platform Association, the National Council of Negro Women, and the Order of Eastern Star.

Sigma Gamma Rho

The Sigma Gamma Rho sorority, Gamma Psi chapter, was established at Kansas State Teacher’s College in 1969 under the initiative efforts of Dr. Mary Bonner. It was the first minority sorority on campus, and its purpose was to benefit members intellectually, morally, and socially by creating an atmosphere where friendships and social contacts could be established. Although considered a “minority sorority,” membership was open to all without regard to race, creed, color, or religion. In 1970 the sorority purchased a house at 1307 Merchant Street. Several activities were held throughout the years, including an annual fashion show and Rhomania Ball; the Kansas finals of the Hal Jackson Miss Black Teenage America Beauty Pageant were held at ESU in 1973. Sigma Gamma Rho discontinued its Emporia State University chapter in 1987.

Ruth Schillinger Award

The Ruth Schillinger Award was established in 1996. It is awarded annually to an individual who has made extraordinary contributions to the women of Emporia State University over a sustained period of time.

Ruth Schillinger, the former Dean of Women for whom this award is named, was born in Saint Louis, Missouri, on June 27, 1913. From 1930 to 1934, after graduating from a Saint Louis high school, Miss Schillinger attended Drury College in Springfield, Missouri. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri at Rolla in 1937; in 1941 she received her master’s degree from the University of Missouri at Columbia; and in 1949 she received her doctorate from the University of Kansas. At the University of Kansas, Dr. Schillinger was chief psychometrist, counselor, and worked with the rehabilitation of veterans. Earlier in her career, she taught grade school and high school. She was also a high school principal and superintendent. Dr. Schillinger came to Kansas State Teachers College to serve as Dean of Women in 1949. During her tenure at Kansas State Teacher’s College, Dr. Schillinger was a member of a multitude of professional organizations. Dr. Schillinger was also named the Xi Phi Outstanding Faculty member, was made an honorary member of the national SPURS (Sacrifice, Patriotism, Understanding, Responsibility, & Service) organization, was an honorary member of Cardinal Key, and was an honorary member of Tau Beta Sigma band fraternity. Dr. Schillinger served as Dean of Women until 1978. From 1973 to 1978, she served as the director of Emporia State University’s affirmative action program, and from 1978 to 1982, she was the coordinator of nontraditional student programs. Dr. Schillinger fully retired from Emporia State University in 1982. In 1996, she received the first Ruth Schillinger Award. Ruth Schillinger passed away June 25, 1997

The Bonner and Bonner Diversity Lecture Series

The Bonner and Bonner Lecture Series was established in 1992 by Thomas and Mary Bonner; it became the Bonner and Bonner Diversity Lecture Series in 2001. The series was established in recognition of Emporia State University’s commitment to diversity. Annually a nationally-known speaker is invited to give the lecture; previous lecturers include an Olympic athlete, a Cuban-American, and a National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) chairman. Thomas Bonner was the first African American faculty member hired by Emporia State University; Mary Bonner was the second. They taught on campus a combined total of 48 years.

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Scope and Contents note

Thomas and Mary Bonner’s correspondence includes items written to each other and items sent to them. Thomas and Mary’s diplomas for bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees, and doctoral dissertations are included in the collection, along with awards and certificates for various achievements related to their academic careers and their work within the community. Mary’s scrapbook pages, posters predominantly from Mary’s travels, and photographs of an assortment of people and events relating to Thomas or Mary both personally and professionally are found within the collection. The charter for the Emporia branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, established in 1987, is stored with other oversize items in the oversize folders; correlating newspaper articles and correspondence are stored with the rest of the collection. Numerous newspaper articles about Thomas or Mary, or written by Thomas or Mary, make up part of the collection. Other publications include Mary’s mention in Who’s Who of American Women for multiple years. A number of books collected by Mary during her travels overseas are also included.

Thomas and Mary’s significance as the first and second black faculty members at Kansas State Teacher’s College is documented in part by newspaper articles and awards. Material relating to Thomas and Mary’s career at the Kansas State Teacher’s College and Emporia State University consists of newspaper articles and brochures on the Bonner and Bonner Lecture Series and its lecturers; photographs, yearbooks, and other publications regarding the Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority; and Mary’s Ruth Schillinger Award, and related correspondence. Also included are items related to the Bonner’s award from the National Teacher’s Hall of Fame, their Emporia State University Presidential Award for Distinguished Service to Diversity, and the Bonner and Bonner Mathematics Scholarship awarded to students in their name.

Many artifacts from Mary’s travels are included, including items from Spain, the former United Socialist Soviet Republic, Venezuela, Mexico, Senegal, Gambia, France, Germany, and England. Other artifacts include gifts from students, colleagues, and the Sigma Gamma Rho sorority.

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Arrangement note

The collection is broken down topically into twelve series. The first eleven series are related to the Bonners as a couple, Dr. Thomas Bonner, Dr. Mary Bonner, Emporia State University, National Teacher’s Hall of Fame, ESU Presidential Award for Distinguished Service to Diversity, the Emporia State University Foundation, the Bonner and Bonner Mathematics Scholarship, the Bonner and Bonner Lecture Series, the Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, and the Ruth Schillinger Award. Each series is broken into two sub-series. All non-dated items are placed together at the front of their section, and arranged alphabetically. All dated material is arranged chronologically. The final series includes the artifacts collected by Mary.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Emporia State University Special Collections and Archives 2005

1200 Commercial St
Campus Box 4051
Emporia, KS, 66801
(620) 341-6431
archives@emporia.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

The collection is closed to researchers per the request of Dr. Mary Winstead Bonner.

Processing Information note

Processed by Blair Jackson, July-August, 2005 and Kara Luedke, August-December, 2005.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

The Sunflower provides information on Thomas Bonner, Mary Bonner, Sigma Gamma Rho, and Omega Psi Phi. The  Bulletin contains articles on Mary Bonner, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, and Omega Psi Phi. The Normaliana index has references to Thomas Bonner, the Bonner and Bonner Lecture Series, Butcher Children’s School, the Mathematics Department, The National Teacher’s Hall of Fame, and the Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority.

Separated Materials note

Seven oversized file folders are located in the basement in oversize drawer OS 1.

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Controlled Access Headings

Family Name(s)

  • Bonner family -- Photographs.
  • Winstead family -- Photographs.

Personal Name(s)

  • Bonner, Mary Winstead, Dr., 1924- -- Correspondence.
  • Bonner, Mary Winstead, Dr., 1924- -- Photographs.
  • Bonner, Thomas Edison, Dr., 1921-2004 -- Correspondence.
  • Bonner, Thomas Edison, Dr., 1921-2004 -- Photographs.
  • Bonner, Thomas Edison, Dr., 1921-2004.
  • Schilllinger, Ruth Carolyn.

Subject(s)

  • Art -- Africa.
  • Art -- Europe.
  • Art -- Mexico.
  • Art -- Soviet Union.
  • Art -- Spain.
  • Art -- Venezuela.
  • Art, Russian.
  • Bonner and Bonner Diversity Lecture Series.
  • Bonner and Bonner Lecture Series.
  • Emporia Kansas State College -- Faculty.
  • Emporia Kansas State College -- Greek letter societies.
  • Emporia Kansas State College -- Mathematics department.
  • Emporia Kansas State College -- Societies, etc.
  • Emporia Kansas State College -- Student Activities and Organizations.
  • Emporia Kansas State College -- Students.
  • Emporia State University -- Awards.
  • Emporia State University -- Faculty.
  • Emporia State University -- Greek letter societies.
  • Emporia State University -- Societies, etc.
  • Emporia State University -- Student Activities and Organizations.
  • Emporia State University -- Students.
  • Emporia State University. Mathematics Dept.
  • Emporia State University. Presidential Award for Distinguished Service to Diversity.
  • Emporia State University. Ruth Schillinger Award.
  • Greek letter societies -- Kansas -- Emporia.
  • Kansas State Teachers College of Emporia -- Faculty.
  • Kansas State Teachers College of Emporia -- Greek letter societies.
  • Kansas State Teachers College of Emporia -- Societies, etc.
  • Kansas State Teachers College of Emporia -- Students.
  • Kansas State Teachers College of Emporia. Mathematics Dept.
  • Kansas State Teachers College of Emporia. Student Activities and Organizations.
  • Minorities -- Kansas -- Emporia.
  • Multiculturalism -- Kansas -- Emporia.
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People -- Branches, chapters, etc. -- Kansas -- Emporia.
  • Scholarships -- Kansas -- Emporia.
  • Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority -- Kansas -- Emporia.
  • Students -- Kansas -- Emporia -- Societies and clubs.
  • Teachers -- Kansas -- Emporia.
  • Thomas Butcher Children's School (Emporia, Kansas.)

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Collection Inventory

Bonners 

Box Folder

Christmas Tree Ornament- Wooden Angel from Marlon Woodcuts in Americus, KS, undated. 

1 1

Card- Thanksgiving card to Thomas and Mary Bonner from Jerry and Sharon Karr, undated. 

1 2

Card- To Drs. Thomas and Mary Bonner from Kathy Williams, thanking the Bonners for their support and for being excellent role models, undated. 

1 3

Card- To Drs. Thomas and Mary Bonner from Greg Jordan thanking the Bonners for the opportunity to visit them, undated. 

1 4

Card- Thank you card written to Thomas and Mary from Kim, thanking them for making her time in Emporia rewarding, undated. 

1 5

Correspondence- Letter to Thomas and Mary Bonner from LaTrice Brown, undated. 

1 6

Correspondence- Christmas card to Thomas and Mary from Roger Heinken, undated. 

1 7

Handbooks- Two student handbooks from the Instituto de Filologia Hispanica, undated. 

1 8

Photograph- The home of Thomas and Mary Bonner, undated. 

1 9

Correspondence- Letter from Mary Bonner to Thomas Bonner, circa 1950. 

1 10

Book- El Greco art book, 1952. 

Separated Materials note

Located in Room 124: ODD-SIZED MATERIALS.

1 11

Correspondence- Letter from Mary Bonner to Thomas Bonner, 1959. 

1 12

Correspondence- Letter from Mary Bonner to Thomas Bonner, circa 1960. 

1 13

Book- The Story Behind the Painting, 1962. 

Separated Materials note

Located in Room 124: ODD-SIZED MATERIALS.

1 14

Drawings- Five drawings from children in Leningrad, now St. Petersburg, Russia, given to Dr. Mary Bonner, 1973-1974. 

Separated Materials note

Located in oversize file drawer: OS 1.

1 15

Correspondence- Letters from Mary Bonner to Thomas Bonner from Spain, 1976. 

1 16

Correspondence- Postcards from Mary Bonner to Thomas Bonner, 1976, 1978, 1979, and 1983. 

Separated Materials note

Located in oversize file drawer: OS 1.

1 17

National Geographic volume 168, number 2, and clipping regarding Senegal and Gambia, or Senegambia. August 1985. 

1 18

Book- Die Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1989. 

Separated Materials note

Located in Room 124: ODD-SIZED MATERIALS.

1 19

Newspaper Article- “Underwood Anniversary Celebration Scheduled,” 1992 June 1. 

1 20

Book- St. James Baptist Church 120th Anniversary, “Drs. Thomas and Mary Bonner” embossed on the front goes with VHS tape, 1992. 

1 21

VHS tape of St. James Baptist Church-goes with 120th Anniversary Book, 1992. 

1 22

Book- The Olympics: A History of the Games, 1996. 

Separated Materials note

Located in Room 124: ODD-SIZED MATERIALS.

1 23

Cards- Six White House Christmas cards, 1997-2000. 

1 24

Newspaper Article- From the Emporia Gazette titled “History of our own,” which gives information on Emporia’s black history and mentions Thomas and Mary Bonner, 2000 February 2. 

1 25

Book- Black Emporia, 2001. 

1 26

Newspaper Article- From the Emporia Gazette titled “Benefactors honored during black tie affair,” which gives details about an event during which Thomas and Mary Bonner were honored, 2001 March 8. 

1 27

Book excerpt- Pages 57 through 59 from the book Black Emporia, which contains biographical details about Thomas and Mary Bonner, 2001. 

1 28

Book excerpt- Pages 57 through 58 from the book Black Emporia, which contains biographical details about Thomas and Mary Bonner, undated. 

1 29

Correspondence- Note to Mary and Thomas from Dr. Richard Bennett, thanking the Bonners for their kindness and friendship, 2002 March 27. 

1 30

Correspondence and photos regarding “A Unique Adoption” of Rita Windle, circa 2003-2004. 

1 31

Addition to Black Emporia- “A Walking Tour from Red Rocks through the Stringtown of WAW and WLW," 2003. 

1 32

Addition to Black Emporia- “Appendix III: The 1916 Four Black Churches in Emporia Quilt Top- A History”, undated. 

1 32

Correspondence- Card to Thomas and Mary from Mary and George, thanking the Bonners for contributing to the scholarship, 2003 July 5. 

1 33

Correspondence- Card to Thomas and Mary from Elaine Edwards, 2003 August 8. 

1 34

Correspondence- Letter to Drs. Mary and Thomas Bonner from the Emporia Public Library, thanking them for their donation of foreign language teaching materials to the library. Attached is a list of the books the Bonners donated, 2003 October 27. 

1 35

Publication- The Life of the Mind, Number 375, unbound, Article, “Portrait of a Pair of Pioneers,” 2004 April 26. 

1 36

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Thomas Bonner 

Box Folder

Book- Dr. Thomas Bonner’s, Lasker’s How to Play Chess, undated. 

2 37

Certificate- Issues membership to Pi Mu Epsilon to Thomas E. Bonner, undated. 

2 38

Correspondence- From Dorothy and R.B. Deal, undated. 

2 39

Note from Mary about Omega Psi Phi, undated. 

2 40

Paper- “The Early 1960’s in Emporia, Kansas,” by Thomas Bonner, gives information about Emporia and racial issues in the 1960’s, undated. 

2 41

Photo- Dr. Thomas Bonner, undated. 

2 42

Photo- Dr. Thomas Bonner at Lincoln University, Missouri, undated. 

Separated Materials note

Located in oversize file drawer: OS 1.

2 43

Photos- Dr. Thomas Bonner’s immediate family, individual photos, undated. 

Separated Materials note

Located in oversize file drawer: OS 1.

2 44

Photos- Two photos of Thomas Bonner from Lincoln University, Missouri, undated. 

2 45

Photos- Eight photos of Dr. Thomas Bonner from Wells College Studio, Emporia, undated. 

2 46

Photos of Val Brown, Jr. family, undated. 

Separated Materials note

Located in oversize file drawer: OS 1.

2 47

Pin- Thomas Bonner’s Omega Psi Phi fraternity pin, undated. 

2 48

Newspaper article- Thomas Bonner in Lincoln University play, undated. 

2 49

Certificates- Four vacation Bible school certificates of Thomas Bonner’s, 1933-1936. 

Separated Materials note

Located in oversize file drawer: OS 1.

2 50

Photo- Thomas Bonner at Dunbar School, 1934. 

Separated Materials note

Located in oversize file drawer: OS 1.

2 51

Certificate- Dr. Thomas Bonner’s eighth grade graduation certificate, 1934. 

Separated Materials note

Located in oversize file drawer: OS 1.

2 52

Certificate- Dr. Thomas Bonner’s high school graduation diploma, 1938. 

2 53

Papers- Personal papers of Dr. Thomas Bonner, 1938-2004. 

2 54

Certificate- Dr. Thomas Bonner’s certificate as editor of the Lincoln University newspaper, “The Lincoln Clarion," 1942-1943. 

2 55

Diploma- Issued to Thomas Edison Bonner by Lincoln University, granting him the degree Bachelor of Science, Mathematics, 1943 June 17. 

2 56
Box Drawer

Book- Dr. Thomas Bonner’s Common Sense in Chess, 1946. 

2 57
Box Folder

Photo- Dr. Thomas Bonner and the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, 1948. 

Separated Materials note

Located in oversize file drawer: OS 1.

2 58

Diploma- Issued to Thomas Edison Bonner by the University of Illinois, granting him the degree Master of Arts, 1949 August 14. 

2 59

Correspondence- Letter to Dr. Thomas Bonner from Dorothy McCann regarding the acceptance of Dr. Bonner’s script “A Slight Case of Politics” for the Dr. Christian Award, 1952. 

2 60

Correspondence- Letter to Mr. Thomas Bonner from McCann-Ericson Incorporated Advertising concerning Mr. Bonner’s play that was used in the Dr. Christian program, 1952. 

2 61

Diploma- Issued to Thomas Edison Bonner by the University of Illinois, granting him the degree Master of Science, Mathematics, 1953 June 21. 

2 62

Book- Dr. Thomas Bonner’s How to Win Chess Quickly, 1956. 

2 63

Certificate- States that Thomas Bonner was initiated into Kappa Mu Epsilon, 1960. 

2 64

Photo- Dr. Thomas Bonner with members of the Emporia State University’s mathematics department, 1960. 

Separated Materials note

Located in oversize file drawer: OS 1.

2 65

Correspondence- Letter to Mr. Thomas E. Bonner from Thomas H. Eliot, Vice Chancellor and Dean of Faculties at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, informing Mr. Bonner of his appointment as an Assistant in Mathematics, 1962. 

2 66

Transcript- Thomas Edison Bonner’s unofficial transcript from Oklahoma State University, circa 1967. 

2 67

Dissertation- Finsler Manifolds by Thomas Edison Bonner, July 1967. 

3 68

Program- From the Commencement Exercises at Oklahoma State University at which Thomas Edison Bonner received the degree Doctor of Education with a specialization in mathematics, and his tassel from this event, 1967 July 28. 

3 69

Diploma- Issued to Thomas Edison Bonner by Oklahoma State University, granting him the degree Doctor of Education with a specialization in mathematics, 1967 July 28. 

3 70

Correspondence- From Cindy, the daughter of a colleague, to Dr. Thomas Bonner, with a drawing of a horse, 1968 March 30. 

Separated Materials note

Located in oversize file drawer: OS 1.

3 71

Book- A Negro History Compendium by Ethel M. Turner, in which Thomas Bonner is mentioned on page 49, 1971. 

3 72

Photograph- Emporia State University Math Department faculty, circa 1980. 

Separated Materials note

Located in oversize file drawer: OS 1.

3 73

Correspondence- Letter to Dr. Thomas E. Bonner from John Carlson commending Dr. Bonner on his outstanding career, 1986 March 31. 

3 74

Certificate- Given to Thomas E. Bonner upon his retirement from Emporia State University, recognizing him for 25 years of service, 1986 May 12. 

3 75

Certificate- States that Dr. Thomas Bonner qualified for membership in the Mount Olive African Methodist Episcopalian Church Hall of Fame, 1987 August 23. 

3 76

Plaque- 50th Alumni plaque from Lincoln University for Dr. Thomas Bonner, 1991. 

3 77

Photographs- Thomas Bonner, 1993. 

3 78

Correspondence- to Dr. Thomas Bonner from Ms. Mijares, 1999. 

3 79

Photograph- Thomas Bonner, John Gerriets, Marion Emerson, and George Downing having breakfast at Regency Gardens Restaurant, Summer 2003. 

3 80

Photograph- Dr. Thomas Bonner and three colleagues from the ESU Math Department, all retired, undated. 

3 81

Newspaper articles- Dr. Thomas Bonner’s obituary, memorial notice, and two articles about Dr. Thomas Bonner, circa May 2004. 

3 82

Newspaper- Obituary information for Thomas Bonner, circa May 2004. 

3 83

Newspaper article- Thomas Bonner’s obituary, circa May 2004. 

3 84

Notice- Written by Dorothy and R.B. Deal in praise of Dr. Thomas Bonner upon his death, circa May 2004. 

3 85

Notice- Written by Dorothy and R.B. Deal in praise of Dr. Thomas Bonner upon his death, undated. 

3 86

Book- Guest book used at Dr. Thomas Bonner’s memorial service, circa May 2004. 

Separated Materials note

Located in Room 124: ODD-SIZED MATERIALS.

3 87

Paper- “Thomas Edison Bonner,” gives biographical information about Thomas Edison Bonner, circa May 2004. 

4 88

Newspaper Article- “Still alive in memory” by John R. Burger, speaks of the passing of Thomas Bonner, circa May 2004. 

4 89

Newspaper Article- Classified “Card of Thanks” article by Mary Bonner, thanking everyone who sent cards upon the death of Thomas Bonner, circa May 2004. 

4 90

Newspaper Article- “Thomas Edison Bonner,” obituary, circa May 2004. 

4 91

Newspaper Article- “Bonner was first black on ESU’s faculty,” gives biographical information about Thomas Bonner around the time of his passing, circa May 2004. 

4 92

Newspaper Article- “Bonner was first black on ESU’s faculty,” gives biographical information about Thomas Bonner around the time of his passing, circa May 2004. 

4 93

Cards- Sympathy cards sent to Mary Bonner upon the death of Thomas Bonner, circa May 2004. 

4 94-105

Correspondence- Letter to Mary from Jo Brown offering support after Thomas Bonner’s death, circa May 2004. 

4 106

Correspondence- E-mail to the Emporia Gazette from John Robert Burger about the death of Thomas Bonner which was later given to Mary Bonner with a note from John Robert Burger, circa May 2004. 

4 107

Correspondence- Note to Mary Bonner from John and Merle Peterson expressing sympathy on the death of Thomas Bonner, circa May 2004. 

4 108

Correspondence- Note of sympathy on the death of Thomas Bonner written to Mary Bonner from Val and Jo Brown, circa May 2004. 

4 109

Newspaper Article- “Thomas Bonner, a pioneering ESU Professor, dies” from the Emporia Gazette, 2004 May 1-2. 

4 110

Newspaper Article- “Thomas Bonner, a pioneering ESU Professor, dies” from the Emporia Gazette, 2004 May 1-2. 

4 111

Newspaper Article-“Thomas Bonner, a pioneering ESU Professor, dies” from the Emporia Gazette, 2004 May 1-2. 

4 112

Framed Resolution- ESU Faculty Senate Resolution 03027, titled “Resolution Expressing Sympathy on the Passing of Dr. Thomas Bonner, 2004 May 4. 

Separated Materials note

Located in Room 124: ODD-SIZED MATERIALS.

4 113

Correspondence- Letter to Mary Bonner from Sara Carlson expressing sympathy on the passing of Thomas Bonner, 2004 May 5. 

4 114

Newspaper article- “Retired ESU professor dies at 82” from The Bulletin, 2004 May 6. 

Separated Materials note

Located in oversize file drawer: OS 1.

4 115

Newspaper Article- “Retired ESU professor dies at 82,” gives biographical information about Thomas Bonner upon his death, circa May 2004. 

4 116

Correspondence- Note of Sympathy on the death of Thomas Bonner written by Ken and Marilyn Buchele to Mary Bonner, 2004 May 7. 

4 117

Correspondence- Letter of sympathy to Mary Bonner from George, 2004 May 20. 

4 118-119.

Correspondence- Letter to Mary Bonner from George, extending sympathies about Thomas’s death, and recounting memories of Thomas, undated. 

4 120

Program- Dr. Thomas Bonner’s Memorial Service, 2004 May 23. 

4 121-122

Program from Dr. Thomas Bonner’s Memorial Service, including music, 2004 May 23. 

4 123

Photographs- Taken by Jo Brown at Thomas Bonner’s Memorial Service 2004 May 23. 

4 124

Correspondence- Letter of sympathy written by Jane [Emerson] to Mary Bonner upon the death of Thomas Bonner, 2004 May 31. 

4 125

Newspaper Article in Layout Format- A copy of “Still Alive in Memory” from the Emporia Gazette, 2004 June 8. 

4 126

Correspondence- Letter of condolence written to Mary Bonner from Ronald L. Epps upon the death of Thomas Bonner, 2004 June 15. 

4 127

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Mary Winstead Bonner 

Box Folder

Award- Certificate, magnet, and deck of playing cards given to Mary Bonner, Smile Contest Winner, Emporia Presbyterian Manor, undated. 

5 128

Award- Certificate to Mary Bonner, winner of the Golden Rule Award, Emporia Presbyterian Manor, including stationery, undated. 

5 129

Card- Thank you card to Mary Bonner from Carol Cooper, thanking Dr. Bonner for a Disneyland plate, undated. 

5 130

Card- To Mary from Helen Bowman thanking Mary for her prayers and a card, undated. 

5 131

Card- To Mary Bonner from Joan Lauber, thanking Dr. Bonner for a candleholder, undated. 

5 132

Card- To Mrs. Bonner from Merriam Weaver, thanking Mrs. Bonner for taking Ms. Weaver to the Founder’s Day Luncheon, undated. 

5 133

Card- To Mary from Elaine [Edwards], undated. 

5 134

Card- To Mary from Teddi [Davis], thanking Mary for a plant mister, undated. 

5 135

Certificate- Sigma Gamma Rho Hall of Fame award given to Dr. Mary Bonner, undated. 

5 136

Correspondence- Card to Mary Bonner from Max and Joan, undated. 

5 137

Correspondence- Thank you card to Mary Bonner from Harry Stephens, thanking her for the letter in the Emporia Gazette, undated. 

5 138

Correspondence- Card to Mary Bonner from John Webb, thanking her for her contribution to the Black History Month tribute, undated. 

5 139

Correspondence- Card to Mary Bonner from Dorothy and J. Brinkman, undated. 

5 140

Correspondence- Card to Mary Bonner from Julie Cooper, undated. 

5 141

Correspondence- Card to Mary Bonner from Harry Stephens, thanking her for her donation to the Stephens Scholarship Fund, undated. 

5 142

Correspondence- Card to Mary Bonner from Arthur Lorick and Ernest Brooks, thanking her for her donation to the Eastside Community Group, undated. 

5 143

Correspondence- Birthday card to Mary Bonner from Judi Jones and the staff of Home Health, undated. 

5 144

Correspondence- Card to Mary Bonner from Judi Jones thanking her for kind gestures, undated. 

5 145

Correspondence- Card to Mary Bonner from Edna Coldsmith, undated. 

5 146

Correspondence- Note from Lindy Whetzel to residents of Presbyterian Manor, thanking them for allowing her students to speak with them, undated. 

5 147

Membership Card- Dr. Mary Winstead Bonner’s Life Member card to the NAACP, undated. 

5 148

Newspaper Article- “Arthritis, the sleeping dog,” by Mary Winstead Bonner, undated. 

5 149

Newspaper Article- “Children help moms learn” tells of a course taught by Mary Bonner in which mothers learned reading teaching methods by teaching their own children, undated. 

Separated Materials note

Located in oversize file drawer: OS 1.

5 150

Newspaper Article- “In appreciation,” written by the Emporia Human Relations Commissioners including Mary Bonner, undated. 

5 151

Newspaper Article- “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” by Mary Winstead Bonner, undated. 

5 152

Newspaper Article- “Lift every voice and sing” op-ed by Mary Bonner, undated. 

5 153

Newspaper Article- “Parent’s Day-Founder’s Day” which mentions the address Dr. Mary Winstead Bonner gave at this event at her alma mater, St. Paul’s College, undated. 

5 154

Newspaper Article- “Pelage and Race,” by Mary Winstead Bonner, undated. 

5 155

Paper- “Pelage and Race” by Mary Winstead Bonner, undated. 

5 156

Newspaper Article- “Remember who did job” by Mary Bonner, undated. 

5 157

Newspaper Article- “Thanks to FDR” by Mary Bonner, undated. 

5 158

Newspaper Article- “The essence of good neighbors” by Mary Winstead Bonner, undated. 

5 159

Paper- “The Essence of Good Neighbors A Senior Citizen Speaks” by Mary Winstead Bonner, undated. 

5 160

Newspaper Article- “Walk in Mr. King’s shoes” by Mary Bonner, undated. 

5 161

Paper- “Walk in ‘Mr. King’s’ Shoes” by Mary Bonner, undated. 

5 162

Newspaper Article- Copy of the article “Yanik Earns Schillinger Award for Dedication to Students” from the Emporia Gazette, undated. 

5 163

Newspaper Photo- Photo of Benjamin Day and Harry Stephens at E.S.U. Appreciation Dinner, undated. 

5 164

Pamphlet- Gives details about and ordering information for Dr. Mary W. Bonner’s publication, “Helping Johnny to Become A Better Reader,” undated. 

5 165

Paper- “Dr. Mary Winstead Bonner,” undated. 

5 166

Paper- “Animal Premonitions,” by Mary Winstead Bonner, tells of pets warning their owner of an impending storm, undated. 

5 167

Paper- “Oprah Winfrey’s ‘Beloved’” by Mary Winstead Bonner, undated. 

5 168

Paper-“A Septuagenarian’s Nightmare: A Senior Citizen Faces Neighbors’ Hostility” by Mary Winstead Bonner, undated. 

5 169

Article- “Career Planning and Proper Advisement” by Mary Winstead Bonner, undated. 

5 170

Article- “Dr. Mary Bonner Published Author-Educator,” undated. 

5 171

Photograph- Mary Winstead Bonner, undated. 

5 172

Photograph- Mary Winstead Bonner, undated. 

5 173

Photograph- Mary Winstead Bonner at age 55, undated. 

5 174

Photographs- Five photos of Sierra Robinson and Irene Ruiz in the process of writing books about Mary Winstead Bonner, undated. 

5 175

Photograph- Photograph of Ruth Winstead Diggs, sister of Mary Winstead Bonner, undated. 

5 176

Photographs- Eight photographs in a photo album of Mary Bonner from Wells College Studio, Emporia, undated. 

Separated Materials note

Located in Room 124: ODD-SIZED MATERIALS.

5 177

Pin- Mary Winstead Bonner’s Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority pin, undated. 

5 178

Plaque- Mounted photograph of Charlie Winstead, father of Mary Winstead Bonner, undated. 

6 179

Plaque- Mounted photograph of Mrs. Mason Winstead, mother of Mary Winstead Bonner, undated. 

6 180

Poster- Depiction of Cesar Chavez, undated. 

Separated Materials note

Located in oversize file drawer: OS 1.

6 181

Scrapbook page- Features newspaper photograph of a memorial service held in Emporia for victims of a bombing in Atlanta, undated. 

6 182

Scrapbook page- Features three clippings which name some of the achievements of Dr. Mary Bonner, undated. 

6 183

Scrapbook page- On one side are the articles “Service in Emporia Honors Young Victims of Atlanta” and “Memorial Service for Atlanta Slain Set Here Sunday.” On the other side is the article “ESU Reading Project…Parents Working With Own Children in Course,” undated. 

6 184
Box Frame

Scroll- Leather and wood with a man painted on the front and the words “Alli God Help Me” written across the top in Arabic, undated. 

Separated Materials note

Located in Room 124: ODD-SIZED MATERIALS.

6 185
Box Folder

Book- Adventure in Faith by James S. Russell, founder of St. Paul Normal and Industrial School, Mary Winstead Bonner’s Alma Mater, 1936. 

6 186

Diploma- Issued to Mary Bonner [Mary Winstead Warren] by St. Paul’s Polytechnic Institute, granting her the degree of Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, 1946. 

6 187

Program- From the commencement ceremony at St. Paul’s Polytechnic Institute at which Mary Bonner [Mary Winstead Warren] received her Bachelor of Science in Education with Distinction, 1946. 

6 188

Diploma- Issued to Mary Bonner [Mary Winstead Warren] by Virginia State College, granting her the degree of Master of Science in Elementary Education, 1952. 

6 189

Photographs of Mary Bonner’s first 6th grade class at Butcher’s Children School, 1964. 

Separated Materials note

Located in oversize file drawer: OS 1.

6 190

Correspondence- Letter to Mary Bonner from Bernard Belden of Oklahoma State University’s Reading Clinic, thanking Mary for her help during the summer, 1965. 

6 191

Dissertation- A Comparative Study of the Performance of Negro Seniors on the Weschler Adult Intelligence Scale and the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test by Mary Winstead Bonner, 1968. 

6 192

Diploma- Issued to Mary Winstead Bonner by Oklahoma State University granting her the degree of Doctor of Education with a specialization in reading and minors in Social Studies and English, 1968. 

6 193

Program- From commencement exercises at Oklahoma State University at which Mary Winstead Bonner received her Doctor of Education Degree, 1968. 

7 194

Plaque- Mary Winstead Bonner’s diploma from Oklahoma State University, 1968. 

Separated Materials note

Located in Room 124: ODD-SIZED MATERIALS.

7 195

Program- From Founder’s Weekend at St. Paul’s College at which Dr. Mary Winstead Bonner gave an address, 1972. 

7 196

Certificate- The Century Club’s Certificate of Honor, presented to Dr. Mary W. Bonner by Saint Paul’s College’s Century Club, 1972. 

7 197

Certificate- Awarded to Dr. Mary Bonner for her participation in Hal Jackson’s Miss U.S. Teen Revue and Pageant, 1974. 

Separated Materials note

Located in oversize file drawer: OS 1.

7 198

Poster- Bullfighting poster collected by Mary on her trip to Spain from Plaza de Toros de Cordoba, 1975. 

Separated Materials note

Located in oversize file drawer: OS 1.

7 199

Poster- Flamenco poster collected by Mary on her trip to Spain from Sevilla, 1975. 

Separated Materials note

Located in oversize file drawer: OS 1.

7 200

Certificate- The Century Club’s Certificate of Honor, presented to Mary Winstead Bonner by Saint Paul’s College’s Century Club, 1976. 

7 201

Plaque- Award which states that Dr. Mary Winstead Bonner was selected appear in Notable Americans, 1976-1977. 

7 202

Plaque- States that Mary Winstead Bonner appeared in Community Leaders and Noteworthy Americans, 1976-1977. 

Separated Materials note

Located in Room 124: ODD-SIZED MATERIALS.

7 203

Certificate- Proclaims that Dr. Mary Winstead Bonner appeared in Personalities of the West and Midwest, 1977-1978. 

7 204

Plaque- Mounted certificate that states that Mary W. Bonner was the subject of biographical record in Who’s Who of American Women, 1977-1978. 

Separated Materials note

Located in Room 124: ODD-SIZED MATERIALS.

7 205

Certificate- From Virginia State College congratulating Dr. Mary Winstead Bonner on the publication of “Helping Johnny to Become a Better Reader," 1978. 

7 206

Magazine- Collected by Mary Bonner on her trip to Curacao- Viva Curacao!, volume 5, number 1, 1978. 

7 207

Certificate- Given to Mary Bonner in recognition of outstanding achievement, by ESU’s foreign language department, 1978-1979. 

7 208

Photographs- Mary W. Bonner receiving her honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, circa 1979. 

7 209

Certificate- States that Dr. Mary Winstead Bonner is commended for her achievements in The World Who’s Who of Women, 1979. 

Separated Materials note

Located in oversize file drawer: OS 1.

7 210

Certificate- Comprehensive SOMPA certificate granted to Mary W. Bonner, 1979. 

7 211

Certificate- States that Mary W. Bonner completed the training to administer, score, and interpret the System of Multicultural Pluralistic Assessment, from the University of California Extension, Riverside, 1979. 

7 212

Correspondence- Invitation to the conferring of Honorary Degrees at which Mary W. Bonner received her honorary doctorate of Humane Letters, circa 1979. 

7 213

Diploma- Issued to Mary Winstead Bonner by Saint Paul’s College granting her the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, 1979. 

7 214

Framed Diploma- A copy of Dr. Mary W. Bonner’s diploma for her Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Saint Paul’s College, 1979. 

Separated Materials note

Located in Room 124: ODD-SIZED MATERIALS.

7 215

Certificate- Grants the Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters to Dr. Mary Winstead Bonner, 1979. 

7 216

Diploma- Issued to Mary Winstead Bonner from Saint Paul’s College, granting her the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, 1979. 

7 217

Program- From Saint Paul’s College’s degree conferring ceremony at which Mary W. Bonner received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, 1979. 

7 218

Certificate- Grants Dr. Mary Bonner membership to Sigma Delta Pi, 1979. 

7 219

Certificate- States that Mary W. Bonner is a subject of biographical record in Who’s Who of American Women, 1979-1980. 

7 220

Certificate- Awarded to Dr. Mary Bonner by the Gamma Chi Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho for Outstanding Education, 1980. 

7 221

Correspondence- Letter to Dr. Mary Winstead Bonner from Saint Paul’s College’s Office of Admissions thanking Dr. Bonner for her patience in waiting on her Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters diploma, 1980. 

7 222

Newspaper Article- “Sabbatical Leaves for 1981-1982 Set At Emporia State,” mentions Mary W. Bonner’s sabbatical, circa 1981. 

7 223

Certificate- States that Mary W. Bonner is a subject of biographical record in Who’s Who of American Women, 1981-1982. 

7 224

Certificate- Given to Mary Bonner in recognition of 25 years of membership in the Order of the Eastern Star, 1983. 

7 225

Certificate- Given to Dr. Mary Bonner in recognition of her service as an ESU Faculty member, 1983. 

7 226

Certificate- Award given to Dr. Mary Winstead Bonner by the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education for exemplary experiences honoring her Alma Mater, 1985. 

Separated Materials note

Located in oversize file drawer: OS 1.

7 227

Correspondence- Letter to Dr. Mary Bonner from Robert L. Kindrick, former ESU Vice President of Academic Affairs, congratulating Dr. Bonner on a presentation she made at a Martin Luther King, Jr., commemorative ceremony, 1986. 

7 228

Correspondence- Letter to Dr. Mary Bonner from Judy G. Hample, former ESU Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, thanking Mary for her presentation at a Martin Luther King, Jr., commemorative ceremony, 1986. 

7 229

Correspondence- Letter to Mary W. Bonner from Robert L. Kindrick, former ESU Vice President for Academic Affairs, accepting Mary W. Bonner’s retirement, 1986. 

7 230

Certificate- Certificate of Service given to Mary W. Bonner upon her retirement from Emporia State University, 1986. 

8 231

Certificate- Awarded to Mary Bonner in appreciation of her service to Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., 1986. 

8 232

Certificate- States that Dr. Mary Winstead Bonner qualifies for membership in the Mt. Olive African Methodist Episcopal Church Hall of Fame, 1987. 

8 233

Charter- Establishes the Emporia branch of the NAACP, 1987 February 21. 

Separated Materials note

Located in oversize file drawer: OS 1.

8 234

Certificate- Awarded to Dr. Mary Winstead Bonner by Societas Docta in recognition of personal achievement and willingness to assist others, 1987. 

8 235

Certificate- States that Mary W. Bonner is a subject of biographical record in Who’s Who of American Women, 1987-1988. 

8 236

Certificate- Presented to Mary Bonner in appreciation of her service as the Captain of the ESU/ESU Endowment Association Community Annual Drive, 1988. 

8 237

Correspondence- Letter to Dr. Mary Bonner from the NAACP informing Dr. Bonner that she had been selected as an “Unsung Heroine,” 1988. 

8 238

Newspaper Article- “At National Convention Next Week…NAACP to honor Mary Bonner,” from the Emporia Gazette, 1988 July 7. 

8 239

Newspaper Article- “At National Convention Next Week…NAACP to honor Mary Bonner,” from the Emporia Gazette, 1988 July 7. 

Separated Materials note

Located in oversize file drawer: OS 1.

8 240

Award- Unsung Heroine Award given to Dr. Mary Bonner by the NAACP, 1988. 

8 241

Certificate- Presented to Dr. Mary Bonner in appreciation of her contributions to the Emporia Branch of the NAACP, 1989. 

8 242

Correspondence- Letter written by Mary Bonner to the Newman Hospital Auxiliary Board, 1989 December 30. 

8 243

Poster- A Census poster with a picture of Marian Anderson and information about her, 1990. 

Separated Materials note

Located in oversize file drawer: OS 1.

8 244

Posters- Two identical posters showing Tenkamenin and Nandi, 1990. 

Separated Materials note

Located in oversize file drawer: OS 1.

8 245

Photographs- One of the house Mary Bonner grew up in, the other of the house she and Thomas built, 1991. 

8 246

Correspondence- Letter to Dr. Mary Bonner from the National Reference Institute informing her of her selection for inclusion in Who’s Who in American Education, 1992-1993. 

8 247

Agreement- Agreement between Mary Winstead Bonner and the East Carolina Council of the Boy Scouts of America which states that the scouts will care for Mary’s family burial plot, 1995. 

8 248

Certificate- Anniversary Honor Certificate given to Dr. Mary Winstead Bonner in appreciation of her 50 years of loyal service to Saint Paul’s College, 1996. 

8 249

Certificate- Certificate of Recognition stating that Mary Winstead Bonner is listed in the Founders Registry of the FDR Memorial, 1997. 

8 250

Newspaper Article- “Ebonics: A Reaction” by Mary Bonner, 1997 February 5. 

Separated Materials note

Located in oversize file drawer: OS 1.

8 251

Paper- “Ebonics…A Reaction” by Mary Winstead Bonner, undated. 

8 252

Card- Written to Mary Bonner by John Peterson congratulating Mary on her article about Ebonics, 1997. 

8 253

Correspondence- Letter to Dr. Mary Bonner from Don Coldsmith, thanking Dr. Bonner for her article on Ebonics, 1997. 

8 254

Newspaper Article- “Praise for Mary Bonner” by John E. Peterson, from the Emporia Gazette, 1997 February 12. 

8 255

Newspaper Article- “Ebonics…A Reaction” by Mary Winstead Bonner from New Journal and Guide, 1997 February 12. 

8 256

Correspondence- Letter to Mary Bonner from Don Coldsmith, relating some of Mr. Coldsmith’s experiences with racism, 1997. 

8 257

Plaque- Mounted certificate that states that Dr. Mary Winstead Bonner is a life member of the NAACP, 1998. 

Separated Materials note

Located in Room 124: ODD-SIZED MATERIALS.

8 258

Newspaper Article- “Award presentation kicks off Women’s History Month,” from The Bulletin, tells of Mary Bonner receiving the Ruth Schillinger Award, 1998 March 9. 

8 259

Newspaper Article- “Award presentation kicks off Women’s History Month,” from The Bulletin, tells of Mary Bonner receiving the Ruth Schillinger Award 1998 March 9. 

8 260

Book- Outstanding People of the 20th Century; Mary Winstead Bonner is profiled on pages 71-72, 1999. 

Separated Materials note

Located in Room 124: ODD-SIZED MATERIALS.

8 261

Newspaper Article- “John Burger made history at KSTC” by Mary Winstead Bonner, 1999 September 8. 

8 262

Memo- Written by Mary W. Bonner, titled “An Independent Voter Speaks,” 2000 July 10. 

8 263

Newspaper Article- “Independent voter speaks,” by Mary Bonner, undated. 

8 264

Correspondence- Letter to Mary Bonner from the City of Emporia, notifying her of her appointment to the Emporia Human Relations Commission, 2001. 

8 265

Correspondence- Letter to Mary Bonner from S.O.S. Inc, thanking Mary for her donation, 2001. 

8 266

Article- “Diversity Fuels Emporia” from the Emporia Gazette, 2002 February 11. 

8 267

Newspaper Article- “A Glimpse of Negro History” op-ed by Mary Bonner from the Emporia Gazette, 2002 February 20. 

8 268

Paper- “A Glimpse of Negro History” by Mary Winstead Bonner, undated. 

8 269

Newspaper Article- “Buck Stops Here” op-ed by Mary Bonner, 2002 June 19. 

8 270

Newspaper Article- “Buck stops here” op-ed by Mary Bonner, undated. 

8 271

Paper- “President Harry S. Truman ‘The Buck Stops Here’-A Teacher’s Role Model” by Mary Winstead Bonner, undated. 

8 272

Newspaper Article- Copy of the article “An Anniversary worth noting” by Mary Winstead Bonner, from the Emporia Gazette, 2002 July 17. 

Separated Materials note

Located in oversize file drawer: OS 1.

8 273

Newspaper Article- “An Anniversary worth Noting” op-ed by Mary Bonner, 2002 July 17. 

8 274

Correspondence- from Kay Schallenkamp to Mary Bonner concerning the article, 2002 August 13. 

8 274

Note- of thank you from flowers sent to Mary Bonner by Kay and Ken Schallenkamp, circa 2002. 

8 274

Correspondence- Card to Mary Bonner from Diane, thanking Mary for the luncheon, 2002 August 29. 

8 275

Photographs- Five photos of Boy Scouts caring for the Winstead family burial plot, circa 2003. 

8 276

Correspondence- Letter to Mary Winstead Bonner from the East Carolina Council of the Boy Scouts of America concerning the maintenance of her family’s burial plot, 2003. 

8 277

Newsletter- Living Your Way, a newsletter of Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America; on pages 4 and 5 Mary Bonner is pictured and profiled, 2003. 

8 278

Newsletter- Way to Live!, A Newsletter of Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America; on page 3, Mary Bonner is pictured, 2003. 

8 279

Correspondence- Letter to Mary Bonner from Don Coldsmith concerning proper Latin grammar, 2003. 

8 280

Newspaper Article- “Quiet Heroes of Human Relations at ESU” op-ed by Mary Bonner, 2003 February 19. 

8 281

Newspaper Article- “Quiet Heroes of Human Relations at ESU” op-ed by Mary Bonner, 2003 February 19. 

8 282

Paper- “Quiet Heroes of Emporia State University’s Human Relations Movement” by Mary Winstead Bonner, undated. 

8 283

Correspondence- Card to Mary Bonner from Lynn Black, 2003 May 25. 

8 284

Correspondence- Card to Mary Bonner from Fred M., thanking Mary for enrolling him in Lady of Lourdes masses, 2003 May 31. 

8 285

Correspondence- Card to Mary Bonner from Jennie Hoffman, thanking Mary for the flowers, 2003 June 18. 

8 286

Newspaper Article- “Redeeming Qualities” op-ed by Mary Bonner, 2003 June 23. 

8 287

Newspaper Article- “Redeeming qualities” by Mary Winstead Bonner, undated. 

8 288

Newspaper Article- “Bonner Exhibit Emphasizes ESU’s Diversity” op-ed by Mary Bonner, Emporia Gazette, 2003 August 6. 

8 289

Newspaper Article- “Bonner exhibit emphasizes ESU’s diversity” by Mary Bonner, 2003 August 6. 

Separated Materials note

Located in oversize file drawer: OS 1.

8 290

Newspaper Article- “Sharing some stories” by Mary Winstead Bonner, which tells of students interviewing Presbyterian Manor residents and writing biographies about them, 2003 September 17. 

9 291

Newspaper Article- “Sharing some stories” by Mary Winstead Bonner, undated. 

9 292

Book- The Story of Mary Bonner by Sierra Robinson, part of a grade school class project in which students wrote biographies of Presbyterian Manor residents, circa 2003. 

9 293

Book- The Stories of Mary by Irene Ruiz, part of a grade school class project in which students wrote biographies of Presbyterian Manor residents, circa 2003. 

9 294

Newsletter- Living Your Way, a newsletter of Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America; on pages 4 and 5 Mary Bonner is pictured and profiled, Fall 2003. 

9 295

Newsletter- Way to Live! Presbyterian Manors newsletter with article, “Contest discovers award-winning smiles, listing Mary as a contest winner, October 2003. 

9 296

Correspondence- Card to Mary Bonner from Phyllis Wegner, thanking Mary for gifts, 2003 December 24. 

9 297

Program- From the Martin Luther King, Jr., Community Worship Service at which a tribute was given to Mary Winstead Bonner, 2004 January 18. 

9 298

Certificate- The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Award for Community Service given to Dr. Mary Bonner, 2004. 

9 299

Newspaper Article- “Perceptions of problems associated with race” by Mary Bonner from the Emporia Gazette, 2004 February 18. 

Separated Materials note

Located in oversize file drawer: OS 1.

9 300

Newspaper Article- “Perceptions of problems associated with race” by Mary Bonner from the Emporia Gazette, 2004 February 18. 

Separated Materials note

Located in oversize file drawer: OS 1.

9 301

Card- Thank you card to Mary Bonner from Sandy Kramer, thanking Mary for a paperweight, 2004 March 18. 

9 302

Correspondence- Letter to Mary Bonner from the East Carolina Council of the Boy Scouts of America concerning the maintenance of her family’s burial plot, 2004. 

9 303

Photographs- Four photos of Boy Scouts caring for the Winstead family burial plot, 2004. 

9 304

Card- Sent to Mrs. Bonner from Gretchen Fisher, thanking Mrs. Bonner for giving some shorts and for visiting, 2004 May 23. 

9 305

Correspondence- Copy of e-mail Mary Bonner sent to Dr. Joe Yanik, thanking Dr. Yanik for his recognition of Dr. Thomas Bonner, 2004 September 7. 

9 306

Correspondence- Sympathy card and photo to Mary Bonner from Julie Cooper, expressing sympathy over the death of Mary’s sister, 2004 October 15. 

9 307

Correspondence- Letter from Mary Bonner to Angela Butler regarding photo in the Bonner and Bonner collection, 2004 October 21. 

9 308

Correspondence- Card to Mary Bonner from Phyllis Wenger, thanking Mary for lunch, 2004 November 18. 

9 309

Correspondence- Card to Mary Bonner from Connie Baumgardner thanking Mary for lunch, 2004 November 19. 

9 310

Correspondence- Card to Mary Bonner from Kay Schallenkamp thanking Mary for the letter about Thomas, 2005 February 2. 

9 311

Newspaper Article- “Climb to Diversity” by Mary Bonner, 2005 February 17. 

Separated Materials note

Located in oversize file drawer: OS 1.

9 312

Correspondence- Card to Mary Bonner from Sara Carlson, thanking Mary for dinner, 2005 March 8. 

9 313

Correspondence- Card to Mary Bonner from Kay Schallenkamp, thanking Mary for rose and newspaper clipping, 2005 March 10. 

9 314

Correspondence- Card to Mary Bonner from Doris Thayer thanking her for the sympathy card Mary sent, 2005 April 6. 

9 315

Correspondence- Card to Mary Bonner from Beverly Thompson, thanking Mary for the news article, 2005 April 6. 

9 316

Correspondence- Card to Mary Bonner from the Social Committee of the Department of Psychology and Special Education, 2005 April 28. 

9 317

Correspondence- Card to Mary Bonner from Elaine Edwards, 2005 May 2. 

9 318

Correspondence- Card to Mary Bonner from Paul McKnab, thanking Mary for speaking at his retirement party, 2005 May 5. 

9 319

Correspondence- Invitation to Mary Bonner from University Advancement for the ground-breaking of the Dr. John R. Webb Atrium, 2005 May 5. 

9 320

Correspondence- Card to Mary Bonner from Elizabeth Nelson and Adrienne Collins, thanking Mary for the copy of a letter to the editor, 2005 May 25. 

9 321

Correspondence- Two letters to Mary Bonner from Boyce Baumgardner concerning her donation to the university, 2005 June 1-2. 

9 322

Correspondence- Letter to Mary from Boyce Baumgardner, thanking her for her monetary gift to the Dr. Mary Bonner Annuity Trust, 2005 June 2. 

9 323

Correspondence- Letter to Mary Bonner from JoLanna Kord, inviting Mary to utilize her membership at the Student Recreation Center, 2005 June 10. 

9 324

Correspondence- Card to Mary Bonner from Frank Mullins, 2005 June 16. 

9 325

Correspondence- Card to Mary Bonner from Elaine Edwards, 2005 June 20. 

9 326

Correspondence- Card to Mary Bonner from Joan Lauber, thanking Mary for the rose and card, July 2005. 

9 327

Correspondence- Card to Mary Bonner from V.S. Oliphant, 2005 July 6. 

9 328

Correspondence- Card to Mary Bonner from Elaine Edwards, 2005 August 1. 

9 329

Correspondence- Letter to Mary Bonner from Dean Joyce Davis, thanking Mary for her donation of the Bonner and Bonner Collection, 2005 August 12. 

9 330

Correspondence- Card to Mary Bonner from Beverly C. Thompson, 2005 August 20. 

9 331

Correspondence- Halloween card to Mary Bonner from Julie Cooper, 2005 October 27. 

9 332

Correspondence- Letter to Mary Bonner from Kara Luedke, 2005 November 3. 

9 333

Newspaper Article- “Civil Rights Lawyer is Speaker”, the Emporia Gazette, 2005 November 17. 

9 334

Correspondences- Letters to Mary Bonner from Connie Baumgardner and Boyce Baumgardner, 2005 November 17. 

9 335

Correspondence- Card to Mary Bonner from JoLanne and Mikel, 2005 November 17. 

9 336

Correspondence- Thanksgiving card to Mary Bonner from Julie Cooper, 2005 November 17. 

9 337

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Emporia State University 

Box Folder

Certificate- States that Thomas and Mary Bonner are members of the KSTC Second Century Club, undated. 

9 338

Newspaper Article- “Black members say No racism among faculty” by Carol Winkler. Dr. Thomas Bonner is quoted in this article, undated. 

9 339

Anthology- “The Best of Emporia State,” 1979-1980. 

9 340

Anthology- “The Best of Emporia State,” 1981-1982. 

10 341

Award- “In Appreciation for Dedicated and Loyal Service to Emporia State University, 1960-1968,” presented to Dr. Thomas Bonner at his retirement, 1986. 

10 342

Award- “In Appreciation for Dedicated and Loyal Service to Emporia State University, 1964-1986,” presented to Dr. Mary Bonner at her retirement, 1986. 

10 343

Newspaper Article- “ESU Graduates March” from the Emporia Gazette. Drs. Mary and Thomas Bonner are pictured and mentioned, 2000 December 18. 

Separated Materials note

Located in oversize file drawer: OS 1.

10 344

Correspondence- Card to Thomas and Mary from Harry Stephens, thanking the Bonners for their donation to the Student Personnel Award of Excellence Fund at the ESU Foundation, 2003 July 8. 

10 345

Newspaper Articles- A series of articles about how John Webb and Harry Stephens improved race relations at ESU. One article by Mary Bonner, 2003. 

10 346

Correspondence- Letter to Mary and Thomas Bonner from Keith Greiner thanking the Bonners for their contribution to the Greiner Family Scholarship Fund, 2003. 

10 347

Newspaper Article- “Emporia Connection Alumni Chapter Meets Here this Weekend,” 2005 April 6. 

10 348

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National Teacher's Hall of Fame 

Box Folder

Correspondence- Letter to Thomas and Mary Bonner informing them that a brick would be placed in the Donor’s Wall of Fame at the National Teachers Hall of Fame in their honor, 1995 August 29. 

10 349

Photographs- Photos of the Donor’s Wall of Fame at the National Teachers Hall of Fame and Thomas and Mary Bonner’s brick that was placed there, circa 1995. 

10 350

Correspondence- Letter to Thomas and Mary Bonner from the National Teachers Hall of Fame in regards to their brick on the Donors’ Wall of Fame, 1995 December 12. 

10 351

Certificate- From the National Teacher’s Hall of Fame recognizing Thomas and Mary Bonner for accomplishments as educators, 1995. 

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ESU Presidential Award for Distinguished Service to Diversity 

Box Folder

Correspondence- Letter to Drs. Thomas and Mary Bonner from ESU President Kay Schallenkamp, notifying them that they had been selected to receive the ESU Presidential Award for Distinguished Service to Diversity, 2000. 

10 353

Correspondence- Letter to Drs. Thomas and Mary Bonner from Dr. Kay Schallenkamp concerning the Bonner’s reception of the ESU Presidential Award for Distinguished Service to Diversity, 2000 October 25. 

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Emporia State University Foundation 

Box Folder

Award- Regent’s Club Award to Drs. Thomas and Mary Bonner from the Emporia State University Foundation, 1999-2000. 

10 355

Award- University Club Award to Drs. Thomas and Mary Bonner from the Emporia State University Foundation, 1999-2003. 

10 356

Correspondence- Letter to Drs. Thomas and Mary Bonner from President Kay Schallenkamp, thanking them for their continued support at the University Club Level, 2002 October 10. 

10 357

Correspondence- Letter to Drs. Thomas and Mary Bonner from President Kay Schallenkamp, thanking them for their continued support at the University Club Level, 2002 October 10. 

10 358

Correspondence- Letter to Drs. Thomas and Mary Bonner from President Kay Schallenkamp welcoming the Bonners to the Regents Club, 2003 July 2. 

10 359

Award- University Club Award to Dr. Mary Bonner from the Emporia State University Foundation, 2003-2004. 

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Bonner and Bonner Mathematics Scholarship 

Box Folder

Certificate- Certificate of Award to CoSandra Neely, Bonner and Bonner Mathematics Scholarship, 2004 April 28. 

11 361

Card-Thank you card written to Dr. Mary Bonner from CoSandra L. Neely, first recipient of the Bonner and Bonner Mathematics Scholarship, 2004. 

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Bonner and Bonner Lecture Series 

Box Folder

Newspaper Article- “Pepsi money to endow lecture series,” undated. 

11 363

Newspaper Article- “Local parents receive Family Values Award,” gives information about the Katy and Earl Williams family who received this award following the Bonner and Bonner Lecture, undated. 

11 364

Newspaper Article- “Pats on the back” tells of Pepsi grant funding of the Bonner and Bonner Lecture Series, undated. 

11 365

Bonner and Bonner Lecturer Information- Cheryl Brown Henderson, 1993. 

11 366

Bonner and Bonner Lecturer Information- Delano E. Lewis, 1993. 

Separated Materials note

Located in oversize file drawer: OS 1.

11 367

Bonner and Bonner Lecturer Information- Thelma Hunter Gordon, 1995. 

11 368

Brochure- Gives information about Bonner and Bonner Lecturers and their lectures, 1995-1996. 

11 369

Bonner and Bonner Lecturer Information- Ida Daniel Dark, 1996. 

11 370

Bonner and Bonner Lecturer Information- George W. Haley, 1996. 

11 371

Bonner and Bonner Lecturer Information- V. Susie Oliphant, 1997. 

Separated Materials note

Located in oversize file drawer: OS 1.

11 372

Bonner and Bonner Lecturer Information- Thomas Quick, 1997. 

11 373

Brochure- Gives information about Bonner and Bonner Lecturers and their lectures, 1997-1998. 

11 374

Bonner and Bonner Lecturer Information- Brenda Hughes Andrews, 1998. 

11 375

Bonner and Bonner Lecturer Information- Dr. Val J. Brown, Jr., 1998. 

11 376

Bonner and Bonner Lecturer Information- Joyce Carol Thomas, 1999. 

11 377

Bonner and Bonner Lecturer Information- Ronald Epps, 1999. 

11 378

Brochure- Gives information about Bonner and Bonner Lecturers and their lectures, 1999-2000. 

11 379

Newsletter article- “Pats on the back” tells of the Bonner and Bonner Lecture Series and the lecture given by Audreye Johnson, circa 2000. 

11 380

Newspaper Article- “Pats on the back” tells of the Bonner and Bonner Lecture Series, 2000 March 24. 

11 381

Bonner and Bonner Lecturer Information- Audreye E. Johnson, 2000. 

11 382

Bonner and Bonner Lecturer Information- B. Lee Green, 2000. 

11 383

Newsletter- “The Buzzzzz” published by Emporia State University Advancement. On page 2, information is given about the funding of the Bonner and Bonner Lecture Series, 2001 November 1. 

11 384

Newspaper Article- “Pepsi grant funds lectures” tells of the funding of the Bonner and Bonner Lecture Series, 2001 November 29. 

11 385

Article- “ESU Uses Pepsi money to endow Bonner and Bonner Diversity Lecture Series” from Spotlight, Winter 2002. 

11 386

Bonner and Bonner Lecturer Information- Buffalo Soldiers, 2002. 

Separated Materials note

Located in oversize file drawer: OS 1.

11 387

Bonner and Bonner Lecturer Information- Julian Bond, 2003. 

11 388

Bonner and Bonner Lecturer Information- Billy Mills, 2004. 

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Bonner and Bonner Lecturer Information- Newspaper article on Billy Mills, “Against All Odds: Olympic phenomenon still running over obstacles,” from the Emporia Gazette, 2004 March 11. 

11 390

Card- To Mary and Thomas from Fred and Ima Jean Markowitz, thanking Mary and Thomas for the Bonner and Bonner Lecture given by Billy Mills, circa 2004. 

12 391

Card- To the Bonners from Wilma Kasnic, thanking them for endowing the Bonner and Bonner Lecture Series and for the Billy Mills lecture, circa 2004. 

12 392

Bonner and Bonner Lecturer Information- Newspaper Article-“Against All Odds: Olympic Phenomenon still running over obstacles” from the Emporia Gazette, 2004 March 11. 

Separated Materials note

Located in oversize file drawer: OS 1.

12 393

Correspondence- Invitation to Mary Bonner to meet and dine with Bonner and Bonner Lecture Series speaker Cristina Garcia, 2005 February 4. 

12 394

Correspondence- Invitation to Mary Bonner to a luncheon with Bonner and Bonner Lecture series speaker Cristina Garcia, 2005 February 9. 

12 395

Bonner and Bonner Lecturer Information- Cristina Garcia, March 2005. 

Separated Materials note

Located in oversize file drawer: OS 1.

12 396

Bonner and Bonner Lecturer Information- Newspaper article, “’Here and There’: Author speaks of blending cultures,” from the Emporia Gazette, 2005 March 2. 

Separated Materials note

Located in oversize file drawer: OS 1.

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Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority 

Box Folder

Photograph- Members of Sigma Gamma Rho and Emporia Teens with whom they worked, undated. 

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Photograph- Diane Walls with the Head Librarian at Emporia State University, entering a copy of the Aurora, Sigma Gamma Rho’s magazine, undated. 

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Photograph- Sigma Gamma Rho member Patricia White participating in Sigma Gamma Rho’s Sickle Cell Anemia Project, undated. 

12 400

Yearbook pages- Pages from a yearbook with photos and information about Sigma Gamma Rho. Attached is more information about Sigma Gamma Rho, handwritten by Mary Bonner, undated. 

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Charter- Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Charter, 1971. 

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Yearbook of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority- Aurora, volume XLI, number 3, February 1972. 

12 403

Newspaper Article- “’Help Needed’ signed by the Sigma Gamma Rho Philos asking for help from the community with ESU Appreciation Week,” circa 1981. 

12 404

Scrapbook page- Newspaper article, note, and program related to ESU Appreciation Week, 1981. 

12 405

Scrapbook page- contains photographs, a newspaper article, and a proclamation related to ESU Appreciation Week, September 1981. 

Separated Materials note

Located in oversize file drawer: OS 1.

12 406

Scrapbook page- Contains newspaper articles and correspondences related to ESU Appreciation Week, September 1981. 

Separated Materials note

Located in oversize file drawer: OS 1.

12 407

Scrapbook pages- Certificates of award and appreciation given to Mary Bonner, John Webb, Virginia Visser, Jim Meyer, Senator Gerald L. Karr and Reverend W.A. Chambers by Sigma Gamma Rho, 1981. 

Separated Materials note

Located in oversize file drawer: OS 1.

12 408

Newspaper Article- “Appreciation Event…Philos Dinner will Feature Prominent E-State Alumnus” gives details about an event during the Sigma Gamma Rho sponsored ESU Appreciation Week, circa 1981. 

12 409

Poster- Promotes the Emporia State University Appreciation Week Banquet, 1981 September 15. 

Separated Materials note

Located in oversize file drawer: OS 1.

12 410

Information Sheet- Lists details about Sigma Gamma Rho and its members, 1982. 

12 411

T-Shirt- Sigma Gamma Rho T-Shirt with the name Marie on the back, 1983. 

Separated Materials note

Located in Room 124: ODD-SIZED MATERIALS.

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Book- Honorary Members: Sigma’s Outstanding Women of the Twentieth Century, Volume I, edited by Dr. Mary W. Bonner, 1986. 

12 413

Information Sheet- Gives details about the Sigma Gamma Rho function “We Love Our Teens and Honors Day," 1987. 

12 414

Book- Honorary Members: Sigma’s Outstanding Women of the Twentieth Century, Volume II, edited by Dr. Mary W. Bonner, 1988. 

12 415

Book- Honorary Members: Sigma’s Outstanding Women of the Twentieth Century, Volume III, edited by Dr. Mary W. Bonner, 1988. 

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Ruth Schillinger Award 

Box Folder

Application- Thomas and Mary Bonner’s proposal to nominate Dr. Connie Schrock for the Ruth Schillinger Award, undated. 

12 417

Award- Ruth Schillinger Faculty Award to Mary Bonner, 1998 March 6. 

Separated Materials note

Located in Room 124: ODD-SIZED MATERIALS.

12 418

Card- To Mary Bonner from Jane Emerson, congratulating Mary on receiving the Ruth Schillinger Award, circa 1998. 

12 419

Card- To Mary Bonner from Marilyn Weaver, apologizing for not being at the Ruth Schillinger Award ceremony, circa 1998. 

12 420

Card- To Mary Bonner from Maye Stone, congratulating Mary on receiving the Ruth Schillinger Award, circa 1998. 

12 421

Card- To Mary Bonner from John [Schwenn], congratulating Mary on receiving the Ruth Schillinger Award, circa 1998. 

12 422

Correspondence- Letter to Mary Bonner from Dorothy Brinkman, congratulating Mary on receiving the Ruth Schillinger Award, circa 1998. 

12 423

Card- To Mary Bonner from Virginia Visser, congratulating Mary on receiving the Ruth Schillinger Award, 1998. 

12 424

Correspondence- Note to Mary Bonner from Betty Boylan, congratulating Mary on receiving the Schillinger Award, 1998. 

12 425

Newspaper Article- “Award presentation kicks off Women’s History Month,” tells of Mary Bonner receiving the Ruth Schillinger Award, 1998. 

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Artifacts 

Box

Award- A Gift from the Heart, 1993 September 24.   Height- 10 inches; Width- 4 5/16 inches; Depth- 1 7/8 inches. The award is a clear glass flame on a black glass base. It is one solid piece. The inscription reads, "A Gift from the Heart. Charter Member. Founders Society. Emporia State University. September 24, 1993."

Custodial History note

A gift from Emporia State University to the Bonners for their support.

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Award- for Leadership in Diversity, 2000 December 1.   Height- 6 inches; Width- 5 3/16 inches; Depth- 5 3/16 inches. This award ia a clear glass pyramid on a black glass base; within the pyramid is a glob. It is one solid piece. The inscription reads, "for Leadership in Diversity. Emporia State University. Drs. Thomas and Mary Bonner. 2000.

Custodial History note

A gift from Emporia State University to the Bonners.

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Award, 1996 October 11.   Height- 6 inches; Width- 4 1/2 inches; Depth- 3 1/2 inches. The glass award is in the shape of an apple with colored glass inside.

Custodial History note

This award was presented by Kim Maxwell to Drs. Tom and Mary Bonner for their support to the university.

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Spoon- Henley Jewlery Spoon from Thailand (one of six), undated.   Height- 4 inches; Width- 3/4 inches; Depth- 1/2 inch. One of six spoons in a red cardboard box. The spoon is metal with a red enamel handle. The inscription reads, "RAWGKM."

Custodial History note

A gift to Dr. Bonner from Mr. and Mrs. Thuratheys. The gift was purchased on the Thuratheys trip to Thailand.

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Spoon- Henley Jewlery Spoon from Thailand (two of six), undated.   Height- 4 inches; Width- 3/4 inch; Depth- 1/2 inch. One of six spoons in a red box. It is metal with a yellow enamel handle. The inscription reads, "RAWGKM."

Custodial History note

A gift to Dr. Bonner from Mr. and Mrs. Thuratheys. The gift was purchased on the Thuratheys trip to Thailand.

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Spoon- Henley Jewlery Spoon from Thailand (three of six), undated.   Height- 4 inches; Width- 3/4 inch; Depth- 1/2 inch. One of six spoons in a red box. It is metal with a blue enamel handle. The inscription reads, "RAWGKM."

Custodial History note

A gift to Dr. Bonner from Mr. and Mrs. Thuratheys. The gift was purchased on the Thuratheys trip to Thailand.

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Spoon- Henley Jewlery Spoon from Thailand (four of six), undated.   Height- 4 inches; Width- 3/4 inch; Depth- 1/2 inch. One of six spoons in a red box. It is metal with a black enamel handle. The inscription reads, "RAWGKM."

Custodial History note

A gift to Dr. Bonner from Mr. and Mrs. Thuratheys. The gift was purchased on the Thuratheys trip to Thailand.

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Spoon- Henley Jewlery Spoon from Thailand (five of six), undated.   Height- 4 inches; Width- 3/4 inch; Depth- 1/2 inch. One of six spoons in a red box. It is metal with a green enamel handle. The inscription reads, "RAWGKM."

Custodial History note

A gift to Dr. Bonner from Mr. and Mrs. Thuratheys. The gift was purchased on the Thuratheys trip to Thailand.

Spoon- Henley Jewlery Spoon from Thailand (six of six), undated.   Height- 4 inches; Width- 3/4 inch; Depth- 1/2 inch. One of six spoons in a red box. It is metal with a white enamel handle. The inscription reads, "RAWGKM."

Custodial History note

A gift to Dr. Bonner from Mr. and Mrs. Thuratheys. The gift was purchased on the Thuratheys trip to Thailand.

Box

Wooden sword, undated.   Width- 2 3/4 inches; Length- 19 inches; Depth- 3/4 inch. A wooden machete shaped sword with black writing on one side. The inscription reads, "Curacao."

Custodial History note

Purchased by Dr. Mary Bonner in Curacao, a small island off of the coast of Venezuela, on her trip to that country.

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Pillow, 1988.   Height- 14 1/2 inches; Width- 15 inches; Depth- 3 1/2 inches. One of two fabric pillows with embroidery of a village, flowers, birds, and butterflies. This pillow has a yellow bird flying over the building.

Custodial History note

Given to Dr. Mary Bonner by Senora Anna Merino de Manzano, an honorary member of Sigma Gamma Rho. Senora Manzano is a professor at the Leonardo Da Vinci University in San Salvador. She made the pillows by hand.

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Pillow, 1988.   Height- 14 1/2 inches; Width- 15 inches; Depth- 3 1/2 inches. One of two fabric pillows with embroidery of a village, flowers, birds, and butterflies. This pillow has a blue bird flying above the buildings.

Custodial History note

Given to Dr. Mary Bonner by Senora Anna Merino de Manzano, an honorary member of Sigma Gamma Rho. Senora Manzano is a professor at the Leonardo Da Vinci University in San Salvador. She made the pillows by hand.

Painting, 1979.   Height- 26 3/8 inches; Width- 33 1/2 inches. A painting on cloth of three palm trees and the ocean at sunset.

Frame, 1979.   Height- 28 inches; Width- 35 inches; Depth- 1 3/4 inches. Yellow frame with metal trim framing a cloth painting of palm trees at sunset.

Box

Wooden Box, undated.   Wooden box from the Middle East with geometric inlay. There is more white in the pattern outlining the lid of the box. Height- 1 1/2 inches; Width- 5 1/8 inches; Depth- 3 5/8 inches.

Custodial History note

A gift to Dr. Tom Bonner from some of his students.

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Wooden Box, undated.   Height- 1 5/8 inches; Width- 5 3/16 inches; Depth- 3 1/2 inches. Wooden box from the Middle East with geometric inlay.

Custodial History note

A gift to Dr. Tom Bonner from some of his students.

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Wooden Box from Haiti, undated.   Height- 2 inches; Width- 9 7/8 inches; Depth- 5 3/4 inches. A wooden box carved from dark wood from Haiti. The leaf pattern and "Haiti" are carved into the lid of the box.

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Roman ruin, 1975--1976.   Height- 1 1/8 inches; Width- 1 1/2 inches; Depth- 2 inches. A small piece of a Roman ruin with small, square stones cemented together.

Custodial History note

This is a sample of a Roman ruin Dr. Mary Bonner collected while visiting Malaga, Spain.

4

Wooden bread basket, 1973-1974.   Height- 10 1/2 inches; Width- 10 3/4 inches; Depth- 1 1/4 inches. Wooden bread basket made of slats of wood, which are hinged in the middle. It unfolds for holding bread and folds up for storage. A light stain and a dark stain are used on the wood.

Custodial History note

Purchased in the Ukraine by Dr. Mary Bonner on her trip to the former USSR, in what is now the Ukraine.

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Brass plate, 1975-1976.   Height- 3/4 inches; Diameter (without handles)- 13 inches; Circumference- 47 inches. Brass plate, nearly bowl shaped, with rings around the inside of the bowl. The plate has a lip and two hinged handles.

Custodial History note

Purchased by Dr. Mary Bonner on her trip to Spain.

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Straw slipper- left, 1973-1974.   Height- 2 1/2 inches; Width- 3 1/2 inches; Length- 9 3/4 inches. The left slipper is made from straw with blue and red stripes.

Custodial History note

The slippers were purchased by Dr. Mary Bonner on her trip to the Ukraine, while it was still part of the USSR.

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Straw slipper- right, 1973-1974.   Height- 2 1/2 inches; Width- 3 1/2 inches; Length- 9 3/4 inches. The rigth slipper is made of straw with blue and red stripes.

Custodial History note

The slippers were purchased by Dr. Mary Bonner on her trip to the Ukraine, while it was still part of the USSR.

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American Indian artifact, undated.   Height- 5 3/4 inches; Width- 3 1/8 inches; Depth- 2 1/2 inches. This ceramic vase has handles. It is brown with black, red, and green paint.

Custodial History note

Purchased in Virginia.

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American Indian artifact, undated.   Height-5 3/4 inches; Width- 3 1/8 inches; Depth- 2 1/2 inches. This ceramic vase has handles. It is brown with black, red, and green paint.

Custodial History note

Purchased in Virginia.

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Silver plate, 1981.   Height- 1 1/2 inches; Diameter- 8 inches; Circumference- 27 3/4 inches. The silver dish has a garland trim around the lip and an inscription in the bottom. The inscription reads, "Founders Day 1981. (Greek letters representing Sigma Gamma Rho.) Dr. Mary W. Bonner."

Custodial History note

Given to Dr. Mary Bonner by the women of the Sigma Gamma Rho sorority. Dr. Bonner was the faculty advisor.

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Painting on bone, undated.   Height- 5 7/8 inches; Width- 12 inches; Depth- 1/2 inches. This is a frame painting of people playing music and riding horses. The frame has a geometric inlay and teh picture has a blue patterned border around it. The object is made of glass, bone, and wood.

Custodial History note

Given to Dr. Tom Bonner by an Iranian student.

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Japanese glass art, undated.   Height- 5 1/2 inches; Width- 9 1/2 inches; Depth- 1 1/4 inches. The object is a half circle in shape with a black wooden frame and two legs. Inside there is a scene with trees, a bridge, two cranes, and a garden. The two cranes are in white, while everything else in brown. It is made of wood in between two pieces of glass.

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Wooden spoon (one of three), 1973-1974.   Height- 7 inches; Width- 2 1/8 inches; Depth 7/8 inches. The wooden spoons are painted gold with orange and black points. There is a floral pattern in the bowl of the spoon. This one has a rough spot on the handle.

Custodial History note

Purchased by Dr. Mary Bonner on her trip to Russia and the Ukraine, while it was still part of the USSR.

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Wooden spoon (two of three), 1973-1974.   Height- 6 7/8 inches; Width- 2 1/8 inches; Depth- 7/8 inches. The wooden spoons are painted gold with orange and black points. It has a floral pattern in the bowl of the spoon. There is an orange spot on the back of the handle.

Custodial History note

Purchased by Dr. Mary Bonner on her trip to Russia and the Ukraine, while it was still part of the USSR.

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Wooden spoon (three of three), 1973-1974.   Height- 7 1/2 inches; Width- 2 1/4 inches; Depth- 7/8 inches. The wooden spoons are painted gold with orange and black points. It has a floral pattern in the bowl of the spoon. It has a small dent on the front of the handle.

Custodial History note

Purchased by Dr. Mary Bonner on her trip to Russia and the Ukraine, while it was still part of the USSR.

7

Stacking doll (one of six), 1973-1974.   This is the largest stacking doll. It has a red braid, blue eyes, a red scarf, a green, blue, and pale red floral pattern on the apron, a circular pattern on the back of the dress.

Custodial History note

Purchased by Dr. Mary Bonner on her trip to Russia and the Ukraine, while it was still part of the USSR.

7

Stacking doll (two of six), 1973-1974.   Height- 6 inches; Diameter- 2 inches; Circumference- 8 1/2 inches. This is the second largest stacking doll. It has black eyes, curly hair, a yellow scarf with a black circular pattern, and a red skirt. The front of the doll has two magenta flowers, three green leaves with pink spots, and one blue flower with a yellow center. There is a knot on the inside of the doll.

Custodial History note

Purchased by Dr. Mary Bonner on her trip to Russia and the Ukraine, while it was still part of the USSR.

7

Stacking doll (three of six), 1973-1974.   Height- 4 1/4 inches; Diameter- 1 7/8 inches; Circumference- 6 5/8 inches. This is the third largest stacking doll. It has black eyes, straight black hair, a yellow scarf with a dark circular pattern, and a red skirt. The front of the doll has two magenta flowers, three green leaves with pink spots, and one blue flower. The blue flower does not have a yellow center.

Custodial History note

Purchased by Dr. Mary Bonner on her trip to Russia and the Ukraine, while it was still part of the USSR.

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Stacking doll (four of six), 1973-1974.   Height- 3 inches; Diameter- 1 inch; Circumference- 4 1/4 inches. This is the fourth largest stacking doll. It has black eyes, straight black hair, a yellow head scarf, and a red skirt. There are two pink and yellow flowers and two green leaves on the front.

Custodial History note

Purchased by Dr. Mary Bonner on her trip to Russia and the Ukraine, while it was still part of the USSR.

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Stacking doll (five of six), 1973-1974.   Height- 2 1/8 inches; Diameter- 5/8 inch; Circumference- 3 inches. This is the fifth largest stacking doll. It has black eyes and straight black hair. It wears a yellow head scarf and a red skirt.

Custodial History note

Purchased by Dr. Mary Bonner on her trip to Russia and the Ukraine, while it was still a part of the USSR.

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Stacking doll (six of six), 1973-1974.   Hieght- 1 1/8 inches; Diameter- 5/16 inch; Circumference- 1 3/8 inches. This is the smallest stacking doll. It is all yellow with no face. It only has eyebrows, eyes, nose, and a mouth.

Custodial History note

Purchased by Dr. Mary Bonner on her trip to Russia and the Ukraine, while it was still a part of the USSR.

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Painting- African woman, 1985.   Height- 15 1/2 inches; Width- 9 1/2 inches. The painting is made entirely of brown sand, not paint. It features an African woman with a child and a bowl. The stamp on the back of the painting states, "Deco-Afrique Consortium - Antique. 24 Rue Marchano Dakar R.C. 79-A-_ Tel. 22-79-85.

Custodial History note

Purchased by Dr. Mary Bonner on her visit to Africa. The painting originated from Dakar, Senegal.

Painting- Winter scene, 1964.   Height- 15 inches; Width- 21 1/8 inches; Depth- 3/4 inch. This is a framed painting of a rural winter scene featuring a farmhouse, fence, trees, and snow.

Custodial History note

The winter scene was painted by local artist Linda Cookson. It was given to Dr. Mary Bonner by the artist.

Painting- Village scene, undated.   Height- 13 1/4 inches; Width- 17 1/8 inches; Depth- 1 1/2 inches. This is a painting of a mountainside village in Venezuela.

Custodial History note

The painting was given to Dr. Mary Bonner by her host family during her visit to Venezuela.

Frame, 1985.   Hieght- 16 1/4 inches; Width 10 1/8 inches.

Box

Windmill painting, 1983.   Height- 6 1/2 inches; Width- 6 1/2 inches; Depth- 7/8 inch. One windmill, two buildings, two ships at sea, purple corner patters, and a crackle finish are painted on tile and framed in wood. On the back it reads, "Westraven - Anno 1961 - Holland."

Custodial History note

Purchased by Dr. Mary Bonner on her trip to Amsterdam, Holland in 1983.

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Windmill painting, 1983.   Height- 6 1/2 inches; Width- 6 1/2 inches; Depth- 7/8 inch. One windmill, a building, blue patterned corners, and a smooth finish are painted on a tile framed in wood. The back reads, "Westraven - Anno 1961 - Holland.

Custodial History note

Purchased by Dr. Mary Bonner on her trip to Amerstdam, Holland in 1983.

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Painting- Windsor Castle, 1983.   Height- 13 inches; Width- 16 inches; Depth- 3/4 inch. This is an illustration of Windsor Castle matted in a frame.

Custodial History note

Created by J. Wheatley and purchased by Dr. Mary Bonner on her visit to England in 1983.

Painting- Eros, Picadilly Square, 1983.   Height- 15 1/8 inches; Width- 19 1/8 inches; Depth- 5/8 inch. This is a sketch of Picadilly Square, England done in black and white.

Custodial History note

Purchased by Dr. Mary Bonner on her visit to England. This sketch was drawn for her at the "artist's wall."

Painting- Houses of Parliament, 1983.   Height- 13 1/2 inches; Width- 18 inches; Depth- 1/2 inch. This is a sketch of the Houses of Parliament, London, England done in black and white.

Custodial History note

Purchased by Dr. Mary Bonner on her visit to England. This sketch was drawn for her at the "artist's wall."

Painting- Big Ben, Westminister, 1983.   Height- 19 inches; Width- 15 inches; Depth- 1/2 inch. This is a black and white sketch of Big Ben, London, England.

Custodial History note

Purchased by Dr. Mary Bonner on her visit to England. This sketch was drawn for her at the "artist's wall."

Painting- Black women in gowns, undated.   Height- 32 1/2 inches; Width- 44 1/2 inches; Depth- 1 1/4 inches. This is a charcoal painting of black women in gowns, dancing.

Custodial History note

Painted by Irmagean.

Box

Rectangular Wooden Box, 1973-1974.   Height- 2 3/4 inches; Width- 9 1/4 inches; Depth- 4 3/4 inches. The wooden box is painted black with floral design in reds and oranges.

Custodial History note

Purchased by Dr. Mary Bonner on her trip to Russia and the Ukraine, while it was still a part of the USSR.

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Wooden box, 1973-1974.   Height- 2 3/4 inches; Diameter- 5 1/8 inches; Circumference- 16 inches. The round, wooden box is painted black with pink and green floral patterns.

Custodial History note

Purchased by Dr. Mary Bonner on her trip to Russia and the Ukraine, while it was still a part of the USSR.

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Painted egg, 1973-1974.   Height- 2 1/2 inches; Diameter- 1 1/2 inches; Circumference- 5 inches. The egg is painted black with pink, blue, yellow, and green patterns. There are pink flowers at the top and bottom.

Custodial History note

Given to Dr. Mary Bonner by two Ukranian girls on her trip to the Ukraine.

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Painted egg, 1973-974.   Height- 2 1/2 inches; Diameter- 1 inch; Circumference- 5 inches. The egg is painted with a green with a pink and blue floral patter framed by a red, pink, and white geometric pattern.

Custodial History note

Given to Dr. Mary Bonner from two Ukranian girls on her trip to the Ukraine.

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Painted egg, 1973-1974.   Height- 2 1/4 inches; Diameter- 1 1/2 inches; Circumference- 5 inches. The egg is painted black with orange, yellow, and green patterns. The middle tier features horses and broad yellow and orange stripes separating the tiers.

Custodial History note

Given to Dr. Mary Bonner from two Ukranian girls on her trip to the Ukraine.

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Wooden cup with lid, 1973-1974.   Height- 3 1/4 inches with handle; Diameter- 2 1/4 inches; Circumference- 8 inches. The lidded cup is painted black with a pink and yellow floral pattern framed by a yellow, red, and green geometric patter. There are also red and blue flowers on the lid. The lid has a knob handle.

Custodial History note

Given to Dr. Mary Bonner by two Ukranian girls when visiting the Ukraine.

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Painting- Village scene, undated.   Height- 19 5/8 inches; Width- 22 1/8 inches; Depth- 1 1/8 inches. The painting portrays an African village scene featuring huts, trees, and people.

Custodial History note

This is a painting of where Alex Haley, author of Roots, claimed he found his "roots."

Mask- Large African mask, 1985.   This is a dark, wooden mask. It is a three dimensional carving of a face with a headdress, which has three horns. Height- 19 inches; Width- 4 1/4 inches; Depth- 2 3/4 inches.

Custodial History note

Collected on a trip to Banjul, Gambia, and Senegal, Africa by Dr. Mary Bonner.

Mask- Small African mask, 1985.   Height- 6 inches; Width- 2 1/8 inches; Depth- 7/8 inch. This dark, wooden mask is a three dimensional carving of a face with a headdress. The headdress has no horns, but it is one solid piece.

Custodial History note

Purchased on a trip to Banjul, Gambia, and Senegal, Africa by Dr. Mary Bonner.

Mask- Small African mask, 1985.   Height- 6 3/4 inches; Width- 2 1/4 inches; Depth- 1 1/4 inches. This dark, wooden mask is a three dimensional carving of a face wearing a headdress. The headdress has two horns.

Custodial History note

Purchased on a trip to Banjul, Gambia, and Senegal, Africa by Dr. Mary Bonner.

Mask- Small African mask, 1985.   Height- 7 7/16 inches; Width- 2 inches; Depth- 1 7/16 inches. This dark, wooden mask is a three dimenstional carving of a face wearing a headdress. The headdress has four horns.

Custodial History note

Purchased on a trip to Banjul, Gambia, and Senegal, Africa by Dr. Mary Bonner.

Mask- Small African mask, 1985.   Height- 7 1/2 inches; Width- 2 3/8 inches; Depth- 1 1/2 inches. This dark, wooden mask is a three dimensional carving of a face and a headdress. The headdress has three horns.

Custodial History note

Purchased on a trip to Banjul, Gambia, and Senegal, Africa by Dr. Mary Bonner.

Painting- Sketch, 1996.   Height- 23 inches; Width- 27 inches; Depth- 1 1/2 inches. This is a black and white sketch of Alex Haley's birthplace. The sketch is signed and framed in black. The inscription reads, "The Alex Haley Farm Norris, Tennessee 'For our friends, Mary and Thomas Bonner. With respect an appreciation of the Haley family for your many contributions to education. Sincerely, Doris and George Haley. November 14, 1996."

Other Finding Aids note

The artist of the sketch is Michelle Thompson [Rid???t].

Painting- Wood picture, undated.   The object is made entirely of wood. It depicts horses, cowboy boots, cowboy hats, lassos, and a snake at the bottom. The lassos are string tacked onto the wood. The inscription reads, "Mmaulipas," across the top. Height- 20 inches; Width- 24 inches; Depth- 1/2 inch.

Custodial History note

Purchased by Dr. Mary Bonner on her trip to Mexico. It was made by the prisoners in Satillo, Mexico.

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Wood cut, 1973-1974.   Height- 11 3/4 inches; Width- 8 1/2 inches; Depth- 1/4 inch. This is a wood cut of storks or herons in trees. It is all in Cyrillic.

Custodial History note

Purchased by Dr. Mary Bonner on her trip to Russia and the Ukraine, while it was still a part of the USSR.

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Wood cut, 1973-1974.   Height- 11 11/16 inches; Width- 8 1/2 inches; Depth- 3/8 inches. The wood cut depicts a man and a woman by a lake. It is all in Cyrillic.

Custodial History note

Purchased by Dr. Mary Bonner on her trip to Russia and the Ukraine, while it was still a part of the USSR.

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Wood cut, 1973-1974.   Height- 13 inches; Width- 9 3/4 inches; Depth- 3/4 inch. The wood cut depticts a stag or a buck. It is all in Cyrillic.

Custodial History note

Purchased by Dr. Bonner on her trip to Russia and the Ukraine, while it was still a part of the USSR.

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Black Madonna- Ave Maria, undated.   Height- 11 5/8 inches; Width- 5 1/4 inches; Depth- 5/8 inch. This item is a wooden key holder. It states, "Ave Maria," at the top. There is a picture of Madonna at the bottom.

Custodial History note

Purchased by Dr. Mary Bonner on a visit to a cathedral in the mountainous area of Monserrat, Spain.

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Cuckcoo clock, undated.   Height- 8 3/4 inches; Width- 6 3/4 inches; Depth- 5 3/8 inches. The item is a wooden cuckcoo clock.

Custodial History note

Purchased by Dr. Mary Bonner on her trip to Cologne, Germany. It was given as a gift to Dr. Tom Bonner.

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Painting- Bullfighter, 1975-1976.   Height- 15 7/8 inches; Width- 18 3/8 inches; Depth- 1/2 inch. This is a painting of a bullfighter and a bull. The bullfighter is dressed in yellow and red. The wooden frame is painted green and gold with black speckles.

Custodial History note

Purchased by Dr. Mary Bonner during her visit to Corboda, Spain.

Painting- "Boy in Red Hat," undated.   Height- 26 1/4 inches; Width- 20 3/4 inches; Depth- 1 3/8 inches. This is a painting of a young black boy sitting on steps. He is wearing white jeans, a white tank top, and a red hat.

Custodial History note

The artist of the piece is Joseph Hysten.

Painting- Flamenco dancers, 1975-1976.   Height- 14 7/8 inches; Width- 10 3/4 inches; Depth- 3/4 inch. This is a drawing of a male and female Flamenco dancers. The male is dressed in a red shirt and black pants. The woman is in a blue dress wiht red points.

Custodial History note

Purchased by Dr. Mary Bonner during her visit to Spain.

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Framed Dutch saying, 1983.   Height- 2 7/8 inches; Width- 2 7/8 inches; Depth- 1/2 inch. This is a Dutch saying written on tile and framed in wood. The saying says, "My mother is like a flower (or rose) blooming in my heart."

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Framed Dutch saying, 1983.   Height- 2 7/8 inches; Width- 2 7/8 inches; Depth- 1/2 inch. This is a Dutch saying written on tile and framed in wood. There is tape around the edges of the frame. The saying says, "If you don't have anything to do, don't do it here."

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Plate, 1981.   Height-1/2 inch; Diameter- 5 1/4 inches; Circumference- 16 1/2 inches. This is a small wooden plate from Venezuela. There is a flag of Venezuela in the middle.

Custodial History note

Purchased by Dr. Mary Bonner during her visit to that country.

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Abacus, undated.   Height- 23 inches; Width- 12 inches; Depth- 3/4 inch. The abacus hasa black frame and blue and white beads. There are three characters on the front.

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Elephant art, 1985.   Height- 8 inches; Width- 12 inches; Depth- 3/8 inch. The elephant is created out of string art. String is woven around nails to depict the image of the elephant.

Custodial History note

Purchased by Dr. Mary Bonner on her trip to Gambia and Senegal, Africa.

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Painting- Paris Le Moulin Rouge, 1983.   Height- 15 1/4 inches; Width- 18 3/4 inches; Depth- 7/8 inch. The painting is of Moulin Rouge, Paris, France on a grey and rainy day.

Custodial History note

Purchased by Dr. Mary Bonner during her visit to Paris, France. It was painted by Maurice Leyendre.

Painting- Paris, Vue Panoramique, 1983.   Height- 15 1/2 inches; Width- 18 3/4 inches; Depth- 7/8 inch. The painting is a panoramic view of Paris, France, including the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral. It depicts an overcast day in the winter.

Custodial History note

Purchased by Dr. Mary Bonner during her visit to Paris, France. It was painted by Maurice Leyendre.

Painting- Paris, L'Arc de Triomphe, 1983.   Height- 15 1/2 inches; Width- 18 3/4 inches; Depth- 3/4 inch. The painting is of the Arch de Triomphe on a grey, cloudy day in the winter.

Custodial History note

Purchased by Dr. Mary Bonner during her visit to Paris, France. The piece was painted by Maurice Leyendre.

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Tea cup (one of six), undated.   Height- 2 1/4 inches; Diameter- 2 5/8 inches; Circumference- 7 inches. One of six porcelain tea cups. This is the porcelain inner cup that sits inside a metal outer cup. The inner cup has a gold ring around the inside and outside and a blue and red pattern painted on the outside. Two blue flecks are painted on the inside of the cup.

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Tea set- Creamer, undated.   Height- 6 1/4 inches; Diameter- 3 1/2 inches; Circumference- 9 3/5 inches. This is the creamer from the tea set. It is made of metal with a decorative pattern etched into the metal.

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Tea set- Sugar holder, undated.   Height- 4 1/8 inches; Diameter- 3 1/4 inches; Circumference- 8 3/10 inches. This is the sugar holder for the tea set. It is made out of metal with a pattern etched into the outside.

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Tea cup (two of six), undated.   Height- 2 1/4 inches; Diameter- 2 5/8 inches; Circumference- 7 inches. One of six porcelain tea cups. This is the porcelain inner cup that sits inside a metal outer cup. The inner cup has a gold ring around the inside and outside and a blue and red pattern painted on the outside.

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Tea cup (three of six), undated.   Height- 2 1/4 inches; Diameter- 2 5/8 inches; Circumference- 7 inches. One of six porcelain tea cups. This is the porcelain inner cup that sits inside a metal outer cup. The inner cup has a gold ring around the inside and outside and a blue and red pattern painted on the outside. There is one blue dot on the inside of the cup.

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Tea cup (four of six), undated.   Height- 2 1/4 inches; Diameter- 2 5/8 inches; Circumference- 7 inches. One of six porcelain tea cups. This is the porcelain inner cup that sits inside a metal outer cup. The inner cup has a gold ring around the inside and outside and a blue and red pattern painted on the outside.

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Tea cup (five of six), undated.   Height- 2 1/4 inches; Diameter- 2 5/8 inches; Circumference- 7 inches. One of six porcelain tea cups. This is the porcelain inner cup that sits inside a metal outer cup. The inner cup has a gold ring around the inside and outside and a blue and red pattern painted on the outside. There is a blue fleck on the lip of the porcelain cup.

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Tea cup (six of six), undated.   Height- 2 1/4 inches; Diameter- 2 5/8 inches; Circumference- 7 inches. One of six porcelain tea cups. This is the porcelain inner cup that sits inside a metal outer cup. The inner cup has a gold ring around the inside and outside and a blue and red pattern painted on the outside.

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Tray- Tea tray, undated.   Height- 5/8 inch; Diameter- 12 inches; Circumference- 38 1/2 inches. This circular metal tray is used for a Syrian tea set. There is a geometric pattern stamped into the tray and a braid pattern around the edge.

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Tea cup (one of six), undated.   Height- 1 15/16 inches; Diameter- 1 3/8 inches; Circumference- 7 1/2 inches. One of six outer metal cups with a pattern in the metal. This cups holds a porcelain inner cup.

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Tea cup (two of six), undated.   Height- 1 15/16 inches; Diameter- 1 3/8 inches; Circumference- 7 1/2 inches. One of six outer metal cups with a pattern in the metal. This cups holds a porcelain inner cup.

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Tea cup (three of six), undated.   Height- 1 15/16 inches; Diameter- 1 3/8 inches; Circumference- 7 1/2 inches. One of six outer metal cups with a pattern in the metal. This cups holds a porcelain inner cup.

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Tea cup (four of six), undated.   Height- 1 15/16 inches; Diameter- 1 3/8 inches; Circumference- 7 1/2 inches. One of six outer metal cups with a pattern in the metal. This cups holds a porcelain inner cup.

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Tea cup (five of six), undated.   Height- 1 15/16 inches; Diameter- 1 3/8 inches; Circumference- 7 1/2 inches. One of six outer metal cups with a pattern in the metal. This cups holds a porcelain inner cup.

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Tea cup (six of six), undated.   Height- 1 15/16; Diameter- 1 3/8 inches; Circumference- 7 1/2 inches. One of six outer metal cups with a pattern in the metal. This cups holds a porcelain inner cup.

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Plate, undated.   Height- 1 inch; Diameter- 11 1/2 inches; Circumference- 34 1/2 inches. This ceramic plate features a painting of a seaside town. There is a garland trim around the picture with a small flag painted at the top. A golden rim goes around the edge of the plate. The inscription reads, "HYDRA."

Custodial History note

A gift from Dr. Tom Bonner's sister given to Tom and Mary after she returned from Greece. The maker's mark reads, "Keramikos. Made in Greece."

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Dragon painting, undated.   Height- 35 inches; Width- 12 inches; Depth- 1/16 inch. This Chinese dragon painting is on wooden slats. The entire piece can be rolled up.

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Painting- "Cosmos I," undated.   Height- 14 1/4 inches; Width- 14 1/4 inches; Depth- 3/4 inch. The painting features six overlapping circles: two striped yellow, one orange, two brown, and one blue. The painting is on a white background with a light green matting and a silver frame.

Custodial History note

Given to Drs. Bonner by the artist. Theresa McCormick (the artist) was Emporia State University's first Mulicultural Specialist.

Painting- "Doll's Play," undated.   Height- 23 inches; Width- 19 inches; Depth- 5/8 inch. The painting depicts four black girls playing. The girl standing behind the chair is holding a jump rope. The three other girls are holding dolls. The painting is matted and framed in a wooden frame.

Custodial History note

The painting was created by Brenda Joysmith.

Painting- Versailles, France, 1983.   Height- 25 3/4 inches; Width- 19 1/2 inches; Depth- 3/4 inch. This is a poster of Versailles, France and gardens in the foreground. It is framed in a black frame. The inscription reads, "Chateau de Versailles Photo Phedon Salou editions NI imp. Regazzi printed in France."

Custodial History note

Purchased by Dr. Mary Bonner during her visit to France.

Painting- Cloth painting, undated.   Height- 17 1/4 inches; Width- 24 1/4 inches; Depth- 1 3/8 inches. This is a batik of an African scene. It features black soil with a yellow background and a farmer plowing with two oxen. One oxen is white and the other is brown and white.

Custodial History note

Purchased by Dr. Mary Bonner on her visit to Africa.

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Native American wood etching, undated.   Height-9 3/8 inches; Width- 11 inches; Depth- 3/4 inches. Profile of a Native American head etched into wood.

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Moorish tapestry, undated.   Height- 46 1/2 inches; Width- 71 inches; Depth- 1/8 inch. The large tapesty depicts a market scene, which includes a man riding a camel and looking over fruit and rugs. A man on a donkey is approaching.

Custodial History note

Purchased in Cordoba, Spain by Dr. Mary Bonner on her trip there.

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Lebanese tapestry, undated.   Height- 39 inches; Width- 54 1/2 inches (without fringe); Depth- 3/8 inch. The tapestry depicts buildings, people playing, and minarets.

Custodial History note

A gift from a Lebanese student who attended Emporia State University.

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Painting- Girl building bridges, undated.   Height- 13 7/8 inches; Width- 21 inches; Depth- 3/4 inch. This painting depicts U.S. Marshalls escorting young Ruby Bridges to school after the intergration of her school in New Orleans. It is framed in a black wooden frame, which is losing it's paint.

Custodial History note

Painted by Norman Rockwell.

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Aladdin lamp, undated.   Height- 6 1/2 inches; Width- 2 3/4 inches; Depth- 2 1/8 inches. This is a metal container with a neck, handle, and glass ball shaped stopper.

Custodial History note

Given to Dr. Mary Bonner by a foreign exchange student while she was teaching at Oklahoma State University.

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Small jewelry box, undated.   Height- 2 inches; Width- 2 7/8 inches; Depth- 2 7/8 inches. The small metal jewelry box has a hinged lid, clasp, and handle on the lid. There are cross shaped holes punched out of the top and sides. "29" is stamped on the back of both the lid and the box.

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Wooden bank- Rolo de Sagunto. 1975-1976.   Height- 6 3/8 inches; Diameter- 3 7/8 inches; Circumference- 12 1/2 inches. The wooden bank is in the shape of a castle. It is from Sagunto, Spain.

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Vase, undated.   Height- 6 inches; Diameter- 2 1/2 inches; Circumference- 8 inches (at the mouth). The metal vase has a long, slender neck and a feathery pattern etched on the surface.

Custodial History note

A gift from Dr. David Geiger to Dr. Thomas Bonner. The two men attended the University of Illinois together.

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Wooden mallet, undated.   Height- 10 1/2 inches; Width- 3 inches (at head); Depth- 1 3/4 inches (at head). This wooden mallet features a metal band around the head of the mallet. The inscription reads, "To Our Beloved Advisor Soror Bonner Love (Greek Characters)."

Custodial History note

Given to Dr. Mary Bonner by the charter members of the first chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho sorority.

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Silverware chest, undated.   Height- 12 1/4 inches; Width- 21 inches; Depth- 18 inches. This is a wooden chest set of silverware purchased in Taxco, Mexico.

Custodial History note

Purchased by Dr. Mary Bonner on her trip to Mexico.

Painting- Bullfighter, 1979.   Height- 15 inches; Width- 18 5/8 inches. This painting on black cloth depicts a bullfighter and a bull. The bullfighter is wearing a light green and yellow outfit.

Custodial History note

Purchased by Dr. Mary Bonner during her visit to Mexico. It was painted by Medel.

Frame, 1979.   Height- 16 1/4 inches; Width- 20 1/4 inches; Depth- 1 5/8 inches. This is the frame for the cloth painting of the bull and the bullfighter. It is a red wooden frame with a metal edging.

Custodial History note

Purchased by Dr. Mary Bonner during her visit to Mexico.

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Spanish senorita, 1975-1976.   Height- 5 1/4 inches; Width- 3 3/4 inches; Depth- 1 1/4 inches (at base). The small doll is wearing a traditional flamenco dancer constume.

Custodial History note

Purchased by Dr. Mary Bonner on her trip to Spain.

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Silver napkin ring (one of six), undated.   Height- 7/8 inch; Diameter- 7/8 inch; Circumference- 5 inches. This is one of six silver napkin rings. It has a sweeping pattern and circles and "Bonner Collection" written at the bottom of the curve in the pattern. "Taxco" is stamped on the inside of the ring.

Custodial History note

Purchased by Dr. Mary Bonner in Taxco, Mexico.

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Silver napkin ring (two of six), undated.   Height- 7/8 inch; Diameter- 7/8 inch; Circumference- 5 inches. This is one of six silver napkin rings. It has a sweeping pattern and circles and "Bonner Collection" written at the bottom of the curve in the pattern. "Taxco" is stamped on the inside of the ring.

Custodial History note

Purchased by Dr. Mary Bonner in Taxco, Mexico.

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Silver napkin ring (three of six), undated.   Height- 7/8 inch; Diameter- 7/8 inch; Circumference- 5 inches. This is one of six silver napkin rings. It has a block pyramid and half-moon pattern. "Taxco" is stamped on the inside of the ring.

Custodial History note

Purchased by Dr. Mary Bonner in Taxco, Mexico.

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Silver napkin ring (four of six), undated.   Height- 7/8 inch; Diameter- 7/8 inch; Cicumference- 5 inches. This is one of six silver napkin rings. It has a block pyramid and half-moon pattern. "Taxco" is stamped on the inside of the ring.

Custodial History note

Purchased by Dr. Mary Bonner in Taxco, Mexico.

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Silver napkin ring (five of six), undated.   Height- 7/8 inch; Diameter- 7/8 inch; Circumference- 5 inches. This is one of six silver napkin rings. It has an "L" shaped pattern. "Taxco" is stamped on the inside of the ring.

Custodial History note

Purchased by Dr. Mary Bonner in Taxco, Mexico.

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Silver napkin ring (six of six), undated.   Height- 7/8 inch; Diameter- 7/8 inch; Circumference- 5 inches. This is one of six silver napkin rings. It has a geometric block pattern with triangles stamped into the metal. "Taxco" is stamped on the inside of each ring.

Custodial History note

Purchased by Dr. Mary Bonner in Taxco, Mexico.

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Glass dish, undated.   Height- 4 inches; Diameter- 7 5/8 inches; Circumference- 23 1/2 inches. This blue glass dish has a shallow bowl and a wavy edge.

Custodial History note

Given to Dr. Mary Bonner by members of her sorority, Sigma Gamma Rho. The colors of the sorority are royal blue and gold.

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Poodle figurine, undated.   Height- 2 inches; Width- 1 1/4 inches; Length- 2 1/4 inches. This is a standing poodle figurine. It is light grey with traditional poodle clip.

Custodial History note

The poodle is the Sigma Gamma Rho mascot. The sorority was founded by Dr. Mary Bonner.

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Paper weight, undated.   Height- 1 1/8 inches; Width- 3 inches; Depth- 3 inches. The wooden paper weight has the Wooster Bridge engraved on top and a Corky hornet sticker on the top right hand corner. The inscription reads, "Emporia State University. Spanning a Proud Heritage and Challenging Future."

Custodial History note

Given to Dr. Tom Bonner upon his retirement from Emporia State University. It was created by Lasercraft.

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Clock, undated.   Height- 8 1/2 inches; Diameter- 6 1/4 inches (at the base); Circumference- 20 inches (at the base). The metal base with the clock is covered by a glass dome. The clock face is mounted on poles with pendulums making a circular orbit underneath the clock face. The face has Roman numerals to mark the hours. The face of the clock reads, "Schatz" and "Quartz." The base has "W. Germany" stamped on it.

Custodial History note

Purchased by Dr. Mary Bonner on her visit to Europe. Schatz is the maker.

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Clock, undated.   Height- 7 1/8 inches; Width- 5 3/8 inches; Depth- 2 3/8 inches. This Seiko quartz clock has a square face in a metal frame. It is a table clock.The inscription reads, "Dr. Tom Bonner. Department of Mathematics."

Custodial History note

Given to Dr. Tom Bonner by the Mathematics Department upon his retirement.

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Miniature Russian Howitzer, 1973-1974.   Height- 1 1/4 inches; Width- 1 3/8 inches; Depth- 2 inches. The white plastic cannon sits on a dark plastic base. Four cannon balls are stacked in front.

Custodial History note

Purchased by Dr. Mary Bonner in Moscow on her trip to the USSR.

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Cathedral Coaster, undated.   Height- 5/8 inch; Diameter- 4 1/2 inches; Circumference- 13 3/4 inches. This is a porcelain Canterbury Cathedral dish. The inscription reads, "Canterbury Cathedral, with its Norman crypt and superb Gothic nave, mother church of the Anglican Communion, center of pilgramage since the murder of St. Thomas Becket in 1770 and burial place of the Black Prince, shares its treasures of glass and stone with pilgrims from all parts of the world."

Custodial History note

Purchased by Dr. Mary Bonner on her trip to England. Made by Goodliffe Neale.

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Letter opener, 1960.   Height- 1/4 inch; Width- 3/8 inch; Length- 8 1/2 inches. The metal letter opener has a black handle. The inscription reads, "K.S.T.C. Emporia."

Custodial History note

Presented to Dr. Mary Bonner when she visited Kansas State Teacher's College for the first time in 1960. Dr. John King, President, presented it to her. It was made in the United States.

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Napkin holder, 1979.   Height- 8 1/2 inches; Width- 7 inches; Depth- 2 5/8 inches. The wooden napkin holder has a base that is large enough to hold another small wooden open container. "Venezuela" and people decorate both sides. "Venezuela" is stamped on both sides. "From Tony Useche" is written on the side of the base. "79" is written on the napkin holder. "San Cristobal - Tachira" is written on the other side of the napkin holder.

Custodial History note

Purchased by Dr. Mary Bonner on her trip to that country.

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Gem stone, 1973-1974.   Height- 2 3/8 inches; Width- 7/8 inch; Depth- 1/8 inch. This is a multi-colored gem stone with grey, cream, red, and black colors. It is housed in a circular styrofoam container.

Custodial History note

Purchased by Dr. Mary Bonner on her trip to Russia and the Ukraine, while it was still a member of the USSR.

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Russian vest, 1973-1974.   Height- 26 inches; Width- 18 1/2 inches; Depth- 2 inches. The white vest has black and multi-colored trim.

Custodial History note

Purchased by Dr. Mary Bonner on her trip to the former Soviet Union.

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Woven trinket box, undated.   Height- 2 1/2 inches; Diameter- 3 7/8 inches; Circumference- 12 3/4 inches (at the lid). This circular container is woven out of straw with "Honduras" in blue yarn written across the lid. Pink, blue, and rose colored straw is in a straw pattern.

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Flower pin, undated.   Height- 3 inches; Width- 1 3/4 inches; Depth- 1/2 inch. The flower shaped pin has a stem and leaves made of metal. The flower blossoms are made of stone.

Custodial History note

Purchased by Dr. Mary Bonner during her trip to Venezuela.

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NAACP pin, undated.   Height- 1/6 inch; Diameter- 5/8 inch; Circumference- 2 inches. This gold colored lapel pin has "Life Member" in a blue strip at the bottom. The inscription reads, "NAACP Life Member."

Custodial History note

Awarded to Dr. Mary Bonner. Keith Greiner, the Bonner's lawyer, is the only other NAACP life-member in Emporia. The maker's mark reads, "Ballou REG'D."

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Brown stone necklace, undated.   Height- 1 1/4 inches (stone) 12 inches (chain); Depth- 1/4 inch (stone); Diameter- 1 inch (stone); Circumference- 3 inches. This brown stone necklace is on a gold colored chain with "Venezuela" across the stone.

Custodial History note

Purchased by Dr. Mary Bonner during her trip to Venezuela.

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Bracelet, undated.   Height- 1 3/8 inches; Width- 2 1/8 inches; Depth- 2 1/8 inches. There are silver, turquoise, and red (possibly jasper) stones in the bracelet. The stones are set on the edge of a feather design.

Custodial History note

Purchased by Dr. Mary Bonner on her trip to Mexico. It was created by JJ Sterling.

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Ring, undated.   Height- 1 3/8 inches; Width- 1 inch; Depth- 7/8 inch. This is a turquoise and silver ring.

Custodial History note

Purchased by Dr. Mary Bonner while visiting Mexico.

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College pin, undated.   Height- 3/8 inch; Diameter- 5/8 inch; Circumference- 2 inches. This round pin has an orange background with a gold cross. The rim in black reads, "Saint Paul's College Century Club."

Custodial History note

Pin from Dr. Mary Bonner's undergraduate school.

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Bracelet, undated.   Width- 1 1/8 inches; Length- 8 1/2 inches; Depth- 1/8 inch. This is a silver coin bracelet. The coin reads, "La Tour Eiffel" on one side with a picture of the Eiffel Tower. The other side reads either, "La Tour Eiffel" with a picture, "La Louvre" with a picture, or "Sacre Coeur" with a picture. There are fourteen coins in all. The smaller end coin reads, "La Tour Eiffel" with a picture of the Eiffel Tower on one side and "Notre Dame" with a picture of the cathedral on the other side.

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Painting- Poster, 1983.   Height- 12 inches; Width- 14 3/4 inches; Depth- 5/8 inch. This poster depicts a row of houses in West Germany. The homes are white with red tile rooves. It is framed in black painted wood.

Custodial History note

Purchased by Dr. Mary Bonner during her visit to West Germany.

Painting- Poster, 1983.   Height- 12 1/8 inches; Width- 15 1/8 inches; Depth- 1/2 inch. This framed wooden poster is of a shoreline from West Germany. The picture depicts a fort or castle on the shoreline. It is framed in a black painted frame.

Custodial History note

Purchased by Dr. Mary Bonner during her visit to West Germany.

Painting- Poster, 1983.   Height- 12 7/8 inches; Width- 16 3/4 inches; Depth- 5/8 inch. This picture depicts a winter scene in the mountains. There are trees and a pond in the foreground while the town and mountains are in the background. It is framed in a black painted wood frame.

Custodial History note

Purchased by Dr. Mary Bonner during her visit to West Germany.

Painting, 1978.   Height- 22 3/4 inches; Width- 18 1/2 inches; Depth- 1 1/4 inches. This is a still life of fruit bowl and bottle. It is mounted on a yellow background with a carved wooden frame.

Custodial History note

Purchased by Dr. Mary Bonner on her visit to Puerto Rico. The maker's mark states, "AV."

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Cane, undated.   Height- 37 inches; Width- 1 1/4 inches. This wooden cane is painted and carved. Some of the paint is chipping off.

Custodial History note

Purchased by Dr. Mary Bonner during her visit to Mexico.

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Serving basket, undated.   Height- 2 7/8 inches; Width- 12 1/8 inches; Length- 15 inches. This woven serving basket has a glass covered bottom. The glass covers a picture of a young Mexican girl holding fruit and a machete.

Custodial History note

Purchased by Dr. Mary Bonner during her visit to Mexico. It was made in Mexico.

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Debate medal, undated.   Height- 1 1/4 inches; Width- 5/8 inch; Depth- 16 inches. This is a debate medal. It is brass colored.

Custodial History note

Dr. Thomas Bonner's Lincoln University debating medal.

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Paper weight, undated.   Height- 1 1/8 inches; Width- 3 inches; Depth- 3 inches. This wooden paperweight depicts the Wooster Bridge. It is square in shape. The inscription reads, "Emporia State University. Spanning a Proud Heritage and Challenging Future."

Custodial History note

Given to Dr. Mary Bonner upon her retirement from the university.

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Candle holder, undated.   Height- 6 3/4 inches (with candle); Width- 4 3/4 inches (at base); Depth- 4 3/4 inches (at base). This is a metal pillar candle holder. It has four feet and a crenellated base to hold the candle.

Custodial History note

Given as a gift to Dr. Mary Bonner from the Sigma Gamma Rho girls as a Christmas gift.

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Garlic press, undated.   Height- 1 1/2 inches; Width- 2 1/4 inches; Length- 7 1/4 inches. The metal garlic press is from Satillo, Mexico. It has a handle with a bowl shaped press.

Custodial History note

Purchased by Dr. Mary Bonner on her trip to Mexico.

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