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Terry Grier Convocation gown and mortarboard

File consists of the official gown and mortarboard worn by Terry Grier at convocation ceremonies during his tenure as Ryerson's President. The blue gown is a combination of rayon and velvet with gold embossed trim. The mortarboard is blue velvet with gold.

Convocation hoods

Convocation hoods used during the 1950s/60s/70s.
3 plain black
3 black with white fur trim
1 black with white fur trim and yellow lining
1 burgundy/maroon
1 black with gold lining and white trim

Principal's Convocation gown

File consists of a purple gown with blue velvet trim and gold embossed trim. Photographic evidence suggests that this gown was worn at convocation ceremonies by Principal/President Fred Jorgenson, President Donald Mordell and President Walter Pitman during the mid to late 1960s until the later 1970s.

Convocation mortarboards

File consists of three blue velvet mortarboards with embossed gold trim and gold tassels. The sizes (7 1/8, 7 1/4, and 7 1/2) suggests that these were worn by Ryerson's presidents over the years.

United Way Campaign Thank You plaques

File contains three thank you plaques from the United Way Campaign from 2008 and 2009.

RG 12.186.01 United Way Campaign 2008 Thank you to the employees of Ryerson University

RG 12.186.02 - Thank you plaque from United Way Campaign 2008 to Sheldon Levy. Signed by campaign chair Bill MacKinnon "Sheldon, Thanks for all your help and support to the campaign. I ____ very much appreciated, Bill"

RG 12.186.03 Thank you plaque from United Way Campaign 2009 to Sheldon Levy. Signed by campaign chair Bill Downes "Sheldon, Thank you for your personal leadership in the 2009 campaign. Bill"

Brown leather swivel arm chairs

Two brown leather chairs on casters:

RG 12.78.01 Used with the Egerton Ryerson desk by President Brian Segal (1980-1988). “Arm Tilter” with four legs on casters. Re-upholstered by Krug Furniture Co., Kitchener, Ont. Brown colour. 45" high.

RG 12.78.02 Swivel desk chair believed to have been used by Egerton Ryerson during his years at St. James Square as Ontario’s Chief Superintendent of Education. Brown leather upholstery with open back spindle design. Four legs on casters. 35" high