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TOMMY G. THOMPSON COLLECTION

MEMORABILIA
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (HHS), 2001-2005, undated


Tommy Thompson received the following pieces of memorabilia during his tenure as U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services in the first administration of President George W. Bush. Items are arranged chronologically by format. Some memorabilia could not be dated with any degree of precision and are therefore marked as undated (undated); however, all are believed to have entered Thompson's possession during his federal service.

  Plaques & Certificates            Prints & Framed Works            3-D Objects            Textiles

 

Plaques & Certificates


Item Type: Plaque
Donor:  American Academy of Audiology
Date: April 19, 2001
MU ID#: 1446
MU Box#: 107

Description: Wood and metal plaque acknowledging Thompson as keynote speaker at 13th Annual Convention and Exposition in San Diego, CA.

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Item Type: Plaque
Donor:  Oglala Sioux Tribe
Date: August 18, 2001
MU ID#: 1448
MU Box#: 105

Description: Certificate of appreciation painted on a piece of buckskin and decorated with native beadwork; "for the Health and Welfare of the Oglala Lakota Oyate."

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Item Type: Plaque
Donor:  Honorable C. W. Bill Young and Honorable Tom Harkin together with Foundation Fighting Blindness
Date: October 9, 2001
MU ID#: 91
MU Box#: 34

Description: Wooden plaque honoring Secretary Thompson's commitment to health and welfare of all Americans.

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Item Type: Plaque
Donor: National Coalition of Homeless Veterans 
Date: 2001
MU ID#: 135
MU Box#: 19

Description: 2001 Advocacy Award; wooden plaque.

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Item Type: Plaque
Donor: Families and Schools Together (FAST) Parents
Date: February 12, 2002
MU ID#: 140
MU Box#: 19

Description: Wooden plaque -- FAST Parents recognizing efforts of Secretary Thompson.

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Item Type: Plaque
Donor: ABATE of Wisconsin
Date: August 7, 2002
MU ID#: 131
MU Box#: 19

Description: Wisconsin-shaped wooden plaque congratulating Thompson's induction into Sturgis Motorcycle Hall of Fame

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Item Type: Plaque
Donor: National 4-H Alumni
Date: 2002
MU ID#: 139
MU Box#: 21

Description: Wooden Plaque -- Recognition Award

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Item Type:  Plaque
Donor: Commissioned Officers Association of the USPHS
Date: 2002
MU ID#: 1097
MU Box#: 34

Description: Wooden Plaque honoring Thompson as "Health Leader of the Year."

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Item Type:  Plaque
Donor: American Society of Transportation (AST)
Date: March 12, 2003
MU ID#: 87
MU Box#: 19

Description: Wooden Plaque -- Public Policy Leadership Award.

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Item Type:  Plaque
Donor: Harley-Davidson/Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)
Date: August 2003
MU ID#: 109
MU Box#: 19

Description: Wooden plaque thanking Secretary Thompson for support of Harley-Davidson 100th Anniversary Ride Home.

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Item Type: Certificate
Donor: Grand Orient of the Supreme Council Sovereign Grand
Date: September 23, 2003
MU ID#: 155
MU Box#: 42

Description: Freemason Certificate making Thompson a Sovereign Grand Inspector General, 33 Degrees and Honorary Member of the Supreme Council

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Item Type:  Plaque
Donor: Jim K. Muhwezi, MP, Minister of Health of Uganda
Date: December 6, 2003
MU ID#: 83
MU Box#: 6

Description: Wooden plaque -- token of appreciation to Secretary Thompson from Ugandan Ministry of Health.

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Item Type:  Plaque
Donor: N/A
Date: 2003
MU ID#: 1502
MU Box#: 104

Description: Photograph of Thompson and others, mounted on plaque; labeled "Harley-Davidson 100th Anniversary Milwaukee 1903-2003."

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Item Type:  Plaque
Donor: American Chiropractic Association
Date: March 2004
MU ID#: 96
MU Box#: 65

Description: Award for Distinguished Service.

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Item Type:  Plaque
Donor: John F. Street, Mayor of Philadelphia, PA
Date: April 1, 2004
MU ID#: 94
MU Box#: 4

Description: Plaque with key to city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Item Type:  Plaque
Donor: PE-Life
Date: 2004
MU ID#: 60
MU Box#: 19

Description: Senator Ted Stevens Award

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Item Type:  Plaque
Donor: National Association of State Boards of Education
Date: 2004
MU ID#: 79
MU Box#: 7

Description: Wooden plaque award -- 2004 Policy Leader of the Year

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Prints & Framed Works


Item Type: Framed Work
Donor: N/A
Date: January 30, 2001
MU ID#: 160
MU Box#: 86

Description: Framed copy of Congressional Record recording Thompson's nomination for HHS Secretary.

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Item Type: Framed Work
Donor: International Human Genome Sequencing Consortium
Date: February 12, 2001
MU ID#: 85
MU Box#: 6

Description: Framed Certificate commemorating the Initial sequencing and analysis of the Human Genome.

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Item Type: Framed Work
Donor: N/A
Date: April 17, 2001
MU ID#: 185
MU Box#: 85

Description: Framed oversized stamp recognizing announcement of Workplace Partnership for Life Campaign -- organ/tissue donations.

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Item Type: Framed Work
Donor: Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA)
Date: May 10, 2001
MU ID#: 128
MU Box#: 7

Description: 2001 Distinguished Alumni Award -- certificate in red plastic holder.

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Item Type: Framed Work
Donor: Welfare to Work Partnership
Date: May 23, 2001
MU ID#: 175
MU Box#: 101

Description: Framed Work honoring Secretary Thompson at One America Leadership Dinner

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Item Type: Framed Work
Donor: N/A
Date: 2001
MU ID#: 93
MU Box#: 7

Description: Framed announcement -- Gift of Life Donation Initiative

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Item Type: Framed Work
Donor: Wisconsin Newspaper Association
Date: 2001
MU ID#: 165
MU Box#: 96

Description: Framed Award -- 2001 Newsmaker of the Year

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Item Type: Framed Work
Donor: Lynn Swann
Date: 2001 ca.
MU ID#: 1457
MU Box#: 63

Description: Framed photo of Lynn Swann with Secretary Thompson in his HHS office; matte is signed "Tommy, Peace and Victory to the very best! Lynn Swann."

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Item Type: Print
Donor: N/A
Date: March 13, 2002
MU ID#: 211
MU Box#: 51

Description: Oversized (16"x24") photographic print of Secretary Thompson with others in front of the Relay For Life bus; mounted on foam core.

Notes: Other photographs from this event can be found in Series 4.4.


Item Type: Print
Donor: N/A
Date: July 25, 2002
MU ID#: 180
MU Box#: 39

Description: Oversized (16"x21") photographic print of Secretary Thompson delivering remarks at Afghanistan-America Summit on Recovery and Reconstruction; mounted on foam core.

Notes: Other photographs from this event can be found in Series 4.4.


Item Type: Print
Donor: N/A
Date: September 19, 2002
MU ID#: 1396
MU Box#: 52

Description: Oversized (16"x21") photographic print of Secretary Thompson with crowd at American Cancer Socity's Relay for Life event; mounted on foam core.

Notes: Other photographs from this event can be found in Series 4.4.


Item Type: Framed Work
Donor: Mayo Clinic
Date: September 2002
MU ID#: 187
MU Box#: 43

Description: Framed certificate designating Thompson as Distinguished Visiting Professor

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Item Type: Framed Work
Donor: American College of Dentists
Date: October 18, 2002
MU ID#: 142
MU Box#: 7

Description: Framed certificate saluting Thompson for his leadership and vision.

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Item Type: Print
Donor: N/A
Date: 2002
MU ID#: 180
MU Box#: 39

Description: Oversized (16"x21") photographic print of Secretary Thompson delivering remarks at Afghanistan-America Summit on Recovery and Reconstruction; mounted on foam core.

Notes: Other photographs from this event can be found in Series 4.4.


Item Type: Print
Donor: N/A
Date: 2002
MU ID#: 1522
MU Box#: 39

Description: Oversized (16"x21") photographic print of Secretary Thompson delivering remarks at National Press Club event; mounted on foam core.

Notes: Other photographs from this event can be found in Series 4.4.


Item Type: Framed Work
Donor: N/A
Date: March 2003
MU ID#: 103
MU Box#: 65

Description: Folder containing information about HHS Secretary's Command Center.

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Item Type: Framed Work
Donor: Taso
Date: June 12, 2003
MU ID#: 125
MU Box#: 56

Description: Framed beaded depiction of red AIDS awareness ribbon presented to TGT on opening of Taso Mulago complex

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Item Type: Framed Work
Donor: Alaska Medical Center
Date: August 6, 2003
MU ID#: 172
MU Box#: 53

Description: Framed photograph recognizing Secretary Thompson's support of Alaska's Native Community

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Item Type: Print
Donor: N/A
Date: August 21, 2003
MU ID#: 170
MU Box#: 52

Description: Oversized (16"x24") photographic print of Secretary Thompson delivering remarks at Harley-Davidson sponsored health event on the Washington Mall; mounted on foam core.

Notes: Other photographs from this event can be found in Series 4.4.


Item Type: Framed Work
Donor: Modern Healthcare
Date: August 25, 2003
MU ID#: 99
MU Box#: 8

Description: Framed Certificate -- 100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare; Tommy Thompson, Secretary HHS; as recognized by Modern Healthcare magazine.

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Item Type: Framed Work
Donor: N/A
Date: December 8, 2003
MU ID#: 97
MU Box#: 56

Description: Paper copy of Medicare Prescription Drug Plan legislation.

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Item Type: Framed Work
Donor: Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Blood Services Region
Date: 2003
MU ID#: 70
MU Box#: 34

Description: Framed certificate thanking Secretary Thompson for his efforts with the Blood Drive Challenge program.

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Item Type: Framed Work
Donor: National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Date: June 23, 2004
MU ID#: 161
MU Box#: 74

Description: Framed Leadership Award.

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Item Type: Framed Work
Donor: RurAL CAP, Inc.
Date: July 27, 2004
MU ID#: 1450
MU Box#: 106

Description: Framed certificate of Appreciation for help with the Kwethluk Head Start / Early Head Start Facility. "Thank you for your dedication to Alaska's children."

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Item Type: Framed Work
Donor: National Federation of Independent Businesses
Date: January 19, 2005
MU ID#: 186
MU Box#: 43

Description: Framed resolution honoring Secretary Thompson.

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Item Type: Framed Work
Donor: N/A
Date: ca. 2001-2004
MU ID#: 206
MU Box#: 57

Description: Framed Card -- "Thank you for working so hard to help keep us safe!"

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Item Type: Framed Work
Donor: N/A
Date: ca. 2001-2004
MU ID#: 203
MU Box#: 68

Description: Framed photograph of Secretary Thompson with Bart Starr and other Rawhide Boys Ranch VIPs; autographed by men in the photograph.

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Item Type: Framed Work
Donor: N/A
Date: undated
MU ID#: 173
MU Box#: 43

Description: Framed wooden artwork -- representation of Toronto Rock in Uganda.

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Item Type: Framed Work
Donor: N/A
Date: undated
MU ID#: 72
MU Box#: 57

Description: Framed medals -- DHSS Health Resources Services Administration recognizing 75 percent organ donation rate.

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Item Type: Print
Donor: N/A
Date: undated
MU ID#: 163
MU Box#: 101

Description: Enlarged photograph of President Bush and Secretary Thompson at "Working Toward Independence" welfare reform event. Mounted on foam core: 16" x 21."

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Item Type: Framed Work
Donor: Richard Braund and Richard Wiannurd
Date: undated
MU ID#: 707
MU Box#: 45

Description: Framed oversized photo of Thompson with Richard Braund and Richard Wiannurd in front of vintage car

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Item Type: Framed Work
Donor: N/A
Date: undated
MU ID#: 1451
MU Box#: 109

Description: Framed oversized photo of Thompson attending the Comision de Salud Fronteriza Mexico-Estados Unidos 4a Reunion Annual Binacional.

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Item Type: Framed Work
Donor: Presidential Pilot
Date: undated
MU ID#: 205
MU Box#: 85

Description: Framed Flight Certificate recognizing Thompson's ride on Air Force One; signed by Air Force One pilot.

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3-Dimensional Objects


Item Type: 3-D Object
Donor: Washington Regional Transplant Consortium
Date: April 1, 2001
MU ID#: 1453
MU Box#: 105

Description: Blue scrap book presented to Secretary Thompson at the 10th Annual Donor Family Gathering; contains images and information about donor quilt project.

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Item Type: 3-D Object
Donor: N/A
Date: September 22, 2002
MU ID#: 156
MU Box#: 96

Description: Map of Hispañola showing HHS relief efforts for Tropical Storm Jeanne

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Item Type: 3-D Object
Donor: N/A
Date: 2002
MU ID#: 1419
MU Box#: 18

Description: Square wooden display box with glass cover, containing eight (8) souvenir lapel pins from health-related events associated with the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics.

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Item Type: 3-D Object
Donor: Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Hall of Fame, Inc.
Date: 2002
MU ID#: 1426
MU Box#: 84

Description: Trophy commemorating Thompson's induction into the Sturgis Hall of Fame; crystal drop shape on top of wooden base.

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Item Type: 3-D Object
Donor: N/A
Date: 2002
MU ID#: 64
MU Box#: 2

Description: Sample of African-American Health Passport; HHS initiative.

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Item Type: 3-D Object
Donor: Children's AIDS Fund Institute for Youth Development
Date: May 13, 2003
MU ID#: 1429
MU Box#: 13

Description: Africa-shaped, clear plastic award labeled,  "Thank you for joining us in the global fight against HIV/AIDS … In honor of First Lady Janet Museveni's Victories in Uganda".

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Item Type: 3-D Object
Donor: Watoto Wa Mungu
Date: September 24, 2003
MU ID#: 112
MU Box#: 2

Description: Gold medal inscribed "With our Gratitude" by Watoto Wa Mungu music group at Nyumbai Children's Home in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Item Type: 3-D Object
Donor: Major David Gan, USAR
Date: 2003
MU ID#: 121
MU Box#: 15

Description: Karacul hat made of lamb fur, similar to the kind worn by Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

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Item Type: 3-D Object
Donor: Republican Party of Dane County, WI
Date: March 13, 2004
MU ID#: 81
MU Box#: 16

Description: Hard plastic statue thanking Secretary Thompson for giving keynote address at sesquicentennial of Dane County's Republican Party organization.

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Item Type: 3-D Object
Donor: Mariko Kiuchi
Date: July 24, 2004
MU ID#: 1445
MU Box#: 109

Description: Japanese cloth artwork mounted on wall hanging; wrapped in plastic.

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Item Type: 3-D Object
Donor: Pan-American Health Organization
Date: 2004
MU ID#: 62
MU Box#: 16

Description: Golden commemorative coin: Pan-American Health Organization Celebrating 100 Years of Health, 1902-2002.

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Item Type: 3-D Object
Donor: N/A
Date: 2004
MU ID#: 105
MU Box#: 16

Description: Secretary Thompson's nametag from 2004 World Economic Forum.

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Item Type: 3-D Object
Donor: South Dublin County Council
Date: ca. 2001-2004
MU ID#: 61
MU Box#: 15

Description: Dublin Crystal plate showing crest of South Dublin County Council.

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Item Type: 3-D Object
Donor: Pakistani Health Ministry
Date: ca. 2001-2004
MU ID#: 63
MU Box#: 28

Description: Six (6) glass goblets received as gift.

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Item Type: 3-D Object
Donor: N/A
Date: ca. 2001-2004
MU ID#: 1421
MU Box#: 33

Description: White hard hat with Secretary Thompson's name in front and HHS and CDC decals on sides. Labeled on back, "One HHS."

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Item Type: 3-D Object
Donor: N/A
Date: ca. 2001-2004
MU ID#: 133
MU Box#: 25

Description: Parker signing pen with Secretary Thompson's name and HHS logo on it.

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Item Type: 3-D Object
Donor: Department of Health and Human Services
Date: ca. 2003-2004
MU ID#: 104
MU Box#: 1

Description: Afghan Family Health Book; electronic book; public-private partnership between HHS and LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc.

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Item Type: 3-D Object
Donor: N/A
Date: ca. 2005
MU ID#: 1515
MU Box#: 106

Description: Two (2) white binders filled with news clippings in plastic sleeves concerning Secretary Thompson's service at the HHS Department.

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Item Type: 3-D Object
Donor: Students from Paul Robeson School; Washington, D.C.
Date: undated
MU ID#: 184
MU Box#: 96

Description: Thank you note to Secretary Thompson from students at Paul Robeson School; large foam core cutout of bicyclist autographed by students.

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Item Type: 3-D Object
Donor: N/A
Date: undated
MU ID#: 1447
MU Box#: 103

Description: National Donor Day Award; crystal block award in blue box -- "Heroes Wanted … Heroes Found."

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Item Type: 3-D Object
Donor: TGT
Date: undated
MU ID#: 188
MU Box#: 81

Description: Circular HHS seal; Plastic, 24.5" diameter.

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Item Type: 3-D Object
Donor: N/A
Date: undated
MU ID#: 77
MU Box#: 2

Description: Wooden box containing rectangular gold plate with Cyrillic writing.

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Item Type: 3-D Object
Donor: Thompson for Senate, Inc.
Date: 2012
MU ID#: 1964
MU Box#: 93

Description: Two TOMMY SENATOR yard signs, distributed by Tommy Thompson for Senate, Inc.

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Textiles


Item Type: Textile
Donor: N/A
Date: ca. 2001
MU ID#: 42
MU Box#: 100

Description: White T-shirt with "Team Wisconsin" logo, signed by organ transplant recipients.

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Item Type: Textile
Donor: N/A
Date: 2002
MU ID#: 1422
MU Box#: 33

Description: Flag of Heroes listing names of emergency personnel who died responding to 9/11 attacks.

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Item Type: Textile
Donor: N/A
Date: August 13, 2002
MU ID#: 144
MU Box#: 100

Description: White T-shirt commemorating President's Economic Forum at Baylor University.

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Item Type: Textile
Donor:  N/A
Date:  September 16, 2003
MU ID#: 145
MU Box#: 100

Description: White T-shirt with logo, "Take A Loved One to the Doctor Day; War Memorial Plaza; September 16, 2003; 10:00AM to 3:00PM."

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Item Type: Textile
Donor: Nazlini Community School / Junior High Charter School
Date: undated
MU ID#: 117
MU Box#: 100

Description:  White T-shirt with logo, "Promoting a Healthy Navajo Nation."

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