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Metcalf, John Calvin, et al.  The centennial of the University of Virginia 1819–1921. The proceedings of the centenary celebration, May 31 to June 3, 1921. New York & London: G.P. Putnam's Sons (The Knickerbocker Press), 1922. 8vo (27.3 cm, 10.75"). Frontis., xi, [1], 235, [1] pp.; 22 plts.
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Illustrated record of the speeches, tributes, exercises, and festivities marking the university's 100th anniversary, including the full script for the Greek-inspired pageant written by Frances O.J. Gaither, "The Shadow of the Builder." (UVa was all-male in 1921, but one plate shows "Greek Dancing at the Pageant" performed by young women — students at Mary Washington?)
        In addition to Metcalf, serving on the editorial committee for this commemorative volume were Fiske Kimball, Bruce Williams, Robert Henning Webb, and James Southall Wilson. Among the photographic plates they selected are many reproductions of handsomely calligraphed messages of greetings and best wishes sent by a variety of educational institutions to mark the occasion.

Publisher's dark blue cloth, front cover with gilt-stamped title and medallion, spine with gilt-stamped title; spine gently sunned, extremities and lower edges showing mild wear. Last few leaves with very faint waterstaining to lower margins; one leaf with upper outer corner torn away.  (40064)   Please RESHELVE This.


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