Academic regalia consisting of a robe (.1), a hood (.2), and a cap (.3) in blue and silver from Spelman College worn by Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole.
.1: A blue academic robe with woven tape decorations. The robe is made from a blue polyester cotton blend fabric. Panels of blue woven tape with a cream design of zigzag lines is attached at the center opening of the front sides and around the neck. Three (3) thinner bands of blue woven tape with a cream design of stripes are attached on each sleeve. The robe closes at the center front with a blue metal zipper. There is one (1) black male snap at the center front approximately three inches below the neck opening for securing the hood (.2) to the robe. There are two (2) black eyes, one on each shoulder midway between the neck and sleeve seams, possibly for securing a stole or other regalia around the shoulders of the wearer. There are two (2) exterior inset pockets, one at each side waist, lined in blue synthetic fabric. The robe is self-lined and there is a designer label at the center back interior neck made from white fabric with black machine-embroidered text that reads: "Olivia / ORIGINAL".
.2: A blue and white academic hood with woven tape decoration. One side of the hood is faced in blue synthetic fabric and trimmed with a band of blue woven tape with a cream design of zigzags. The other side is faced in white satin with a blue satin chevron stripe midway down the hood. There is one (1) female snap at the center front neck portion of the hood to secure it to the robe (.1). Two (2) black buttons connected by a twisted cord are sewn at the back opening area of the hood to ensure that the satin portion of the hood remains open and visible.
.3: A soft blue academic cap. The hexagonal cap is made from a blue polyester cotton blend fabric. A gold metal tassel is looped around a gold bobble at the center top of the cap and tacked in place at the edge of the cap. A band of blue woven tape with a cream design of alternating stripes and diamonds is sewn around the opening on the bottom of the cap. This band is lined with black grosgrain ribbon. The cap is lined with the same blue fabric with a small amount of batting between the layers to create a padded shape. A designer label is sewn at the center interior of the cap made from white fabric with black machine-embroidered text that reads: "Olivia / ORIGINAL".
A clay brick that was once part of the structure of Spelman College's Upton Hall. The brick is a standard solid style brick, with slight irregularity because of a loss at one of the corners. The brick is a deep red color, and all sides of the brick are worn. There is no mortar residue except for a very small area on one of the brick's short sides.
A woodcut print of Chadwick Home at Spelman College. The print depicts a two story building with a front porch and a double gabled roof. A balcony is above the porch. A doorway can be seen on the second story leading to the balcony. The sky is cloudy. The print is inscribed and numbered on the front at bottom with "Chadwick Home" and "15/50." The print is also signed on the front at bottom right with "Hale Woodruff."
A woodcut print of Sister’s Chapel at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. The chapel has trees on both sides. The front is adorned with six pillars and has a peaked roof. A road runs in front of the building on the right side of the print. The sky is cloudy. An additional building is visible in the background. The print is inscribed and numbered on the front at bottom with "Sister's Chapel" and "15/50." The print is also signed on the front at bottom right with "Hale Woodruff."
A silver medal commemorating the inauguration of Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole as the seventh president of Spelman College. The circular medallion reads "SPELMAN COLLEGE" in gold lettering relief circling the top, with a downward pointing blue triangle with a smaller downward pointing silver triangle at its center with a gold 5-point star in the middle. The school motto "OUR WHOLE SCHOOL FOR CHRIST" is etched around the triangle. The year "1881" in gold lettering relief at the bottom center outside the triangle. All of the above is encircled in a gold band with the exterior an undulating line. The outer edge of the medallion is silver with alternating shiny and matte lines pointing towards the middle of the medallion, resembling rays. The reverse of the medallion is silver with engraved text reading "PRESENTED TO / SPELMAN COLLEGE / NOVEMBER 6, 1988 / IN HONOR OF / THE INAUGURATION OF / JOHNETTA BETSCH COLE / SEVENTH PRESIDENT". The medallion is attached at the center top to a wide silver chain featuring alternating grooved stripe rectangles and hexagons with raised centers attached by a double-line of chain link.