Finding Aid

Awards and Certificate Collection

UPP 500

Access to collections is granted in accordance with the Protocols for the University Archives and Records Center.

Summary Information

Prepared by
Joseph-James Ahern
Preparation date
February 2019
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1893-1994
Date [inclusive]
1775-2006
Extent
4.0 Cubic feet

PROVENANCE

The Awards and Certificate Collection consists of various honors bestowed upon the University of Pennsylvania and indivduals connected to the University over its history that were transferred to the University Archives seperate from any larger collection.

ARRANGEMENT

The Awards and Certificates Collection is organized into three series: Individual, University, and Other. All three series are arranged alphabetically.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The Awards and Certificates Collection is comprised of various honors bestowed upon the University of Pennsylvania as well as organizations and individuals associated with the University. Those awarded specifically to individuals (whether by the University or outside organizations) can be found in the Individual series. Those awarded directly to the University comprise the University series. The Other series consists of awards and certificates (usually proclamations) that were given to the University but have no direct relation to its activities or history.

Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
City of Philadelphia.
Pennsylvania Hospital (Philadelphia, Pa.).
United States. Army.
United States. Navy.
University of Pennsylvania. Athletic Association.
University of Pennsylvania.
Subject(s)
World War, 1939-1945.

Inventory

 

Individual 

Box

Folder

Appleton, Joseph L. P. Academy of Stomatology Certificate to Past President 1950 December 18 

OS 1

1

Appleton, Joseph L. P. University of Pennsylvania Alumni Award of Merit 1953 January 17 

OS 1

2

Biddle, Sidney G, .Medical College of Philadelphia Diploma 1935 

OS 4

1

Certificates and Resolutions Commemorating the 250th Celebration of Benjamin Franklin’s Birth 1956 

OS 1

3

Citation of the work of the University of California Division of War Research at the U. S. Navy Electronics Laboratory, for the Submarine Force, delivered to Dr. G. P. Harnwell Director UCDWR 1946 January 19 

OS 1

4

Hough, Thomas. Pennsylvania Hospital Student Certificate [No Penn affiliation] 1775 November 15 

OS 1

5

Keinath, Charles for Notewory Achievement in College Basketball, Helms Hall of Fame Award n.d 

OS 4

2

Kirk, Edward E. Honorary Membership Societe Odontologique de France 1901 February 26 

OS 5

1

Klemm, John George Jr. – Phi Delta Theta Golden Legion Certificate 1938 March 14 

OS 1

6

McNichol, Dan for Notewory Achievement in College Basketball, Helms Hall of Fame Award n.d 

OS 4

3

Meeker, George Herbert – Certificate of Congratulations on Retirement Graduate School of Medicine 1941 October 1 

OS 4

4

Miller, Karl Greenwood – Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity Golden Circle Membership 1962 February 10 

OS 1

7

Miller, Karl Greenwood – Beaver College Honorary Degree 1953 September 28 

OS 1

8

Miller, Karl Greenwood – Middle States Association of Collegiate Registrars and Officers of Admission Certificate of Honorary Membership 1953 November 28 

OS 1

9

Miller, Karl Greenwood – University of Pennsylvania Emeritus Professor of Psychology 1960 November 2 

OS 1

10

Miller, Karl Greenwood – University of Pennsylvania Friars Senior Society Fiftieth Anniversary n.d. 

OS 1

11

Naval Ordnance Development Award to F. William Sunderman [copy] 1946 July 1 

OS 1

12

Poem for Dr. Eugene P. Pendergrass signed by students n.d 

OS 5

2

Richards, Alfred Newton. Exhibit of Memorabilia by Class of 1918 1968 May 

OS 1

13

Richards, Alfred Newton. Honorary Commander of the Civil Division of the Order of the British Empire 1947 December 10 

OS 1

14

Richards, Alfred Newton. Porter Medal Certificate 1946 January 31 

OS 1

15

Savadove, Ethel Sadie, Dental License 1922 

OS 5

3

Scott, John. Notary Public in Shippensburg, County of Cumberland [Signed by Thomas Mifflin. No Penn affiliation] 1799 July 10 

OS 1

16

Simpson, Watler H. – Athletic Association Varsity Award – Football Team of 1912 1912 December 3 

OS 1

17

Simpson, Watler H. – Athletic Association Varsity Award – Football Team of 1913 1913 December 2 

OS 1

18

Simpson, Watler H. – Athletic Association Varsity Award – Track Team of 1912 1912 June 4 

OS 1

19

Stewart, Thomas S., Medical Club of Philadelphia membership certificate 1903 

OS 5

4

Stewart, Thomas Somerville, New Jersey Medical License 1903 

OS 5

5

Warren, S. Reid, Jr. College of Engineering and Applied Sciences 1973 June 19 

OS 5

6

 

University 

Box

Folder

Alaska-Yukon Exposition 1909 

OS 6

3

Alpha Phi Omega Delta Zeta Chapter Charter 1945 December 21 

OS 2

1

American Institute of Architects Honor Award Program First Honor Award to Moore School of Electrical Engineering 1960 

OS 4

5

Certificate of Appreciation to the University of Pennsylvania from the War Department Office of the Surgeon General for 20th General Hospital ca. 1946 

OS 2

2

Certificate of Commendation from Headquarters Second Service Command to University of Pennsylvania 1945 September 12 

OS 2

3

Certificate of Cooperation from the Economic Cooperation Administration. 1951 December 29 

OS 2

4

Certificate of Distinction awarded by the War Department to University of Pennsylvania for Army Specialized Training Program during World War II ca. 1946 

OS 2

5

Certificate of Service Awarded to the University of Pennsylvania by the Unites States Information Agency 1960 September 16 

OS 2

6

Chamber of Commerce of West Philadelphia, Citation of the University of Pennsylvania for World War II n.d. 

OS 2

7

Charter of Alpha Mu Pi Omega Medical Fraternity 1909 

OS 6

4

Charter of Alpha Mu Pi Omega Medical Fraternity [with editorial notations] 1909 

OS 6

5

Citation by The Pennsylvania House of Representatives to The Moore School of Electrical Engineering for Fiftieth Anniversary 1973 July 26 

OS 2

8

Citation from the University of Basel 1960 

OS 2

9

City of Philadelphia Citation Left Bank Building 2001 April 4 

OS 2

10

City of Philadelphia Freedom Week Citation 1960 

OS 2

11

City of Philadelphia Philadelphia Antiques Show Week Procamation 1993 February 18 

OS 2

12

City of Philadelphia Proclamation of University of Pennsylvania Voter Registration Week 1982 September 12 

OS 2

13

City of Philadelphia Proclamation, School of Veterinary Medicine Centennial 1984 October 2 

OS 5

8

City of Philadelphia Resolution and Autographed Program from NCAA 41st Basketball Championship 1979 

OS 2

14

Dreamers and Planners: Revolving Emergency Fund n.d. 

OS 4

6

Foreign Operations Administration Certificate of Cooperation to The Wharton School of Finance and Commerce 1954 August 6 

OS 3

1

Franklin, Benjamin, Honorary Doctorate Diploma from University of Pennsylvania 1976 

OS 6

1

Golden Slipper Square Club Distinguished Community Service Award to University of Pennsylvania 1962 December 5 

OS 3

2

Hector Tyndale Fellowship Deed of Trust 1885 June 20 

OS 6

6

International Exposition, Chicago 1893 

OS 6

7

Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition 1907 

OS 6

8

La Universidad Mayor de San Marcos á la Universidad de Pensilvania 1907 August 23 

OS 3

3

Landscape Horticultural Award for Blanche P. Levy Park 1980 January 24 

OS 5

9

Mark of Commendation from the Navy Department to University of Pennsylvania for Training Officers under the Navy V-12 Program During World War II ca. 1946 

OS 3

4

Mayor of Philadelphia Proclamation of University of Pennsylvania Voter Registration Week 1982 September 12 

OS 3

5

Meyerson, Martin, Award [in Latin] 1967 

OS 6

2

Mortar Board Fraternity Association with Sphinx and Key Society of the University of Pennsylvania 1921 May 21 

OS 3

6

Nanyang Industrial Exposition 1910 

OS 6

9

Naval Ordnance Development Award to The University of Pennsylvania for Distinguished Service to Naval Ordnance Development. 1946 July 1 

OS 3

7

Ordnance Distinguished Service Award to University of Pennsylvania [copy] 1944 July 20 

OS 3

8

Peace Corps on its Fifth Anniversary salutes the University of Pennsylvania and its 138 alumni who have served as Peace Corps Volunteers throughout the World. 1966 March 1 

OS 5

10

Pennsylvania Delta Chapter certificate of membership in the National Social Science Honor Society of Pi Gamma Mu 1929 June 1 

OS 5

11

Pennsylvania General Assembly Inviting the University of Pennsylvania to hold Convocation Conferring Sc.D. upon President Valery Giscard D’Estaing of France 1976 

 OS 7

 

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Resolution Left Bank Building 2001 March 21 

OS 3

9

Presentation from Freie Univeristat Berlin for the 200th Anniversary of the Medical School 1964 

OS 5

12

Primera Esposicion del Libro Americano y Espanol Universidad de Chile. 1936 November 9 

OS 5

15

Proclamation Mayor of Philadelphia General Alumni Day of the University of Pennsylvania 1956 June 16 

OS 5

16

Recognition ’79 Grand Award for Excellence in Periodical Writing to The Pennsylvania Gazette 1979 July 10 

OS 3

10

Royal School of Veterinary Studies of the University of Edinburgh Greetings to University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School on Centennial 1984 October 15 

OS 5

13

Royal Veterinary College University of London, Centennial Greetings to University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine 1984 October 

OS 6

10

Security Shield of Honor Awarded to the University of Pennsylvania from The United Stated Coast Guard. 1945 February 23 

OS 3

11

Sesquicentennial International Exposition, Philadelphia 1926 

OS 6

11

Sigma Tau Fraternity Gamma Chapter Charter 1911 February 22 

OS 3

12

Society of the Alumni of the University of Pennsylvania Incorporation 1895 December 6 

OS 6

12

State of Pennsylvania, Congratulations School of Veterinary Medicine Centennial 1994 February 29 

OS 4

7

Tau Beta Pi Charter 1921 

OS 5

14

Tau Beta Pi Secretary’s Commendation to Pennsylvania Delta 2006 October 6 

OS 3

13

United States Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Certificate of Achievement to University of Pennsylvania Medical School for Cooperation and Services Rendered during World War II ca. 1946 

OS 3

14

United States Treasury Department Certificate to The Pennsylvania Gazette for the War Savings Program 1943 November 6 

OS 3

15

United States War Department to Columbia University for Valuable Servies in the Production of the Atomic Bomb [Six University of Pennsylvania facultly members participated in the Manhattan Project] 1945 Augut 6 

OS 3

16

 

Other 

Box

Folder

City Council Certificate for New Seal, along with Seals of Philadelphia 1683-1908 1908 October 5 

OS 5

7