Seminary Stories

Sculpture: Justice

Short video about removing paint from the Justice statue on the grounds of the National Park Seminary.

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Archives: Pagoda Gong & Silver Trophy

New acquisitions in the Save Our Seminary Archives: A silver trophy (1926) and a Japanese-style table gong (1941) from the ChiPsiU sorority at National Park Seminary.

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History: The Presidents

National Park Seminary, and later, National Park College, had three presidents: John Cassedy,, James Ament, and Roy Davis.

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Finding the Lost Mermaid

History of the Mermaid sculpture formerly located in the Glen at National Park Seminary, and possible solutions for its replacement.

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Eleanore Pettersen



Eleanore Kendall Pettersen attended National Park Seminary from 1930 to 1935 and then went on to pursue a distinguished career in architecture. She was the first woman to open her own practice in her home state of New Jersey, where she supported and mentored many young women who followed her into the profession. Her work is still admired today, and the houses she designed are highly valued and still in demand.

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Scrapbooks

Some of the more interesting, informative, and personal objects in the SOS Collections are student scrapbooks and photo albums. The scrapbooks and photo albums give us insight into the students’ daily lives and what was important to them. They also incidentally preserve items that are usually considered too trivial and unimportant to keep, such as train ticket stubs, brochures, luggage tags, and sales receipts, that can add detail to the study of the culture, technology, and economics of the times.

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Finding the Gazebo in the Grove

Through photo research, a charming rustic gazebo was found as once existing in the Grove on the National Park Seminary campus.

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