Friday, July 18, 2014

1956 Time Capsule from Hibbs Hall Cornerstone Opened!

Yesterday afternoon, University Archivist Jackie Esposito attended the opening of the 1956 time capsule found in a Hibbs Hall cornerstone on June 17th. Inside were items ranging from sorority hats to magazines, handbooks (remember those from one of the first Archive Adventure posts?), campus guides, and newspapers. Jackie was on hand to help identify the items and their organizations, such as an item from the WRA (Women's Recreation Association). In the next few months, workers will replace with 1956 time capsule with a 2014 version, complete with iPhone, THON T-shirts, a signed football from Coach Franklin, and items from daily life at Penn State.

You can see Jackie's interview here on WJAC-10, or read about the event on Onward State.