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Accession Number: 1976.91.2

Physical Description: Cream colored plate in the shape of Kansas, impressed with a scene of the horizon and an orange/brown windmill in the lower right hand corner. Rectangular foot. Impressed on underside with information.

History of Object: Given with fork (1976.91.1). Kansas Secretary of State (1966-1978) Elwill M. Shanahan commissioned this plate during the nation?s bicentennial (1976). Shanahan commissioned students at the University of Kansas to make and present the dish to the members of the National Association of Secretaries of State at their annual conference in Dover, Delaware, from July 18-21, 1976; Shanahan was president of the organization at the time. This plate was made by Damian Rowna and Shane Stark.

Date: 1976

Dimensions (in cm): 16.00 (H) 29.00 (W) 1.40 (D) W: 11 3/16"

Marks/Inscriptions: [impressed on underside in script] Damian Rowna Shane Stark / Made from Kansas wheat and clay by art / students from the University of Kansas [impressed on back] Commissioned By / ELWILL M. SHANAHAN / KANSAS SECRETARY OF STATE / PRESIDENT N.A.S.S 1976

Index Terms

Associations and Subjects

    Business / Organization: University of Kansas
    Group: Secretaries of State (State governments)
    Theme/topic: Wheat
    Theme/topic: Windmills
    Event: American Revolution Bicentennial, 1776-1976
    Individual: Shanahan, Elwill M., 1912-1983
    Use, Place of: Dover (Del.)
    Business / Organization: National Associate of Secretaries of State

Creators and Contributors

    Rowna, Damian
    Stark, Shane
    University of Kansas

Status: Cataloged

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